Glasgow

Head Gardener / Foreman

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We are recruiting a Head Gardener / Foreman for our grounds maintenance client in Paisley, Glasgow. Our client provides GM, winter gritting and snow clearance, tree surgery, interior and exterior plant displays as well as design and build services to the private and public sectors.

Responsibilities for this position include:

• To effectively supervise your team to ensure that activities and tasks are undertaken to the highest possible safety standards • To supervise and work as part of a team with the aim of ensuring productive working relationships with other employees, managers, clients and the public. • To be practically conversant with the use, general cleaning and basic maintenance of GM equipment. • Ensure hand/power tools and grounds maintenance equipment, machinery and vehicles for your team are in good working order and secure, that routine maintenance is carried out and refer major mechanical problems to your contract manager or the workshop. • To liaise with your client in a professional manner handling issues and requests efficiently. • Supervise and assist with hard and soft landscaping projects where appropriate. • Report incidents, suggestions, or concerns to your line manager. • Participate in and conduct staff and other meetings ensuring records are complete. • Participate in training/development courses to improve ability and effectiveness to carry out duties. • Provide a supportive and visible presence to your team • Comply with and set an example to others in relation to all company and site procedures and regulations. • Train less experienced staff on the job at the request of the line manager. • Ensure you observe safety procedures and use safe working practices specifically with regard to COSHH and Risk Assessments, reporting accidents and near misses to your line manager. • To undertake any other duties that may be required within your area of your responsibility.

The successful applicant must have:

• PA1/PA6 spraying qualifications. • Minimum of four years experience of Corporate and/or Local Authority Grounds Maintenance. • Practical use of ride on mowers, hedge trimmers, strimmers, tractor driving. • Experience of bedding out, pruning and lawn edging. • Aptitude to communicate effectively with colleagues and members of the public. • Holds a valid driving licence. • Basic computer skills
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