We are looking to appoint an Assistant Contracts Manager to help to manage a number of teams who look after some of the most prestigious sites throughout the South. Our HQ is in Windlesham but you will be mobile so you can be based within an hour or so of West Wickham / Hayes.
Nurture provides landscape maintenance teams at some of the UK's most prestigious commercial centres as well as some of the most iconic public spaces. Since starting in 2008 we now turnover in excess of £65 million and have over 900 employees who are building their careers with us. We strive to maintain landscapes to complement both their environment and the character of each venue.
To build proactive relationships with the rest of the management team and develop our regional grounds maintenance contracts within the South region - covering all our services from Grounds maintenance and Soft landscaping to Winter gritting and Arboriculture works.
Required Skills & Experience
You will need experience of direct client liaison, some management experience of both static and mobile teams (both directly employed and sub-contractors) and some proactive estimating for new business. Most importantly, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge, enthusiasm and skill for landscape management.
We are looking for a strong communicator who has excellent client relationship skills together with the ability to lead by example.
Duties and Responsibilities
We will be expecting you to:
· Help to contribute proactively to the effective running of the Grounds Management Contracts across the region, making recommendations as necessary
· Contribute to the leadership required to meet our corporate objectives
· Build and maintain excellent relationships with our client and comply with meeting, reporting and other objectives as agreed.
· Help to maintain a sound organisational structure, recruiting, training and motivating staff within the contract as required
· Monitor the performance of our operation through the proper company accounting and reporting procedures
· Safeguard our corporate image and credibility
· Take responsibility for health and safety and actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of our overall company Health and Safety culture
· Ensure the maintenance of our Quality Standards to ensure the quality system is maintained to BS EN 9001 standard
Expected Skills / Qualifications
Minimum of three years management experience of teams within corporate landscape management
Minimum two years practical work experience in landscape maintenance
A good knowledge of static site contract management
A solid and practical understanding of the importance of health & safety at work
A good knowledge of horticulture and / landscape maintenance
A relevant horticultural / landscaping qualification would help your application
A full driving licence
In return we can offer you the chance to develop your career with one of fastest growing companies in our sector.
We pride ourselves on "Nurturing our Employees" and can provide you with many opportunities to develop your career in our family by comprehensive training programmes and promotion. Providing our clients with meticulous attention to detail together with learning the many differing aspects of landscape maintenance and horticulture help make Nurture a rewarding place to work.
If this is the role for you please apply now by sending your CV and a covering letter / email using the APPLY button. We look forward to hearing from you.
Nurture Landscapes Profile:
The key service of Nurture Landscapes Ltd is the provision of an external landscape maintenance service to the Corporate and Public Sector throughout the UK. This represents 90% of our business.
This is the provision of a landscape maintenance service to all types of corporate sites e.g. business parks, corporate headquarters, hotels, superstores, etc. This service is provided via a static service or mobile service.
This is the provision of grounds maintenance to schools and housing associations.
This is the provision of interior plant displays and cut flowers to many of our corporate/business park/hotel clients.
A Design and Build service is provided to our existing contract base seeking to improve/upgrade their sites.
About Nurture Landscapes
Nurture is an award winning, dynamic and expanding national horticulture and landscape maintenance business focused on enhancing asset value and enriching the environment. Our brand "Nurture" was chosen because one of our key aims is to "nurture" our environment as well as our clients and employees.
Before founding Nurture Landscapes Managing Director Peter Fane was co-owner of Waterers Landscapes plc. Starting from a single office in 2008 we now work nationwide through a strategic network of offices and depots located across the UK.
We are passionate about what we do and how we do it and continue to work hard to bring the Nurture team together to create an exciting privately owned company. We have ambitious plans for growth and opportunities will always exist for those who can match our passion for excellence.