Senior Grower

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Senior Grower required

Job Ref L035

Our client is proud to have been listed within the Top 15 Growers in the UK according to Hortweek April 2022. They specialise in alpines, bedding plants and perennials, producing over 100 different varieties of bedding and over 500 varieties of alpines. Our clients supplies 90% of garden centres and over five major retailers across the UK, growing within a mixture of glasshouses, polytunnels and outdoor beds.

Our client wishes to recruit a skilled, Senior Grower to join the existing, experienced team. The individual will be joining a very stable and successful family business with a rich heritage built over 4 generations of growing.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished alpine or bedding grower with a wealth of experience and knowledge within the specific field. An extensive understanding of the entire alpine or bedding production and growing process is required, including an appreciation for all frequently used machinery. A track record within the horticultural sector must be held including relevant training and qualifications. They must possess a comprehensive knowledge of industry changes including new laws and regulations. A thorough understanding of both indoor and outdoor growing techniques is also required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the growing of plants and implementation of reliable growing processes including pesticide application, irrigation, lighting, temperature, growing media, fertilization, nutrition and monitoring the overall health of plants. As such, the key accountabilities for this position are as follows:

  • Determine nutrient and watering/moisture requirements.
  • Control pests by implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Control environmental conditions by regulating humidity, ventilation and temperature utilising Priva climate controls software.
  • Communicates cultural or plant issues to management immediately.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting crop issues and diagnosis of unknown health or damage problems.
  • Maintain records of crop activities and observations including pesticide applications and growth records.
  • Help troubleshoot greenhouse mechanical/environmental control systems.
Additional Information

In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, the successful candidate will also be required to engage in some weekend work and to perform other duties as assigned. They will also be responsible for following growing schedules by determining schedules with the Grower Manager/Head Grower, aiding in the training of Grower Assistants/Helpers and delegating and setting routines for Grower Assistants/Helpers.

This position offers a range of opportunities within a well-established nursery for skilled grower with a horticultural specialism in either alpines or bedding. This is a full-time position which provides a holiday allowance of 31 days including bank holidays.

If this Senior Grower vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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

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