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General Manager: The Landscape Group, East Staffordshire

Do you want to be part of a market leading, high performing organisation with a turnover of over £50 million who reward hard work and creativity?

The Landscape Group is one of the leading providers of “green services” to local authorities and other public bodies in the UK. We have over 1,000 employees nationally and are growing fast.

The services we provide include grounds maintenance in high profile parks and diverse open spaces, streetscene services and arboricultural works.  We have a portfolio of exciting and successful projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a ground breaking shared services contract with three organisations on the South East Coast and are delighted to add the Warwick District Council grounds maintenance contract to our portfolio. We are looking for passionate, creative people to join our team.

Job Title: General Manager

Location: East Staffordshire, various*

Salary: Dependent on skills and competences, includes benefits package.

For this new post, we are looking for a dynamic General Manager to be part of The Landscape Group team and be responsible for our East Staffordshire Borough Council contract and oversee our Trent & Dove Housing and Cannock Chase District Council contracts. The role is based at our Burton-upon-Trent depot and reports directly to the Assistant Operations Director.

This role will require a self-starter with a positive attitude and strong leadership skills to develop these contracts to deliver excellent levels of grounds maintenance performance.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing multi-site service provision; experience of grounds maintenance, landscaping services, construction project management, asset management, facilities management and or similar would be advantageous but not essential.

The role will have overall management responsibility for the contracts; acting as the main point of contact for senior client officers so demonstrable experience in managing successful relationships is key to this role. Day to day responsibilities will include operational delivery according to specification, financial/budgetary control, and Health & Safety compliance. You will need a proven track record of success in these areas, as well as being a proficient user in MS Packages. You will need to be a skilled manager and inspiring leader with the ability to motivate and coach a large team to be as passionate about their work as you are.

The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator with the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a senior management team.

If you would like to be considered, please send a covering letter and up to date CV to the email address below. The covering letter should clearly state the skills and experiences you possess that are particularly relevant to the role.

*We are experiencing significant growth in the Midlands; having won several new contracts. We are therefore recruiting for additional similar roles across the region, if you are interested in being considered for these roles please send us your CV.

Email:  tlgrecruitment@thelandscapegroup.co.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 April 2013




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