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Unique Projects Devon Ltd
Exeter
Permanent, Full-time, Freelance

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Job type

  • Full-time
  • Freelance
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Exeter

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

About us

Unique Projects Devon have a passion for creating bespoke and beautiful outdoor spaces whilst nurturing our team, or as we like to call them, our work family to achieve the best that they can be! .

Our work environment includes:

  • Food provided (Occasionally)
  • On-the-job training
  • Safe work environment
  • Lively atmosphere

Function & Purpose of Role

To work within a team to build new gardens and maintain the grounds and gardens on various sites, working within a team as well as independently and working under instruction of team leader/Site Manager. Ideally be experienced in horticultural practices, able to operate a variety of equipment and have a strong horticultural knowledge.

Must have a documented track record of capability to work effectively in large & small gardens to a high standard and provide photographic evidence of landscaping projects completed. Testimonials from clients is also desirable.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Hard landscaping projects

  • Clearing initial site and installing oversight to correct levels
  • Setting out from a drawing
  • Building gardens from a designer/landscape architect’s specifications
  • Laying patios
  • Building walls using a variety of materials
  • Timber structures including pergolas, sheds, fences and occasionally sleeper retaining walls

Soft Landscaping Projects and Maintenance, including

  • Tree, Shrub and Hedge Planting
  • Preparing Ground and Laying Turf
  • Preparing Ground and Sowing Seed
  • Ecology and Wildlife Projects

Planting Design & Planning

  • New borders to be planted
  • Redesigning & refreshing old borders
  • Making constructive suggestions to clients and advise where necessary

Health and Safety

  • Complies with own and employer’s legal responsibilities for Health & Safety practices
  • Understands the importance of risk assessment; completes required paperwork and ensures team compliance with measures to reduce risk and limit hazards
  • Uses all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as issued and specified in the project RAMS
  • Ensure safe working practice and use of PPE within own team
  • Aware of requirements of the company’s Health & Safety policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working within small teams of staff
  • Good communication skills
  • Motivated, organised and efficient
  • Punctual, good time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised or as part of a team
  • Experience of using hand and power tools, equipment and machinery
  • A desire to learn new skills
  • Full driving licence holder

Desirable

  • Level 2 or 3 RHS or equivalent
  • Care and maintenance of power tools, equipment and machinery
  • Experience or specialist knowledge in [an associated industry (design, specific trade skill etc)
  • Experience of tractor or rough terrain forklift driving
  • Experience of towing trailers
  • Chainsaw licence holder
  • Spraying certificate holder

Key Competencies

Planning and Preparation

  • Ensures a thorough understanding of landscaping projects and tasks before commencement
  • Plans ahead and ensures correct tools, equipment and machinery is available
  • Foresees problems and hold-ups, plans action to resolve issues
  • Calculates materials requirement, sourcing and delivery schedules

Customer Care

  • Establishes a rapport and dialogue channels with customers
  • Keeps customers informed of activities, problems and timescales
  • Considers and interprets customers’ requests and requirements
  • Makes efforts to promote new and repeat work with existing and potential customers

Organisation and Initiative

  • Makes practical workable suggestions for improvements
  • Sees when something needs to be done and acts.
  • Is able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Recognises deficiencies or lack of training/knowledge and seeks help where appropriate
  • Handles multiple activities simultaneously
  • Adapts plans as events change

Co-operation with Line Manager & Teams

  • Maintains a positive relationship with Directors, Site Managers and Team Leaders
  • Is prepared to work independently or participate in a team when appropriate and always supports and assists his/her line manager
  • Is loyal and committed and always participates to accomplish a task is completed
  • Is prepared to help Site Manager/Team Leader or team member who might be in need of help
  • Builds long-term relationships of trust with all internal and external contacts

Coaching and Training

  • Takes active steps towards continued professional development
  • Takes active steps to train, coach and develop the skills of new and less experienced team members
  • Promotes learning and good practice in team members
  • Will not tolerate poor standards of workmanship or quality

Communication and Passage of Information

  • Produces accurate and concise written information for his/her line manager
  • Briefs team members clearly on work requirements or tasks adequately
  • Listens actively and effectively
  • Communicates well with customers, understanding requirements and requests

Contract/Quality Management

  • Consistently produces high quality outcomes as agreed with line manager within agreed timescales
  • Promotes and encourages high quality standards with team leaders and team members
  • Understands the financial and customer implications of over-run timescales and poor planning
  • Assesses materials requirements and organises timely deliveries of equipment and materials
  • Consistently plans work schedules to make best uses of manpower and resources
  • Minimises waste of materials, time and effort

Reliability and Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to see the job through as directed or under own initiative
  • Can be counted on to assist in solving problems
  • Produces consistent performance
  • Is accountable for own actions
  • Adaptable when things need to be changed
  • Takes responsibility for care of company tools, equipment, machinery and vehicles

Attitudes and Behaviour

  • Offers assistance willingly
  • Makes a positive contribution to morale
  • Shows sensitivity and consideration to others
  • Accepts constructive criticism
  • Takes pride in work
  • Is even tempered, consistent and fair
  • Has a ‘can do’ attitude and is a problem solver

Punctuality and Timekeeping

  • Prompt at the start of the day
  • Recognises and adheres to formal work breaks
  • Makes effective use of available time
  • Sets a good example to others
  • On occasion we work away from home and some sites may be more than an hour away, so need to be prepared to travel on occasion where required

The Environment

  • Is aware of the company environmental policy Is aware of wider environmental issues
  • Disposes of waste materials ethically
  • Reduces excessive use of energy, resources and materials
  • Makes effective use of recycling

If you are a dedicated individual with a passion for landscaping and possess the skills mentioned above, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to creating beautiful outdoor spaces for our clients.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Freelance

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Yearly bonus

Education:

  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Experience:

  • Landscape Construction: 3 years (preferred)

Language:

  • English (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Location:

  • Exeter (preferred)

Work Location: On the road

Reference ID: UPLG1

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