Assistant Nursery Manager

Assistant Nursery Manager required

Job Ref ADV436

We’re looking for someone to become part of our team as an assistant to our Production Manager, to help maintain and develop the exceptionally high standards we have become known for.  Established in 2008, we set ourselves up as a field-grown tree nursery to supply high quality, multi-stem trees to the British landscaping industry.  We grow over 100 varieties of trees and shrubs on our 80 acres site which is spread around the village of Stoke Gabriel.The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the correct growing requirements are met for each and every tree throughout the nursery.This is a very hands-on position, where an eye for detail and an ability to lead by example is not only essential, but crucial.You will report to the Production Manager.

Job Description

  • Prune trees according to company specifications     
  • Ensure appropriate growing practices are met    
  • Manage and maintain appropriate irrigation delivery for all growing trees - container and field
  • Ensure pest and disease control requirements are met     
  • Improve on and maintain weed control across the site
  • Contribute to development of the company’s technical knowledge, best practise, and innovation
  • Ensure legislative compliance

Essential Criteria

  • A passion for plants, especially trees, is of the utmost importance
  • Ability to distinguish between different genus, species, and varieties of trees
  • Demonstrable experience of growing, with good horticultural knowledge and skill base
  • Being able to use own initiative essential
  • Pest & disease knowledge
  • Being able to multitask with excellent organisational skills
  • Able to develop and motivate a team
  • Enthusiastic, practical, and driven to succeed
  • Plans and monitors effectively to ensure teams’ productivity
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Literacy Level 2 qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. GCSE, NVQ, Key Skills, Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate, Scottish National Certificate level 5)*
  • Numeracy Level 2 qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. GCSE, NVQ, Key Skills, Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate, Scottish National Certificate level 5)
  • Competent IT user with experience of the Microsoft Office suite

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding the different growth patterns between different genus, species and varieties.
  • Experience of pesticide use: able to safely apply pesticides using knapsack sprayers
  • Experience of strimmer / brush cutter / clearing saw operator: able to safely use these machines for mechanical weeding and cleaning
  • Experience of the use of tractors with front end loaders, trailers and flail mowers for a range of horticultural tasks
  • Experience of trailer towing

This position is 40 hours per week:  8am to 4pm Monday to Friday with a 1hour break which is split between a 15 minute morning break and a 45 minute lunch break.Benefits include 28 days paid leave which include bank holidays and maternity/paternity leave.  We provide free parking plus waterproof outwear which includes coats, overalls, fleeces, tops, hats & boots.

The role is live for four weeks until 27th February 2023

www.newwoodtrees.co.uk

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Bedding Production Supervisor

Bedding Production Supervisor required

Job Ref: W101

Established for over 80 years, the wholesale nursery is dedicated to producing high quality plants and has a dynamic approach to growing. Along with this they provide excellent customer care and have built up a good reputation throughout the horticultural industry.

Job Description:

A vacancy has become available for a nursery production supervisor overseeing seasonal bedding production with some additional perennial production. The supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the team of production staff which currently consists of 4, however this does fluctuate seasonally. The employer is looking for someone with previous experience working in a wholesale nursery with a strong understanding of nursery production and plant after care.

The nursery itself is set out over 8 acres and plants are grown under glass and within polytunnels. The production supervisor will be responsible for all record keeping from delivery of young plant stock through to saleable product. The nursery currently has a 7 – 10 day spraying regime and therefore both PA1 & PA6 spraying qualifications will be required as well as an understanding of the current pesticides and organic controls available for the control of a wide of pest and disease.

Candidates will ideally have experience setting up and operating a range of production machinery including tray / pot fillers, transplanting machine and compost mixers, although training can be provided.

Some flexibility will be required depending on the demands of the season.

If this Bedding Production Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Parker on 01233 732767 or matt@horticruitment.com

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Senior Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener with the enthusiasm for maintaining a beautiful private estate in the grounds of an impressive 16th century Grade I listed property to a high standard, based near the market town of Tavistock. The position is full time, permanent and would suit a friendly and knowledgeable all rounded gardener with experience at senior level.

The beautiful 550-acre estate includes organic grassland, walled gardens, lush pasture, heath land designated as a site of special scientific interest, lakes and banks of woodland to the river Tavy in the valley below. The 12 acre (and growing) formal garden surrounding the main house comprising wildflower meadows, azaleas, rhododendrons, a rose garden full of climbers, floribundas, Hybrid Tea and shrub with scented varieties, an orchard and a variety of mature trees.

The Senior Gardener will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with a friendly disposition. They will have excellent horticultural knowledge, high working standards and be able to work using their own initiative both as part of a team and individually. The successful applicant will join a small team overseeing one other team member and a part time gardener. They will be responsible for planning and prioritising the garden work schedule and ensure that they are compliant with Health and safety at all times.

Candidates will ideally hold a horticultural qualification and/or experience working in a diverse estate garden. Spray certificates PA1/PA6 and chainsaw would be desirable but not essential as training can be given. A driving licence is required due to the rural location of the property.

The accommodation provided is a semi-detached farmhouse with two bedrooms. Partners and children are welcome however, no pets. The rent and bills such as council tax, water, electricity and internet are paid by the employer.

SALARY: Circa £30,000 DOE
LOCATION: Tavistock, Devon
JOB No: EC51878

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

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Landscape Team Leader

Landscape Team Leader required

Job Ref R905

Bespoke Design, Build and Consultancy Client based near Exeter are looking for a Landscape team leader to join their expanding team. Working on both Domestic and Commercial projects across Devon and the Southwest.

You will be in charge of a team delivering high quality projects to their clients and have the experience to deliver finished projects within time and budget.

Responsibilities

-Organise and motivate the team

-Team briefings, setting KPI’s

-Client daily meetings 

-Able to read and set out from plans and specifications 

-Groundworks 

-Demonstrate both Hard & Soft Landscaping skills to include but not limited to 

-Brick & block

-Stone & resin

-All aspects of paving 

-Timber work

-Water feature, both natural and contemporary 

-Decking, both composite and timber

-Soft Landscaping including turfing and planting

-Irrigation and lighting installation

-Follow H&S

Person Specification

-Horticultural/landscape Qualifications with 8 years + experience with last three in a supervisory role.

-You will need to able to demonstrate a high knowledge and experience of hard and soft landscapes across all landscape disciplines with managerial and organisational skills.

-Proficient in the use of Excel, Word and other computer apps

-Driver

-CSCS Card desirable but not essential 

-Self-motivated

Working hours: 8am start 5pm finish.

Landscape Assistant 21-23k DOE

Our client is also looking for a self-motivated person with landscape laboring experience and soft landscape knowledge to work in the Exeter area.

You will be capable of working on your own initiative and in collaboration with the foreperson and management to create top-end gardens

Responsibilities

-Assisting in setting out projects

-Mixing of concrete and mortars

-Material movement throughout the site

-Excavations 

-Site and equipment cleanliness

-Follow H&S

-Ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

-Hort Qual desirable but not essential 

-CSCS desirable but not essential

-Driver

-Self-motivated

-Career progression

Working hours: 8am start 5pm finish.

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

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General Manager for Operations

General Manager required

Job Ref ADV359

Join YGS… create opportunities, build a greener future, make a difference.

Company: YGS Landscapes Limited

Job title: General Manager (Operations)

Reports to: Managing Director

Goals and Objectives:

The General Manager is responsible for managing and providing strategic guidance to company Heads of Departments, supervisors, and operative staff. This position is accountable for developing and adhering to the annual production budget, participating in new project development, and planning, attending and participating in various organisational meetings. The General Manager is also responsible for the supervision of all direct and indirect reports in a way that is beneficial to all stakeholders and helps to establish and maintain a positive relationship with them. The General Manager will maintain an understanding of all YGS procedures and systems and consistently work towards continual improvement whilst assisting the business to achieve maintain ISO 9001:2015 certification and other future goals and accreditations.

Responsibilities:

- To manage and act as a direct report line to the company Heads of Departments.

- Monitoring daily operation schedules for all departments for accuracy and ensuring daily operational goals are realised

- Track key performance indicators of operations including quality, service, safety and cost.

- Lead by example to develop a culture of continuous improvement

- Provide strategic operational guidance to the organisation through participation in meetings

- Ensure the HoDs communicate with supervisors, providing personal development and work-related performance feedback

- Improve the H&S standards in the workplace ensuring as a company we remain at the forefront of our industry

- Manage first aid provision requirements (including ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, organising training for staff, upkeep of AED etc)

- Complete monthly accident and health and safety report and analysis

- Collate poor practice data and complete annual report

- Review and update all risk assessments and H&S policies annually

- Produce RAMS and attend handovers for new projects

- Complete Site Audit Reports and provide feedback to Senior Management

- Ensure staffing and stock levels meet requirements for all project

- Manage YGS yard/ depot – oversee watering and plant care, waste management, site safety

- Manage fleet, machinery and plant maintenance schedules to optimise efficiency

- Point of contact for larger sites

- Support on-site teams during busy periods

- Support the Managing Director to develop operations budget by analysing spending and allocation of resources

- Provide budget updates and adjustments as requested by Managing Director

- All duties and responsibilities should be carried out in accordance with the agreed YGS Landscapes Policy and Procedures

- Any other duties the Company may reasonably require. Having at all times full regard for the company’s competitiveness, efficiency and general viability

Candidate requirements:

- Industry and Horticultural qualifications and experience

- Excellent communication and coaching skills

- Detail orientated and organised

- Ability to receive performance feedback and react positively

- Excellent industry knowledge of equipment, products and processes

- Self-motivated, results orientated and excellent personal skills

- Must have a hands-on work ethic and be able to lead by example

- Experience in managing and leading a team

- Experience in client-focused service delivery

- Proven experience in the management and delivery of projects

- IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook (essential), Xero experience (desirable)

- Full, clean driving licence

Personal Qualities:

- Enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious

- Adaptable and able to work under pressure

- Excellent communication across multiple departments

- Able to work alone and as part of a team

- Able to use initiative

- Proven Commercial awareness

- Results-focused with finishing attitude

- Willing to learn and continuously improve

- Customer focus

- Excellent organisational skills with attention to all detail

- Passionate about ‘making a difference

- Passionate about the environment and community

 Benefits:

- Company phone and laptop

- Company vehicle

- Bonus scheme after 12 months served

- Proven career progression opportunities within the group

This role is offering a salary of £38,000 - £45,000, depending on experience.

Benefits: Company vehicle, laptop, 20 days holiday (+BHs), cycle to work scheme, pension, annual bonus*, Mon-Friday FT permanent contract.

For your next career move, join an established, ambitious landscaping company based in Devon. With promotional opportunities throughout the group of companies, the ideal candidate will have excellent administrative, organisational and management skills. You will have landscaping or built environment experience and enjoy a challenging workload. YGS Landscapes is an expanding company that would welcome a candidate who strives to contribute towards and indeed surpass our growth plans.

For over 30 years, YGS Landscapes Ltd have carried out all aspects of landscaping, fencing, decking, grounds maintenance and tree care throughout Devon and Cornwall.

If you have experience in people management, landscaping, general and operational management, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, or for an informal chat about the role, please send your CV and Cover Letter to: vacancy@ygslandscapes.co.uk with GENMAN in the subject line.


Senior/Experienced Estate Worker

Senior/Experienced Estate Worker required

We seek applications from suitable candidates for an interesting and varied role on a beautiful 43 acre estate situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in the Southwest of England. The main house is a former farmhouse which is surrounded by a small garden, pond, lawns and borders. The other areas of the estate consists of woodlands and pastures, flower meadow, paddock, farmland with barns, plus additional woodland with meadow and stream frontage.

Our client seeks someone who is experienced in a range of general gardening and estate work to take sole responsibility for the general upkeep of the garden and surrounding land. Duties will be varied but will include:

-Grass cutting and strimming.

-Hedge trimming.

-Keeping brambles in check.

-Creating and maintaining woodland paths.

-Care and maintenance of garden area.

-Keeping driveways clear.

-Repairs as necessary to perimeter fencing and gates etc.

-Other general odd jobs as required.

Applicants must have reasonable horticultural knowledge and gardening skills, combined with good practical skills within general estate maintenance tasks. You will be hard working, and highly self-motivated, able to plan and organise your own daily and seasonal workload making the most efficient use of your time. You must have a current driving licence and be familiar with the safe use and maintenance of typical garden machinery and tools.

SALARY:       Circa £30K Depending on experience  
LOCATION: Devon
JOB No:          EC29892

If this Senior/Experienced Estate Worker vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Senior/Experienced Estate Worker 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 Senior/Experienced Estate Worker vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountygardeners.co.uk


Plant Area Assistant

Plant Area Assistant required

Job Ref ADV310

We are a family run independent garden centre in the centre of Devon operating for 60+ years and we are seeking a Plant Area Assistant to join our team.

Tasks to include;

-Unloading, displaying and day to day maintenance of the plant stock

-Advising and assisting customers with their purchases

-Answering customer phone & email enquiries

-Booking customer deliveries

-The role includes some heavy lifting and working outside all year round

Skill required;

-Good knowledge of plants and ideally linked products(eg compost and chemical products) 

-Excellent customer service skills

-Basic IT Skills

-Ability to work both as a team and alone under their own initiative

Hours of work are 40 hours a week, including a weekend day (8:30am – 5pm)

www.bernaville.co.uk

 


Sole Gardener - EC4902 - This position has now been filled

Sole Gardener required

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and imaginative person to take over management of a celebrated garden in Devon following the planned departure of the current postholder. Designed by the world renowned Arne Maynard, this private garden has featured in numerous national publications and remains a visitor highlight as part of the National Garden Scheme.   We are looking for someone keen to develop a long term career in horticulture by contributing to the further development of this unique and celebrated property. The ideal candidate for the post will be energetic and genuinely passionate about gardening in all its aspects, having good plant knowledge and horticultural skills but also with some management experience and excellent communication skills.  The successful applicant will have assistance provided on a part-time basis by a dedicated and knowledgeable local gardener, as well as specialist contractors where necessary, with the possibility of a full-time apprentice in the near future.

Now an established garden of approximately five acres set within a larger area of traditionally managed hay meadows, the garden demonstrates how contemporary design can be integrated into a traditional setting.  The ancient house already had the structure of a walled garden attached to the house prior to Arne Maynard’s renovation and re-design in 2008.  The expertise and knowledge of the lead gardener is relied upon to maintain the look and feel that has attracted so much deserving attention through the year. A heavy bespoke oak gate, inspired by wooden spindles from within the house, gives way to a walled garden where there are borders planted with fragrant lavender, violas, geraniums and mature yew topiaries.  Beyond this is a large kitchen garden of 22 raised beds, a knot garden, orchards, sunken greenhouse, cold frames and architectural oak fruit cages.  The kitchen garden is run organically with the no-dig method and produces vegetables for the house throughout the year, with the greenhouse being utilised for tender crops and propagation.  The kitchen garden also contains cut flowers, trained fruit trees, topiary and parterre beds. 

Annually in May, 5000 bulbs including 2500 tulips and hundreds of camassias create a spectacle in the flower meadow and contribute to continued public interest in the garden, year on year.  The formal gardens and main house are set within a further 10-acres of wildflower meadows and paddocks, the latter being grazed by sheep and managed by a local farmer and associated contractors. 

The successful applicant will have overall management responsibility of the garden in all its aspects and will also be expected to conduct up to 12 NGS group visits each year.  The successful applicant must be willing and able to look after various non-horticultural aspects of the estate including a small brood of chickens, basic garden DIY where necessary (repair of fruit cages, fences etc.) and management of the garden budget. Applicants for this position must possess academic training in horticulture, preferably at RHS Level 3 or above, and extensive knowledge of plants and hands-on garden management.  Plant propagation, glasshouse work, kitchen gardening and extensive ornamental plant management will all play a part in the post holder’s day-to-day working life.  Applicants must be physically fit, with the ability to operate and undertake basic maintenance of garden machinery, willingness and ability to provide direction to others, and have the flexibility in approach required to ensure the smooth running of the property. 

SALARY:       Circa £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  East Devon
JOB No:         EC4902

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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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sole Gardener 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 Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardening Team Leader - ADV273 - Please respond direct to the advertiser

Gardening Team Leader required

We are a long established professional company specialising in landscaping and garden maintenance who are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working, experienced, reliable, full time professional gardener to lead our team.

All applicants must have a good work ethic, be reliable and punctual and enjoy working outdoors  in all types of weather as this a physically demanding position. If you can work to a high standard and are passionate about horticulture with at least 5 years experience in gardening with a good knowledge of plants and horticultural practices, we can offer you excellent rates of pay, a company pension, 28 days holiday (includes bank holidays) together with excellent career progression opportunities. Candidates will also be expected to have some basic computer skills, be presentable and have good communication skills, particularly when dealing with clients.

Desired Qualifications

NVQ Level 1 and 2 in Horticulture Amenity, PA1 & PA6 Spraying, full clean UK driving licence with towing licence an advantage. Further training can be given where necessary.

 


Grower - Bedding Plants - P138

Our client is an established wholesale nursery specialising in bedding plants, patio plants, hanging baskets and hardy perennials.  For over 80 years they have been supplying the trade with a wide range of top quality plants.  They are currently seeking a Grower who will assist and report to the Director. 

Do you have good growing expertise in order to handle all day to day aspects of the nursery?

Can you identify and deal with all problems efficiently? 

Do you hold relevant spraying certificates?

Key points

  • Taking full responsibility for growing of all plant stock
  • Managing a team of 6-10 staff
  • Maintenance and care of plants
  • Pest and disease control
  • Where possible bringing fresh ideas to the business

Must haves

  • Relevant qualifications and spraying certificates
  • Good organisational skills with attention to detail in all tasks
  • Be happy to work hands on as part of a team
  • Dedication and enthusiasm to drive the business forward

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

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