Hard Landscape Foreman - 38302

Location : Oxford
Salary : 35K+ DOE
Vacancy ID : 38302

Our Client require a highly experienced and self-motivated person with extensive landscape knowledge who is capable of working on their own initiative and in collaboration with management to create top-end gardens. Although this is a hands-on role, the foreperson will be responsible for supervising team members, as well as agency staff when needed and sub-contractors.

The role involves driving and applicants must therefore have a full, clean driving licence.

Skills required:

  • Broad ranging landscape skills
  • Specific skills required include:
  • Brick work
  • Paving
  • Machine use e.g. excavators, dumpers, fork lifts
  • Use of laser level for setting out, height measurements etc
  • Ability to deal with management, clients and designers professionally and diplomatically
  • Ability to instruct other staff clearly and efficiently

Experience:

  • Extensive landscaping record
  • Experience in working off plans and specifications
  • Proven people management background
  • Receiving and planting of larger tree stock
  • Crane work and safe lifting
  • Good carpentry record, along with some knowledge of rendering and plumbing
  • Familiarity with health and safety policies and experience in implementing them
  • Driving/parking ?? particularly in London

Main duties:

  • To carry out general landscaping works and to supervise the day-to-day running of the site and its staff
  • To liaise with the Contracts Manager regarding daily/weekly scheduling, ordering of materials etc. This will involve regular updates and meetings.
  • To set out garden and agree with Contracts Manager prior to work commencing
  • To oversee and manage subcontractors
  • To carry out all required Health and Safety checks, including Risk Assessments, Competence Forms, Vehicle H&S, Inductions etc
  • To keep site diary and monitor staff to ensure correct admin, personnel and H&S procedures are being followed

Please quote 38302 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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