General Manager

General Manager required

Job Ref ADV434

Simpsons is recognised as one of the leading destination Garden Centre in the UK having won numerous awards including Destination Garden Centre of the Year in Scotland several times.

By providing the best gardening, plant, outdoor living and gift choice, as well as fantastic restaurants, Simpsons has built up a reputation as a family run destination for all.  Our friendly and practical approach had helped us build and maintain a reputation as one of the most respected garden centres in Scotland.

Years of experience and passion for what we do drives our aim for providing excellent quality and customer service each and every day.  With our expert team sharing a wealth of knowledge about the products and plants we supply in store.

Working for us means playing a vital role, one where you will be central to our customer experience and continued success.  You will be at the forefront of dealing with our customers, offering an outstanding service that has your personal touch, and leaves every customer feeling valued.

We are looking for a General Manager to join our team at our Inverness store who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, interacting with other Managers across the organisation.

Responsibilities

  • Focusing on operational excellence
  • Overseeing customer interactions and resolving any issues
  • Ensure safe working environmental for staff and customers
  • Strong communicator who can motivate their team to deliver with enthusiasm and great personality.
  • Commercially driven with the ability to maximise sales
  • Previous experience of buying and sourcing preferred.
  • Lead the ranging, space allocation, pricing, and promotions

The GM will be required to spend time “on the floor” to assist in operational positions to ensure speed of service standards and quality control standards are maintained, including set-up and closing procedures.

www.simpsonsgardencentre.co.uk

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Instructor / Learning Assessor - Horticulture

Instructor / Learning Assessor - Horticulture

Job Ref ADV422

Permanent / full time

Elmwood Campus

£26,588 - £31,169 per annum (under review)

Ref: ANF/RLU/009/22

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Work Based Learning Instructor to work with the Senior lecturer in the Horticulture department in contributing to the coordination & delivery of Horticulture Work Based Learning Programmes mainly at the Elmwood Campus.

The postholder will deliver practical vocational skills training to Horticulture Work Based Learning students and external clients. Working with the Senior lecturer, Work Based Learning Manager and administrators in the co-ordination and delivery of Modern Apprenticeships, in line with appropriate project and SRUC policies, procedures and SDS Operational Rules.

In this role you will:

  • Deliver agricultural/horticulture education, training, instruction and assessment which will include practical vocational skills, observing relevant health and safety procedures
  • Have a student focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment
  • Maintain and update training materials to meet current vocational standards, practice and legislation.
  • Complete student recruitment & enrolment/registration documents for work-based learners.
  • Carry out student assessment in accordance with Awarding Body standards at any SRUC campus
  • Maintain appropriate records of attendance, teaching and assessment.
  • Ensure all internal and external communications are answered in a timely, effective and customer focussed manner.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as required.
  • Effectively manage own workload and diary.
  • Take part in continual professional development.

You should be educated to HND level in a Horticulture or related discipline. You should have proven experience in Horticulture, including practical field work combined with a practical and theoretical knowledge of modern agricultural/horticultural practises. Ideally you should be an approved Lantra Instructor or City & Guilds (NPTC) Assessor or possess a teaching qualification. Experience of assessment in practical and written curriculum items and/ or Teaching/training experience is highly desirable.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you visit our website. Apply online at www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: 04 October 2022

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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Assistant Gardener

Assistant Gardener required

Job Ref ADV383

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time assistant gardener to join a small team in Mertoun Gardens, which is in the Scottish Borders. The gardens lie to the north and east of Mertoun House extending to about 26 acres.

Duties will include –

  • Cultivation of quality fruit and vegetables.
  • Routine maintenance of flower borders, climbing plants and ornamental plantings.
  • Lawn care.
  • Operation of garden machinery.
  • Monitoring health of trees.
  • Pruning.
  • Hedge Cutting.
  • Spraying.
  • Assist with Public, student and school visits.
  • Weekend opening of greenhouses and watering duties fortnightly.
  • General duties within the Estate.

Person Specification –

  • Presentable and organised.
  • Flexible and willing to work extra hours if required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • PA1/6, first aid an advantage but not essential.
  • SVQ level 2 or 3 horticultural qualification equivalent experience desirable.
  • Must hold a full driving licence.

Salary will be discussed at interview.

Assistance with accommodation may be available.

Apply for application form to: estateoffice@mertoun.com

www.mertoungardens.co.uk


Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

Job Ref ADV380

Stephen Ogilvie Garden Design are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and qualified head gardener to join our small, but growing horticultural team, handling a portfolio of stunning private gardens and estates in and around Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will have excellent plant identification skills, knowledge of how and when to prune shrubs and trees, how to care for herbaceous borders and experience of planting new gardens. There are opportunities to design new borders and subsequent planting plans for new and existing gardens. Experience of managing clients and small teams would be preferable.

As this is a role for a horticulturalist, we require that candidates are qualified to at least RHS Level 3 or equivalent, hold a PA1 & PA6 spraying license (or similar) and ideally a chainsaw license. Experience of horticultural equipment and a full, clean driving license is also required.

We provide a uniform, PPE and all necessary tools and equipment, as well as opportunities for additional qualifications and courses that are relevant to the role.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm. We will consider either full or part-time for the right applicant.

Stephen Ogilvie Garden Design, Build & Horticulture

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Assistant Head Gardener

Position:                              Assistant Head Gardener, Private Estate.

Job Ref:                                ADV357

Location:                             Near St Andrews, Fife.

Salary:                                  £26,000  + Other benefits

Hours:                                  Full time

Responsible to:                  The estate Head Gardener

Accommodation:               Could be available after a trial period.

The estate, which is over 400 years old, includes a walled garden, an orchard, extensive borders, topiary and a large heather garden. There is a large ornamental pond with an open southerly aspect to the sea. There is a new glasshouse and a kitchen garden. In all 80HA.

The successful applicant will possess a UK Driving Licence, a chain saw licence and HND or HNC certificates, or RHS Level 2.

Excellent plant knowledge and horticultural capabilities are essential, the garden is in a transition period and the owners wish to expand and develop the gardens by introducing unusual and exotic plants, hopefully the garden will very soon once again be open to selective members of the garden community. This is an excellent opportunity for a person with imagination and a flair for gardening.

Email your CV and your reasons why you believe that this is the challenge you have been waiting for to hortus079@gmail.com


Lecturer in Horticulture

Lecturer in Horticulture required

Job Ref ADV353

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Horticulture. The successful candidate will blend a thorough knowledge of the Horticulture industry and its future education and training needs, with experience of teaching, course organisation and course development in a higher education setting. There may additionally be opportunities to develop research, consultancy and scholarly activity in the programme areas

The successful applicant should have a relevant PhD degree or research equivalent qualification in horticulture or a related subject. Experience of teaching in a higher education setting is essential.

They will be a team player with well-developed communication and networking skills and possess an ability to work in partnership with outside organisations. With sound practical knowledge the successful candidate should have the ability to teach modules in a variety of aspects of the Horticulture industry.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 16 September 2021

www.sruc.ac.uk


Lecturer in Horticulture

Lecturer in Horticulture required

Job Ref ADV351

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Key responsibilities of the role will involve:

-Teaching and supporting FE and HE students

-Maintaining a portfolio of teaching activity of high quality, reputation, and impact.

-Continually developing approaches to teaching and learning which are innovative in the subject area and reflect best practice.

-Participating actively in the development of subject based pedagogy and teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

-Involvement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching and, where appropriate, related professional practices.

-Contributing to the development of curriculum to embrace industry need

-Contributing to the development, application and maintenance of academic standards in a defined area of work to advance student academic development.

We are looking for a horticulture lecturer who is able to integrate with colleagues across our existing teaching and research strengths. Candidates should have strengths in practical skills (interests may include, but not limited to, sustainable horticulture, urban horticulture, production horticulture and management) to use and develop Elmwood campus across education, research and KE activities. Ideally, the successful applicant will be experienced in FE and/or HE delivery, combined with a drive to impact positively on today’s horticulture industry.

The successful candidate will be required to teach on and further develop the FE and HE horticulture portfolio. Within this programme across SRUC, there is an emphasis on preparing students for careers and fostering the essential skills needed by industry.

The successful applicant will also ideally have a track record of research and/or industry experience in a related field. SRUC is seeking a closer alignment of its research and education activities and it is hoped that the successful applicant will contribute to world class research carried out within SRUC. You will grasp the opportunity to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on current strengths within the department, and across the institution.

This is a permanent full-time post.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 15 September 2021

www.sruc.ac.uk