Skilled Gardener/Driver 44580

Location : South, South West and West London
Salary : £10.85 - £11.85 (Annual equivalent)
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 44580

Skilled Gardener/Driver

NVQ Horticulture Level 2 OR minimum 3 years gardening experience              

HOURS PER WEEK:          40


To provide effective day to day operational delivery of grounds maintenance on multiple sites, working both independently or as part of a team that may consist of GM Operatives with varying levels of experience & horticultural knowledge. As a skilled gardener you will be expected to proactively maintain high horticultural standards & practices across the whole teams operations. 

To be responsible for the high-quality delivery of the grounds maintenance and services as outlined in the output specifications. Delivering the agreed improvements in development/management plans and seasonal work programmes, ensuring all activities are undertaken in full accordance with prevailing Health & Safety guidelines.



Customer Care

  • To create a positive impression with our customers and work to exceed their expectations
  • Presenting a polite and responsible attitude at all times
  • To understand what is important to the customer and to exceed their expectation.

Customer Contact / Visitor Engagement

  • To communicate with customers politely and professionally
  • Accurately report customer comments to supervisors

Customer Promotion

  • To understand what the services of the company are and promote wherever possible

Corporate Image

  • To promote and wear the correct corporate clothing
  • To ensure that areas are professionally presented, cleaned and that all sites are kept clean and tidy


Personal Effectiveness

  • To act in a professional and confident manner, to accept responsibility, to work effectively to achieve results.
  • To plan and organise your own time efficiently and to respond positively when under pressure and when confronted with problems


  • To communicate effectively, to keep supervisors informed, and to listen and ask questions to ensure understanding
  • Documentation to be filled in and returned to the supervisory staff for reviewing

Planning and Organisation

  • To be efficient and organised, working to company systems, e.g. timesheets, works control tick sheets, rotas, absence request forms, etc to ensure that contractual performance obligations are met

Health and safety

  • To read, understand and work to the companys Health & Safety Policy and use correct PPE:  high-viz vest, ear defenders, gloves etc and to ensure that all staff in the company are wearing appropriate P.P.E at all times
  • To ensure that any plant/equipment you use is used safely and only after suitable training has been given
  • To understand and work to risk assessments and COSHH assessments and to report accidents and near misses
  •  To report any potential health & safety issues to your Team Leader/Manger/Supervisor.

Work Attendance

  • To be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason

Company Systems

  • To be efficient and organised, working to company systems: e.g. job tick sheets, time sheets, weekly vehicle inspection sheets


Development Reviews

  • To make good use of the opportunity to discuss your work and review your job specification and to take an active part in planning changes and improvements as appropriate


  • To ensure you are suitably trained/qualified for all work tasks undertaken, taking training opportunities where relevant.


  • To identify opportunities and suggest alternative, better, more effective ways of doing things


Cost Control

  • To act to help the company control costs and avoid wastage wherever possible
  • To inform management of any abuse to plant and machinery that you are aware has taken place

Care of Machinery

  • To understand the correct machinery items for the job and to understand the maintenance requirements of machinery
  • Ensure appropriate checks and records are kept


  • To utilise best, most economic and effective work practices
  • To take responsibility as part of the team for delivering a quality service
  • To show initiative and make suggestions for improvements that may lead to increased productivity


  • To show a rigorous concern for the security of company buildings, vehicles, machinery and materials.

  • Effective delivery of operations under your control
  • Effective communication with Management & other members of your team
  • Effective implementation of all Company policies and procedures

Please quote 44580 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)