Interior Landscape Technician

Interior Landscape Technician required

Job Ref ADV483

We have another new vacancy in our Plant Aftercare and Service Team so we’re on the lookout for more plant lovers!

Ideally, you’ll already have horticultural experience, be organised, a can-do attitude and a clean driving licence.

Our Commercial Clients are predominantly within the Work-space and Hospitality Sectors so you will also need to possess excellent customer care skills.

One day you could be nurturing tropical plants on a roof-top garden and the next, tending plants within a huge living wall!

We’re an inclusive, innovative, forward-thinking Family Business where hard-work is recognised/rewarded and there is scope for further career progression.

When you join our fantastic, friendly team, you become an I Want Plants ambassador.

We’ve been in business for over forty years but our core company objective still remains the same; placing plants closer to people to make our cities greener and healthier.If this sounds like you, get in touch with Jessica by email with your CV: jessica@iwantplants.co.uk

www.iwantplants.co.uk

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Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager required

Job Ref C507

Our client is a growing family-run, independently owned wholesale nursery, established over 50 years ago. They have a reputation for providing top quality tree and plants, they have a flexible approach, working alongside designers, architects, contractors, and private clients, they are always inspired by the projects they work on, and feed off the creativity of those they work with. Now a new opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced commercial grower as a Nursery Manager to join this very successful team.

The Role

The successful candidate would work closely with the Partners and other line managers of the nursery, a commercial approach to the business requirements of online plant nursery is necessary. This is not a passive role responding to instructions; the Production Manager is expected to take an active part including generating new ideas, having input into which are to be pursued and then helping execute plans that have been decided.

Key Skills

-Experience and knowledge of growing potted plants and nursery stock including irrigation and plant health/pest and weed control.

-Ability and understanding of the importance of maintaining records on the potting & growing operation.

-Ability to provide input into streamlining and documenting processes and improvements.

-Ability to lead a small team, providing instruction, guidance, and the ability to listen and work together.

Key Duties

-The creation of and responsibility for an excel production schedule alongside management to meet the needs of the business.

-Overall responsibility for nursery grounds maintenance.

-Stock and Production Materials Control- providing production reports so stock can be kept accurate.

-Overseeing control of goods in, working to procedure so stock can be kept accurate.

The Applicant

Candidates will need to be able to work well with the clients existing team: friendly, humble, hardworking, ability to work as a team, flexible and driven by improvements. Our client is a family business whose reputation has been built on the quality of their stock over the last 50 years.  This role is crucial in maintaining this. 

Required: driving license, forklift licence, Spraying Certificate, PA1 and PA6 Certified, Microsoft Office proficient, particularly Excel/OneDrive/Outlook. Professional horticultural experience as a commercial grower, horticultural certificates/education.

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

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Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Gardener to work closely with the Head Gardener on an award-winning garden of a beautiful private estate in Cheshire.

The 26-acre estate consists of formal garden areas with expansive manicured lawns and grass areas with paths throughout, herbaceous borders, topiary, a large pond and lake, a water feature, mixed hedges and borders, kitchen garden, wildflower meadows, with surrounding woodland of young and mature trees. A full irrigation system is in place.

Typical duties will include, but not be limited to general garden maintenance, Seasonal bulb planting, pruning of shrubs, plants and topiary, lawn mowing and border edging, hedge cutting, weeding, watering & irrigation and pest and disease control.

The ideal candidate will be a good all-round maintenance gardener. An interest in maintaining lawns would be hugely advantageous, as would experience of machinery maintenance. Pesticide and chainsaw licences are desirable but not essential.  

Good physical fitness and a commitment to the garden are necessary, as well as a willingness to work as part of a small and friendly team. Most importantly, applicants must have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to contribute to the ongoing smooth running of the estate.  A full driving license and transport are required.

This beautiful property has been on the market a couple of years now. Ideally, employment will continue with the new owners however, as there is no guarantee, this position will be on a 6-month rolling contract. Either way, when the house is sold, the remaining amount of the 6 months’ salary is guaranteed.

SALARY:        Up to £25,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Knutsford, Cheshire
JOB No:          EC29499

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Sole Gardener

A self-motivated and driven Sole Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a lovely private garden near Tarporley, Cheshire.

The 4-acre geometric garden is part of a 25-acre estate and consists of mixed beds and borders, a couple of ornate ponds with planting, extensive lawns, greenhouse, variety of mature and young trees, a newly planted orchard and a recently created vegetable garden to be planted up soon. There is also a tennis court and a swimming pool.  

The owners moved into the property last year and have carried out work on the house and gardens. There is a landscaping firm redeveloping the garden as part of a two-year project that is currently underway. The owners are looking to bring onboard a plantsman / gardener with a real passion for horticulture looking for a long-term opportunity on an evolving garden. The sole gardener will also be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard.

The successful applicant will be organised, manage the budget for the garden, and be able to plan and prioritise the workload. He / She will with ideally hold a level 2 or level 3 horticultural qualification and have excellent plant knowledge. PA1/PA6 spray certificates and chainsaw certificates would be an advantage but not a requirement. The ability to operate a range of machinery including tractors, mowers and garden machinery as well as good technical skills are desirable for the role. A full UK driving licence is essential.

Occasional assistance may be required with other duties on the estate. For example, a company manages the pool and tennis court, but the gardener may be asked to assist once in a while or during the winter period, assistance with logs. During the summer, additional support for mowing etc. can be provided for the gardener if required.

This is an excellent opportunity for a pragmatic gardener with enthusiasm, enjoys developing gardens and works to a very high standard.

SALARY:        £30,000 – £35,000 depending on experience     
LOCATION: Near Tarporley, Cheshire
JOB No:          EC28238

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Skilled Gardener

A permanent full-time Skilled Gardener is sought after to maintain and manage the garden on a beautiful family-owned property near Stockport, Cheshire.

The impressive 33-acre estate consists of pastures, paddocks, 5-acre formal garden filled with spring flowers; azaleas and rhododendrons, a vegetable garden, formal lawns surrounded by mixed beds and borders, rose beds, mature shrubs, apple trees, large green house with a grape vine, a 3-acre woodland area with a woodland walk, a pond, and a variety of hedges – yew, beech and hornbeam.

The owners are garden enthusiasts and are looking for a horticulturalist with an eye for detail, genuine enthusiasm and ideas for further development and improvements in order to provide additional colour and interest to the garden. Also, to bring the garden up to a high horticultural standard. The role will be a sole position with additional support provided during the busier periods.

Applicants will have a relevant horticultural qualification, ideally level 2 or above and proven experience as a Sole or Skilled Gardener managing a large private garden from a hands-on perspective.  Applicants must have good all-round gardening skills, be physically fit and happy to work autonomously. Chainsaw certificates and spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be an advantage; however, training can be provided as long as there is the willingness to acquire the tickets. The garden is equipped with a range of equipment hence experience with using garden machinery and basic maintenance is required as well as a full UK driving licence.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and driven gardener to take ownership of the garden, and to work for owners who are genuinely enthusiastic about the presentation and ongoing development of their garden.

SALARY:        £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Near Stockport, Cheshire
JOB No:          EC25213

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor required

Job Ref T618

Established in 1914, our client specialises in garden plants to the trade only, utilising six acres of glasshouses on a site of 8 acres. In continuing to expand and grow the business, they aim is to embrace modern technology and growing techniques whilst sticking closely to their family’s historical values of quality, service and value.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a bedding plant production supervisor for their nursey in Cheshire. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar setting and can offer knowledge and encouragement to the team working for a growing company who currently supply large garden centres across the UK.

This is a key role in the business and requires an excellent motivator and communicator at all levels. He / She will effectively supervise a production team to ensure optimum operational performance within this area.

THE MAIN TASKS
  • Checking and sorting incoming young plant material
  • Organisation of young plants material and matching care cards
  • Overseeing the efficient running of the various transplanting lines
THE CANDIDATE

Key attributes of the bedding plant Production Supervisor include:

  • Ideally possess supervisory experience in a horticultural environment
  • Horticultural product experience desirable
  • Possesses the ability to organise a team to work efficiently
  • Ability to perform well under pressure with drive and ambition to succeed
  • Excellent people management skills

The role is based in Cheshire and is paying £23,000 - £25,000 depending on experience. The working hours will be 8-5.30 plus seasonal Saturdays. Additional onsite training will be given as required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business as they have great ambition and passion to grow their business.

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

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Sole Gardener

A rare opportunity has arisen for a skilled Sole Gardener to take ownership of an impressive private estate garden at an exciting stage of development.  The stunning historic property in Cheshire, owned by a very welcoming family, is undergoing development including the creation of a new garden.  Following the departure of the previous gardener after 10 enjoyable years in the role, the family are in need of a new skilled, enthusiastic and creative gardener to play a key role in the next stage of development which will include subdivision of the property.

The historic property occupies a very private position overlooking parkland fields, standing on an elevated yet sheltered site and protected by woodland from the prevailing wind.  From the principal residence there are far-reaching views and spectacular sunsets against the backdrop of the welsh mountains.

The 80-acre site will eventually be divided into two properties, with the successful candidate then working solely on the new property.  Initially, the role will include maintenance of the entire site, the majority of which comprises expansive pasture and woodland of mixed native broadleaf and various coniferous species. 

The existing formal gardens encompass approximately 8-acres and include a walled garden with a wide range of ornamental planting, terraces and courtyards, specimen trees, inter-connecting ponds, floral and herbaceous beds/borders, a ‘temple garden,’ a folly, swimming pool and expansive areas of lawn.  The lawned gardens lead down to a small ornamental lake bordered by willow and a stand of mature wellingtonia trees which survive the earlier, historic property.  A stone paved area with stone bench seating and pergola sits beside a naturally fed lake and a natural garden including an underplanted woodland glade.

Once the property is split and the original half sold, the Sole Gardener will focus only on the ‘new’ property on a full-time permanent basis.  It is the intention of the owners to bring the existing property to the market in Spring of 2022.  It is expected that building and development of the ‘new’ 35-acre estate will take place by June 2021, with a 9-month build programme.  At present, basic refurbishment of a sunken garden has been undertaken, itself located adjacent to the Victorian walled garden which was built in 1895.

The new garden will comprise four quadrants with the first two including a Hartley Botanic Victorian Grand Lodge greenhouse (within a kitchen garden area), with a new orangery within a domestic/leisure garden area.  This will take place in the summer of 2021.  The two remaining quadrants of the garden are still in the design phase, as is the entire planting scheme and garden’s ‘internal’ layout, as these will be designed in 2021 in conjunction with input from the new Sole Gardener.  

From the summer of 2022 it is expected the primary property will be sold and the Sole Gardener to be focused on the new estate and the development of the walled garden together with the overall development of the estate.  This will include planting of wildflower meadows and Cheshire apple orchards, further development of 15-year-old native woodland, development of a Chapel pond and bringing the existing 3-acre pleasure garden in the centre of the estate to its full potential.

Suitable candidates for this role will have strong horticultural knowledge and time management skills with experience in a similar role; either in a position of seniority and/or responsibility as a Sole Gardener.  Good physical fitness is essential, as is an ability to safely operate a full range of garden machinery and equipment.  Experience in species-specific pruning, kitchen gardening, basic plant pest and disease control and plant propagation is desired, as well as a positive attitude and an ability to work alongside the property owners in a creative and constructive way.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled and energetic gardener to join a diverse and developing family estate in a beautiful part of Cheshire, on a full-time permanent basis. 

SALARY: Circa £30,000 - £32,000 DOE
LOCATION: Cheshire
JOB No: EC23767

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Horticulture Manager - S296

Horticulture Manager required

Our client has a fresh and modern highly successful Garden Centre where you will be inspired by their fantastic range of plants and stunning displays, allowing the customer to bring their garden to life with a vast selection of flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and bulbs.  They currently have an exciting vacancy for a Horticultural Manager who will manage a horticultural team in creating and maintaining all year round fantastic plant displays.

Can you provide excellent visual merchandising standards? 

Are you a dedicated team leader able to inspire others?

Are you confident to reach targets and provide excellent customer sales and service?

Key points
  • Implements seasonal changes and range reviews within company time lines
  • Maintain the expected visual merchandising standards, seeking to inspire the customer
  • Oversee the management of stock and control wastage to achieve sales figures
  • Responsible for engaging with local suppliers and purchasing of stock
  • Acts as a role model to colleagues to ensure a high standard of customer service is delivered
  • Set clear directions with the team to deliver objectives as agreed with the General Manager
Must haves
  • Previous management experience within garden centre retailing
  • A high level of plant knowledge and experience and or relevant qualification
  • Be a strategic thinker with the ability to enhance processes to improve efficiency
  • Be energetic and inspiring with the ability to get the best out of your team

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

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Nursery Manager - T059

Our client has a long history in the nursery business and their proud heritage still continues specialising in garden plant production, hanging baskets and patio tubs as well as potted herbs and garden vegetables on their 8 acres site.  They are currently seeking a Nursery Manager to join the business working with and reporting to the Director.

Would you excel in the role of overseeing the day to day running of the nursery?

Are you a methodical team leader?

Can you work to deadlines and on demand?

Key points
  • Liaising with the grower and production supervisor to ensure crops are grown in the correct site/glasshouse
  • Supervising of staff and ensure all procedures are being conducted in the correct manner
  • Predicting the end of tasks and moving on to the next allocating staff as required
  • Supervising and monitoring the movement of trolleys in the dispatch area to the right destination
  • Reporting to and working closely with the Director
Must haves
  • Hands on experience at Nursery Manager level
  • The ability to lead and supervise a team of staff
  • Be methodical in your approach with good attention to detail
  • A good understanding of production procedures to ensure quality stock is available to schedule.

If this Nursery Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener - Live Out - EC7834 - This position has now been filled

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to manage the award-winning gardens of a beautiful private estate in Cheshire. 

The 26-acre estate consists of formal garden areas with expansive manicured lawns and grass areas with paths throughout, herbaceous borders, topiary, a large pond and lake, a water feature, mixed hedges and borders, kitchen garden, wildflower meadows, with surrounding woodland of young and mature trees. A full irrigation system is in place.

The Head Gardener will be responsible for managing all areas of the garden including the wider estate grounds.  The lawns are maintained by a contractor and there are currently two other gardeners working on site.  The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and prioritising the garden work schedule and continue to work in a safe and secure environment by maintaining compliance with health and safety obligations at all times. 

Applicants must have demonstrable experience of managing garden staff in a private estate environment, excellent plant identification skills, competence with a full range of garden machinery and kitchen gardening experience. Spray certificates would be an advantage along with knowledge of maintaining ponds and water gardens. Due to seasonal variation and planned events, the Head Gardener may be required to be flexible in terms of their working hours.

This beautiful property is currently on the market for sale however, the owners are looking for a full time Head Gardener to take ownership of the garden. Someone with a vision for maintaining and enhancing the garden as required to a high horticultural standard. Ideally, employment will continue with the new owners however, as there is no guarantee, this position will be on a 6-month rolling contract. Either way, when the house is sold, the remaining amount of the 6 months’ salary is guaranteed.

SALARY:        £35,000-£40,000 depending on experience         
LOCATION:   Knutsford, Cheshire
JOB No:          EC7834

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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