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Working For: Old Hall Nurseries Ltd

Nursery Foreman required

Job Ref ADV350

We are an independent, family-run, wholesale plant nursery with more than 30 years experience of providing quality wholesale plants and exemplary service to the landscape and amenity market throughout the UK.

We are passionate about what we do and have a strong emphasis on working together to achieve success.

Our clients value us for the quality of our customer service as much as the quality of our stock and with a large variety of wholesale plants available, we are able to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Team have extensive experience within the horticultural industry and are keen to share their plant knowledge.

We are looking for a Nursery Foreman who will be responsible for overseeing and improving the day-to-day operations on the Nursery on a full-time permanent basis.

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Opening the Nursery in the morning and closing at the end of the business day.
  • Coordinating and managing the Nursery worker team.
  • Monitor watering and weather conditions paying special attention to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Respond to customer requests and assist the Nursery staff.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair and safety, perform necessary maintenance work.
  • Explain and enforce safety regulations/policies and be responsible for a safe working environment.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for all clerical and record-keeping.
  • Undertake plant/tree husbandry and welfare eg: pruning, weeding, watering etc.
  • Assist in the picking and packing of orders for dispatch or collection.
  • Manage pest, disease and weed control programmes.
  • Help with general maintenance of Nursery structures and systems.
  • Monitor plant health and quality.
  • Potting up/potting on by hand or machine of plants/trees.
  • Carry out good housekeeping practices eg: cleaning, sweeping and general tidiness.
  • Undertake any duties as determined by the Director or Nursery Manager.

 

Qualifications

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a professional horticultural qualification and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Experience in growing potted plants and nursery stock.

Full driving license required and ideally, PA1 and PA6 certified.

 

Skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a busy and varied environment.
  • Have the ability to organise and manage your own workload.
  • Be physically fit and able to carry out basic tasks by hand or by machinery.
  • Have the ability to work well on your own or with others.
  • To be flexible and open to change, working hours and workloads vary according to your position.
  • Required to work in all weathers and work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Display a hands-on practical and realistic approach to work.
  • Have good communication skills, both verbal and written and have the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure.
  • Provide excellent organisational skills.

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