Junior Recruitment Consultant

We have a team, working to support the continued delivery of skilled horticultural personal to the industry. Based in our Head Office at High Business Park, outside of Ashford, we are all passionate about providing a quality recruitment service and are committed to growing the success of the group and our own careers.

30 years of permanent recruitment built by great people!

What is the company?

We are the leading recruitment agencies for the horticultural industry - established 1989 The Fuller Group consists of two specialist recruitment companies; Horticruitment (UK) Ltd and English Country Gardeners Ltd, our two agencies lead the way in providing a personalised and professional recruitment services across the UK and Internationally.

What can we offer you as a trainee recruitment consultant?       

A genuine career opportunity

Fantastic office space

Motivated fun environment

Update to tech

What are we looking for?

Ambitious character

Previous experience in sales/telesales/commercial environment

An understanding of what recruitment is

Great attitude and personality

Competitive nature– with a determination to succeed

If you enjoy winning - apply today!

The Junior Consultant will play a vital role in ensuring that our clients have access to the best quality candidates within the horticultural industry. The number of successful placements that we can deliver is only hindered by the amount of high quality and passionate staff we have working with us. If you have a little bit of recruitment experience to your name and are looking for a new and exciting challenge then we'd love to hear from you.

The Package

1. £25,000 - £30,000 OTE

2. Bonuses and commission

3. Membership to TRN; training, resources and masterclasses throughout the year

Working Hours – 08:30 – 17:00 Monday - Friday

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

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

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 Junior Consultant 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 Junior Consultant vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitement.com


Recruitment Intern (Paid)

Recruitment Intern (Paid) required

Paid Graduate internships with an immediate start are now available.

Contract Type: Internship/Placement (6-12 month fixed-term contract, permanent positions, and progression available)

In line with our ambitious growth plans, we are looking to scale up our team. We’re looking to bring on board ambitious and driven individuals seeking a career or work experience in recruitment at a well-established and expanding recruitment agency. Full training will be provided.

Who are we?

Horticruitment is a specialist recruitment agency leading the way in providing personalised and professional recruitment services for the horticulture industry across the UK and Internationally.

Based in our modern HQ at High House Business Park, Ashford, we are a passionate team that care about providing a quality recruitment service.

The Role

We offer an excellent bespoke training program to help build your overall knowledge of recruitment and the techniques you will need to succeed in the role. When you join, you will be provided with one-on-one training and mentorship. The training will cover all areas of recruitment such as, candidate sourcing and engagement, contract negotiation, recruitment systems and best practices.

The primary purpose of this role is to supply resourcing activity through the cultivation and engagement of candidates and prospects. Ensuring that all candidates have an excellent experience as they join the resourcing process thus contributing to the overall success of the recruitment process.

What will I do?

  • Identify prospective candidates for horticultural roles throughout the UK
  • Use tools such as LinkedIn, Job boards and other data sources to map and source the best talent for our agencies
  • Analyse and provide competitor insight
  • Use open-source data to map candidate talent markets
  • Registering candidates onto our recruitment systems
  • Onboard candidates

What will I be expected to achieve?

  • Generating Prospects in line with agreed KPIs
  • Ensuring the delivery of an excellent candidate journey
  • Increasing candidate engagement throughout the recruitment process and events

What skills do I need?

  • Driven and resilient with a drive to reach individual and group targets
  • Self- motivated and able to take accountability for your growth
  • Fluent in English
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

What we can offer

  • Industry leading training
  • Fast-track career progression based on performance
  • Pension contribution
  • 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays
  • Salary: £21,000

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

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

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 Resourcer 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 Resourcer vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Hard Landscaper

Hard Landscaper required

Job Ref C047

Our client is a small business based in Meopham, Kent and are now expanding due to the high demand for their services. They are looking to employ a candidate who has the potential to stay within the business for the long term and contribute towards their vision for the future. The vast majority of their clients opt to use the client for the build of their design, and they also undertake independent landscaping projects. They operate on mainly domestic projects but with the right size team, they will look for commercial opportunities in the future.

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has become available for a skilled, hard landscaper to lead a team and complete hard landscaping projects within Kent and the surrounding areas. The successful candidate will have sufficient experience and be fully qualified in paving, brick work, decking, fencing, carpentry, water features and other associated skills. He / She will lead a small team and oversee all aspects of the quality of work. The main duties and responsibilities required for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Be fully capable of working from design plans
  • Maintain the very highest quality of work to industry standards
  • Have the ability to solve and work around unforeseen issues during the build
  • Be able to complete landscaping projects within the allotted time
  • Be able to guide the team on correct techniques and develop their skills if possible
  • To be able to take instructions from senior staff respectfully, if given
  • To set clear boundaries for the team regarding timekeeping, behaviour during work time etc.
  • Follow health and safety guidelines and always wear the provided personal protective equipment, ensuring the team do also
Key Skills:

He / She will be confident using a range of garden machinery and power tools and appropriate machine tickets such as NPORS or CSCS will be advantageous for this position. A full driving licence is required for the role.

Requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Be highly motivated
  • Have good communication skills and able to deal with staff, clients, contractors, suppliers and other colleagues
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for your own actions
  • Be forward thinking to help the company achieve its goals
  • Promote the business in a positive manor acting as an ambassador for the business
Additional Information:

A company van and mobile phone will be provided at the appropriate time for work use. Working hours are 40 a week, usually Monday to Friday, but depending on projects and timescales flexibility to work at weekends/bank holidays may be required.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced hard landscaper to join a growing company at an exciting time in their development.

If this Hard Landscaper vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@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.

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 Hard Landscaper 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 Hard Landscaper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Experienced Gardener

An experienced and knowledgeable gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a beautiful private garden in West Malling, Kent.

The 10-acre property includes a 3-acre garden and lawns which have been restored. The remaining land is currently meadows that will be converted over time to orchard. The garden is made up of of different areas and entails a half-acre walled garden extensively planted with various areas of interest in the different beds, greenhouse. At the property entrance is a giant tulip tree and a pond, with a fountain, behind which are rhododendrons and pachysandra, with Portuguese laurel by the fence. The main garden area to the side of the house has a raised rose bed and on the other side a long border extensively planted with shrubs and perennials. Climbing roses have been replanted against the house and there is a 1.5-acre lawn extending from the house, in which have been planted young ornamental trees. To the left of the lawn are giant linden trees and   an old beech hedge. To the right of the lawn are ornamental cherries and a listed property boundary wall. The gardens also have a croquet lawn, with summer house and small pond.

There are plans of further restoration, development and planting in the garden creating new areas of interest such as areas with hostas and ferns, creating a large rose border and various other borders, rewilding and planting an orchard. The owner of the property has overseen and designed all the garden restoration and creation to date, including new plantings and is looking for an experienced gardener to work closely with her as a collaborator in the further development of the garden.

The successful candidate will be responsible for mowing of lawns, trimming edges, feeding and filling in patchy areas, watering during dry periods. Caring for trees and calling in qualified arborist if any tree needs attention. Cutting back loose branches and clearing unwanted ivy etc. from encroaching. Trimming and pruning hedges. Dealing with garden pests using fencing and environmentally acceptable deterrents for insects, snails, slugs and so forth. Sweeping, repairing and tending to paths. Weeding garden beds by hand and spraying with environmentally acceptable products of driveways and gravel paths. Planting and re-planting of flower beds, deadheading and cutting back, working with property owner to create new areas of interest in borders. Trellising and training of climbing plants; fertilizing and weed suppression by use of appropriate ground cover and/ or use of ground sheeting or bark chips. Tending to the ponds and ensuring pond health and keeping border of pond trimmed. Keeping up greenhouse through nurturing seedlings over winter months in greenhouse. Maintaining garden equipment.

Applicants will ideally hold a horticultural qualification, combined with excellent plant knowledge and previous experience working on private estates.  The gardener will be physically fit and should have a flexible attitude regarding the day structure. The ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery and a full UK driving licence is desirable.

The position is full time, 40-hour week with the schedule to be determined by the successful candidate. Part time candidates would be considered but must be able to allocate at least 25 hours weekly. A competitive package will be provided to the successful candidate depending on experience with statutory leave and discretionary bonus.

SALARY:        £30,000 – 32,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: West Malling, Kent
JOB No:          EC41721

If this Experienced 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 Experienced 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 Experienced Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Head Gardener

An experienced Head Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a remarkable Jacobean mansion set in 12-acres of spectacular and well-regarded gardens nestled in the heart of Kent. Dating back to the 14th century the house and gardens are open to the public and managed by a preservation Trust where visitors can have tours around the house and unravel the 600 years of history, we well as exploring the open gardens. The maintenance of the gardens to a high standard for visitor interest is a priority for the Trust in association with its charitable purpose of preserving the estate.

The estate contains 12-acres of tranquil gardens that have seen four hundred years of changing garden fashions, surrounded by ancient parkland studded with stately oaks and chestnuts. Terraced lawns bordered by a vast yew hedge and topiaried box have been softened over the last century by the addition of long, curvy-edged herbaceous borders and ornamental tree and shrub plantings. All areas of the garden continue to be restored and maintained to an extremely high standard. The garden features a stunning walled garden containing an ornamental greenhouse, as well as fern and alpine houses. Further elements include a blooming rose garden, pan garden and croquet lawn, a wildflower garden, lily pond, and a spectacular Italian Garden.

As an ambassador of the house and gardens, the successful applicant will seek out opportunities to provide visitors with friendly conversation and background information on everything horticultural. Throughout the year the Head Gardener will be required to conduct a series of relaxed, informal, and informative gardening workshops for small groups, as well as giving garden tours and attending in house events. The garden is also host to an active and very successful education programme for local school children.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management and planning of all aspects of the garden. This will include extensive ornamental plant management, lawn and hedge care, plant propagation, glasshouse work and kitchen gardening. The gardens are currently managed by a team of two permanent, highly skilled gardeners whom the successful candidate will be responsible for, as well as up to two trainees and a team of volunteers. The successful applicant will have substantial practical experience of managing and maintaining extensive grounds and gardens. This is a hands-on role which requires not only strong physical attributes but the ability to lead and communicate effectively with co-workers. It will be a key requirement that the candidate can plan and implement seasonal works programmes as well as delegate duties to the rest of the team.

Applicants will hold excellent plant knowledge alongside a relevant horticultural qualification. Previous experience as a Head Gardener with a proven track record in a leadership role responsible for performance management and in supporting and developing a team. Candidates will need good communication skills, and enthusiasm and confidence to engage with visitors and lead educational groups. Competence in relevant health and safety legislation, as well as proficiency in use and management of a wide variety of garden machinery is important.

Daily working hours are 8am to 5pm plus weekend hours for watering and other duties in rota with other staff. Some weekend hours are required to host workshops and attend exhibitions in the garden. A 2-to-3-bedroom cottage within the main house complex is available to candidates.

SALARY:        £35,000 to £40,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Kent
JOB No:          EC45086

If this Head 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 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


Gardener

Kitchen Gardener/Horticulturist required

JOB REF ADV399

Salary £20,800 + 28 days holiday

Full time but part-time or freelance considered.

Take over our small organic Georgian Walled Garden at Oxon Hoath Country Estate Retreat  -  it will feel like your own! Experienced Kitchen Gardener/ Horticulturalist welcomed.

Full description

Beautiful Oxon Hoath Country Estate Retreat requires an experienced Horticulturalist/Kitchen Gardener to take over our Georgian Walled Garden which has full organic status.

Ideally, applicants will have suitable qualifications (RHS Level 2 or equivalent, or be on track to acquire them); experience in kitchen gardening and a strong interest in the principles of organic gardening.

This is a very hands-on role and requires a good level of physical fitness, a strong work ethic and the skills to plan the production of year-round fruit and vegetables for the kitchen. The role also involves managing the Soil Association certification.

Good communication skills and an affable nature are required to show guests round the garden from time to time and liaise with the chef and other senior house staff. There are opportunities to be creative and expand the range of produce and the activities in the Walled Garden. This is a very rare opportunity for a dedicated gardener looking to acquire a position of responsibility in a very charismatic place with a friendly atmosphere and a small successful independent business. Your own transport is essential. Part time or freelance considered.

www.oxonhoath.co.uk


Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref H852

Our client is a landscape design, construction and maintenance company based near Tonbridge in Kent and currently work throughout Kent and East Sussex.  The team of dedicated professionals are on hand to provide customers with a one-stop horticultural service using horticultural ‘best practice’. They pride themselves in delivering well executed gardens with excellent attention to detail.

Our client spends 95% of their time working in the domestic market for high end customers.  The company has grown primarily through word of mouth for over 20 years.

A great opportunity has become available for a gardener with a good level of plant knowledge and customer facing skills. The gardener will join the maintenance team working primarily in country gardens in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge Wells and Cranbrook area.

Candidates will have good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills. You will need to be experienced with a range of garden machinery and equipment as you will be expected to undertake duties including hedge cutting, lawn maintenance, pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance, and be willing to carry out a range of other gardening tasks as they arise. Spray ticket (PA1/PA6) are an advantage, and you will ideally be familiar with basic garden machinery maintenance.

Candidates must be physically fit and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. You must be reliable, punctual and able to work on your own or in a small team. Our client is also open to taking on a more junior candidate who is looking to start their career as a gardener and are willing to provide the required training and development. A keen interest in horticulture, a strong work ethic and a friendly attitude are the desired qualities from a candidate of this nature.   

The working hours are 7.30 am – 4.30 pm with a half an hour lunch break. A full UK driving license is essential, as is your own car for travel to and from the yard. A competitive salary is provided depending on experience.

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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 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 Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Community Gardener

Community Gardener required

Job Ref ADV395

Communigrow is a registered food education charity based in East Malling, Maidstone, Kent. We are focused on reconnecting people to freshly grown food, the outdoor environment it comes from and the soil it grows in. We want to teach people from all walks of life about how to grow their own food and reconnect with nature. Learning, teaching, caring and sharing are the core aspects of the Communigrow project. We care about ethical food production, land and nature conservation and personal and collective well-being.

We are seeking a community gardener with experience of teaching horticulture. Communigrow uses horticulture to educate support and inspire everyone in our community by enriching lives, and for disadvantaged groups in achieving greater independence

Purpose of the role

To support the horticultural volunteers, giving them essential skills to become competent with vegetable propagation and soil/growing areas preparation and maintenance.

To provide supported learning opportunities for young people & adults with additional support needs (commissioned groups/placements).

To manage the veg box scheme (from point of harvest to sales).

Person specification

Passionate about horticulture and the benefits to individuals of growing fresh food and outdoor physical activity.

Prior experience educating and engaging with young people, adults or community groups of all abilities & experience in horticulture related activities.

Horticulture related qualification (or working towards) and track record of horticultural work.

Experience of supporting & motivating volunteers.

Full (or working towards) qualification in the teaching of adults, Certificate in Education/ DTLLS or equivalent.

Experience of delivering informal / community learning

Hours will be 30 hours negotiable

For the full job description please click here - job description.

www.communigrow.org.uk

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.


Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV386

Harris Gardens is an entrepreneurial garden maintenance company based in and around Tunbridge Wells. As we continue to grow, we are looking for a Lead Gardener to join our team, working on a variety of gardens within a 20-mile radius of Tunbridge Wells.

We are a team of 10 Gardeners and two Administrators. Our Gardeners work in teams of two, so a Lead is responsible for ensuring the team is where it needs to be with the right equipment. Liaising with customers during visits to get the best out of their gardens is an important part of a Lead Gardener’s role, providing opportunities for ‘ownership’ of some beautiful gardens where the possibilities for horticultural development and planting are endless.

Maintenance tasks will include, but not be limited to: lawn care; bed work & pruning; mulching and hedge cutting. We avoid pesticide use wherever possible and within our team have broad experience of different methods, allowing our gardeners the flexibility to try new things and develop their own skills and experience, according to their horticultural slants.

As well as regular maintenance work, we are often called upon to create and execute planting plans for new and existing clients, so good plant knowledge and plant design principles are beneficial.

Good communication and management skills are required as you would be 'leading' an Assistant Gardener on a day-to-day basis to ensure our high standards are adhered to and our customers are happy. Our philosophy is to take the hassle of gardening away from our customers so they can enjoy their gardens to the fullest. We work hard and take enormous pride in what we do

As well as Gardeners, we would consider applicants from all areas of horticulture, including grounds maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, tree surgery, nurseries and garden centres.

We are able to offer career progression and training, alongside a supportive team, where sharing knowledge and experience is encouraged and nurtured.

Due to the rural location of our base, own transport is essential. Please do not apply if you do not have your own transport.

Our base is in Southborough and working hours are 7.30am – 5pm. We offer 28 days paid holiday, plus the Christmas/New Year break. All equipment and uniform is provided.

www.harrisgardens.co.uk

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.


Market Gardener

A rare and fantastic opportunity has arisen for a gardener with a passion for or a keen interest in kitchen gardening to join a small and knowledgeable team developing and expanding a large market garden on a sizeable estate in Maidstone, Kent.

Two years ago, two highly experienced market gardeners joined to revive, develop, and build the 10 acres market garden. A full landscape program was planned and set in motion and has been extremely promising thus far expanding the market garden to 15 acres. With huge potential and so much more work to be carried out, the market garden continues to be developed and grow. The garden comprises of apple, pear, plum, cherry orchards and ground crops chosen for flavour not yield. A dozen varieties of strawberries and raspberries are grown mainly of rare heritage varieties. The glasshouses are currently in planning phase to be reinstated and a temporary packhouse is currently in the process of being designed and built. Two polytunnels are currently operational and a multi fan polytunnel will be set up later this year.

The mission is to grow the finest varieties of the finest fruits, vegetables, and herbs. These may be traditional or non-traditional. The estate is associated with an artisanal food business so that although this is not a commercial enterprise the produce would be supplied to the business and there is huge opportunity to supply produce as this is the only estate in Kent providing the selection grown. The garden is maintained organically, and all produce are grown sustainably.

If you are a gardener with a love for growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, this is an incredible opportunity to join a fantastic project at a very exciting time. The gardener will be guided by the experienced market gardeners and will be involved in succession planting, cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs, edible flowers, and micro herbs. The team will continue to develop the market garden of scale, productivity, diversity, and beauty using the most effective sustainable methods.

Applicants for this role will have a sustainable mindset and the enthusiasm, drive and a keen interest in becoming market gardeners. Some horticultural knowledge or experience working in a kitchen garden, or on an allotment is required. Good communication skills are important to work well with the team throughout the development of the garden and to supply the required fruit and vegetables. The successful candidate will be organised, have good attention to detail and enjoy working to a high standard.

Accommodation could be provided for the successful applicant if required, and salary would be adjusted accordingly. The work will include flexible working hours as additional working days may be required at times of times of high season. 

SALARY:  £23,000 - £32,000 DoE (and if accommodation is required)
LOCATION Maidstone 
JOB No:  EC38926

If this Market 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 Market 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 Market Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk