From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Grower required

Job Ref R711

Our client has an international reputation for its horticultural skills and expertise within their garden centres, trade focused wholesale trees, nurseries and a cash and carry division. At the nursery, being the best remains at the heart of everything they do. With a dedicated team of professionals, our client is passionate about what they do and build loyal and long-lasting relationships with customers and communities based on trust and respect. They care about how they do business and are proud of their history and heritage taking responsibility towards the environment seriously and follow this ethos within the management of the teams.

The role:

This is an exciting and varied opportunity in which you will be working for a renowned brand within the horticulture industry, driving their vision of being the first choice for top quality plants and trees.  As ambassadors for the brand, the teams are focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience.

A Grower will be responsible for managing an area of the nursery with the support of the Head Grower

Must haves:

-Previous experience in Nursery stock production

-Willingness to learn and knowledge of growing techniques, irrigation, pest and disease

-Demonstrate a professional, enthusiastic and flexible approach supporting colleagues and other areas of the business.

-Able to be responsive to challenges and demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach

-Able to work with energy, pace and passion

Key responsibilities:

-You will be responsible for ensuring cultural tasks are completed to the expected standard and within agreed time frame, producing all crops as per sales target and sales specifications.  Working with the Head Grower to develop and manage the ‘Priority’ work lists

-You will be responsible for ensuring the sections wastage figure is kept within the expected set range.

-You will ensure crops are kept free from weed and to keep the nursery as a whole clean and tidy, a safe area to work in.

-You will be responsible for ensuring all crops have the necessary resources to meet specification i.e., nutrition, correct watering and that all crops are kept free from pest and disease.

-You will be responsible for ensuring stock levels are accurately maintained and amendments are documented within expected timeframe.

-Managing the team when they are working within your area, monitoring output against agreed costing rates, offering training and support where required to ensure these are met.

-You will assist in developing all team members to their full potential and offering instruction and support whilst they are working with you.

-You will assist in lifting crops destined for our customers, this will be to the expected standard and given lifting rates, while being completed in a timely manner.

-You must be adaptable to changing priorities and have a flexible attitude to working hours during peak trading times.

-You will be responsible for your own Health and Safety, as well as others within your work area and the nursery.

*Any other reasonable duties that are deemed necessary to fulfil the needs of the business.

Hours: 39 per week, during busy periods additional hours will be required and weekend irrigation cover on a rota.

If this Grower vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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