Tree Nursery Manager required
Job Ref ADV355
Kingdom Farming LLP is a large family run diverse farming contracting business operating throughout central Scotland. We are currently recruiting for a Tree Nursery Manager, to run a large-scale forestry tree nursery and glasshouse for Kilrie Trees Ltd.
We require an experienced horticulturalist who will help run and develop our indoor large-scale forestry tree nursery with glasshouse. We will produce 1.9m 20-60 cm, cell grown trees pa with the option to expand the site to 4m trees pa after year 2.
About the Role:
We are looking to recruit an experienced horticulturalist who will help and grow a new business. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Tree Nursery Manager will be responsible for the production of approx. 3 million container grown forestry trees. This will include production planning and for overseeing all managerial functions including staff recruitment, health and safety, all year-round crop production, mechanisation, managing financial budgets, reporting to Project manager and liaising with customers.
-Taking responsibility for the intensive production of container grown trees for use in commercial and environmental forestry schemes.
-Working closely with key stakeholders of the business to develop strong relationships.
-Leading the development and implementation of exemplary customer service, including responding to customer requests and enquires.
-Setting up and coordinating administrative, record-keeping, inventory, requisitioning, and marketing activities, including the launch and promotion of the tree nursery.
-Undertaking recruitment, selection, training and management of nursery staff.
-Establish a safe working environment by creating and implementing health and safety policies and procedures and adhering to legal standards.
-Training and supporting nursery staff.
Location & Commitments:
-Permanent full-time role Nr Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
-Monday to Friday, 39 per week, 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. With a 15-minute unpaid morning break and a 30-minute unpaid lunch break each day.
-You will be required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business this will include weekends and evenings.
-Due to the nature of our business, the Company does not recognise public/bank holidays, which are viewed as normal working days.
-Experienced horticulturalist, with significant experience working within an intensive horticulture nursery and a passion for conservation.
-Good horticultural knowledge from selecting seed to growing and nurturing plants including detailed knowledge of all year-round plant production, containers, growing medium, irrigation plant nutrition and the use of artificial light and heating.
-Experience in using horticulture machinery such as seeding and try filling lines.
-Pesticide application competence and certification PA1 and PA6
-Full driving licence
-Excellent managerial skills with a commitment to customer service.
-Experience of staff management, from recruitment and selection to managing and motivating a successful team.
-Good IT skills
-Knowledge and experience of health and safety management
-Ability to work outdoors and in a greenhouse environment
-Experience in working within the tree nursery industry.
-Basic understanding of woodland creation
-Environmental conscience, commitment to reducing global warming.
-Love of country life.
-A commitment to continual professional development
-An innovative, can-do, enthusiastic work ethic
-Self-motivated and proven experience of ability to work on own initiative.
-Effective team worker
-Good project management skills
-Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships and engage effectively with people at all levels.
-Good communication skills, both oral and written
-Ability to prioritise and adapt to changing situations.
-Practical problem solving
-A passion for customer service excellence
-Responsible and punctual
-A flexible approach to work
-Willingness to develop new skills and take on new areas of responsibility.
This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to help and grow a new business.
To apply please contact Paula McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org