CAREERS
Working for Ramscapes Landscaping Services

From time to time, we have vacancies for permanent or seasonal work and these will be displayed on this page. We believe in recruiting a team which is as diverse as the customer base we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Anyone wishing to apply should do so via email only to recruitment@ramscapes.co.uk

Ramscapes is a landscape services business that was established in 1998. The Company’s core activity is grounds maintenance and winter gritting services to (mainly) business clients right across the East and West Midlands. A significant proportion of the business is derived from retirement home complexes on behalf of a variety of managing agents but the Company also looks after hotels, social housing, private estates, offices and cemeteries.

Since 1998, there has been year on year growth in business, with the Company now employing 6 full time gardeners, all of whom live in Nottinghamshire. As a consequence of growth in the West Midlands area, we are now in the process of securing a new satellite depot around the West Bromwich area, to which the 2 current vacancies will be appointed. The Company has a reputation for high customer retention, through providing nothing less than excellent customer service.

  1. The salaries offered are c.£17,500 to £18,500 per annum for the Lead Landscape Gardener role and £15,500 to £16,500 per annum for the Landscape Gardener role and are subject to the individual skills and experience of the successful candidate.
  2. In addition to bank holidays, we provide 20 annual leave days per annum (taken in hours)
  3. We offer a private medical insurance (reviewed annually) fully expensed by the Company
  4. We do not currently offer a private pension but as the Government roll out their plans to introduce mandatory stakeholder pensions, we will be early adopters of this.
  5. Where suitable vehicle access and security is available, Company vans may be used to travel to and from work (only).
  6. Due to the seasonality of our business, we operate seasonal working hours, which average 48 hours a week across the year. We may require Saturday and (very occasionally) Sunday working.
  7. As part of continuing to develop the team, we provide training in safety and horticultural activities.
  8. We provide Company workwear and PPE

Please view the Role and Person Specification options at the foot of this page for more information on candidate requirements.

CURRENT VACANCIES

No current vacancies
c.
£
dependent upon experience

For further information and for initial consideration for positions, please email your CV to recruitment@ramscapes.co.uk or post to: Ramscapes Limited, P O Box 10073, Nottingham NG5 0GN

Ramscapes is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please view the Role and Person Specification options at the foot of this page for more information on candidate requirements.

Core Activities

Landscape Gardener

Lead Landscape Gardener

Undertaking grounds maintenance and landscaping activities including

Grass cutting, strimming and edging; Weeding; Shrub and minor tree and shrub; hedge cutting; Litter picking; path and ditch clearance

Application of herbicides to kill/suppress weed growth
Treatment of lawns – scarification and lawn treatments
Hard and soft landscaping – such as as patios, fencing, block paving and setting out and planting of shrubs
Liaising with residents and customers to understand their needs and issues and to deal with these effectively.
Resolve customer complaints

Where able to do so

Supervise small team, allocating day to day duties and responsibilities and mentoring them in required duties

Not required

Participate in job scheduling for the team

Not required

Attend client meetings on behalf of the Company, as directed.

Not required

Winter work – as well as undertake snow clearance, apply rock salt during cold weather, as well as snow clearing.
Administrative duties
Compilation of timesheets and Company credit card receipts on a weekly or monthly basis as required
Complete (company) credit card use register and submit for approval
Be able to understand safety risk assessments and method statements
Be able to compile safety risk assessments and risk assessments
Core Activities Landscape Gardener Lead Landscape Gardener
Technical attributes
Horticultural experience

(Ideally)
Minimum 12 months

Minimum 24 months

Horticultural qualifications

(Ideally) L2 or higher City & Guilds
in Horticulture (or equivalent)

Minimum L2 City & Guilds in
Horticulture (or equivalent)

Chemical Spraying Licence

Ideally, hold PA1
& spray PA6 licences

Must hold PA1
& PA6 spray licences

Trained to be able to undertake COSHH Assessments

Not required

(Ideally) COSHH Assessor

Driving

Full driving licence and ideally
to be able to tow trailers

Full driving licence including
to be able to tow trailers

Equipment use – Safe and competent operation of fuel powered professional grade garden machinery including strimmers, hedgetrimmers, mowers, blowers

(Ideally) Minimum 12 months

Minimum 24 months

Work at height – be able to work at height off mobile platforms

Ideally, PASMA certified

PASMA certified

Basic IT literacy – be able to receive and respond to emails and operate fax machines/scanners if required

(plus ideally basic spreadsheet
use for schedule production)

 
 
Personal attributes
Team worker but be able to work alone and unsupervised as and when required.
Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers and be able to keep calm yet attentive to problems or issues as they arise.
Flexible in approach and be able to adapt to new sites quickly and effectively
Understand and implement high standards in terms of personal appearance (including company uniform kept smart and presentable) and in the actual gardening tasks undertaken.
Picks up new skills quickly and effectively
Is keen to develop personal knowledge and is able to understand additional skills training
Experience of supervising or leading a team

Not required

Minimum 12 months