Countryside Grounds Maintenance Contract Manager

Exeter | 32,000 per annum

Application Close Date: 09/09/2022 (Closed)

Countryside Grounds Maintenance Contract Manager – Glendale Managed Services  (Based in Exeter)

Glendale works with a number of long term countryside clients managing and maintaining some stunning areas across south west England. Glendale Managed Services has revenues of £45 million, operating throughout the UK. Glendale’s activities include grounds management, landscaping, countryside activity including forestry and horticulture. 

The Opportunity

We have long term Countryside and ground maintenance contracts throughout the region. The new contract manager will continue long term relationships whilst developing our people and develop our business in the area.

Based at our Exeter depot, the successful candidate will be an experienced and proactive contract manager, able to offer local operational management and support to our customers and service users across the region.  This is an exciting opportunity to both develop new business and maintain existing client relationships. Directly managing a small team you will monitor the progress of work, taking quick and effective action to maintain health and safety, high productivity, customer satisfaction and profit targets. Working to clear procedures you will ensure all work meets quality and safety standards across the region for a wide variety of clients. 

The Person

Candidates should be qualified in arboricultural or countryside management with a minimum of 2 years management experience in a similar role. A UK drivers licence is essential.. Ensuring all work meets quality and safety standards, whilst maintaining effective control of costs, programming and monitoring of work are all pivotal to the role. In addition, you will need good time management and administrative skills, and show leadership coupled with excellent communication skills.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits – Dependant on skills and competencies. 
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Glendale is a well established business that is growing so successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

Closing Date

  • 9th September 2022

About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. 

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If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion


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