Soft Landscaper

Creating beautiful landscapes and gardens, often around our natural swimming ponds and wildlife ponds.

Soft Landscaper
£22,000 - £26,000 (subject to experience)
Full-time, Part time, Permanent
Application Deadline:
Nov 30, 2021
Expected Start Date:
Jan 4, 2022

You will be joining our soft landscaping team creating beautiful gardens from start to finish, often around our natural swimming pools and pond projects.

From ground preparation to planting up, you will be installing steel edging and drainage, turfing and seeding meadows, bark spreading, installing irrigation systems and gravel gardens, fencing, and carrying out garden and pond maintenance. 

The work is seasonal and varied and creating a garden from  start to finish will give you a great sense of achievement.

Planting around natural pool

Job Description:

  • Working from landscape plans with supervision, setting out gardens
  • Measuring up gardens, assist with site surveys 
  • Work alongside our small team of skilled construction specialists and soft landscapers
  • Use of hand tools and power tools and some machinery, including excavators, rotavators, kubotas 
  • Ground preparation, grading, with an eye for levels and ground contours
  • Turfing 
  • Fencing
  • Flower meadow preparation and seeding 
  • Installing irrigation systems and surface drainage
  • Experience in installing ponds is beneficial but not essential
  • Soft landscaping, including tree planting, handling and staking large specimen trees, general planting of shrubs, perennials, bulbs
  • Gravel gardens installation, bark spreading
  • Seasonal garden maintenance and natural swimming pool and pond maintenance
Soft Landscaping

We don’t expect you to have all the skills required, but we do expect you to be

  • Practical, lateral thinking, good at problem solving
  • Adaptable, willing to learn on the job
  • Happy working outdoors and in all weathers
  • Comfortable working on a construction site or a domestic garden
  • Hard working and enthusiastic
  • Have a good eye for detail and strive for excellence 
  • Happy working in our small team of friendly, skilled craftsmen
  • Occasional working away for short periods only on long distance projects with expenses, travel and comfortable accommodation paid with time off between projects an option
  • Full driving license 
  • Trailer license beneficial
How to apply

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Who we are

Are you at your best outdoors in the natural environment?

We’re Ellicar Pools, award-winning natural pool designers and builders known for designing and constructing the most beautiful, biologically filtered swimming ponds in the world. And we surround them with naturalistic, landscaped gardens that are ecologically diverse and a haven for wildlife. 

We turn ordinary spaces into extraordinary places.

We are looking for skilled construction specialists, talented soft landscapers, and people with potential who are willing to learn.

Sound like you?

Our Values

Being honest, ethical, and delivering excellence without fail drives everything we do. Naturally, we’re passionate about the environment too. Our work is designed to give back to the planet by creating ecologically diverse landscapes, by bringing to life the vision and dreams we share with our valued clients.

You’ll help us do that with pride and a sense of purpose.

And you’ll have the chance to help us improve our techniques and working methods and shape our designs. Input from each team member on every project means we can keep delivering the best for our clients and playing our part in protecting the planet.

We want you to enjoy coming to work every day.

And so we offer generous salaries with all work travel time paid, time off in lieu, flexible working time, professional training and continual support in your role.

In addition to diverse, challenging, purposeful construction work, we give you a friendly work environment within a caring, family-run business and opportunities to develop as we continue to grow.

Location & Travel

Ellicar HQ is at Ellicar Gardens in North Nottinghamshire, and our soft landscaping projects are based around Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

Our natural swimming pool projects are focused around Yorkshire and the East Midlands but for projects further afield you will need to be happy living away during the week. We provide you with comfortable accommodation, cover expenses, pay your travel time and offer time off in lieu between projects.

How to apply

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