Soft Landscaping Horticulturalist Foreperson

Location : West London Based
Salary : £30-£35k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46865

Soft Landscaping Horticulturalist Foreperson

Due to continued growth a fantastic opportunity has opened for a Horticulturalist to join our clients well established and dynamic business.  Our client is renowned for designing, building and maintaining beautiful, creative and cutting-edge gardens. 

This exciting, hands on role, which is supported by one assistant, offers the opportunity to work on top end gardens within a dynamic and talented company. It requires a team player who is happy and able to show initiative and work independently; they will report directly to the General Maintenance Manager in the office. Good people skills are vital and as a van is provided a full UK driving licence is a necessity. The successful candidate will need to be self motivated with good horticultural knowledge, be passionate about gardening and have a desire to develop.


  • Manage a soft landscaping team including timeliness, efficiency and looking smart at all times.
  • Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance, including mowing, planting annuals and bulbs, pruning at the correct time, lawn care and overall garden development.
  • Manage soft landscape element of garden installations.
  • Working with clients on a day-to-day basis, keeping calm, polite and confidently answering their horticultural questions, developing a good relationship.
  • Be proactive in ensuring the gardens are of the highest quality at all times.
  • Monitor GM sites for pest control.
  • Highlight and communicate any problems or developments to GM Manager.
  • Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.
  • Daily completion of job sheets highlighting future requirements.
  • Assist in day to day maintenance of yard.
  • Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools. Reporting any problems immediately.
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed.
  • Attend staff meetings.

You will need:

  • Excellent horticultural knowledge with at least 3-4 years + experience in the industry which includes: pruning, pest & disease control, planting, irrigation, turf care, using horticultural machinery.
  • A desire and passion to continually learn and develop
  • Interior plant knowledge and experience desirable
  • RHS lv3 qualification (or equivalent) is desirable
  • A drive to deliver/create/nurture high standard gardens
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and water features.
  • Knowledge of seasonal variations.
  • To be highly organised and efficient at time management.
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with clients, operations team and designers.
  • Experience in managing an assistant and maintaining top end gardens.
  • UK driving licence essential
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Good level of spoken English

Your Reward:

  • Excellent salary depending on experience
  • Vehicle given for travelling to and from work
  • Ongoing training and development
  • 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Opportunity to work on a range of fantastic domestic and commercial gardens within an innovative company
  • Be part if a dynamic and fun team




Please quote 46865 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)