Vacancies

Scandor are frequently on the lookout for talented professionals to join our growing team. A career with Scandor means a career with a well-established landscaping contractor that has 45 years of industry experience under their belt. It’s, therefore, the ideal setting to apply your skills and talents, and also to learn and develop new ones in the process.

On this page, we will post all our current job opportunities along with an easy-apply option, so keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss out.

Grounds Maintenance Operative

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We undertake works for a wide range of clients such as schools, business parks and other public sector clients. We have a vacancy for a full time Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our team.

The grounds maintenance tasks undertaken includes hedge cutting, shrub and rose beds maintenance, grass cutting to amenity areas, lawns and sports facilities including sports pitch markings.

We are looking for a colleague to join our team who has had previous experience in a ground’s maintenance environment. PA1/PA6a, NVQ and Chainsaw qualifications are desirable, but not essential, where required, we will undertake this training to attain those certificates.

A full, clean driving licence is essential

Successful applications will be subject to a DBS check

Rate of Pay £24,000 - £26,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications

In addition to pay there is a profit share bonus, pension, sick pay and opportunity for significant investment from the company for personal training and development with the ability to attain recognised qualifications.

Scandor are an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Landscape Construction Team Leader

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Scandor are seeking a Landscape Construction Team Leader to join this BALI National Award-winning commercial landscaping company on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the company undertaking a wide range of hard and soft landscape construction projects for public sector and commercial clients. The company generally works within a tight geographical area usually travelling within an hour of our depot and offices at Colden Common. As a Team Leader you will be leading and working within a small team in order to complete projects to specification and too a high standard.

This role requires the Landscaping Team Leader to lead a small team and ensure the best performance and quality of work is carried out at all times. We welcome applications from those looking to progress to the next level and may not currently be in this position.

Working with the contract Manager to schedule works to deliver the contract specification fulfilling the client’s needs.

Provide a responsive and professional service on site, dealing promptly with any issues that arise and escalating any items necessary to the contract Manager to resolve.

The successful candidate will ideally have:
• Enthusiasm and drive to develop their career and grow with the business
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Experience in areas such as groundworks, paving, fencing, play installations, safety surfaces and soft landscaping.
• A good understanding of health & safety to ensure company policy and safe systems of work are adhered to by you and your team on a day-to-day basis
• First Aid certificate is essential however training will be provided if you currently do not hold.
• Experience in operating mechanical plant together with the relevant plant operator tickets such as NPORS/LANTRA/CPCS beneficial but training will be provided where needed.
• A full, clean driving licence is essential, with the ability to drive up to 7.5t vehicles, advantageous but not a requirement.

Salary starts at £32,000, actual pay level is dependent upon experience and qualifications with additional benefits such as the profit related bonus scheme & pension.

Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period.

Scandor are an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Landscape Construction Apprentice

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As a business we are committed to development of the team, as part of that objective we have through Sparsholt College recruited a Landscape Construction Apprentice.

This is a two year apprentice with one day being day release at Sparsholt. Scandor is a commercial landscape construction and grounds maintenance business operating within a tight geographical area. During the landscape construction apprenticeship, you will gain skills in the following: -
Planting a wide range of tree, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Learning how to prepare an area for planting and the aftercare needed thereafter. Plant identification, health, care and how they form and develop.

You will initially learn how to use a range of hand tools such as digging, cultivation and measuring equipment including levels and tapes. Other small mechanical equipment such as rotavators, breakers, ride on rollers will be used throughout the apprenticeship. As you progress you will get exposure to use of diggers and dumpers hopefully progressing to a formal certification.

As part of your wider horticultural development and requirements of the course, you will also have some exposure to our ground’s maintenance works using equipment such as a pedestrian mower, strimmer, hedgecutter and ride on mowers.

You will over the two years gain a significant insight into hard landscape construction, we construct a very wide range of features including but not limited to fencing, drainage, kerbing, paving, decking, artificial surfaces, walling and various surfacing such as gravel, rubber and resin bonded.

Health and safety is really important and you will develop a good insight into both the theory at Sparsholt and in practice on the ground.

As an environmental service the environment is really important to us and you will gain an insight into control measures on how we work to protect and enhance.

Given the range of works we undertake a basic understanding of DIY or gardening would be advantageous. Enthusiasm and the drive to learn and progress is paramount. A strong desire to learn about horticulture and want to be in the industry is essential.

A full, clean driving licence is required for this role.

D (4) or above maths & English. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

A DBS security check will also be required given that we work in schools and areas that have vulnerable children and adults.

The apprenticeship formally starts in September 2024, but with the option to work over the summer to firstly gain a good insight into commercial landscaping.

We work outdoors in all weathers and the work can be a physically demanding.

We will also invest in your development looking to undertake ROLO Health & Safety training, CSCS, Abrasive Wheel and NPORS during your apprenticeship

How to Apply
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sparsholt College Hampshire. In the first instance please feel free to contact Scandor for an informal chat on 023 80692422 or directly to the college. The link to the government web site to apply for the position is:- https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000258632

The starting salary of £15,470 is above the National Minimum wage for an apprentice. Throughout the apprenticeship there will be regular reviews and your pay subject to performance will be progressively increased as with experience and skills. In addition to the salary there are benefits such as company sick pay, overtime, profit share & pension.

This is a route for an ambitious individual to join a growing business and develop into a position with more responsibility.

Scandor are an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Scandor Landscape Contractors Ltd, Hensting Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire,

SO50 7HH