Business Overview

Emotive Landscapes is an award winning, small but fast-growing garden design and build company working throughout Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. We are looking for a superstar foreman to help continue to grow the size and reputation of company.

We design and build gardens that are uniquely tailored to each of our client’s specific needs, tastes and lifestyles. These gardens are built with the highest quality workmanship and finished to the best possible standard with the objective of providing our clients many years of enjoyment. Great customer service and communication are at the heart of everything we do and are key to providing our clients with a first-class landscaping experience, from initial enquiry through to completion of the finished garden and beyond.

We believe that the most important aspect of the company are its people and their development. We hugely value our colleagues and work hard to make this a supportive and enjoyable workplace, training our staff both internally and externally. We operate out of a nursery site in Shurdington.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Managing Director and working closely with the project co-ordinator, the Landscaping Foreman will ensure that Emotive Landscapes landscaping projects are delivered safely and to a high standard, whilst exceeding our client’s expectations.

The role will require a keen eye for detail and a high level of hard landscaping skills including paving, decking, blockwork and brickwork. You will be responsible for a small team of landscapers and must have great people skills and be able to organise and motivate your team whilst being the first point of contact for our clients and as such have a professional and approachable manner at all times.

Key Knowledge

  • Relevant experience/qualification in landscaping
  • Good understanding of landscape construction
  • Basic principles of horticulture
  • Good knowledge of H&S requirements
  • Awareness of project budgets and timelines

Key Skills & Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee key domestic landscaping projects
  • Work with Managing Director & project co-ordinator to plan work flow and priorities
  • Understanding of design drawings and lead the setting out of sites and levels
  • Able to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ensure you and your team adhere to H&S guidelines and wear correct PPE
  • Tickets/experience of using Plant Machinery safely
  • Knowledge of and ability to lay paving, setts and stonework expertly
  • Knowledge of and ability to lay blockwork and brickwork
  • Construction of decking and fencing
  • Shrub and tree planting
  • Turfing and seeding
  • Organise materials required to execute the jobs

 

In return for your skills and hard work we will offer

  • An industry competitive salary
  • Uniform and all equipment needed
  • Pension
  • A positive working environment where our employees feel challenged, are able to grow in their roles and have a sense of pride and achievement in what they do.
  • Generous training opportunities

Personal Attributes

  • Committed to the Vision, Mission and Values of Emotive Landscapes
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be enthusiastic and engaged in your work
  • Show respect at all times to colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • Always be honest with yourself and your colleagues
  • Help to build a positive team spirt by helping others and being an engaged team player
  • Be accountable for your actions and be able to explain why you did or didn’t do something
  • Strive to develop your industry specific knowledge and learn from those around you both in and outside of working hours
  • Promote the company in a professional manner at all times
  • Take ownership of all that you do and be accountable for results. Be able to motivate yourself without direction
  • Be punctual so as not to impact your colleagues
  • Be able to prioritise tasks, be flexible and adapt to changing deadlines

 

This is not an exhaustive list of duties but is designed to give the post holder a better understanding of the key requirements that the role entails.

  • Salary: £34,000 – £39,000
    (depending on experience)

  • Start date: ASAP

  • Reports to: Managing Director

  • Works closely with: Project co-ordinator & office/operational manager

  • Location: Various project sites, mainly in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties but occasionally beyond

How to apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter to office@emotivelandscapes.co.uk

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