General Manager

Unspecified | Salary Unspecified

Application Close Date: 04/10/2021 (Closed)


Kingston-upon-Thames, London

Excellent package according to competencies and experience

Glendale has recently been awarded a prestigious contract to manage parks and open spaces within the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and now seek a suitably qualified and experienced manager to lead the service. 

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader to deliver a strategically important contract which could see Glendale delivering first class services in Kingston for the next 14 years. 

The role involves leading the service and working with our client and the community, to successfully meet and exceed expectations. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of managing grounds maintenance services and be able to drive innovation and productivity whilst ensuring quality, safety and financial performance is maintained.  

This is a hands-on role involving performance management of teams and taking quick and effective action to maintain both high productivity and client satisfaction. You will have full responsibility for the contract performance across all service streams, with the support of local, regional and central management/support teams. 

The Person

Candidates should be well organised, and have skills in people and project management, grounds maintenance operations and identifying opportunities. Furthermore, they need to possess excellent leadership ability, enthusiasm and communication skills.  A horticultural qualification and a good understanding of IT systems, in particular Google Workspace and field management systems would be an advantage.

You should have a strategic outlook to meet short, medium and long-term objectives and champion continuous improvement.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary, with performance related bonuses, company car and relocation support
  • Generous 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 748 153 and ask to speak to Terry Doyle, Managing Director, South.

Closing Date

  • 4th October 2021

About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and a pioneer in the sector for over 30 years. We specialise in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit

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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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