Welcome To Yorkshire Garden Services - Applying For The Lead Hand Position

Position Background and Role:

We are passionate about gardens and have built a reputation for exceptional work that exceeds client expectations. Our motivated Horticultural Lead Hand is an integral part of our team, aligned with who we are and where we are going as a company. Our Lead Hand ensures that crew members reflect our core values of being customer focused, innovative, wellness-minded and respectful. They are professional and approachable as they engage with management, staff and clients. They are confident and reliable as they are trusted to complete work in a timely manner with respect and care for client and company property. They consistently ensure the safety and well-being of the staff as per the OHSA. We encourage the development of future career paths and opportunities for growth in the company.

The Lead Hand’s Responsibilities:

  • Innovative, proactive problem-solving

  • Provide supervision and mentorship to crew of up to 3 staff members

  • Ensure horticultural best practices are completed in a timely manner

  • Liaison to facilitate communication between staff, clients, and management

  • Maintain accurate records for properties, vehicles, equipment and staff

  • Safe and diligent movement of crew, equipment and materials throughout the workday

Results We See from Great Lead Hands:

  • Pride in a job well-done: beautiful client gardens, satisfied customers, and motivated staff

  • Healthy, safe employees and no broken or lost equipment

  • Inspired, accomplished crew leading to increased staff retention and productivity

  • Problems solved on-site so that scheduled work is completed in timely manner

  • Well established relationships with clients, continuing business and referrals

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 1-3 years of previous residential landscaping experience

  • Post-secondary horticultural education or equivalent experience

  • Full G license with clean record is mandatory

  • First Aid and CPR certifications are mandatory

  • Must have reliable daily transportation to and from the shop

  • Must have own secateurs, CSA approved steel-toed boots, and protective gloves

The Lead Hand’s Required Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of horticultural best practices and integrated pest management

  • Excellent plant and weed identification

  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Able to drive a pick up and/or one-ton dump truck

  • Must be in excellent physical shape*

The Lead Hand’s Personal Traits:

  • Positive, kind and enthusiastic

  • Collaborative and engaging

  • Patient and respectful

  • Confident and versatile

  • Hardworking, organized and independent

  • Works and communicates with integrity


We look forward to discussing our competitive wages, based on experience, plus benefits through a health spending account. 

*Yorkshire Garden Services Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available, upon request, for applicants taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are requested to make their accommodation needs known in advance.

Please contact us at info@yorkshiregardenservices.com or apply online at yorkshiregardenservices.com/about/careers. We are located at #3 - 145 Jardin Drive, Concord, ON L4K 1X7

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