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Urban Utopia Landscapes Ltd
£24,500 - £25,750 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £24,500 - £25,750 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday



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Role: Team Lead / Gardener

Type of Contract: Full-time, Permanent – 5 days per week

Salary: £24,500 - £25,750 (Dependent on experience and certification)

Location: Edinburgh

Please note, a full clean driver’s licence and relevant experience in a similar role is essential for this job.

Urban Utopia Landscapes Ltd is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Team Lead / Gardener to join our team of qualified Horticulturists and Gardeners.

We are an expanding company, which works with residential and commercial clients across Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Central Scotland, providing grounds maintenance, alongside soft and hard landscaping services. We also specialise in the installation and maintenance of green roofs.

Job Description

The successful candidate will liaise with the Managing Director and Business Manager regarding the work schedule and will receive and act on instructions. They will delegate work appropriately to Junior Gardeners, and ensure it is carried out to a high standard.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Leading a small team of Junior Gardeners / Apprentices
  • Grass cutting using walk behind and ride on mowers
  • Strimming
  • Edging
  • Weeding and maintaining shrub and herbaceous beds
  • Pruning shrubs
  • Hedge cutting
  • Planting
  • Spraying
  • Installing and maintaining green roofs
  • Checking and maintaining machines

You will also be required to drive company vehicles, whilst towing a trailer.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 3 years’ proven experience in a similar Gardening / Grounds Maintenance role (References will be taken up)
  • HND or SVQ Level 3 in Horticulture (or equivalent)
  • Experience of leading a team
  • PA1, PA6 spraying certificates
  • Good plant knowledge and an understanding of how and when to maintain shrubs and herbaceous plants
  • Full clean driver’s license, held for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience of using walk behind and ride on mowers

Please note, candidates who do not meet the essential criteria, will not be considered for this role.

Desirable Criteria

  • CSCS Card
  • Experience of towing trailers
  • Emergency first aid at work certificate
  • Experience using zero turn lawnmowers

Person Specification

We look for our staff to be team players, but also self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative.

A ‘can do’ attitude and good attention to detail is essential, along with a high standard of work and professionalism.

A willingness to problem solve is required, while also being able to acknowledge when it is appropriate to highlight something to, or request support from management.

A personable and approachable attitude is required, along with good communication skills, to liaise with clients while on site, support other members of the team, and to liaise with management.

The role requires flexibility and a willingness to adapt to change, as work may need to be reprioritised at short notice.

You will be able to identify areas for improvement in your own work and will actively seek to take action on these. You will also proactively identify personal development and training needs, and request support from management in this area.

April to October are our busy summer months, so we are looking for someone who is willing to work overtime when required.


  • Use of a company van for work
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid overtime, including enhanced overtime for evening and weekend work
  • Company pension
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Fortnightly team meetings
  • Team social events – including Festival and Christmas Nights out
  • PPE & logo’d workwear provided

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £24,500.00-£25,750.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience towing trailers?


  • Gardening: 3 years (preferred)


  • Clean Driving Licence (preferred)
  • PA1 and PA6 certificate? (preferred)
  • CSCS card? (preferred)

Work Location: On the road

Application deadline: 22/04/2024
Reference ID: UULTLGardener/01

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