Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV423
Salary: Competitive
Full time • Permanent • All year round • 40 hours per week
Start date: As soon as possible

Reed’s School is one of the leading Independent Secondary Day and Boarding Schools in the country, providing an education for over 790 pupils. The School is all-boys from 11-16 and has a co-educational Sixth Form. Ripley Court School is a popular independent co-educational preparatory school for 3-11 year olds set in 19 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside including extensive playing fields and a Forest School.

We are looking to appoint a Gardener to join our team responsible for the maintenance and general condition of our grounds (covering both School sites and including extensive sports facilities). The role-holder will assist the Head Gardener with general maintenance of gardens, planters and planting beds.

The role-holder will predominantly work from the Reed’s School site in Cobham but will be required to work from the Ripley Court site as required.

The role-holder will work for 40 hours per week with the ability to work flexible shift patterns (e.g. weekends on a rota). You will have demonstrable experience of working within a similar role with good general knowledge of horticulture. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and creative with a keen eye for detail.

For Safer Recruitment purposes all applicants must complete an application form. Full details including a job description and application form can be found on the Reed’s School website (www.reeds.surrey.sch.uk/621/vacancies) or alternatively by emailing hr@reeds.surrey.sch.uk

Closing date: midday, Friday 30 September 2022

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Reed’s School and Ripley Court School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

www.reeds.surrey.sch.uk

www.ripleycourt.co.uk

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Instructor / Technician - Grounds

Instructor / Technician - Grounds required

Job Ref ADV421

£18,825 - £21,708 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Contributing to the maintenance and upkeep of the college grounds across both sites, the post holder will also work closely with teaching staff to provide practical support, technical instruction and supervision of students training in horticulture with a focus on machinery and plant maintenance and establishment. The successful candidate will be qualified in a relevant subject area with a good practical working knowledge of horticulture and a sound understanding of health and safety procedures.

The working pattern for this role is 7.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am – 4.00 pm on Friday.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date:  29 September 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

College Benefits

  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
  • Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Holiday entitlement of 22/23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.
  • Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Access to an employee assistance scheme
  • Free Library membership
  • On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
  • Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game.
  • Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
  • Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Application packs are available from:

24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797309

www.sparsholt.ac.uk

HR@sparsholt.ac.uk


Propagation Supervisor

Propagation Supervisor

Job Ref ADV389

Established in the 1960s, Boningale Nurseries has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry. From our 40-acre container site in Shropshire, we produce and contract-grow a huge variety of Shrubs, Specimens and Trees, which is supplemented with specialised stock from our trusted network of UK and European-based suppliers.

Boningale Nurseries propagate 80% of the in-house production, producing 1 million plugs per year, predominantly cuttings and seed production.

Due to the exciting expansion and new development of our Propagation unit we have a vacancy for a Propagation Supervisor to join our small and friendly team based in Codsall Wood, South Staffordshire.

You will provide support to the Propagation Manager in the day to day running of the propagation department.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career within the field of Propagation.

Job Responsibilities:

-To take responsibility for the daily care of the propagation mist unit.

-To work from production plans to meet the production requirements of the business.

-To supervise a team of propagators.

-Continually improving the efficiency of the propagation processes and labour efficiency.

-To collect plant material for the propagating team in a timely manner from young stock and planted out mother stocks.

-To have good understanding of the principles and practices of Horticulture, regarding irrigation requirements, pest and disease identification, plant husbandry and the cultural care of plants within the propagation department.

-Follow plant protection programme set up the Propagation manager and apply pesticides and biological control and herbicides within the department.

-Prepare plugs for the despatch to other company sites.

-To support the Propagation manager in stock control inventory and inputting production numbers on to database.

Attributes Required:

-Good organisational skills and attention to detail.

-The ability to work with a team, supervise and motivate the team.

-Ideally to have good propagation knowledge and techniques working at commercially acceptable rates, full training will be given.

-Good administration and IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office.

-Excellent communication skills and self-motivated.

-Willing to learn new processes – running a seeding machine.

-Driving license is essential due to the requirement to travel between sites.

-Reliable, trustworthy, and positive attitude.

-Enthusiastic, practical, and driven with an eye for detail.

-A knowledge of P&D identification and the ability and certification to PA1 & PA6, training will be given to the right candidate.

Working Hours:39 hours per week, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm Friday. Rota for weekend site checks will be required.

Benefits: 23 days holiday, plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years’ service. Healthcare Plan. Pension.

Please email your application to jenny.ward@boningale.co.uk quoting vacancy reference 22/012. For more information about Boningale Ltd please visit our website www.boningale.co.uk


Horticulture Instructor

Horticulture Instructor required

Job Ref - ADV388

£19,920 - £23,661 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Working with teaching and learning staff, the post holder will provide practical support, instruction, training and supervision to students across a range of courses both on an individual and group basis, ensuring provision is learner focused, ensures academic excellence, high quality learning and an outstanding student experience which reflects the principles of the personalised curriculum and contributes to the achievement of the College’s strategic and development plans. The successful candidate will be qualified in a relevant subject area with a good practical working knowledge of horticulture and a sound understanding of health and safety procedures.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date:  25 April 2022

College Benefits

·       Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

·       Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

·       Free on-site parking

·       Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

·       Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

·       Flexible Working Policy

·       Holiday entitlement of 23 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.

·       Access to an employee assistance scheme

·       Free Library membership

·       On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)

·       Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus

·       Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game.

·       Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus

·       Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

·       Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/college/jobs/


Part-Time Gardener

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an energetic and passionate gardener to join a team on a horticulturally diverse private estate, on a part-time (3 days/week) basis.  This vacancy is open to gardeners in the locality – skilled or junior gardeners looking to develop their skillset and experience in horticulture. 

This beautiful, historic, Arts and Crafts garden is based near Cirencester. The private estate is open to the public at certain times of the year and (during a normal year) attracts approximately 8000 visitors per year.  The property is privately owned and has remained in the same family since its construction in the early 20th century, with the fourth generation now enjoying the estate and playing an active and hands-on role in its maintenance and development.  The estate plays host to a small number of events each year.

Set within a small rural village and surrounded by agricultural fields and paddocks, the estate comprises an impressive main building of Cotswold stone with formal gardens extending to 8-acres.   The gardens follow a traditional formal English manor house style with generous planting of yew and box topiary, extensive hedging, herbaceous borders, planters, a variety of shrubs, native and exotic tree species, manicured lawns, climbing wisteria and a walled garden.

Applicants will ideally have experience working on a private estate garden; however, less experienced applicants will be able to benefit from training from the head gardener where necessary.  Physical fitness and energy are essential as this is a hands-on role in a large and densely planted garden.  Experience with using garden machinery would be an advantage and some plant knowledge and experience with general garden maintenance would be beneficial.

Salary:                        £16,800 for 3 days / week
LOCATION:              Cirencester, Gloucestershire
JOB No:                      EC41008

If this Part-Time Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Part-Time Gardener 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 Part-Time Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Garden Centre Vacancies

Garden Centre Vacancies

Job Ref ADV354

Due to internal promotion and continuous expansion we are looking for exceptional individuals in and around London and the home counties, with management experience in Plant Areas and Quality Retail.  These are exciting and varied opportunities in which you will be working for a renowned brand within the horticulture industry, driving the Hillier vision of being the first choice for top quality plants and trees.  As ambassadors for the Hillier brand, our teams are focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience.

Job Title: Garden Centre Manager, Shop and Plant Area Management positions
Competitive Salary:  on request

You will lead and inspire the team in achieving all deliverables, whilst ensuring an exceptional high standard of customer care which is expected for a Hillier Garden Centre.

Must haves:

-Minimum of 3 years proven managerial experience in quality retail or plant areas preferably within garden centres

-Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

-Exceptional attention to detail and forward-thinking ethos

-Demonstrate a professional, enthusiastic and flexible approach

-Able to promote excellent team work to achieve exceptional customer experience

-Demonstrate strong people management skills

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

-Knowledgeable in maintaining and monitoring Health and Safety on site

-Able to work with energy, pace and passion

-Efficient organisational and prioritisation skills

Company overview:

With over 150 years’ experience which goes back six generations, Hillier has an international reputation for its horticultural skills and expertise. With garden centres, trade focussed wholesale trees, nurseries and a cash and carry division.   Hillier also holds a world record for having the most consecutive gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show.

Here at Hillier, being the best remains at the heart of everything we do. This is a very exciting time to join our evolving and expanding business: with 18 garden centres, in addition to 4 nurseries across the south of England.  Supporting our centres and nurseries we have a dedicated team of professionals based at our Head Office in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

We are passionate about what we do and build loyal and long-lasting relationships with customers and communities based on trust and respect. We care about how we do business and are proud of our history and heritage taking our responsibility towards the environment seriously and follow this ethos within the management of our teams.

We are proud of our values at Hillier: 

Honesty, Inspiring, Loyalty, Listening, Innovative, Empowering, Respectful.

 

 


Garden Instructor

Garden Instructor required 

Job Ref ADV346

Lambourne End Centre is looking for a Garden Instructor to work alongside the rest of the team; to manage the growing spaces and work on a daily basis with participants of the Food for Thought Programme, providing support and technical horticultural supervision.

The Centre is a fantastic 54 acre site in south west Essex which is full of opportunity.  The Centre’s scenic location in a rural setting, yet on the doorstep of East London’s urban fringe creates a unique resource. The Centre boasts residential accommodation and training facilities, outdoor adventure activities, a garden project and a working farm with dedicated environmental areas.  These are used to generate a wide range of programmes which promote and deliver personal development opportunities for young people, especially those at risk or struggling in traditional mainstream environments. All the programmes are designed to encourage team building, problem solving and communication skills, as well as build confidence and raise aspirations. 

The Food for Thought programme provides a supportive environment which helps people develop practical and life skills whilst gaining confidence, increasing self-esteem and feeling valued.  Food for Thought participants are (largely) young people who may have special educational needs, poor mental health including anxiety, or low confidence, and those needing assistance with transition into adulthood.

Suitable candidates should have:

-Experience of managing allotment style growing spaces (including inside growing spaces)

-The ability to plan a growing schedule that fully utilises  the growing season and provides regular work throughout the year, ensuring that there is a regular flow of produce into the Centre’s Farm Shop

-Experience of working with people with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and those living with poor mental health

-Knowledge of organic gardening and permaculture

The post is based on a 35 hour week and may involve some evening and weekend working. 

Due to the nature of the work, the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To request an application pack, please contact Carolan Casey on 020 8500 3047 extension 221, or via email: carolan.casey@lambourne-end.org.uk, or download it from the website: www.lambourne-end.org.uk/vacancies - please note that CVs will not be accepted in application for this position.  

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 5pm, and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on either Thursday 30th September or Friday 1st October 2021.                           

For more information about the Centre and the activities it runs please see our website www.lambourne-end.org.uk or phone 020 8500 3047.


Groundsperson

Groundsperson required

Job Ref A069

Our client is a Parish Council located close to Maidstone in Kent.  The successful candidate will join their maintenance team carrying work within the Parish. The team are responsible for maintaining amenity and sports areas within the parish as well as acting as agents for the County Council in the maintenance of Public Rights of Way as well as general work to the local church yard etc.

The Role

They currently have a vacancy for a Groundsperson. The successful candidate, under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor, will ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of all parish council grounds and property.

Duties will include

-Maintenance and general upkeep of Village Green.

-Upkeep of both Recreation Grounds.

-Maintenance of all trees, shrubs and plants on Parish Council property.

-Clearing the Ford when necessary.

-Digging and planting borders as necessary on Parish Council property, including War Memorial

-Taking instruction in the use of equipment as required.

-Maintenance & Marking of Football Pitches

-Maintenance of Football equipment in good repair.

-Maintenance of Churchyard.

-General care of Allotments.

-Maintenance of Cricket Square and Cricket Pitch outfield if required.

-Routine maintenance & servicing of machinery and safe storage in winter months.

-Maintenance of property owned by Parish Council (eg garages, sheds, seats etc.).

-Daily inspection of play equipment and surfaces.

-Regular painting of play equipment and seats.

-Regular sweeping, clearing and weeding of play areas and safety surfaces

-Snow clearing and keeping selected sites clear of ice during inclement weather.

The Candidate:

Candidates should have good basic levels of skills in grounds maintenance and come from a grounds maintenance/gardener background. It would also be an advantage if you held either a sprayers certificate, chain saw certificate or were certified to drive a gang mower. However, the Parish Council is able to offer additional training if required.

A full driving licence is required for this role.

Hours of work will be 7.30am-4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am-3.30pm Friday.

If this Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Danielle Moss on 01233 732767 or info@horticruitment.com

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

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

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Contracting Operative

Contracting Operative required

Job Ref ADV334

full time, permanent contract, £18,500 - £20,500 pa

Closing date: 09:00 Monday 28th June 2021

Interview date: wk./c 5th July 2021

28 days holiday, including bank holidays

Good company pension

Training provided

Immediate start available

An exciting opportunity to join a leading countryside and ecology contracting company as a Contracting Operative.

The Employer

Morton : Pattison is a contracting firm delivering specialist ecological, design & build and landscape services across the private, public and charitable sectors. The company specialises in countryside works, biodiversity habitat management & creation, ecological mitigation and a diverse portfolio of landscape design and installation. The company works principally on nature conservation sites, renewable energy sites and countryside infrastructure projects.

Role Purpose

The purpose of the role will be to assist with the practical delivery of countryside and ecology contracting work. The types of work undertaken include but are not limited to.

Countryside infrastructure/access projects; boardwalks, footbridges, pond dipping platforms, path installation, fencing, agricultural drainage and water supply installation, gate installation.

Habitat creation and management; small tree felling and scrub management, hedge and tree planting, wildflower meadow creation, pond creation and improvements, control of non-native plant species/herbicide application, hibernacula creation, installation of bird and bat boxes.

Design and Build; Installation of bespoke landscape installations which are designed by our in-house landscape architect, for example biodiversity and educational installations in visitor centres.

This role will be ideal for someone with some landscape-based work experience and qualifications looking to gain specific experience and knowledge in the countryside and ecology area of the landscape sector. Full in-house training in the above tasks will be provided. Morton : Pattison is a growing company so there is scope for the right candidate to progress as the company expands.

Vacancy pack and how to apply

For further information please see the detailed role description and person specification on our website; www.mortonpattison.com/vacancies

To apply please send an up-to-date CV to office@mortonpattison.com


Forestry Assistant

Forestry Assistant required

Job Ref ADV

Castle Howard Estate is located in the picturesque area of outstanding natural beauty that is the Howardian Hills in North Yorkshire. The Estate is a varied mix of arable and pastural farmland, the House and grounds, Estate villages and some of the premier traditional mixed woodland in the country. The woodland consists of 2000 acres and is a diverse mix of species and age classes. The woodlands are managed for a variety of uses including commercial timber production, sporting, landscape quality and amenity and education. With regards to the Tree and Shrub Nursery, a traditional operation is currently run and provides both hardwood and softwood tree saplings to the wider estate and regional customers throughout the season.

The Forestry Assistant will support the ongoing preservation of the 2000 acres of woodland on the Castle Howard Estate, our woodlands range from commercial coniferous plantations to magnificent mature oak woods. We also have one of the last traditional Estate tree & shrub nurseries in England, supplying top quality trees grown from UK & Estate gathered seed.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Be responsible for the Estate’s trees and deal with any problems as they

-Assist with the works of the woodland management grant programme including felling and thinning, re-planting, maintenance & vermin control.

-Maintain woodlands in an acceptable

-Support the felling and efficient delivery of

-Working with the Forestry Manager to be responsible for all aspects of tree safety across the

-Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably

-Operate in accordance with Castle Howard Health and Safety Policy at all times.

Person Specification

-Spraying certificates (PA1 & PA6)

-Chainsaw certificate (CS30/31)

-NPTC Brushcutter certificate

Knowledge & Experience

-Forestry/Woodland management expertise

-Experience with a firewood processor

-Experience with a tractor-based forwarder

Attributes 

-Ability to work within a team and on own initiative

-Flexible approach to duties taken

-Effective communication and organisational skills

-Systematic and cheerful approach

Specifications

-Clean driving licence

Desirable
Knowledge & Experience

-Understanding of Woodland management plans

-Customer service/sales skills

We are recruiting a Forestry Assistant to support the ongoing preservation of the 2000 acres of woodland on the Castle Howard Estate. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the forest portfolio including felling and thinning, replanting, maintenance and vermin control. We are looking for candidates who have forestry or woodland management experience and the relevant qualifications including spraying, chainsaw and brushcutter certificates. This role will also involve lone working so candidates must be comfortable working independently and on their own initiative and have a flexible approach to duties undertaken.

For further information about this role please visit our website www.castlehoward.co.uk/get-involved/recruitment or to apply please send a CV and covering letter to hr@castlehoward.co.uk.

https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/