Sole Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sole Gardener to join the mature garden of a private property located near Grantham, Lincolnshire. After 24 wonderful years within the garden, the current gardener is now looking to retire. Therefore, the owner now requires an experienced gardener with a proven track record of managing a large, high end garden to assist in the ongoing maintenance and development of the garden and grounds to a continued high-standard. This is a full-time permanent position.

The estate covers roughly 40-acres in total with formal features surrounding the main house and two large fields which are rented out to local farmers. The gardens boast a tennis court, football pitch, formal lawns as well as a lake. Other elements include 2 large herbaceous borders, formal hedging and seasonal bedding plants and large pots and urns around the property. There is also a productive kitchen that grows a variety of fruits and vegetables for the main house as well as a cutting garden which is used for creating beautiful planting schemes. The garden is mature and has been professionally maintained therefore the owners are looking for a highly skilled candidate to keep the gardens at a high standard.  

Our client seeks an experienced gardener to help maintain the gardens on a year-round basis following the annual calendar. Applicants will possess an academic horticultural qualification, such as RHS level 2 or equivalent, combined with extensive experience working in a similar role. As such, excellent plant knowledge and technical skills are essential for this position with experience in compost management, propagation, spraying, weeding and rejuvenating beds. A self-motivated, organised individual with a self-start attitude and proven track record of managing a large garden, with a strong work ethic, ability to work to their own initiative and willingness to work to consistently high standards are qualities which are essential for this role. Candidates will be flexible and willing to extend their duties where needed. As such, this is a physically demanding position which requires a fit and strong individual who is comfortable working in all weathers.

General gardening duties will include but are not limited to fine lawn care, pruning, propagating, weeding, topiary management, edging and hedge cutting. The owner is passionate about their garden and want to keep them to an immaculate standard Imagination, flare and an appreciation of textures, colours and sequential bloom will be required for driving the gardens forward. Experience in the use and maintenance of a wide range of gardening machinery as well as PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, and a chainsaw certification are desirable for this position. The house is equipped with machinery, which the gardener should be capable of maintaining between services.  

As Sole Gardener, there will be a requirement for additional duties to be carried out within the estate which will include but are not limited to gutter clearance and painting, pressure washing, fence repairs, path & driveway clearance and car cleaning. Other duties will include the occasional collection/delivery of vehicles to locations prior to the owners arrival. Such vehicles may also require delivery for servicing.  

The owners divide their time between properties and there may be times duties cannot be carried out due to the owners requiring family privacy; however, the Sole Gardener will be given a schedule of visits and consulted on this matter. Please note, the successful candidate with be offered subject to a and DBS check. Candidates will also need to hold a full driver’s licence due to the remote location of the property.

SALARY:  Up to £35,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Lincolnshire
JOB No:  EC61570

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe 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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Plant Area Manager

Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref ADV326

Belton Garden Centre are recruiting for an experienced PLANT AREA MANAGER to join their independent, family run Garden Centre.

Tuesday to Saturday 08.30 - 17.15 (42.25hrs)

Start Date: ASAP

Working with 2 plant area assistants, this is a key role in the centre’s team. This includes hardy, seasonal and indoor plants.

Ideal candidates will have:

-Extensive Garden Centre & Plant Area experience

-Excellent plant knowledge

-Ability to lead, inspire and manage the plant area team

-Plant sourcing & buying experience

-An approachable & customer focussed manner

-Oversee the day to day plant area operation, create impulsive and inspiring displays & develop linked sales

Highly desirable skills also include familiarity with fully integrated EPOS stock management systems and up to date first aid qualification.

This role also includes adaptability to assist in other departments, subject to seasonal demand.

Salary will be dependent upon experience.

www.beltongardencentre.co.uk


Grower Supervisor - J643

Our client is a specialist Clematis and Climber producer which also produces a large range of Fuchsias, Evergreen, Shrubs and Fruit Bushes producing in excess of 5 million units, over 15 acres of glasshouses and tunnels over 4 sites. They have a dedicated propagation unit producing over 3 million units supplying most of the supermarkets and multiples. They are currently seeking a Grower Supervisor to cover the propagation unit and hardy nursery stock unit. 

Do you have experience in production horticulture and knowledge of growing principles?

Are you self-motivated and happy to carry out instruction?

Can you work independently with good attention to detail?

Key points
  • Maintaining Glasshouse environments and recording data
  • Crop trimming and spacing as required
  • Mixing and applying feeds and checking nutrient levels
  • Monitoring for P&D and reporting to the Technical Manager
  • Supervision of cultural staff
Must haves
  • Knowledge of growing principles including irrigation and crop protection
  • Qualification in production horticulture
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates
  • A positive attitude with good team leadership skills

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

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

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Plantarea Manager - L215

Our client has a popular destination garden centre ideal for the keen gardener and those who enjoy a great day out with the family, offering a unique shopping experience with everything you need for the home and garden. They are currently seeking a Plantarea Manager to join the team and provide excellent customer sales and service. 

Would you enjoy the challenge of working in a high-volume environment?

Can you provide a high standard of visual merchandising?

Are you an inspirational and positive team leader?

Key points
  • Accountable for the operational excellence of the department
  • Ordering of stock and liaising with the group buyer
  • Monitoring the financial performance of the department
  • Ensuring high standards of plant displays
  • Delivering excellent customer sales and service
Must haves
  • A proven track record in garden centre retailing at management level
  • Relevant horticultural qualification and or experience
  • Positive and strong communication skills
  • An eye for detail around the consumers experience in your department

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

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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Operations Assistant to the Directors - E139

Our client is an expanding group of garden centres who are looking for an Operations Assistant to the Directors to join their established Operations Team. The newly appointed Operations Assistant should have a proven track record in a similar role, able to hit the ground running and assist in the continuing growth of development work across the group of garden centres.

Do you have strong negotiation skills able to liaise with internal and external contractors?

Are you well organised able to prioritise work in a fast paced and often reactive environment?

Do you enjoy the challenge of raising standards bringing future growth?

Key points
  • To partner the Directors and making sure their plans are executed within the business
  • To assist the Directors in contacting suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotations
  • Downloading project and tender files/drawings from commercial clients
  • Implementing cost saving measures and ensuring best value from suppliers
  • Managing expenditure and maintenance budgets
Must haves
  • Ability to interpret data quickly and correctly
  • Strong negotiation skills with analytic thinking abilities
  • Great communication skills, confident to liaise with internal and external parties
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

If this Operations Assistant to the Directors vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Operations Assistant to the Directors 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 Operations Assistant to the Directors vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Grower Supervisor - J582 - This position has now been filled

Grower Supervisor required

Our client is a specialist Clematis and Climber producer which also produces a large range of Fuchsias, Evergreen, Shrubs and Fruit Bushes producing in excess of 5 million units, over 15 acres of glasshouses and tunnels over 4 sites. They have a dedicated propagation unit producing over 3 million units supplying most of the supermarkets and multiples. They are currently seeking 2 Grower Supervisors to cover the propagation unit and hardy nursery stock unit. 

Do you have experience in production horticulture and knowledge of growing principles?

Are you self motivated and happy to carry out instruction?

Can you work independently with good attention to detail?

Key points
  • Maintaining Glasshouse environments and recording data
  • Crop trimming and spacing as required
  • Mixing and applying feeds and checking nutrient levels
  • Monitoring for P&D and reporting to the Technical Manager
  • Supervision of cultural staff
Must haves
  • Knowledge of growing principles including irrigation and crop protection
  • Qualification in production horticulture
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates
  • A positive attitude with good team leadership skills

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

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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

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Nursery Manager - S263

A dedicated Grower is required to oversee a large production nursery in Lincolnshire growing predominately seasonal Bedding plants as well as some shrubs.

Do you have experience of growing a wide range of plant stock to high standards?

Are you confident to take responsibility for the day to day care and maintenance of plants?

Do you possess good supervisory skills in a nursery environment?

Key points:

•Monitoring of plant growth

•Pest and disease control

•Temperature control of all growing areas

•Management of the production team

Must haves:

•Sound plant knowledge with a suitable qualification

•Able to demonstrate a wide range of horticultural experience in a nursery environment

•PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates

•Excellent team leadership skills

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

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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Warehouse Manager - S280

A Group of 10 Garden Centres is currently seeking an experienced Warehouse Manager based in Lincolnshire.  This is very much a hands on role where accuracy and the ability to prioritise the daily work load is essential. 

Do you have experience of managing a large warehouse goods receiving and processing orders?

Do you have good IT skills?

Are you well organised with a flexible and positive work ethic?

Key points:

  • Manage goods receiving and processing orders
  • Product picking, packing and the organisation of distribution
  • Overseeing all on-line orders and ensure they are despatched in a timely manner
  • Assist in the Warehouse layout and efficiency
  • Oversee health & safety regulations

Must haves:

  • Experience in Warehouse management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Flexible and positive work ethic
  • Forklift licence

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

To view more garden centre jobs, click Retail.

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

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GC Assistant Manager - P302

GC Assistant Manager Required 

Would you enjoy working for a family owned flagship garden centre offering a unique shopping experience?

Are you commercially minded and results driven?

Can you ensure the highest standards of display, compliance and inventory control are maintained?

Key points

  • Supporting the Manager in achieving operational excellence
  • Leading the team by example to provide excellent customer service
  • A keen eye for detail around the consumer experience
  • Monitoring sales and maintaining accurate stocking levels
  • Providing a good level of merchandising and displays across the store

Must haves

  • Excellent team leadership skills with good attention to detail
  • Be results driven with a proven track record at this level of management
  • A good understanding of seasonal changes
  • Be proactive in all aspects of the role and happy to work in all areas of the business

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

To view more garden centre positions click Retail.

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

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