Professional Gardener

Salary: £17,680 – £18,785 with additional incentives/bonuses

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Transport: Full driving license required

Hours of work: Full time

Experience: A proven record of carrying out Gardening to a high standard.

The role:

We are pleased that due to continued growth we need a Professional Gardener to become an integral part of our team. The successful candidate will be required to work with a small team of gardeners as well as manage an apprentice.

You will be at the main base for 7:00 am (ST4 3PE), Monday to Thursday we aim to leave the last job at 4pm and on Fridays, we leave the last job at 3 pm.

As a gardener, you will be knowledgeable not only about shrubs and trees but also lawn care and associated tasks such as scarification, aeration and top dressing.

About you:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2 in Amenity Horticulture OR NVQ Level 2 in Landscaping OR a proven record of maintaining grounds to a high standard & that you have practical experience within a similar role.
  • Full driving licence, ideally with a trailer licence.
  • Enjoy working outside in all weathers.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Personally motivated.
  • Good motivational skills.
  • Good general plant knowledge and will be able to identify a minimum of 60 Trees or/and Shrubs or/and Perennials or/and Annuals.
  • Able to work to deadlines.
  • A good amount of practical experience within a similar role – including mowing, strimming and hedge cutting to a high standard.
  • Work to a high standard with a keen eye for detail, showing care and thought in all you do.
  • Effective communication skills with other members of the team, the public and clients.
  • Previous managerial or supervisory experience – preferred but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety with respects gardening and landscaping.

Successful candidates will receive:

  • Training, support and continued professional development
  • Excellent financial package with additional incentives and bonuses

Job Type: Full-time

Ideally, we would like you to be experienced in gardening however aptitude and attitude are the most important thing to us here, if you like to succeed, enjoy a challenge working to a very high standard then Blue Iris Landscapes Ltd is the place for you.

About YOU

  • Look for opportunities to increase knowledge
  • Enjoy keeping fit
  • Always look for ways to exceed a customer’s expectations
  • Treat others how you would like to be treated
  • Want to progress up the career ladder
  • Are able to use the relevant equipment with little guidance, hedge cut, mow, strim and hoe efficiently as per the quote

About US

  • Listen to others for inspiration
  • Will show loyalty
  • Recognise your talent and experience
  • Help you to have a good life

If you think you can bring the ‘Wow Factor’ to our company, send us your CV and covering letter today! For the attention of Marianne Gibson to: info@blueirislandscapes.co.uk.