Plantarea Manager

Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref H888

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Plantarea Manager to join a plant focused centre in Bedford that has been trading for over 30 years, stocking the largest selection of plants in the area. Their expert team are always ready to provide good advice in all areas of the centre. This small group of centres also have growing and production sites, specialising in hanging baskets and pots. There is a vast range of quality stock from hardy nursery stock, bedding plants, herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs. As Plantarea Manager you will play a vital role in delivering excellent visual merchandising standards and customer and plant care.

Job Brief

As a Plantarea Manager, you will deliver an exceptional service to customers, ensuring the quality of the plants are presented to a high standard. In this fast-pace, hands on role, you will focus on all areas of plant care/sales. You will also have key-holder responsibilities and deputise in the absence of the Garden Centre Manager.

Key Responsibilities

-Working with the Centre Manager to ensure the smooth running of the Plantarea.

-Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.

-Assisting the Centre Manager with cash handling, invoices and any additional paperwork that is required.

-Key Holder – Covering for the Centre Manager on their weekday and alternate weekend off work and providing cover for the Centre Manager when on business days off site, days off or holiday/sickness.

-Ordering plants and product to pre-determined levels and within designated parameters from specified suppliers.

-Checking and receiving deliveries of product following the required procedure.

-Merchandising of product to the required standards.

-Maintenance of stock through watering and health control to the required standard, ensuring wastage is minimized.

-Maintaining signage to the required standard for Merchandising and Sales.

-Develop, motivate, and lead your team and monitor their performance and ongoing training.

-Work with your team to make sure we continue to deliver an unrivalled plant offering 

-Ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained.

-Ensuring all staff in the plantarea area are fully informed and carry out their duties in an efficient manner.

Candidate Skills 

As the Plantarea Manager, you’ll need to have the following experience: A proven track record in garden centre retailing: you will know this working environment well in terms of the products & tips on how to care for a plants.

-Good plant knowledge

-Several years’ experience working in a Plantarea or Plant Nursery

-You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

-A meticulous eye for detail and brilliant written and verbal communication skills

-A strong work ethic, a humble attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

-A qualification in a horticultural subject would also be an advantage

If you have experience in any of the following areas we would like to hear from you.

-Nursery Manager

-Nursery Supervisor

-Nursery Team Leader

-Plantarea Assistant/Supervisor

-Plantarea Assistant Manager. 

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plantarea Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Plantarea Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Horticultural Unit Supervisor

Horticultural Unit Supervisor required

Job Ref ADV363

Team: Silsoe Horticultural Centre
Job Family: CBG9 Supporting
Salary: £28,099 - £30,719 per annum pro rata
Base Location: Silsoe Horticultural Centre, Silsoe
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

In Adult Social Care, we want every person in Central Bedfordshire to have responsive, customer-focused care and support – making this a great place to live and work.

As Unit Supervisor of the Silsoe Horticultural Centre, which operates from a three acre horticultural site, you will provide leadership and operational oversight to a dedicated team, embracing and cultivating best practice in the delivery of the new evolving day offer. This will involve partnership working with customers, carers, staff, and colleagues both within Central Bedfordshire Council and the wider social care community.

Ideally you will have social care leadership experience, as well as knowledge and experience of horticultural matters. You will possess  transferable  skills from your current role that will help us achieve our goal in the delivery of excellent person-centred day opportunities. Crucially  we are looking for someone who has a passion for involving customers in the future developments of their services.

If you have the relevant knowledge skills and experience and wish to lead and develop the team to deliver a responsive, flexible, and resilient service underpinned by a caring, compassionate, and confident operating culture, then we want to hear from you.

Join us, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop as a manager within a supportive environment and you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic leadership style. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you develop the service so that the customers are able to achieve their aspirations.

At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Unit Supervisor Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Stuart Tripcony at stuart.tripcony@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 5193

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Safeguarding:

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we, therefore, thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

Closing Date: 17th November 2021

Interview date: Week beginning 6th December 2021

Apply link: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=10386&company=centralbed


Plant Area Supervisor

Plant Area Supervisor

Job Ref  M330

From colourful roses to gorgeous geraniums, there are a huge variety of great quality plants at our client’s Centre. The garden centre is stocked full of amazing varieties from all types of plants, shrubs and trees including Olive trees to a large range of terracotta and glazed pots suit all tastes. All plant displays, not only look fantastic, but have informative information on the plants. They have huge daily deliveries of impulse and seasonal plants but also have their own onsite growing and production area where they specialise in making up hanging baskets and pots.

Our client is looking for a Plantarea Supervisor to join their small friendly team onsite. The role is full time and permanent and working hours are 9 – 5 pm weekdays with weekend work. Applicants will have excellent plant and plant care knowledge. He / She will ideally have previous retail experience at a Supervisory or Team Leader level or feel they are ready to take the next step in their career by moving into a Supervisory role. They will be friendly, outgoing and enjoy working with the public.

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

-Presentation and displays of a wide range of plants

-Ensure area is well stocked

-Merchandising of stock to encourage volume sales

-Plant maintenance and quality control

-Customer sales and service

-Staff supervision

-Working closely with the department manager

-Ensuring the department is professionally presented at all times

-Working as part of a team delivering excellence in all areas of the department

Key Skills:

This position requires a good working knowledge of plants, good retailing skills and the ability to create innovative displays whilst delivering a professionally presented department at all times. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are considered essential.

This company can also offer excellent long term career prospects and a challenging rewarding career in Horticulture.

If this Plant Area Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plant Area Supervisor vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Plant Area Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Garden Care Manager

Ref - A506

Our client has developed an award-winning Garden Centre geared towards providing a memorable shopping experience for all customers with a wide choice of plants and products, everything you need to brighten up your garden.  They are currently seeking a Garden Care Manager to take ownership of this department as well as supporting the General Manager to provide excellent retailing standards.

Do you have a passion for garden centre retailing?

Can you provide a good level of merchandising standards?

Can you lead a small team of staff by example?

Key points
  • Ordering of products with accurate stock control
  • Merchandising and displays of a wide range of products
  • Providing advice and guidance to customer on suitable products
  • Leading and supervising a small team of staff
  • Maintaining professional standards at all times
Must haves
  • A good working knowledge of garden sundries
  • Ideally previous garden centre experience in a similar role
  • Good team leadership skills
  • A willingness to learn and progress in your career

If this Garden Care Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Care Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Care Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardener - ADV252 - Please respond direct to advertiser

GARDENER

SOUTHILL HOUSE, BEDFORDSHIRE

A talented Gardener is required for Southill House in Bedfordshire to help to care for the 18 acres gardens and grounds surrounding Southill House, which includes extensive lawns, shrubberies, a conservatory, an environmentally controlled glasshouse and kitchen garden.

The successful candidate will be a team player, reliable, and trustworthy. The candidate will ideally have: RHS level 2 qualification or equivalent with a few years' experience and good plant knowledge.  Reporting to the Head Gardener, you will be happy to accept and follow instructions but be able to use your own initiative. The successful applicant must have a full driving licence and should hold a PA1(A) and PA6 qualification. The hours of work are 7:30am-4:30pm with a weekend rota watering duty during the Summer.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to The Estate Office, Southill Park, Southill, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 9LJ, email enquiries@southillestate.co.uk, telephone 01462 813209.


Head Gardener - Live Out - EC4578

A rather unique vacancy has arisen for a Head Gardener to manage a heritage site in Bedfordshire that has food and flower gardens in an ornamental setting alongside wild flowers and cultivated garden plants. The gardens grow cereal crops such as oats, rye, wheat and barley in rotation with potatoes, onions, cabbages and showcase habitats for farming and protection of wildlife.

The client is looking for an experienced Head Gardener who can enhance and develop all areas of the garden and meadows ensuring high standards of horticultural maintenance, presentation and visitor engagement to bring creative excellence to the garden.

It is essential that applicants have an RHS Level 3 certificate in practical horticulture, demonstrable equivalent hands-on experience and ideally a vocational qualification and/or extensive experience working with volunteers. Spray certificates (PA1/PA6) and a First Aid Certificate would be beneficial though not essential, as training may be provided.  

The role will entail working within gardens and landscapes open to the public, therefore considerable experience with the public would be an advantage as would experience of running a kitchen garden. As part of the role you will be expected to supervise and train volunteers. Due to the garden being open to the public comprehensive, knowledge of Health and Safety, COSSH and risk assessment procedures are essential.

Gardening duties will include hands-on management of the garden and grounds alongside drawing up management plans, ensuring the machinery and tools are suitably maintained, maintaining the garden infrastructure, plant propagation, and pest/weed management and sustainable recycling of garden waste.

Management duties to include setting and managing garden budgets, attending regular meetings, input into social media with the Marketing Manager, attend training courses as required and occasional weekend or overtime duties.

ACCOMMODATION: Live out position

LOCATION: Near Bedford

SALARY: Circa £30,000 – 35,000 depending on experience

JOB No: EC4578

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Nursery Supervisor - Temporary - Z555

Do you want to work for one of the leading tree suppliers in the UK?
Are you a self-motivated individual with practical ‘hands on’ experience?
Are you looking for an opportunity to take on a demanding yet rewarding role?

Key Points:

• Carry out all aspects of plant husbandry
• Day to day management of a team of operatives
• Loading and unloading lorries
• Able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
• This is a temporary role with the possibility of becoming permanent

Must Haves:

• Good plant knowledge
• Able to work independently as well as in a team
• Positive ‘can do’ attitude with an open minded approach to work
• forklift licence/ tele-handler licence along with a full driving licence will be essential

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application will have been unsuccessful.