Stephen Charles Landscapes is a local family-run business. Founded in 1984 by one of the directors, Stephen Charles, Stephen was inspired by his Grandfather who ran his own successful landscaping business after the war, and his father who carried on the family tradition in garden maintenance until his retirement. Following in two generations of experience, Stephen brought together Design, Landscaping and Maintenance to make the company what it is today. In 2000, he was joined by his co-Director, Megan, who also comes from a gardening background. In 2018, we expanded to three landscaping teams and two maintenance teams, bringing on board office administrators to ensure our clients' queries were never missed. In 2020, despite COVID, the company expanded to include Designers to offer our clients a more comprehensive service. Today we are very strong despite the issues surrounding the world.
What started as a small garden maintenance company to supplement his studying has grown into a comprehensive design and landscaping firm that can undertake domestic, residential and commercial projects. Based in Richmond, we pride themselves on experience, professionalism and reliability, designing, creating and maintaining beautiful gardens throughout the London area and its surroundings.
Stephen Charles Landscapes are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated landscapers to join one of our small teams. We are looking for someone with experience in hard and soft landscaping. Please enquire only if you have experience in one of these areas.
The successful applicant will:
Have passion and enthusiasm for their work
Have an eye for detail
Be a great team player
Be able to work together and independently
Understand that punctuality and good timekeeping are important
Be able to go straight to sites in the morning for 7.30am
Be used to hard work
Have enthusiasm for doing a good job
Have excellent attention to detail while working in a fun and fast paced environment
Have a clean and professional appearance (uniform provided)
Be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Be able to take responsibility and be reliable with a strong work ethic
Be able to show a friendly approach and flexible attitude
Be able to demonstrate a passion for garden construction
Promote a positive image of the Company, its products and services at all times
Good experience of and working in landscaping for 1-5 years
Good knowledge of garden construction and landscaping materials
Ability to read scale plans and specifications - senior position only
Be fit and healthy
Have a full, clean UK driving licence
Good salary (depending on experience)
Holiday pay - up to 33 days paid holiday (28 days initially, rising after 3 years by 1 day per year of service up to a maximum of 33 days per year, including bank holidays)
Birthday off additional holiday after 2 years
Eligible for £100 - £300 monthly bonus (depending on position) after completion of probation
Hours of work:
Our landscaping teams work varying hours depending on the time of year. But roughly, the hours will be in the following range:
Summer: 7.30 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Winter: 7.30 a.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Stephen Charles Landscapes is an established family-run garden design and landscaping practice based in Richmond upon Thames, London. You would be joining a team that delivers high quality gardens. We have been in the industry for over 30 years and in that time have built many interesting projects. Our team design and build creative landscaping projects, including bespoke outdoor spaces, on time and to the budget. Our professionalism ensures we can deliver the projects to satisfy our clients.
All of our team enjoy working on interesting projects that provide a continuous stream of work. If you want to build a career in the landscaping industry, then contact us today.
Team Leader £24,000 - £31,000 (Please enquire for specification)
You will organise, guide and inspire your team to work together and act as a role model
Ability to read plans and drawings
At least 3 years' experience with good all-round knowledge and experience
You should also be able to supervise, train and motivate landscape assistants and apprentices where relevant
You should have the ability to communicate effectively with our clients, the operations team and designers
You should be able to spot inefficiencies and fix them, yet follow instructions from the Office Manager and Directors.
Being profitable depends upon the speed of work; we do not cut corners so efficiency is what we are looking for
Ability to follow procedures despite own personal opinions
You will be considerate towards others, self controlled, yet assertive when called for
Identifying problems and proactively strive to resolve them
Ensuring all work is completed to a high standard of quality, on time to client’s specification and within cost
Using customer feedback to improve service
You will be responsible for the smooth running of projects
You will be undertaking Landscaping activities and construction including laying paving and decking, installing fencing, turfing, irrigation, brickwork, water features, rock gardens, planting and creating garden buildings
You will also need to participate in some soft landscaping
You will be willing to start each day on time and to ensure all equipment is loaded in to the vans and that equipment is maintained and cared for, and you will have a responsibility to highlight with your Director any equipment that is damaged or not up to the job.
Maintain machinery and equipment
You will be actively involved in ensuring you work safely and that risk assessments are adhered to for all tasks.
Landscaper - £21,650 - £ 26,455
Undertake Landscaping activities and construction including fencing, turfing, irrigation, brickwork, paving, decking, planting and creating garden buildings.
You will learn all there is to learn about landscaping and develop the skills required to work on high-end projects, both commercial and private gardens.
Experience in Hard Landscaping with some in Soft Landscaping, but trainee positions available
Install new features in gardens such as paving, rock gardens, water features etc.
If this sounds like the role for you, please send a CV or call us for a discussion.
Work remotely: No
Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Fixed Term Contract, Temporary Contract, Temp to Perm
Monday to Friday
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