Education Officer

Education Officer required

Job ref F457

Our client is an organisation that is well established with an accredited reputation within the landscaping industry. They are seeking to develop a co-ordinated National Education and Careers Outreach Programme, to encourage interested parties, in developing an understanding and interest of educational projects along with a new career within the sector. The priority is to engage with key audiences such as students, parents and careers changes. The Education Officer’s key responsibility   is to contribute to creating training and development programmes both internally and externally with the company.

Key Responsibilities:

-Raise awareness of careers in the landscape industry via campaigns directed at pupils, teachers, career advisors and others

-To keep up to date with government policy on education and skills training as well as considering the governments skills and education agenda.

-To take part in a review and development of existing and new horticulture and landscaping courses and qualifications

-To maintain and develop close partnerships with school and colleges, producing reports and statistics as required

-Work to within agreed budgets and contribute to the budget development process along with collating feedback and provide reports and presentations to the Chief Executive

Key Skills:

-A demonstrable track record of education provision in a landscaping and horticulture context

-Understanding of horticulture and landscape education syllabuses

-Effective management of staff & volunteers

-Landscaping/horticulture qualifications

The successful applicant:

Our client is looking for enthusiastic, passionate candidates who have excellent presentation and communication skills, verbal and written. The ideal candidate will be a people person, well-mannered and a team player that is self-motivative. Must be a creative and inspiring person with a willingness to travel to implement roles objectives.

Benefits:

This role is a full time, permanent position and the hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. It is unlikely to need to work bank holidays/weekends unless an event falls on these days that the ‘Education Officer’ is required to attend. An electric company vehicle will be provided for travel to work related activities. Other benefits include a Healthshield Cash Plan and a company pension scheme and 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

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

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Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref - ADV382

An excellent opportunity has arisen on a private family owned estate in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside for an estate gardener.

This position would suit someone with horticultural knowledge and a love of plants who now wants to develop their career in the large garden and estate sector.

JOB ROLE

-  Raise and maintain summer and winter bedding in baskets, troughs and borders.

-  Maintain planted borders, these include ornamental, woodland and alpine rockery.

-  Care of estate lawns including large garden lawns and parkland areas including mowing with zero turn machines.

-  Winter hedge and tree work in woodlands including working at heights on occasion.

-  Help in construction of new garden areas and planting.

-  Greenhouse work in all seasons.

-  Be responsible for personal health and safety at all times.

Candidates will be expected to take part in a wide range of horticultural roles across the estate which is spread across two sites so a good level of physical fitness is needed, as is the ability to work in all seasons.

Candidates need to hold a full UK driving licence.  Experience of using and maintaining a range of plant and machinery would be useful but not essential.

This is a developing garden with new exciting features and planting under construction therefore an excellent opportunity for someone to learn new skills and showcase their talent in a small hardworking team, working alongside the lead gardener and garden owners.  Relevant training being given when identified.

A horticultural qualification or relevant experience in a horticultural role is required for this opportunity.  Salary to be set dependant on experience.

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.


Horticulture Manager

Horticulture Manager required

Job Ref J730

Our client brings together years of experience, creative flair and an eye for detail to produce unique, memorable design-led spaces and event experiences, for an array of clients throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Specialists in planting, landscaping and floristry, horticulture is at the heart of what they do, with site planting and transformations accounting for the majority of work. Alongside this, they offer design and build services for a wide variety of events, bars, mobile and semi-permanent structures, exhibition stand and displays, venue and also complete site transformations.

The client offers a complete service from design and planning through to build, installation as well as adding the finishing touches. With an expanding team of specialised, skilled individuals from creative minds to hands-on makers, the team prides itself on attention to detail and exceptional quality, working with clients through all phases of their projects, to bring brands to life.

Based in Warwickshire, their purpose-built site brings the areas of expertise and team together, with a dedicated plant nursery to grow and house a huge range of beautiful trees, plants and cut flowers, a design studio, welding and carpentry workshop, a warehouse of interior items and props, and offices all under one roof.

They provide the complete experience to their clients, and have a strong portfolio of clients with trusted and loyal relationships.

Job brief

An experienced Horticulture Manager is sought after to take responsibility for the care and maintenance of all plant stock including both indoor and outdoor plants held within greenhouses, polytunnels and outdoor spaces.

You will be responsible for purchasing all necessary materials, plant feeds, pesticides etc. to enable you to perform your duties.

You will also be required to source, and purchase plants direct from Holland and other continental growers, as well as specialist liaising and building strong working relationships with Dutch suppliers and growers to source unique plants.

As part of the calendar of events you will manage a small team to assist with the maintenance and watering of plants and also the make-up of plants and planters for the events working to tight deadlines.

During certain times of the year, you may be asked to work with the team on event sites with prestigious clients, advising and leading the planting team and working to fulfil the client briefs to complete the spaces. There may also be an opportunity to work with clients on an international level.

We also have a number of onsite grounds contracts for high-level commercial and private clients, so you would be required to manage and maintain planting plans, landscaping and maintenance for these sites with a support team.

The position is both physically and mentally demanding with long working hours during the summer months. Strong management skills and an ability to adapt to fast moving changes are essential to the successful performance of this role.

Responsibilities

-Liaise with Operations Director to make decisions for operational activities.

-Plan and execute annual plant maintenance schedule.

-Manage staff resourcing around busy periods.

-Management of small team.

-Purchasing of plant supplies from local suppliers.

-Purchasing of plants and trees from international suppliers

-Ensuring plants and trees are made up for events

Requirements

-Proven experience as Horticulture Manager or equivalent position

-Strong horticulture experience and plant knowledge

-Relevant horticultural qualifications - preferred, not essential

-Proven experience of leading teams

-Able to demonstrate a strong background in garden centres/nurseries or horticultural environments

-Effective maintenance of all relevant nursery areas

-Strong plant knowledge and understanding of plant quality

-Computer Literate (Excel & Word)

-Good planning and organisational skills

-Ability to work to time pressures effectively in a fast moving and rapidly changing market

-Good interpersonal skills - A team player

If this Horticulture Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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

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Operations Director

Operations Director required

Job Ref J731

Our client brings together years of experience, creative flair and an eye for detail to produce unique, memorable design-led spaces and event experiences, for an array of clients throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Specialists in planting, landscaping and floristry, horticulture is at the heart of what they do, with site planting and transformations accounting for the majority of work. Alongside this, they offer design and build services for a wide variety of events, bars, mobile and semi-permanent structures, exhibition stand and displays, venue and also complete site transformations.

The client offers a complete service from design and planning through to build, installation as well as adding the finishing touches. With an expanding team of specialised, skilled individuals from creative minds to hands-on makers, the team prides itself on attention to detail and exceptional quality, working with clients through all phases of their projects, to bring brands to life.

Job brief

Our client is looking for an experienced Director of Operations to organise and oversee the daily operations of the company. This position is a dynamic, cross-functional role, which includes project planning, workflow management, team leadership, fulfilment, quality control and on-site management.

This role requires exceptional organisational skills and management, to ensure that the business is well-coordinated, efficient and productive by managing its processes, allocating resources and directing its people at every stage of the project.

The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and requires thorough knowledge of event setup, project management, logistics and third-party sub-contract management as well as the ability to be hands-on when required.  

The ideal candidate will have some horticultural knowledge and background; this, however, is not a necessity. He/She/They must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business’ operations, ideally with an events and project management background, leading by example and with an excellent eye for detail.

Due to the diverse nature of this company, its wide-range of prestigious, global clients, and growing service offering, this is a fast-paced and exciting position which aims to safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations, to facilitate a growth strategy and to deliver long-term success, with long-term potential opportunities.

The ideal candidate will be someone with a proven track record achieving positive results, someone that works well under pressure and has exceptional time management skills.

Responsibilities

-Liaise with superior to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals

-Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress across its horticultural, build and event setup operations

-Supervise staff from different departments and continually look for opportunities to grow and become more efficient

-Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business processes and propose / deliver improvements

-Manage procurement processes, select and appoint sub-contract partners, coordinate the build, horticultural and event pipeline to ensure the availability of plants, stands and resources

-Oversee customer support processes and organise them to enhance customer satisfaction

-Review financial information and improve operational effectiveness to promote profitability

-Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/supply chain

-Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analysing and interpreting data and metrics

-Ensure that the company runs with conformity to established regulations

Requirements

-Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position

-Excellent organisational and leadership abilities

-Outstanding communication and people skills

-Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines

-In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance, customer service etc.)

If this Operations Director vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Operations Director 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 Director vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Part-time Skilled Gardener

Part-time Skilled Gardener required

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a skilled self-employed gardener/horticulturist to contribute to a beautiful private garden in Warwickshire.  This position will suit a qualified and experienced plantsperson with room in their schedule for two to three days per week on a year-round basis.

Set within a wider 40-50-acre estate, the formal 2-acre garden compliments a Georgian country house and comprises extensive herbaceous borders, a parterre, a cut flower garden, mixed beds, box hedging, topiary, mature native and exotic trees, bulb plantings, rose gardens, lavender, lawns, walled garden areas, an acer garden, a pool, and a woodland area.

Working alongside the property owners and an existing gardener, the position will involve the care and maintenance of the above areas, to include species-specific pruning and the herbaceous plantings in particular.  Applicants should be self-employed skilled gardeners with excellent plant knowledge and demonstrable experience on horticulturally diverse private estates.

Although much of the maintenance of lawns, hedging and box pruning is taken care of by the existing gardener, the successful candidate will need to be physically fit with a thorough knowledge of horticulture.  An academic qualification at or above RHS Level 3 is desired, though not necessarily essential if a strong horticultural work history can be demonstrated.

Applicants should hold, or be able to obtain, a clear DBS check and full references from previous employers/clients.

RATE:             £15/hr to £20/hr dependent on experience
LOCATION:  Warwickshire
JOB No:          EC27565

If this Part-time Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Head Grower

Head Grower required

Job Ref S264

Our client is one of the leading suppliers of ornamental plants to the domestic and landscaping market.  As a result of continued growth, they are looking to take on new growing facilities and have recently acquired a 5-acre site near Coventry.  This is a great opportunity for the business to grow more of their own product in house and are now seeking a committed individual to run this new site.

The successful candidate will have experience in growing hardy ornamental nursery stock, will be FEPA qualified and a forklift driver, most importantly they will be prepared to take responsibility for the site.  Whilst reporting to the companies Production Director the candidate will be a self-starter, be highly motivated and with a strong desire to produce a quality product.

This role will periodically involve managing a small team of staff but is very much a hands-on position, providing for the cultural requirements of the crop.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To ensure all potting activity is completed to required quantities and deadlines, maximising efficiencies whilst maintaining high quality.
  • Plan for and call-in production variable materials as required and in liaison with the companies purchasing team.
  • Control the quality of incoming goods.
  • Provide for and deliver all irrigation and crop husbandry requirements.
  • Ensure crop protection and weed control requirements are met.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping, accurate inventory and records as required.
  • Assist in the efficient movement of stock between sites.
  • Follow company procedures and policies ensuring legislative compliance.
Skills and Attributes
  • Excellent plant and pest and disease knowledge.
  • Good commercial husbandry skills.
  • Able to supervise and motivate direct reports.
  • Enthusiastic, practical and driven with an eye for detail.
  • Flexible with excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Good communication and IT skills.

If this Head Grower vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com

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Hard Landscaper - W401

Our client is an established company operating from south Cambridgeshire, with the bulk of their work being in Cambridge. They specialise in the design and construction of bespoke residential gardens. A lot of their work is through referral and includes unique designs which often incorporate specialist materials and features requiring the highest standard of workmanship. They currently have a vacancy for a skilled hard landscaper to join their team.

Job Description

The person appointed will be responsible for a variety of hard landscaping tasks where a high standard is essential. Tasks will include:

  • Setting out the works from design drawings and plans
  • Site preparation including groundworks
  • Brickwork
  • Blockwork
  • Paving
  • Fencing
  • Ensuring work is completed on time, and to a high standard of finish
Key Skills

Candidates must have excellent practical skills and 5 years experience in all areas of hard and soft landscaping, with a good eye for detail and strong work ethic, able to demonstrate a successful track record of delivering high quality workmanship which is completed on time and within agreed budgets. It is also important that you have good communication skills, combined with a pro-active and flexible approach to your duties.

You must be fully capable of running jobs independently from start to finish.

Experience of operating a mini digger will be an advantage.

A current driving licence is essential.

This is a full time, permanent PAYE position, with all associated benefits.

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

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Construction Manager / Site Agent - S262

Construction Manager / Site Agent required 

Our client provides a wide range of ecological and land-based services, fusing ecological consultancy, environmental vegetation management and Landscape Construction to their clients which include large Civils, local authorities, housing developers, architects and contractor’s solutions in conservation and countryside engineering with values up to £3.2 million.  

They are the UK’s leading wildlife and habitat management specialists. With offices in the Midlands, Devon, Norfolk and Scotland they are able to provide a nationwide coverage for their clients. They manage conflict with nature proactively and responsibly, removing the risk from commercial operations. They provide an integrated ecological solution and a one-stop shop for ecological and countryside management needs.

Their qualified, multi-skilled workforce, together with their range of equipment, enables them to provide solutions to even the most complex environmental and ecological problems.

Their philosophy is based on innovation, service efficiency, high quality and working collaboratively with our clients.

Their aims are to maintain their reputation for providing a no-nonsense, collaborative, high quality approach where they deliver projects on time, on budget and to the brief every time. 

They currently have a vacancy within their organisation for a Construction Manager, ideally with experience of working in landscape contracting, countryside management, agriculture or a similar field.

Key points

The Construction Manager will have experience of managing and delivering large and complex projects on time and to the satisfaction of the Company’s clients. Responsible for resourcing and line managing a site team whilst promoting compliance with all company systems and policies.

Must haves

The successful candidate will:

  • Be commercial with relevant project management experience, ideally gained within the environmental / horticultural / habitat management or ecological sector
  • Be organised with experience of managing large, complex projects
  • Be financially adept with the ability to manage and deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Have experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate reports
  • Be capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed
  • Have a full UK driving licence

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

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Nursery Team Leader - D056

Our client has a Wholesale Nursery established over many years providing a convenient way to buy a vast range of top quality plants. Their mission is to provide a service tailored to the clients needs and prioritise regardless of the size of the order. They are currently seeking a Nursery Team Leader to support the team in all daily duties.

Can you maintain a good level of plant husbandry?

Do you enjoy working as part of a sales team?

Can you provide a good level of customer service?

Key points
  • Producing and maintaining a wide range of plants
  • Providing a service tailored to the individual needs of each client
  • Pest & disease control as and when required
  • Administration duties and helping in other areas as and when required
Must haves
  • Excellent crop husbandry skills
  • A good working knowledge of a wide range of plants
  • Good computer skills ideally Growmaster or other nursery software
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates

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

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Contract Manager - S261 This Position has been filled

Our client provides a wide range of ecological and land-based services, fusing ecological consultancy, environmental vegetation management and Landscape Construction to their clients which include large Civils, local authorities, housing developers, architects and contractor’s solutions in conservation and countryside engineering with values up to £3.2 million. 

They currently have a vacancy within their organisation for a Contract Manager, ideally with experience of working in horticultural contracting, countryside management or a similar field.

Key points

The Contract Manager will have experience of managing and delivering large and complex projects on time and to the satisfaction of the Company’s clients. Responsible for resourcing and line managing a site team whilst promoting compliance with all company systems and policies.

Must haves

The successful candidate will :

  • be commercial with relevant project management experience, ideally gained within the environmental / horticultural / habitat management or ecological sector
  • be organised with experience of managing large, complex projects
  • be financially adept with the ability to manage and deliver projects on time and to budget
  • have experience of leading and motivating a team of both site and office-based staff
  • have a proven track record of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
  • have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate reports
  • be capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines
  • have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed
  • have a full UK driving licence

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

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