Plant Area Manager

Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref C238

Our client operates a small group of independent garden centres in the South East London Area. They have a loyal customer base and a reputation for great value, they grow a lot of their own products and deliver great quality and service. They are looking for an established Plant Area Manager to lead the outside plants area with a basic salary up to 35K.  

Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

  • Supervision of a team of 8 staff and wider duty management of a team of 25. 
  • Good communication with Nursery Managers to keep up to date with product availability and planning the season to ensure plants are available for sale when most saleable.
  • Stock control and maximising sales opportunities through themed displays.
  • Oversee and assist with the general housekeeping ensuring the sales area is well presented.
  • Engaging with customers, offering plant advice and help to create a good customer experience.
  • Duty management responsibilities of the garden centre as required.
Key Skills:

Candidates will ideally have the following:

  • Great communication skills
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Good plant knowledge and passion for plants and horticulture
  • Ability to be creative and create eye catching displays
  • Good organisation skills
  • Garden centre or nursery retail experience. 

If this Plant Area Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact us on 01233 732767 or email info@horticruitment.com.

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

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Botany Gardener

BOTANY GARDENER

Job Ref ADV437

Full Time

Required from March 2023

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Gardener to join the Botany Manager whose role is to renovate and maintain the school’s historic Botany Garden, woodlands, and ponds.

Working in collaboration with the Grounds team you will demonstrate the motivation, organisation and commitment required to maintain and improve the beautiful botany gardens and ponds.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for garden maintenance as directed by the Botany Manager.
  • Support the Botany Manager with renovating the ponds and botany beds.
  • Weeding, watering, feeding and plant care
  • Pruning roses, fruit and climbers
  • Training and staking of plants
  • Planting
  • Sowing seeds and taking cuttings
  • Composting as much garden waste as possible
  • Hedge maintenance
  • Any other general garden maintenance
  • Helping others with their areas where needed
  • Produce cut flowers for displays at various school events.
  • Assistant with the kitchen waste composting strategy
  • Supporting the Botany Gardens Manager to prepare for practical teaching sessions in the gardens
  • Increase the biodiversity of the school site and encourage wildlife through planting and landscaping of the botany gardens.
  • Identification and control of pests and diseases within an integrated pest management plan.
  • Clearance of Leaves and general garden keeping.
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships across the school.
  • Commitment to developing yourself within your role – undergoing training where necessary.
  • Ensuring you comply with all relevant Health and Safety and Environment (HSE) practices and procedures, as outlined in the Health and Safety Policy.
  • Ensuring you and others around team abide by all schools policies and procedures – reporting incidents when necessary.
  • Proactively promoting and maintaining high standards across the school – taking initiative to resolve and/or draw attention to areas that don’t meet required standards or any issues that arise.
We offer:
  • The opportunity to join our outstanding school where public examination results consistently place JAGS amongst the leading schools in the UK
  • A community of considerate, creative and compassionate students and staff
  • A highly diverse and inclusive school community, committed to our bursary provision
  • An inspiring and enthusiastic team of colleagues across the teaching and support staff
  • Excellent facilities, including the latest resources to support learning
A diverse benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary
  • [Teachers’ Pension Scheme / Pension scheme with 10% employer contributions]
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free gym membership with discounted family rates
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free lunches
  • Free access to the Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • School fee discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest-free computer loans
  • Interest-free transport season ticket loans

With its distinctive heritage as the oldest independent girls’ school in London, James Allen’s Girls’ School provides a forward-thinking and contemporary education for over 1100 girls aged 4 to 18. Located in the London borough of Southwark, JAGS has a diverse school community and is committed to inclusion in the workplace.

Our school aims, both in and out of the classroom, are clear:

  • To celebrate our diverse and inclusive community
  • To champion social awareness and sustainability
  • To empower courage, creativity and compassion in each student
  • To inspire aspirational and authentic lifelong learners and leaders
  • To nurture respectful, resilient and kind individuals

If this matches your vision, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

How to apply

We recognise that celebrating the full diversity of staff and students has a positive impact on all and invite applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds.

Please visit our website www.jags.org.uk/day-to-day/vacancies to download a JAGS application form and candidate pack.

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

For further information please contact recruitment@jags.org.uk or telephone the Recruitment team on 020 8693 1181.

Closing date                 : 17 February 2023

Interviews                    : Week Commencing 20 February 2023

Interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received. Interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified deadline, if a suitable candidate is found.

JAGS is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service, and overseas police and regulatory authorities where relevant.

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.

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Experienced Gardener

Experienced Gardener required

Job Ref S233

Our client is an established company of landscape professionals who specialise in the field of garden design, landscape construction and garden care/maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. They are BALI registered and ISO 9001 certified. Due to continued expansion, the company are in search of knowledgeable gardeners at all levels; from assistant to skilled/senior, on a full-time permanent and fully employed basis.  A generous salary will be offered in line with experience.

Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and an ability to carry out the finer aspects of horticulture, such as species-specific pruning, as well as the more physically demanding tasks.  Applicants will be willing to work on their own initiative as well as under direction where necessary.   Senior gardeners will be responsible for a team of three assistants, and assistant gardeners will work within a small team under the direction of a senior gardener.  Successful applicants will be based primarily on a single large estate, with other sites include high-end new build properties throughout South East London.

Candidates for this position will ideally hold an academic horticultural qualification, with PA1/PA6 spray certificates being required of senior gardeners.  Good plant knowledge is required, as is an ability to ensure safe and efficient use of a range of gardening machinery.  Senior Gardeners are required to hold a full driving licence.

Benefits include training support, 28 days paid holiday and a company pension scheme.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and growing company, and to develop your career with them.

If this Experienced Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com.

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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.

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Gardener

Gardener required

Ref K272

Our client is an established company of landscape professionals who specialise in the field of garden design, landscape construction and garden maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. They are BALI registered and ISO 9001 certified. They are also responsible for creating, supplying and maintaining interior and exterior displays in high-end restaurants throughout London and the south east.

An opportunity exists for a Gardener specifically to work on a static high-end commercial site, situated in South East London, there is the opportunity to progress to a senior level within the company for the right candidate.

Duties:

Your principle responsibility will be to visit the main site daily basis from Monday to Friday working in a small team of 3 maintaining the newly developed gardens/grounds to a high standard. Duties will include -

  • Lawn care
  • Shrub and boarder maintenance
  • Pest control
  • Trimming
  • Tidying/replacing surface dressing as required
  • Machine maintenance
Essential Qualities:
  • Horticultural knowledge
  • A horticultural qualification up to level 2 desirable or experience
  • Ability to produce a tidy finish
  • Capable of a small amount of administration
  • Experience of maintaining high-end grounds
  • Prepared to work flexible hours
  • Be motivated and capable of undertaking all aspects of gardens and grounds work with its physical challenges. 
  • Full UK driving licence

If this Gardener 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 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.

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