General Manager, Civic Trees

Radlett | £35,000-£45,000 excluding bonus per annum

Application Close Date: 30/11/2018 (Closed)

Glendale Managed Services, the green services division of Alston Investments, has revenues of circa £50 million and operates nationally throughout the UK. The business has a proud heritage spanning 27 years with an ambitious strategy of diversification, technology and customer growth with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. Glendale activities include; grounds management, countryside management, landscaping, horticulture and golf course management.


General Manager, Civic Trees

Salary £35,000  – £45,000 excl bonus

Based in Radlett


Glendale’s Civic Trees operates on a national basis from an office and operating facility in Radlett,  Radlett is an affluent settlement in the county of Hertfordshire between St Albans and Borehamwood. At its core, Civic Trees is a specialist company dealing with semi mature tree supply, planting and relocation to a significant and prestigious client base for over 5 decades. However, the business also represents the hub for many of the company’s strategic aims in respect of further developing our private and commercial landscape management services, Glendale Estates Management, for our customers.


The General Manager will be responsible for the successful leadership of the current operations covering tree sales, commercial landscape management and landscaping, working closely with the day-to-day operational management of the contracts. Activities will involve liaising with our highly valued clients and sales team, ensuring a strong order book and that resources are being used effectively in maintaining high productivity levels on the contracts.  


The role requires a strict regime of sales development and management of the Customer Relationship Management software, reporting Sales Qualified Leads (SQL) and a fully planned annual marketing strategy.

The successful candidate will be articulate, an entrepreneurial but logical  thinker and a proven leader. They will thrive on a dynamic fast moving and challenging operational environment but be equally comfortable developing rapport with the esteemed client base.


The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level (desirable) or an equivalent level 6 qualification, ideally in a land-based study (e.g. Horticulture, Arboriculture or Construction Plant operations) or a similar industry.  The successful person will have good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with high energy levels and enthusiasm. They will have excellent financial and planning skills as well as a high degree of quality, health, safety and environmental competence.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and competencies to be successful in this role or you require more information, please send your CV and covering letter to: Louise Edwardson, HR , Parkwood Holdings Limited, Parkwood House, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BY or alternatively, email

Closing Date: 30th November 2018

If you are interested in applying for this role, please do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment, as interviews will be held throughout the process. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days of the closing date then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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