General Manager - Arboriculture

London | up to £50,000 per annum per annum

Application Close Date: 28/02/2023 (Closed)

South Thames

Upto £50,000 + benefits

Glendale is a family owned company, established in 1989 and delivering ‘green services’ throughout Great Britain. Glendale’s activities include grounds management, landscaping, countryside/estates management, horticulture and arboriculture.

Turnover in 2023 is expected to be £50m and we are proud of our reputation in being an award winning employer delivering award winning services.

Committed to the environment, Glendale is a carbon neutral business that seeks to improve the environment through our activities. We go above and beyond to ensure that the planet is not adversely affected by our business. Our activities include: ensuring local parks and open spaces are maintained to a high standard, tree safety is maintained by our arboricultural teams, mature trees are saved by our Civic Trees business and we ensure we meet the biodiversity net gain ambitions of our clients through our commitments to conservation and improvements. Glendale offers the full range of landscape services from one unique source.

Glendale currently delivers in excess of £12m p.a. of arboricultural services to clients across the UK and now seeks a General Manager to head up our successful territory covering South London

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader to deliver strategically important contracts offering the full range of arboricultural services. Clients include Croydon, Bromley, Southwark & Wandsworth Councils as well as, housing, highways, woodland, estates and private landowners clients.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of managing arboricultural services and teams and be able to drive productivity whilst ensuring our teams provides a quality, safe service. You should have a strategic outlook to enable continuous improvement, identifying opportunities and efficiencies along the way.

This is a hands-on role involving monitoring the progress of contracts and taking quick and effective action to maintain both high productivity and client satisfaction. You will have full responsibility for the contract accounts and overseeing the progress of works to meet the needs of our clients and financial expectations.

The Person

Candidates should be well organised, and have skills and significant experience in people and contract management, with a passion for arboriculture & the natural environment as well as safety and technical excellence. Above all they need to possess excellent leadership ability, enthusiasm, people management and communication skills. A Level 4 arboricultural qualification and a good understanding of IT and field management systems is essential, NEBOSH would be an advantage but not essential.

You should have a strategic outlook to meet short, medium and long-term objectives with a core focus on innovation and investment in people and will champion continuous improvement across the business.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary, with performance related bonuses, company car and relocation support
  • Incremental annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • 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
  • Genuine career progression
  • Continuous professional development

Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people. The average service of our managers in the South is 10 years.

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 For an informal discussion about the role, please phone 01428 748153 and ask to speak to Nick Brooks, Regional Director.

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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