Senior Manager - Utility - South of England

Manager South of England, South of England (United Kingdom) Full Time

Ground Control Ltd.

About the Company

Ground 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 job

Ground 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.

The Senior Manager will contribute to the growth of our Arboriculture (Utilities) Division and ensure that we exceed our client’s expectations on safety, quality and operational delivery.

Key Responsibilities will be:

•Managing team of Managers and Supervisors to meet and exceed client and internal KPIs

•Delivering the strategic objectives of the Arb Utilities division

•Lead the identification and implementation of best practice across

•Leading on ensuring a consistent culture of safety

•Reporting on safety, profitability and performance

•Delivering within budgets

•Contract negotiation

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager either with a technical Arb background or strong management experience within facilities management to lead our Southern Arb Utilities Division. You’ll need extensive contract management experience coupled with strong leadership skills that can motivate the team across the whole region. You’ll be a great team manager but you will also need head for detail and be commercially astute in order to drive this part of our business forward.

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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