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Working For: Double H Nurseries

Junior Grower Required

Based on the South Coast, Double H Nurseries Ltd. is an award winning, environmentally aware business employing over 170 staff. Using established lean manufacturing principles and innovative growing technology we are the UK’s largest producer of indoor ornamental pot plants and supply over 8 million plants to major retailers including M&S, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose every year.

To continue as an industry leader, we realise the importance of growing the next generation of specialists and leaders and we are offering the following opportunity to join our Growing Team

About the job
  • To plan, manage and prioritise the day to day crop work/growing activities of the team in line with the requirements of the Growing Management.
  • Liaise directly with Growing Management to respond positively to their requirements an agreed job priorities, including irrigation, chemical applications, biological control and environmental/culture controls
  • Actively look for new way to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency by demonstrating knowledge in growing and plant husbandry processes.
  • To take responsibility managing and achieving the budgeted labour/waste costs for the crop through effective knowledgeable crop husbandry and planning.
  • Comply with Health and Safety legislation and company procedures
  • Keep the Growing areas maintained to an acceptable level at all time
  • Develop an understanding of climate control- Hoogendoorn software
  • Monitor performance of varieties and trials
  • Be willing to accompany management on trips to Europe to visit growers and suppliers of young plants occasionally.
Skills
  • Good level of written and spoken English.
  • Coaching and Motivating
  • Day to day problem solving
  • Values and Behaviours
To demonstrate the shared values and behaviours held by Double H in all aspects of your work:
  • Show respect
  • Everyone wants to do a good job
  • Join the value chain
  • Communicate
  • Make it happen
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Pitch in
  • Solve Problems
  • Develop your talent
  • Car Parking on site; 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays; Cash Back Health-plan; Working Hours 39 hours per week Mon 7.30am to 3.15pm, Tues – Fri 7.30am to 4.15pm, with flexibility to cover seasonal peaks in workload.

We are incredibly lucky to work in an industry which has product passion and creativity at its core, so if you think that this sounds like your next role we would love to hear from you.

Plants grown with passion, presented with pride, loved by all.