Hard Landscaper

Andy File Associates are working as a recruitment business with regards this temporary to permanent position on behalf of our client.

Skilled Hard Landscaper

Our client is a playground business, designing and installing very high quality natural play areas, into schools and nurseries, with a strong emphasis on landscape design.

We are now looking to recruit a Skilled Hard Landscaper to join them on a temp to perm basis. The role involves the installation of hard landscape projects including groundworks and installation of play equipment. The ideal candidate will be expected to prepare sites and install projects to a high standard, meeting the requirements outlined by the Site Manager. The role comprises of the following functions:

  • Hard Landscape Works – ground works, retaining structures, woodwork, timber edgings, paving, artificial surfacings, water features, stone features, installation of play equipment etc.
  • Soft Landscape Works – involving the cultivation and preparation of ground for turfing, seeding or planting; planting of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants; undertaking turfing and seeding works etc.
  • Ensuring that sites are maintained in a safe and secure condition at all times and that works are undertaken fully in compliance with current health and safety legislation.
  • Promoting at all times the company’s professional image on site.

Due to the nature of the business, this role is physically demanding and will require the successful candidate to work outdoors, in all weather conditions, and to be available to work nationwide when required (some projects will involve staying away Monday-Friday due to the location).

A DBS check will also need to be undertaken for this role as you will be working in schools.

The person we are looking for should be:

  • Experienced in Soft/Hard Landscaping
  • Hardworking and flexible
  • Willing to travel and stop away when required
  • Hold a valid CSCS card
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

In return our client offers:

  • Competitive rate of pay and subsistence allowance
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • An opportunity to learn about natural playground design from one of the countries leading companies in this field

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Installation Supervisor

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent vacancy.

Installation Supervisor

Competitive salary , 22 days holidays increasing with service, pension.

Job Specification

  • Supervising and working in a team installing play equipment, hard landscaping elements and soft landscaping throughout the UK

Experience required

  • Supervision of a team of ground workers / plant operatives
  • Hard Landscaping experience to include installation of play equipment, laying of foundations, paths, drainage and general ground works, fencing installation
  • Soft landscaping
  • Health and safety responsibility to include RAMs and tool box talks
  • Client liaison
  • Working closely with head office with regards deliveries and supply of materials
  • Associated paperwork to include H&S, receipts and timesheets
  • Hands on assisting the team
  • Managing installation project to deadlines

Skills Base

  • Strong experience of hard and soft landscape installations
  • Good understanding of on site health and safety
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Self motivated and hard working
  • Good team working skills
  • Willing to travel throughout the country and stay over night close to site address during the working week

Qualifications preferred but not essential

SMSTS card

Excavator Licence

Dumper Licence

Candidates will need to have a good standard of Maths & English (preferably C or above)

Candidates will need to pass a DBS check


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