Head Gardener

Bicester | £25,000- £28,600 per annum

Application Close Date: 01/01/2023 (Closed)

Head Gardener – Bicester

Do you hold a Horticultural qualification? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are enthusiastic and motivated?

If you identify with the above, this role was made for you!

At Glendale, we have a great new opportunity for a full time Head Gardener on a development in Bicester. The role involves ensuring a high level of standards are promoted and achieved at all times throughout the year on a prestigious housing development. And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

A Glimpse into the Role awaiting You…

  • An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Head Gardener to manage a team at 2. The position would suit senior gardeners with demonstrable staff and garden management experience and excellent attention to detail.
  • The expansive gardens encompass extensive woodland, shrubs, mixed beds and borders, manicured lawns, car parks, mixed hedges, as well as numerous paths and hardstanding.
  • The successful applicant will be able to provide supervision and guidance to a small team and will report to Glendale’s local Contract Manager on a regular basis in relation to seasonal plans and overall improvement of the gardens.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million. 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. For more information visit www.glendale-services.co.uk. We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

Who are you?

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and confidence in the management of planning and scheduling, health and safety, and associated record keeping.
  • Applicants should hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification as well as spraying (PA1/6).
  • Experience with a full range of garden machinery is required, i.e. hedge cutters, ride-on and pedestrian mowers, blowers etc
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate effective management in terms of staff development and performance.
  • A basic level of computer literacy is required in order to ensure the above records and processes are managed efficiently.
  • Basic knowledge of Arboriculture would also be of benefit.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • 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, giftcards, 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

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.

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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