Sales Advisor

Sales Advisor required

Job ref B041

Our client is a division of a larger establishment supplying ornamental garden plants and technical expertise to the domestic landscaping market. As a result of exciting and consistent growth, they are looking to strengthen the team with a Customer Sales Advisor. Backed by its supporting nurseries with many products being able to be supplied from own-grown stock. Combined with established UK & European supplier relationships fulfilling plant requirements for leaders in the domestic garden design & domestic landscaping industry. With specific accountability for Eastern counties, applicants are likely to reside within the sales territory of the East Midlands & South East region.

Job Description

The successful candidate will have good plant knowledge and an understanding of the nursery industry, looking for a self-motivated individual with great communication skills and drive to succeed in a sales role. This role will involve dealing with customers in person, over the phone and via e-mail. Tasks will include pricing enquiries, prospecting for new business, securing orders and developing existing business in an agreed geographical area. IT experience is desirable, and training will be provided on their own stock system and quoting process.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to join a dynamic and successful company developing their career, and sales skills within the horticultural industry.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing any existing domestic accounts in region.
  • Pricing incoming enquiries from customers.
  • Processing orders accordingly and efficiently.
  • Following up outstanding quotations and negotiating orders.
  • Assisting with generating new business and ensuring smooth adoption.
  • Working to and recording targets as required.
  • Gathering and sharing product and market information.

Candidate Skills

The right candidate will need to have good plant knowledge and an understanding of the landscape supply market. Good communication, planning, administration, and IT skills are also essential as is the ability to be a self-starter. You will have the ability to research and understand company’s products and services in order to clearly communicate the benefits in promoting with relevant prospects and generate interest as well as follow up leads.

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Clear speaking voice and excellent listening skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of plants and ability to identify many varieties of trees and shrubs.
  • Experience of horticultural Trade Industry
  • Time and man-management Skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

A company vehicle, laptop and mobile will be provided for this position; therefore, candidates must hold a full clean driving licence.

If this Sales Advisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sales Advisor 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 Sales Advisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Nursery Foreman

Nursery Foreman required

Job Ref ADV350

We are an independent, family-run, wholesale plant nursery with more than 30 years experience of providing quality wholesale plants and exemplary service to the landscape and amenity market throughout the UK.

We are passionate about what we do and have a strong emphasis on working together to achieve success.

Our clients value us for the quality of our customer service as much as the quality of our stock and with a large variety of wholesale plants available, we are able to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Team have extensive experience within the horticultural industry and are keen to share their plant knowledge.

We are looking for a Nursery Foreman who will be responsible for overseeing and improving the day-to-day operations on the Nursery on a full-time permanent basis.

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Opening the Nursery in the morning and closing at the end of the business day.
  • Coordinating and managing the Nursery worker team.
  • Monitor watering and weather conditions paying special attention to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Respond to customer requests and assist the Nursery staff.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair and safety, perform necessary maintenance work.
  • Explain and enforce safety regulations/policies and be responsible for a safe working environment.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for all clerical and record-keeping.
  • Undertake plant/tree husbandry and welfare eg: pruning, weeding, watering etc.
  • Assist in the picking and packing of orders for dispatch or collection.
  • Manage pest, disease and weed control programmes.
  • Help with general maintenance of Nursery structures and systems.
  • Monitor plant health and quality.
  • Potting up/potting on by hand or machine of plants/trees.
  • Carry out good housekeeping practices eg: cleaning, sweeping and general tidiness.
  • Undertake any duties as determined by the Director or Nursery Manager.

 

Qualifications

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a professional horticultural qualification and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Experience in growing potted plants and nursery stock.

Full driving license required and ideally, PA1 and PA6 certified.

 

Skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a busy and varied environment.
  • Have the ability to organise and manage your own workload.
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out basic tasks by hand or by machinery.
  • Have the ability to work well on your own or with others.
  • To be flexible and open to change, working hours and workloads vary according to your position.
  • Required to work in all weathers and work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Display a hands-on practical and realistic approach to work.
  • Have good communication skills, both verbal and written and have the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure.
  • Provide excellent organisational skills.

www.old-hall.com


Hard Landscaper

Hard Landscaper required

Job Ref B938

Our client is based on the borders of Nottinghamshire. They pride themselves on offering a high-quality professional service in garden design, construction, planting and maintenance. Their aim is to grow their business by combining landscaping skills with a professional and courteous service, to construct affordable gardens of value using quality materials, and to ensure their work is completed to a high standard by skilled, full time employees, ensuring peace of mind and guaranteed satisfaction in a job well done. This philosophy has led to excellent referrals resulting in the successful completion of projects and opportunities of which they are proud.

Job Description:

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Hard Landscaper If you are skilled in landscaping construction with proven experience of leading a landscaping construction team and want to advance your career further this is an exciting opportunity. We are looking for an individual capable of managing and being part of a team of 3 landscapers building projects ranging in value from £10,000-£100,000. Salary is £35K depending on experience and skills and additional incentives include a team bonus giving an OTE of  an additional £2,000-4,000, they also operate a loyalty holiday scheme where you can gain a further 5 days holiday on top of the standard 28 when you have been with us for a number of years. Our client will supply all tools, uniform, a company vehicle you can use to get to and from work in and company mobile phone

Key Skills:
  • Proven experience of team leading in landscaping construction
  • Good communication skills, polite and diplomatic
  • Organised and basic IT skills
  • Skilled in paving, decking, fencing, walling (blockwork/brickwork/rendering), groundworks, soft landscaping (such as turfing and planting) and bespoke timber work such as pergolas, bench seats and cladding
  • Capable of using a mini digger (license is preferable)
  • Capable of working to a set of plans and setting out drawings
  • Good understanding and ability to work with levels
  • Able to delegate and manage a small team
  • An ability to run a schedule 
  • A clean driving licence

If this Hard Landscaper 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 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.

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Hard Landscape Team Leader

Hard Landscape Team Leader required.

Job Reference Number: B938  

The Company:

Our client is based on the borders of Nottinghamshire. They pride themselves on offering a high-quality professional service in garden design, construction, planting and maintenance. Their aim is to grow their business by combining landscaping skills with a professional and courteous service, to construct affordable gardens of value using quality materials, and to ensure their work is completed to a high standard by skilled, full time employees, ensuring peace of mind and guaranteed satisfaction in a job well done. This philosophy has led to excellent referrals resulting in the successful completion of projects and opportunities of which they are proud.

Job Description:

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Landscaping Team Leader. If you are skilled in landscaping construction with proven experience of leading a landscaping construction team and want to advance your career further this is an exciting opportunity. We are looking for an individual capable of managing and being part of a team of 3 landscapers building projects ranging in value from £10,000-£100,000. Salary is £27,000-£30,000 depending on experience and skills and additional incentives include a team bonus giving an OTE of an additional £2,000-£4,000, they also operate a loyalty holiday scheme where you can gain a further 5 days holiday on top of the standard 28 when you have been with them for a number of years. Our client will supply all tools, uniform, a company vehicle you can use to get to and from work and a company mobile phone.

Key Skills:
  • Proven experience of team leading in landscaping construction.
  • Good communication skills, polite and diplomatic.
  • Organised and basic IT skills.
  • Skilled in paving, decking, fencing, walling (blockwork/brickwork/rendering), groundworks, soft landscaping (such as turfing and planting) and bespoke timber work such as pergolas, bench seats and cladding.
  • Capable of using a mini digger (licence is preferable).
  • Capable of working to a set of plans and setting out drawings.
  • Good understanding and ability to work with levels.
  • Able to delegate and manage a small team.
  • An ability to run a schedule.
  • A clean driving licence.

If this Hard Landscape Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@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.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Hard Landscape Team Leader 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 Landscape Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Arboriculture Manager - S319

Arboriculture Manager required

Our Client has over 30 years experience of caring for the environment in Nottinghamshire and the east Midlands.

Working in both public and private sectors, for businesses, housing associations, management companies, construction companies, boroughs, parishes, schools, charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs, land owners and individuals.

Within all their policies they aim to identify innovative ideas and procedures to give suitable regards to the preservation of the environment.

Their services include tree services, waste management, environmental services and landscaping.

Rationale:

As the Arboricultural Manager, you will manage the Arboricultural team and advise on a wide range of tree, woodland and landscape matters.

The management side of the job will involve overseeing 2 arborist teams and ensuring that health and safety and quality requirements are met and that jobs are completed to the specified timeframes.

Job Description:

Key responsibilities will include:

  • The supervision, selection, development and performance management of the Arboricultural team
  • To implement safe systems of work always in line with Health and Safety legislation, ensuring that Risk Assessments and Method Statements are undertaken, and safe working environments are in place prior to the commencement of each new contract/job
  • To ensure that all tools and equipment are used, maintained and stored securely in a safe and responsible manner and checked weekly in line with Health and Safety requirements, reporting any damage immediately to the Operations Manager, taking responsibility to ensure that the repair/damage is actioned
  • To ensure staff load vehicles and prepare equipment necessary for undertaking works daily in line contract requirements
  • To ensure staff take responsibility for personal climbing equipment ensuring that LOLER check forms are completed and sent to the Operations Manager on a monthly basis
  • To ensure staff undertake daily checks on PPE ensuring that it is safe and complies with Health and Safety legislation reporting any damage to the Line Manager immediately and that monthly PPE check forms are completed and provided to the Line Manager
  • To ensure staff undertake and complete daily checks on all powered equipment to include vehicles, chippers, and chainsaws ensuring that they are safe and comply with Health and Safety legislation and that they are maintained in safe working order and that paperwork is provided monthly to the Line Manager
  • To check the First Aid box and personal First Aid kits monthly, ensuring that 6 monthly checks are undertaken and recorded formally. Ensure that First Aid Kits are always present on work sites, replenishing any used items
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that accidents, incidents and near misses are reported immediately to the office with the necessary paperwork completed as soon as possible
  • To visits clients to support with quoting for new work that has been sourced by the Business Development Manager
Key Skills:
  • Minimum of 4 years Arboriculture contract management experience – Essential
  • Level 3 Arboriculture qualification or above - Essential
  • IT literate, able to use Microsoft office & portal-based web systems - Essential
  • Holds a full driving licence – Essential
  • IOSH Managing Safely or similar Health & Safety Qualification- Desirable
  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector (PTI)-Desirable
  • LOLER inspection-Desirable
  • Be prepared to work & plan their time, around changing circumstances to best serve the business, this may occasionally require work outside of ‘normal hours’ & periods of ‘on call’

If this Arboriculture Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com.

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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

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Plantarea Manager - P173

Plantarea Manager required

Our client is an award-winning family run garden centre in rural Nottinghamshire. Inspiring beautiful gardens is at the heart of everything they do and the centre is quite individual, inspirational and unique both in the interior design and the approach to garden retailing which builds on their strong reputation for quality plants from the best of British Nurseries.  They are currently seeking a Plantarea Supervisor or Manager to join the team where you will cover a wide range of daily duties.

Can you impart excellent plant advice to customers?

Can you deliver a good level of housekeeping in all areas?

Do you have an eye for detail presentation and display?

Key points
  • Managing the main shrub area and maintaining high standards
  • Ordering and monitoring of stock according to seasonal demands
  • Dealing with incoming deliveries efficiently and effectively
  • Leading and inspiring a small team of staff
  • Providing outstanding customer sales and service
Must haves
  • A comprehensive knowledge of plants and garden retailing
  • Extensive horticultural experience which includes plant buying
  • An aptitude for plant merchandising and care
  • The ability to thrive in a busy environment

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.

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 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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Hard Landscape Team Leader - B398

Hard Landscape Team Leader Required

Our client is based on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. They pride themselves on offering a high-quality professional service in garden design, construction, planting and maintenance. Their aim is to grow their business by combining landscaping skills with a professional and courteous service, to construct affordable gardens of value using quality materials, and to ensure their work is completed to a high standard.

They do not employ contractors; the work will be carried out by skilled, local full time employees, all of whom have undergone DBS checks as part of the work they carry out in local schools.

They offer peace of mind and guaranteed satisfaction in a job well done.

This philosophy has led to excellent referrals resulting in the successful completion of projects and opportunities of which they are proud.

Key points

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Landscaping Team Leader. If you are skilled in landscaping construction with proven experience of leading a landscaping construction team and want to advance your career further this is an exciting opportunity.

Must haves
  • Proven experience of team leading in landscaping construction
  • The ability to plan and organise your time on projects efficiently and cost effectively
  • A sound knowledge in all aspects of the landscaping industry
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of the team
  • Must be conscientious, hardworking and able to thrive on physical labour
  • A keen and willing attitude and eagerness to apply your skills
  • Excellent customer liaison skills
  • The ability to adhere to strict health & safety procedures
  • A willingness to train less experienced staff
  • Driving licence and own transport to get to yard
  • The ability to adhere to company rules and procedures regarding tools, equipment and machinery

If this Hard Landscape Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@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.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Hard Landscape Team Leader 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 Landscape Team Leader vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Nursery Despatch Supervisor - N317

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established family business?

Are you a self-motivated individual who can work to tight deadlines?

Are you a positive person with good plant knowledge?

The overall aim of this role is to control and co-ordinate the total despatch process from daily picking organisation to loading lorries and liaising with the sales department.

Key points

  • Pick and collate orders as required from a Picking List, making sure that all plants are adequately watered and in good condition before packing
  • Load orders onto vehicles for despatch
  • Assist with goods inwards and unloading vehicles
  • Supervise despatch staff in the picking and loading of orders

Must haves

  • Strong plant knowledge
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to manage workload in a sometimes demanding environment
  • Counterbalance Forklift Licence an advantage

 This is a physical role working outside in all weathers

This role is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a number of exciting projects and make your mark with an ambitious company. As a key player in the company you will be eligible for an exceptional performance related bonus scheme as well as professional development and career progression.

Benefits for this role include-

  • A vehicle, mobile phone and 28 days holiday
  • After one year of service you will be entitled to a health care and bonus scheme
  • CSCS Card is preferred, but not essential

If this position 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 Nursery Despatch 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 the Nursery Despatch Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Gardener - EC3800

A superb new vacancy has arisen for a Sole Gardener / Handyman to manage a beautiful 19acre private estate near Stamford in Northamptonshire alongside an existing part-time assistant. The estate includes a 2 acre walled garden with terracing that contains topiary, amenity lawns, shrubbery and herbaceous borders. Other areas include a lake, swimming pool and tennis court, driveways, paddocks, orchard and a large number of mature trees and further lawns.

Applications are sought from suitably experienced and passionate gardeners who have comprehensive knowledge of plants, trees, shrubs, and their care. A horticultural qualification would be desirable as would spray and chainsaw certificates. This is a very hands on role for somebody to work with minimal supervision who is able to plan and prioritise work schedules throughout the year and advise the owners on the future development of the garden and grounds.  Other duties will include some handyman tasks and estate duties as required. 

The owners are looking to develop the garden further such as growing fresh produce, create a lawn care regime and continue planting up and developing areas of the grounds to a level where it could become a show garden.

The Sole Gardener will have assistance from a part-time assistant who will help in mowing the lawns and will help to look after the topiary. There will also be contractors for other works.

A full clean UK driving licence is required as the owners have a 4wd drive single cab Toyota Hilux the gardener will use as part of his work.

ACCOMMODATION: Live Out 

SALARY: Circa £25,000 depending on experience

LOCATION: Stamford, Northamptonshire

JOB No: EC3800

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Hudson on 01233 733510 or mark.hudson@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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 the Sole Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Plant Sales Assistant - D517

Do you have a passion for plants?

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment?

Can you offer excellent customer sales and service?

Key points

•Presentation and displays of a wide range of plants both seasonal and hardy

•Good house keeping standards across all areas of the department

•Working as part of a dedicated team of staff

•Offering excellent customer sales and service with good attention to detail

Must haves

•A good working knowledge of plants

•The ability to provide an efficient and friendly customer service

•An energetic and enthusiastic approach to all tasks

•The ability to ensure all plant stock remains in excellent saleable condition

To view more Landscape positions click Retail.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in the Plant Sales Assistant 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 Plant Sales Assistant vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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