Maintenance Manager

Location : South West London
Salary : 35-40k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 45660

Our client is a rapidly growing Design, Build and Maintenance company based in South West London.

They seek a maintenance manager to manage and inspire the horticultural maintenance teams to deliver the highest standards held by the company. Ensure that the maintenance company is continually growing, increasing profit margins, and upholding its reputation.

You will work closely with the in house designer and Partner of the business to ensure the planting schemes continue to flourish in line with the inital design and plan for the garden and for continuity with the clients.

You will assist with managing operations so that the business operates efficiently and that systems are continually improving. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Scheduling :- Effective management of the garden maintenance schedules and gardening teams, or more as required, ensuring the teams have the appropriate tools and materials for each job.
  • Service Monitoring ‚?? Create and continually review maintenance schedules for each site. Ensure that work is carried out to a high standard and communicate with clients to see that they are satisfied with the service they are receiving.¬†
  • Implementing Extras. Note where there are opportunities for upselling, discuss with the client plans that they might have for the site and see if we can implement. Communication with clients to ascertain seasonal planting needs. Quoting for and implementing extras, jobs over and above the normal scheduled maintenance, i.e. new plants for a client, ensuring these are delivered and planted accordingly.
  • Project Work,¬†¬†Being involved with and coordinating the schedule with project work.
  • Timesheets, weekly monitoring of employees and¬†subcontractors timesheets to ensure they are completed accurately.
  • Good Awareness of Health & Safety (H&S)¬†Reporting and record keeping and ensuring H&S

Compliance of the garden maintenance teams, ensuring policies are upheld and undertaking H&S training as required.

  • Managing Tools, Materials & Lockup¬†Make sure that staff have the tools and materials that they need to deliver the service efficiently and to a high standard. Ensuring the lock up, stocks of materials and waste is managed efficiently, managing tools and replenishing perishable¬†tools, maintaining power tools creating a schedule for servicing of equipment and PAT testing.
  • Supplier Relations - Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and develop / foster strong relationships with new suppliers, always looking for new products.
  • Van - Manage and care for company vans, servicing / MOT when required and keeping clean to uphold company image.

Personal Management:

  • You are expected to arrive promptly for work.
  • Emails should be filed regularly and responded to in an efficient and professional manner.
  • We expect all staff to join in with company events and socials where possible to help build relationships with fellow team members and to build team morale.
  • All staff are expected to uphold the company values.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A recognised horticultural qualification and previous experience is¬†essential.
  • Full and clean UK driving license.
  • Training and career development, within the role, is expected.
  • Great communicator who can effectively listen and can follow up to internal and external emails and queries.
  • Organised and proactive with good operational planning (strong project management skill set).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.l.
  • Excellent organisational and influencing skills.
  • Be competent at administrative tasks and have advanced PC skills including Excel, Word (or Pages) & PowerPoint, invoicing, ordering, and scheduling.
  • First class customer service skills
  • Must be able to work on own initiative with a proactive and flexible attitude, but happy to take direction.
  • The ability to be flexible to meet the needs and demands of the role.
  • Excellent time management organisation and focus on ability to prioritise and multitask with clear ability to focus on detail.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Comprehensive plant knowledge.
  • Experience with power tools including pedestrian mowers, scarifiers, hedge trimers, power washers, strimmers, drills, wacker plates etc.
  • Experience with irrigation systems and water features.

Please quote 45660 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)