Contract Delivery Manager
Ground Control Ltd
About the CompanyGround Control is an award-winning company with company growth of over 20% every year for nine years running with turnover now exceeding £90 million annually. The business has four major components: Arboriculture, Grounds Maintenance, Winter Maintenance and Landscape Construction and focuses on large regional and national contracts with multi-site operators. We currently maintain over 45,000 sites for some of the country's largest retailers, utility companies and local authorities. Ground Control was recently awarded “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation” and has also received “The UK Employee Experience Award for 2016. Ground Control is placed in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain,’ being labelled as “one of 1000 firms fuelling the long-term growth of the UK economy” in a list that was narrowed down from over 4.5 million companies. Along with the London Stock Exchange, 14 Daily Telegraph writers also hand-picked Ground Control as a company that “personally inspires them.” Ground Control is an equal opportunities employer.
About the jobGround Control is the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company. We were established in 1973 as a Grounds Maintenance company, becoming incorporated as a limited company in 1984.
We offer a truly national service that includes grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, tree works and vegetation management, soft and hard landscaping, ecology, design & build, pest control and fencing. Ground Control is the contractor of choice for many well-known private and public organisations - Network Rail, Tesco, Severn Trent Water, Sainsbury’s, Arqiva and the Tower of London to name a few.
As a multi-award winning company, Ground Control now holds 25 BALI National Landscape Awards for a range of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance projects, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, ad a total of 7 RoSPA Gold Awards for Occupational Health & Safety.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Contract Delivery Manager in the Wessex area. We are offering a competitive salary, semi-annual bonuses, company vehicle, a pension scheme, company stock options and other benefits. Further advancement within the organisation is expected for the right candidate.
Role and Responsibilities
The Contract Delivery Manager will work in liaison with the Operations Manager to ensure overhead power line arboricultural work is completed within a geographical area utilising a team of operational staff. The role will be split equally between management of a team of Project Managers and taking a hands-on approach; surveying and organising their own work.
The candidate will ideally have some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
• 3-5 years experience in similar job role
• Supervisory experience of organising, motivating and managing a team
• Ability to prioritise workload and balance demands from numerous sources to ensure that all stakeholder needs are met
• Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
• Personable character; able to interact, communicate, influence and motivate others
• Results Driven
• Excellent organisational, communication and planning skills
• NPTC Utility Arboriculture Units 1, 2.1, 5.1 and 5.2
• Holds a full, valid driving license
• LANTRA Basic or Professional Tree Inspectors Qualification
Through our absolute focus on customer service and outstanding delivery, we are the most respected company in our chosen field. We inspire each other to be the best that we can be. Ground Control is owned by its employees and as a result, we share the responsibilities of ownership as well as its rewards. Our values are the key to or ongoing success and we are looking for passionate candidates with like-minded values of:
• Delivering outstanding customer service
• Innovation and embracing change
• Valuing each other
• Acting with integrity and honouring our commitments
• Seeking value in everything we do
• A desire to win
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