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Head of Maintenance Operations - Landscape (Location:SW1, Latchmere, Greater London)

A dual role with overall responsibility for the delivery of the company’s Maintenance and Soft Landscaping Services, alongside the management of an assigned number of Construction contracts.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Industry experience, knowledge and qualifications

  • Experience as a project/contract manager

  • Extensive practical experience in a horticultural field and the delivery of maintenance projects to a faultless standard

  • Ability to adapt maintenance regimes according to seasonal requirements

  • Diverse and detailed plant knowledge to design schemes and source stock for seasonal planting changes on projects as well as guiding other team members on timings of various horticultural operations

  • Broad understanding of plant physiology and soil science

  • Knowledge and understanding of plant P&D and treatment options

  • Detailed knowledge of plant biological requirements, pruning times and techniques and plant management and maintenance techniques

  • Detailed knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and comfortable producing RAMS, Operative procedures, checklists and other working documents

  • First Aid at Work

  • SMSTS (Site Manager Safety Training Scheme) qualification or similar relevant experience.

  • CSCS Card (desirable)

  • People skills

  • Team leading – confidence to provide clear direction and inspire those around you, promptly and efficiently addressing personnel issues and training and development needs

  • Experience managing multiple teams in multiple locations

  • Excellent and effective communication skills at all levels

  • Relationship-building - effective stakeholder management, both internally and external to the organisation, and ability to liaise comfortably with clients, sub-contractors and suppliers

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proven track record of managing multiple hard/soft landscaping projects in parallel

  • Problem solver - ability to identify and resolve issues with speed

  • Results focused - focused on proactively delivering value that will directly lead to achievement of business results

  • Resilience – comfortable working in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a positive and flexible attitude with an ability to motivate others

  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

  • Strong organisation skills

  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Numerate and able to cost various landscape operations to order materials required and determine time allowances for the delivery of operations within the division

  • Full, clean driving license

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