Skip to content

Website Glendale

Glendale holds an exciting contract to manage the parks and open spaces within the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and due to relocation of the current post-holder seeks a suitably qualified and experienced manager to lead the service.

General Manager

| Glendale

Location: Kingston-on-Thames

Salary: £50,000

Full Time

Closing Date: Early applications advised


Job Description

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader to deliver a strategically important contract which could see Glendale delivering first-class services in Kingston for the next 10 years.

The role involves leading the service and working with our client and the community, to successfully meet and exceed expectations. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of managing grounds maintenance services and be able to drive innovation and productivity whilst ensuring quality, safety and financial performance is maintained.

The Person 

This is a hands-on role involving performance management of teams and taking quick and effective action to maintain both high productivity and client satisfaction. You will have full responsibility for the contract performance across all service streams, with the support of local, regional and central management/support teams.

Candidates should be well organised, and have skills in people and project management, grounds maintenance operations and identifying opportunities. Furthermore, they need to possess excellent leadership ability, enthusiasm and communication skills.  A horticultural qualification and a good understanding of modern parks management, IT systems, in particular Google Workspace and field management systems would be an advantage.

you should have a strategic outlook to meet short, medium and long-term objectives and champion continuous improvement.

What Can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary, with performance related bonuses
  • Car allowance
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Genuine career progression
  • Continuous professional development

Glendale is a well-established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

About Glendale

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and a pioneer in the sector for over 30 years. We specialise in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit

How To Apply

To apply, please follow the link below. Goodluck!

General Manager – Kingston – on – Thames · Glendale (