Outdoor Plant Department Manager

Outdoor Plant Department Manager required

Job Ref J175

Our client, a thriving garden Centre, is seeking a Outdoor Plant Department Manager to take part in and assist with the organisation of activity geared towards increasing the success of the Centre and to achieve the Centre's established goals and objectives.

  • Deliver excellent customer sales and service.
  • Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training
  • Presentation and display of a vast range of plants and associated products
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control
  • Manage the overall aesthetics of the department, ensuring required standards are achieved.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety standards are achieved across the department.

Sales

    To ensure that sales targets are achieved.

  • To provide high levels of customer service at all times
  • Collaborate with other departments to maximize cross-selling opportunities.

Staff

  • Provide hands-on effective training on an on-going basis to all staff within your department.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to communicate goals and provide updates.
  • Ensure you and your staff are well presented in the correct staff uniform.
  • Ensure that weekly and daily work planning schedules are created and implemented.
  • Ensure the department is adequately staffed daily.

Display, merchandising and layout.

  • Achieve high standards of cleanliness and housekeeping at all times.
  • Ensure that all stock is clearly priced at all times.
  • Always ensure a high standard of neat and tidy merchandise.
  • Ensure that all promotional display areas are fully stocked and signed at all times.
  • Be responsible for the overall layout of the department.
  • Ensure that the customer flow route is maintained around the department.

Buying, ordering and stock control

  • Ensure that stock levels are kept within the cash flow requirement.
  • Achieve budgeted gross margin targets within the department.
  • Be responsible for stock control within your department including ordering, stocking up, receiving of products following the required procedure, quality control and clearance of slow-moving lines.
  • Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.

Duty manager role

When you are the Duty Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Unlocking and opening of the Garden Centre
  • Ensuring that the business is ready for sales.
  • The overall running of the Centre, in particular:
    • Duty rostering - ensuring adequate staff cover in all departments at all times.
    • Ensuring the above happens particularly around break times
  • Closing down and securing the Garden Centre
Essential requirements
  • Driving of telescopic forklift truck to receive deliveries.
  • Company Van use for customer deliveries

If this Outdoor Plant Department Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Outdoor Plant Department 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 Outdoor Plant Department Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager required

Job Ref J175

Our client, a thriving garden Centre, is seeking a Nursery Manager to take part in and assist with the organisation of activity geared towards increasing the success of the Centre and to achieve the Centre's established goals and objectives.

    Deliver excellent customer sales and service.

  • Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training.
  • Presentation and display of a vast range of plants and associated products
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control
  • Manage the overall aesthetics of the department, ensuring required standards are achieved.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety standards are achieved across the department.

Responsibilities include:

Sales

    To ensure that sales targets are achieved.

  • To provide high levels of customer service at all times
  • Collaborate with other departments to maximize cross-selling opportunities.

Staff

  • Provide hands-on effective training on an on-going basis to all staff within your department.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to communicate goals and provide updates.
  • Ensure you and your staff are well presented in the correct staff uniform.
  • Ensure that weekly and daily work planning schedules are created and implemented.
  • Ensure the department is adequately staffed daily.

Display, merchandising and layout.

  • Achieve high standards of cleanliness and housekeeping at all times.
  • Ensure that all stock is clearly priced at all times.
  • Always ensure a high standard of neat and tidy merchandise.
  • Ensure that all promotional display areas are fully stocked and signed at all times.
  • Be responsible for the overall layout of the department.
  • Ensure that the customer flow route is maintained around the department.

Buying, ordering and stock control

  • Ensure that stock levels are kept within the cash flow requirement.
  • Achieve budgeted gross margin targets within the department.
  • Be responsible for stock control within your department including ordering, stocking up, receiving of products following the required procedure, quality control and clearance of slow-moving lines.
  • Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.

Duty manager role

When you are the Duty Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Unlocking and opening of the Garden Centre
  • Ensuring that the business is ready for sales.
  • The overall running of the Centre, in particular:
    • Duty rostering - ensuring adequate staff cover in all departments at all times.
    • Ensuring the above happens particularly around break times
  • Closing down and securing the Garden Centre

Essential requirements

  • Driving of telescopic forklift truck to receive deliveries (Training Can be Provided)
  • Company Van use for customer deliveries

If this Nursery Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery 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 Nursery Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Garden Shop Department Manager

Garden Shop Department Manager required

Job ref J176

Our client, a thriving garden centre, is seeking a dynamic Garden shop department manager which will oversee the - Garden Sundries, Giftware, Clothing, Houseplants, Wild Bird Care, and Seasonal items.

General duties

In association with all members of the team, to take part in and assist with the organisation of activity geared towards increasing the success of the Centre and to achieve the Centre's established goals and objectives.

  • Deliver excellent customer sales and service, hands on Sales role within the Seasonal Leisure department with a focus on sales.
  • Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training
  • Presentation and display of a vast range of plants and associated products
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control
  • Manage the overall aesthetics of the department, ensuring required standards are achieved
  • Ensure all Health & Safety standards are achieved across the department.
Responsibilities include:

Sales

    To ensure that sales targets are achieved.

  • To provide high levels of customer service at all times
  • Collaborate with other departments to maximize cross-selling opportunities.

Staff

  • Provide hands-on effective training on an on-going basis to all staff within your department.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to communicate goals and provide updates.
  • Ensure you and your staff are well presented in the correct staff uniform at all times.
  • Ensure that weekly and daily work planning schedules are created and implemented.
  • Ensure the department is adequately staffed daily.

Display, merchandising and layout.

  • Achieve high standards of cleanliness and housekeeping at all times.
  • Ensure that all stock is clearly priced at all times.
  • Always ensure a high standard of neat and tidy merchandising.
  • Ensure that all promotional display areas are fully stocked and always signed.
  • Be responsible for the overall layout of the department.
  • Ensure that the customer flow route is maintained around the department.

Duty manager role

When you are the Duty Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Unlocking and opening of the Garden Centre
  • Ensuring that the business is ready for sales.
  • The overall running of the Centre, in particular:
    • Duty rostering - ensuring adequate staff cover in all departments at all times.
    • Ensuring the above happens particularly around break times.
  • Closing down and securing the Garden Centre
Additional requirements
  • Driving of telescopic forklift truck to receive deliveries (Training can be provided)
  • Company Van use for customer deliveries

If this Garden Shop Department Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@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 Shop Department 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 Shop Department Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Plant Area Manager

Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref ADV492

The Hertfordshire Garden Centre is a family run independent garden centre based just outside the villages of Redbourn and Harpenden. We are expanding and growing rapidly.

Our mission is to provide excellent quality grown plants and gardening products to the neighbouring community and beyond. We pride ourselves in giving our customers a great experience whether this is in the shop, plant area or restaurant.

We are currently seeking a Plant Area Manager with a good level of expertise that is essential for the role. You will have the retail vision and a passion for horticulture to take our business forward to the next level. The Plant Area Manager must have a commercial awareness of the retail environment with a strong knowledge of horticulture. You will have a sound understanding of visual merchandising and can provide inspirational displays.

You must have excellent knowledge and understanding of gardening and how plants are best suited to the garden. You must be able to inspire our customers, helping them to achieve the garden they dream of.

The Plant Area Manager must be able to interact effectively with different types of people including suppliers, team members and customers.

Strong buying and negotiating skills are essential for sourcing new plant products, as well as keeping track of all stock and maintaining the balance within the profit and loss margins

Key points

  • Being at the forefront of ordering products as per seasonal requirements
  • Have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the Plant Area
  • Be meticulous in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation, and the overall look and feel of the garden centre
  • Managing merchandising in order to maximise sales opportunities
  • Responsible for the financial management of the Plant Area
  • Lead and always promote the highest standards of customer care and service

Must haves

  • A positive “can do” attitude
  • Sound knowledge of plants with the ability to share this with colleagues and customers
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use good judgement in confidential matters that may arise
  • A good sense of humour

Experience

  • Three-to-five years’ experience in a similar setting would be necessary.
  • RHS level 2 or level 3 diploma in horticulture would be essential

If you like the sound of making a positive contribution to growing our business and helping employees to maximise to their full potential, then we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV and a little about why you think you will be good for the role to armlandltd1@gmail.com.

Salary: Up to £34,000.00 D.O.E

Job Type: Full-time

Company Pension

28 Days Annual Leave

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

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

If you would like more information on the Garden Centre Association please click here and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) please click here


Tree Planter

Tree Planter required

Job Ref ADV476

We are excited to announce a job vacancy for the position of Tree Planter based at our depot in Radlett. If you have a passion for the environment and love working outdoors, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Job Description

  • As a Tree Planter, your primary responsibility would be to plant and nurture trees in various locations throughout the UK Your duties may include:
  • Digging holes and preparing the soil for tree planting
  • Planting trees of various sizes
  • Ensuring proper care and maintenance of newly planted trees
  • Monitoring the growth and health of trees
  • Collaborating with a team to coordinate tree planting efforts
  • Following safety systems and using the appropriate tools and equipment

Qualifications

  • To be considered for this position, you should possess the following qualifications:
  • Strong passion for the environment and conservation
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Good knowledge of tree species and their specific planting requirements
  • Experience in tree planting or similar outdoor work is preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Valid driver's licence

Benefits

We offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity for professional growth and career advancement
  • Chance to make a positive impact on the environment and local communities
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment

If you are passionate about tree planting and environmental conservation, we encourage you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to \[email address] or visit our website to apply online.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in joining our team!

How to Apply

If you feel like you want to be part of our team then we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to, civic.admin@civictrees.co.uk

Closing Date ● 31st Aug 2023

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

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

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

If you would like more information on the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) please click here and the Association Professional Landscapers please click here


Skilled Gardener

Skilled Gardener required

A beautiful and well-known private estate based near Ayot-St-Lawrence in Hertfordshire has created an exciting opportunity for a Skilled Gardener, to join their team on their varied and interesting garden. The impressive Grade II Listed period property is framed by gardens designed by a highly recognised, multiple Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden designer, who continues to work closely with the owners, and be involved with the gardens at an Estate/Garden Management level. The privately owned estate encompasses approximately 40 acres, of which 5 are gardens that are maintained to the highest standard. The gardens are part of the National Garden Scheme and open once a year to the public, towards the end of May, and as a testament to their popularity, have recently broken the regional record for the most successful turnout in a day. The estate is also home to various animals, a small herd of Dexter cattle, Texel sheep, chickens and horses.

The ornamental gardens feature many elements including specimen trees and shrubs, mixed and herbaceous planting, an orchard, water features, fine lawns, and meadow areas. The garden has two glasshouses including an orangery and a polytunnel to provide additional growing space. The kitchen garden and adjacent allotment space are used for the production of fruit and vegetables, of which some are used for preserves and juices.  The property owner is very passionate about the productive aspects of the gardens, loves cooking and welcomes new ideas to ensure continued interest. The remainder of the estate encompasses a swimming pool, outbuildings, horse stables, paddocks, beehives, parkland, a tennis court and a smallholding.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of the Skilled Gardener are to assist the Head Gardener to ensure the formal gardens are developed and maintained to the highest standard including planting and maintaining a wide variety of plants, vegetables, shrubs, and trees. Applications are sought from experienced and knowledgeable private estate gardeners who possess excellent horticultural knowledge and a positive, friendly character.  Chemical spray certificate and chainsaw licenses are both desirable, but not essential.  The successful applicant will liaise with the owners, and the Estate Manager/Designer, as well as the Head Gardener with a view to ensuring the smooth running and further development of the gardens in line with new ideas and techniques. Applicants should also have demonstrable experience on horticulturally diverse private estates, academic horticultural qualifications and good knowledge of plant propagation, kitchen gardening, glasshouse work, specialist pruning techniques, and particularly of ornamental horticulture and of efficient seasonal garden management.  Good physical fitness and a commitment to the garden is necessary, as is the ability to display a positive attitude.

Applicants will hold an RHS level 2 certificate or equivalent, have an in-depth and wide-ranging understanding of horticulture. Relevant previous experience working in a similar position; ideally 2 years minimum. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, genuinely enthusiastic about productive gardening, with excellent horticultural knowledge, communication and time management skills.  A full driving licence and your own transport are required as the property is located rurally.

SALARY:  £25,000 - £28,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Ayot-St-Lawrence in Hertfordshire
JOB No:  EC39300

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

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

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 Skilled 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 Skilled Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Lawn Maintenance Technician

Lawn Maintenance Technician

Job Ref T044

Our client is the UK’s number 1 independent, family run lawn care company that has been established for nearly 20 years centered around team building and career development opportunities. Offering a range of clients a top-quality lawn treatment service using expert knowledge, materials, and equipment. They ensure their technicians are trained to the highest standards, to continue to offer their loyal clients the best service. They are now seeking a Lawn Care technician to join their team.  

Job Brief

As a Lawn Care Technician, you would visit between 10-25 customer properties each day, covering areas such as Essex, Hertfordshire and part of Cambridgeshire; however, their radius is always expanding. Candidates would be required to visit the main depot 1-2 times a week, therefore applicants from further afield would be welcome. You would largely manage your own day, while having the support of the office team back at the depot, ready to assist you where needed. Duties would include:

-Expertly applying fertilisers, moss treatments, and weed treatments to customer lawns.

-You would also be responsible for carrying out renovation work: scarification, aeration, and lawn seeding.

-You would be the face of the company, meeting with the customers, providing problem-solving assistance through professional, scientific, expert advice on all lawn care related matters, recommending additional services where needed and relevant.

-Visit potential new customers, offering advice on the services that the company can provide them and so begin to develop the customer relationship

Key Responsibilities

-Deliver first quality maintenance on sites to their specification in a timely and efficient manner

-Demonstrate the ability to successfully manage your own day

-Show a good understanding of all health and safety regulations, and always adhering to them.

-Being able to confidently deal with horticultural maintenance matters on site.

-The client emphasises the need for excellent communication skills to successfully engage with customers, clients, and team members.

Candidate Skills

This role entails being the representative of the company on the ground and will need to conduct yourself in a manner that portrays the business in accordance with its values and approach at all times. This is also a route for someone who is ambitious to join a progressive company and develop into a role with more responsibility. This would involve you being trained to expertly handle high-quality lawn renovation machinery to achieve the best results for your customers.

The ideal candidate will hold:

-A full UK manual driving licence (required).

-Professional, customer-focused interpersonal skills for face-to-face and phone interactions with customers.

-Able to prioritise and organise, with good attention to detail. You must be able to keep track of your daily tasks and manage your own daily workload as well liaising with the office team for any customer requests/questions.

-Ability to work well in a team

-Good communication skills, liaising with the office team to problem solve and provide excellent customer service.

-GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

-Experience working within a similar environment

PA1/PA6a, desirable, but not essential, and where required the client will assist in the training. Candidates will be subject to a DBS check.

Working Hours:

Typical hours of work are Monday to Friday 7:30 to 16:00, with a 30-minute lunch break.

Start and finish times can be variable due to the nature of a driving position.

Working hours are then increased to 7:30 to 17:00 during the busy lawn renovation time in September and October to allow for additional time off at Christmas and New Year.

Benefits:

-Commission on work sold and done

-Company Sick Pay

-Paid emergency/compassionate leave

-Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave Pay

-Performance Development Scheme

-Paid Training

-Team Building Days

-Company Vehicle Provided for Lawn Technicians for commuting and visiting customer properties and the depot.

-Christmas Break Scheme

-Career Progression Pathway Provided

-Break Out Facilities Provided

-Work Devices Provided

-Paid Overtime

-Well-Being Support

-Annual Leave Flexibility

-Employee Consultation

-Occupational Health Surveillance

-Uniform Provided

-Free Annual grass Treatments and Aeration

-Internal Competitions and Prizes

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

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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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Head Gardener

We seek applications from gardeners who have at least 5 years professional experience, for this challenging and interesting role of Head Gardener on a large garden situated near Watford, Hertfordshire.

The gardens are spread over 3 acres and have two rivers flowing through them. These once magnificent gardens developed from the beginning of the 19th Century, were unfortunately allowed to fall into neglect over a period of 7 years. However, the present owner with the help of specialist tree surgeons has spent the past 5 years carrying out restoration work focusing mainly on the health and welfare of the substantial tree population, which include a number of rare and specimen trees, as well as planting new and exciting varieties. This phase of the work is largely complete, but apart from general routine maintenance little has been done to the remainder of the garden. The owner is now keen to employ a Head Gardener to work with him in bringing the gardens back to their full potential. There are currently several planted areas, including rose beds and shrubs, lawns, as well as a wildflower meadow with young fruit trees. As the Head Gardener, you will be free to hire a part time assistant gardener, whose working hours will reflect each season’s workload.

Your duties will include planning and developing new planting areas as well as lawn care and mowing, strimming, hedge trimming, pruning and general garden maintenance. You will also be expected to assist with the general maintenance of one of the rivers. The position provides an exciting opportunity to put your craft gardening skills to good use in bringing these gardens back to their former glory, with the assistance of another gardener.

Candidates must have at least 5years professional experience and be able demonstrate good gardening skills with good attention to detail. It is envisaged that the work will at times be physically demanding. He/she should have good horticultural knowledge preferably supported by a recognised horticultural qualification (RHS Level 2 or similar), as well as PA1/6 sprayers certificates. You are hardworking, highly self-motivated and able to plan and organise your daily and seasonal workload whilst working closely with the owner and managing the Assistant Gardener.

You must be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of most types of garden machinery and tools.

SALARY:        £35K DOE based on 42.5 hours (inc’s half an hour lunch break) per week.
LOCATION: WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE
JOB No:          EC37024

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

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

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 Head 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Grounds Maintenance Assistant

Grounds Maintenance Assistant required

Job Ref ADV365

We are looking to recruit a Grounds Maintenance Assistant to join our established Maintenance team.  Under the direction of the School Gardener the job holder will carry out numerous gardening duties to maintain the landscaping, hedges, shrubs and lawns of the School site whilst implementing the annual horticultural works schedule and delivering high quality seasonal gardens and grounds.

Previous grounds maintenance/horticulture experience and qualifications would be beneficial (for example NPTC level PA1 and PA6a pesticide certificates, and an NVQ in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent) or alternatively, a commitment to undertake training and study to gain such qualifications as part of an Apprenticeship programme.  Suitable candidates must hold a current driving licence with category C1 or equivalent.  Workload is heavily reliant on weather therefore the ability to deal with a constantly changing workload is essential, as is a flexible and adaptable approach.

The position is 40 hours per week, 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday with an hour (unpaid) daily for lunch.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must therefore be willing to undergo child protection screening and safer recruitment checks appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. St Albans School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and the creation of an inclusive environment for all employees. Employment selections are made according to suitability for the post, irrespective of background or protected characteristic.

The salary is up to £24,000 per annum dependent on experience, generous holiday entitlement and contributory pension. Also offered as a grounds/horticulture Apprenticeship with appropriate salary and funded training

Please apply online by 26th November 2021. Should you have any queries please contact Sarah de Rossi, HR Manager, at scderossi@st-albans.herts.sch.uk. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.


Garden Centre Manager

Garden Centre Manager required

Job Ref S352

Our client is an independent garden centre and nursery retailing mainly UK or their grown bedding, perennials, shrubs and trees alongside garden sundries, tools, etc. Over 30,000 plants are produced annually on site. As well as growing their own, they source the more unusual plants to sit alongside garden favorites.

Established in 2016, extensive work was carried out on the existing site to create a garden and plant centre that focuses on a wide variety of quality products, with a small but experienced team on hand to give excellent advice and a personal service.

Job Purpose:

The primary role of the Plant Centre and Nursery manager is to deliver and ensure their team are offering excellent customer service to all our customers and to help achieve and maintain high horticultural standards and quality. To help drive the business forward achieving set KPI's and increasing sales and profitability with sensible purchasing and accurate wastage control. Planning and growing plants in the Nursery for retail sale to supplement stock brought in.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

-Managing and motivating your team to increase sales and ensure efficiency

-Customer Service - Delivering excellent customer service to all customers. Responding to Customer complaints/

-Training  and ongoing mentoring of all staff to achieve these

-Staff management - Set standards are achieved, Discipline as required, recruiting staff, conducting performance Staff rosters, Holiday management, weekly wages sheet.

-Financials - Analysing Sales figures and forecasting future Achieving set KPI's.

-Managing small scale nursery production on

-Ensure that the hygiene, housekeeping and presentation is always to the highest possible standard - Daily checks

-Purchasing - Managing stock levels and making key decisions about stock Working to agreed Margins.

-Waste control

-Day to Day management of health and safety at work policy and fire risk assessments

-Record keeping / system recording in line with environmental health policy, trading standards.

-Maintenance contracts

-Marketing/ Social Media

-Ensure that your team are managed and used productively at all That they are achieving and exceediing their areas of responsibility

-Security of site and goods, prevention of

-Warehouse/ storage/ Yard management - Stock control

If this Garden Centre Manager 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.

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 Centre 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 Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com