Garden Maintenance Manager

Employer : The Chelsea Gardener

Location : Chelsea, London (Greater)

Salary : Competitive

Closing date: 1 Mar 2024

The Garden Maintenance Manager is responsible for the daily running of garden maintenance of an assigned portfolio of high-end residential and commercial properties, to deliver safe and compliant services to meet contractual specifications on time and on budget.

Main Responsibilities:


– Undertake regular visits to the assigned sites to ensure operations are carried out to the appropriate quality, frequency, and timescales.

– Review site reports and address any operational deficiencies promptly and efficiently, communicating all corrective actions back to clients within agreed timescales.

– Liaise with clients as required.

– Careful monitoring of irrigation systems, including planning and overseeing winter shutdown and spring start up programmers.

– Manage staff attendance and plan for seasonal demand variations, leave, sickness and absence to ensure that all contractual obligations are met and maintained.

– Monitor the teams to ensure correct compliance with HR, H&S, admin and working practices and procedures.

– Work with the Team Leaders to ensure all operatives are fully equipped each day with the necessary tools, equipment, and materials to complete required tasks.

– Oversee and carry out general garden maintenance, including but not limited to mowing, pruning, mulching, irrigating, preparing areas ready for planting.

– Carry out physically demanding tasks including heavy lifting and carrying, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, kneeling and repetitive motion.

– Ensure care for Maintenance equipment.

– Ensure vehicles assigned to the Maintenance Teams are kept in good working order.

– Assist with fleet management inspections across both operational divisions.

– Liaise with HR to address the Maintenance Teams support, training & development needs.

– Maintain effective employee, client, and public relations.

– Any other duties assigned by the Maintenance Operations Manager or Maintenance and Soft Landscape Manager.

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