Garden Maintenance Foreperson

Location : London & Home Counties
Salary : 30-34k DOE
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 45483

DEVELOPMENT PATH Progression opportunities into Aftercare Management/Assistant Management

OVERVIEW Our client is looking for a Garden Maintenance Foreperson to join their Landscape Design company. Specifically, someone who is communicative, confident and well versed in garden maintenance. Most importantly, you will have experience of leading a team or acting as a foreperson.

You will be working on a diverse mix of projects in some of the most desirable locations in London and the Home Counties. From their own landscape designs to high profile designer projects and private spaces, you will be working in both domestic and commercial spaces.

For an ambitious and dedicated Garden Maintenance Foreperson, this is an exciting career opportunity to develop personally and work with the best in the business in a progressive and creative company.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES You will provide garden maintenance for an exciting mix of landscapes, from small gardens, to city courtyards, modern roof terraces and large country gardens

  • You will diagnose and treat problems in plants and keep disease under control
  • You will work with garden irrigation systems
  • You will lead and manage a team, as well as ensuring their own job satisfaction and personal development
  • You will liaise closely with clients, listening to their needs and providing excellent customer service
  • You will work efficiently to tight deadlines, whilst keeping to health and safety and quality procedures


  • You will arrive promptly for work and keep any appointments you make
  • You will respond to emails efficiently and professionally
  • You will join in with our company events and socials where possible, helping to build relationships with team members
  • You will uphold our company values, outlined in our employee handbook


  • You will have at least 3 years of experience in gardening
  • You will have 2 years of experience in a team leader or foreperson role
  • You will be qualified to at least Level 3 or equivalent (e.g. RHS, National Diploma etc.)
  • You will have PA1 / PA6 training
  • You will have an excellent working knowledge of plants and their needs, and how to diagnose disorders and treat problems
  • You will have strong communication skills you will provide great customer service, as well as being able to listen to and communicate with clients, staff and managers
  • You will have staff management skills to effectively lead a team
  • You will be able to use a range of small machinery
  • And you will have a full clean driving license, with experience of van driving

Landscapes are in our clients DNA. They design, plan, build, plant and tend them for private individuals, businesses and organisations. They are convinced that landscapes have the power to enhance lives, something they work hard to make happen every day, for all of their clients. They are a diverse team, but all share some important core values.

Trust, excellence and creativity are the everyday metrics they use to measure their work. More than empty corporate values, engendering trust, demanding excellence and nurturing creativity are how they run their business and create value for their clients and for themselves.

They are an established business with a 25 year plus heritage, but we have a forward thinking and values led culture. You will be working in a knowledgeable and friendly team where you will have the chance to work on innovative and exciting projects, whilst dealing with high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients. You will also get access to an amazing benefits: our profit share scheme, 23 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays), a smart uniform, continuous on the job training, external training courses (such as ROLO Health and Safety Awareness, Emergency First Aid at Work, Working at Height) - plus a never ending sweetie jar in the office.


Please quote 45483 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)