Job title: Commercial Contract Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Arboriculture & Tree Surgery
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Hampshire, UK
Job published: 08-07-2024
Job ID: 38095

Job Description


We are looking for a driven Contract Manager with solid experience in managing commercial grounds maintenance work. Are you looking for your next career move to a large well-established company? If this sounds like you then keep reading….


We have a brand new opportunity for a Contract Manager based around Southampton.

Location: Field based covering Hampshire and Berkshire

Salary: 35-45K + company vehicle and annual bonus 


We have a team of up to 40 Contract Managers and CM designates across the United Kingdom, reporting a team of Regional Operations Managers. This team delivers consistently high-quality grounds maintenance services and acquires additional business.


What you’ll achieve;


Reporting to a Senior Contract Manager, you will be responsible for the management of Field Teams and directly employed staff. This is a critical success factor in delivering grounds maintenance work on time to the specified standard.


Key responsibilities will also be:


· Recruiting and training Field Teams in “Ways of Working” and expected quality standards


· Daily quality monitoring of Field Teams’ work


· Line management and performance management of directly employed staff


· Effectively build and maintain client relationships


· Providing management reports


· Price, sell, and manage landscaping work, either additional grounds maintenance work required on

sites currently maintained by the company or large landscaping projects implemented as part of a

construction project.


· Develop successful working relationships with local client decision-makers


· Accurately price new maintenance sites under tender.


· Identify, price and supervise additional works on existing grounds maintenance sites.


What we offer:


The Company believes in creating an inspirational environment and rewarding the employees for

their hard work. We offer a wide-ranging benefits program, supporting you to realise your full

potential, and are proud to be recognised as a great place to work:


Awards, Accolades and Culture


• We have been awarded ‘world-class’ status for employee engagement in the 2023 best companies results, ranking at #16 in the ‘Top 100 Large Companies to Work For’ league table.

• Certified B-Corp Accredited, the company has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to sustainable goals ahead of profit.

• We inclusively support ‘The Race at Work Charter’, ‘Ban the Box’, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant’ and are ‘Disability Confident'

• We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund, an investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives.

• By 2025 we have committed to planting 1,000,000 trees, having a fully electric fleet, and achieving carbon net zero after becoming carbon neutral in 2020.

• 2 personal choice volunteering days with your fundraising efforts matched up to £500!


Perks and Benefits


• Free gym access if you are Head Office based or subsidised national gym memberships if you are based elsewhere.

• Nursery Vouchers, Cycle to work scheme and Travel loans

• Bupa employee support, Free Flu Jabs, online private GP service and a premium subscription to Calm, the wellbeing app

• A supportive, entrepreneurial working environment that fosters collaboration.

• Training, development, coaching and mentoring plans including our GC Leadership Academy, job specific accreditations and higher education opportunities

• Hybrid working opportunities with time in the office including breakfast Mondays and dog friendly Fridays.

• Financial benefits include yearly bonus scheme, access to Wagestream and employee share options


Who we’re seeking;


We would welcome applications from existing Contract Managers looking for future progression into a new role that will have a lot of future investment in your training and development. In addition, we

would consider candidates who currently have their own grounds maintenance business and are looking to move over to be directly employed in a national business.


Whatever your current role, you will need some management experience gained in your current role as well as a solid grounding in landscaping, grounds maintenance and or horticulture.