Recruitment Intern (Paid)

Recruitment Intern (Paid) required

Paid Graduate internships with an immediate start are now available.

Contract Type: Internship/Placement (6-12 month fixed-term contract, permanent positions, and progression available)

In line with our ambitious growth plans, we are looking to scale up our team. We’re looking to bring on board ambitious and driven individuals seeking a career or work experience in recruitment at a well-established and expanding recruitment agency. Full training will be provided.

Who are we?

Horticruitment is a specialist recruitment agency leading the way in providing personalised and professional recruitment services for the horticulture industry across the UK and Internationally.

Based in our modern HQ at High House Business Park, Ashford, we are a passionate team that care about providing a quality recruitment service.

The Role

We offer an excellent bespoke training program to help build your overall knowledge of recruitment and the techniques you will need to succeed in the role. When you join, you will be provided with one-on-one training and mentorship. The training will cover all areas of recruitment such as, candidate sourcing and engagement, contract negotiation, recruitment systems and best practices.

The primary purpose of this role is to supply resourcing activity through the cultivation and engagement of candidates and prospects. Ensuring that all candidates have an excellent experience as they join the resourcing process thus contributing to the overall success of the recruitment process.

What will I do?

  • Identify prospective candidates for horticultural roles throughout the UK
  • Use tools such as LinkedIn, Job boards and other data sources to map and source the best talent for our agencies
  • Analyse and provide competitor insight
  • Use open-source data to map candidate talent markets
  • Registering candidates onto our recruitment systems
  • Onboard candidates

What will I be expected to achieve?

  • Generating Prospects in line with agreed KPIs
  • Ensuring the delivery of an excellent candidate journey
  • Increasing candidate engagement throughout the recruitment process and events

What skills do I need?

  • Driven and resilient with a drive to reach individual and group targets
  • Self- motivated and able to take accountability for your growth
  • Fluent in English
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

What we can offer

  • Industry leading training
  • Fast-track career progression based on performance
  • Pension contribution
  • 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays
  • Salary: £21,000

If this Recruitment Intern vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or ruth@horticruitment.com.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work-finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Resourcer vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Resourcer vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Skilled Gardener

An enthusiastic and passionate Skilled Gardener is sought on a full-time permanent basis to care for a beautiful 2-acre garden surrounded by fields of about 30 acres. The garden is maintained to a high standard and has been open to the NGS for 7 years in the past.

The garden consists of herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a pebble garden, a separate blue and white garden, box parterres, yew hedges, lawns (main lawn and 3 smaller ones) and a vegetable garden which is divided into narrow beds by brick paths, with a fruit cage and a heated greenhouse.  

The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden to a high horticultural standard as well as enhancing the garden when required. There are a small number of other duties such as looking after a Labrador dog when the owners are away, occasional driving and some security etc.

It is important that applicants are enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative as well as liaise well with the owners who are knowledgeable and take great pleasure in the garden. Excellent plant knowledge is essential and ideally, candidates should have the ability to use and carry out basic maintenance on a wide range of garden machinery. A driving licence is essential as are spray certificates. A chainsaw certificate is desirable but not essential for the role.

A two-bedroom cottage constructed in 2010 with a small garden adjacent to the main house is available for the successful candidate. Partners and small pets are welcome. Council Tax paid by the employer. The working hours are 40 per week and holiday entitlement is 20 days plus bank holidays.

SALARY:        £22,000 – 25,000 DOE plus accommodation
LOCATION:  Nr Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
JOB No:          EC45152

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Groundsperson

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Groundsperson to work within a large independent school in the Manchester area.

The school grounds cover an extensive area and consist of 35 acres of sports grounds including several football and rugby pitches, cricket squares, training areas and tennis courts. Sport is a very important part of School life. Sports teams have extensive fixture lists with other schools and the school teams take part in a wide range of local and national competitions in many different sports. The Grounds team take great pride in the quality of our pitches. 

The Grounds Person will play a contributing role in the success of the school by providing sports surfaces of the highest quality and by preserving and enhancing the visual amenity of the whole school site. Tasks will vary daily as determined by the Grounds Manager / Deputy Grounds Manager and will include duties from preparing all sports pitches, use of tractor mounted equipment, operation of pedestrian and ride on mowers, initial and overmark line marking, weed control throughout site, application of fertilizers and chemicals, gritting, salt spreading and snow clearing when applicable.

Applicants for this position should hold a level 2 qualification in sports turf maintenance or of a similar nature, equally a good level of experience within this industry would be considered. PA1& PA2 spraying licenses, ideally a tractor operation license, basic health and safety qualification, manual handling and a full clean driving license.

The ideal candidate should have good attention to detail and be able to organize their workload effectively proving to be a reliable and effective team player, along with being able to work alone using their own initiative. The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record of grounds maintenance with basic machinery maintenance skills and be practical minded.

The working hours for this position are from 8:00 to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, you will be expected to work Saturdays in which will be considered as overtime paid, at time and a half (this will be discussed with the grounds manager). This position also offers a very generous benefits package including specified school closure days, 19 days holiday rising to 25 over 5 years and a school pension plan in which a 6% contribution is matched by a 14% employers contribution.

SALARY:        £24,000 depending on experience      
LOCATION: Manchester
JOB No:          EC45235

If this Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Under Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an aspiring candidate to join one of the grandest stately homes in Britain as an under-gardener on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful applicant will work in a department of four, reporting to the Head Gardener and Owners, on all aspects of the garden and grounds maintenance.

The estate has been the residence of the family for over 300 years, with the house set in 40-acres of grounds, including landscaped parkland. The all-seasons formal garden comprises a large Parterre, with well laid beds, borders and topiary; a Wild Garden alongside the river, with a range of interesting trees and follies; and a large Walled Kitchen Garden set out for full fruit, vegetable and cut-flower production. The frame yard contains three full size, and two smaller, productive glasshouses, a potting shed and tool stores. Smaller garden rooms create private spaces for the swimming pool, tennis court and knot garden. Alongside expansive formal lawns, there is a cricket pitch, wildflower meadow and paddocks for horses.

The established gardens are planned and managed to ensure maintenance of the highest standards of horticulture and presentation year-round. The current team of 2 full-time gardeners are proud of the garden and work closely alongside the new Head Gardener, recently replacing a previous incumbent who held the post for 40 years.

The opportunity will suit a professional gardener with wide horticultural interests and a strong work ethic. The vacancy would fit a developing gardener looking to find a long-term, varied and stable place to expand their knowledge, skill and experience; or equally an established, qualified gardener looking to settle in a large, private garden.

Suitable applicants will ideally possess, or be working towards, academic horticultural qualifications; have some experience of year-round garden maintenance in private households or large gardens and have good physical fitness. Practical experience with a wide range of garden tools and machinery is desirable. Demonstration of chainsaw, spraying and sports turf management competencies would be a benefit.

A 3-bedroom accommodation is available for the successful applicant rent free. Council Tax and all other bills would be the post holder’s responsibility. Partners, children and well-behaved pets are most welcome. Working hours are 8am – 5pm, with a 1 hour break; alongside weekend duty on a 1 in 4 rota of seasonally variable hours. Salary to be commensurate with PGG Guidelines.

It is a family run estate, with a large live-in community, therefore discretion is required. The post would be great for someone looking to settle in a beautiful part of the country and join an estate community, making this unique opportunity a way of life.

SALARY:  £21,000 plus accommodation
LOCATION:  Salisbury, Wiltshire
JOB No:  EC44881

If this Under Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 733510 or info@engliscountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.horticruitment.com


Head Kitchen Gardener

Location: THE PIG on the beach, Studland, Dorset.

Salary: £26,000 PA, Plus Service Charge

Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge. In the busy months our garden team have earnt up to £300 in service charge per month, whilst service charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.

Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours Per Week

Start Date: July 2022

We grow up to 20 different varieties of tomatoes at THE PIGs, from little cherries to big beefy ones!

At THE PIG it all starts in the Kitchen Garden – the team here are the original Home-Grown Heroes of everything we do. The aim is to grow as much produce on site as possible for use in the kitchens, the garden also acts as a show garden for our guests. We aim to use as many parts of the plants as possible and our Garden team ensure there is always plenty of variety for the chefs to use 365 days per year.

We have over 20 Gardeners across our group, looking after gardens the size of at least two rugby pitches if you put them together.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our unique and dynamic team in overseeing the growth and functionality of our Kitchen Garden. You will be responsible for all elements of our kitchen gardens, including the management of the garden team who ensure all tasks are carried out within a timely manner. Communication is key, as you will be working closely with our Head Chef with regards to our seasonal produce.

As our Kitchen Garden is open to all our guests, you must be confident to interact with them daily. We also are home to Pigs, Chickens and Quail so some animal husbandry will be required.

Experience of working in a productive Kitchen Garden growing seasonal produce is essential, as your knowledge will support the development of our team.

We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your hard work you can expect something a little different:

  • Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • Discounted food, beverage, and spa days across our group.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
  • We are committed to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.
  • Meals on duty.

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.t hepighotel.com

We are proud to have grown our group throughout the recent difficulties faced within our industry. With new openings upon the horizon, it’s a wonderful time to join us for a sustainable future.

Robin Hutson: ‘As with all good hospitality, THE PIG is fundamentally about people; it’s the personalities, passion, knowledge, and skills of the people we work with that somehow converge to creating THE PIG experience’.


Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref ADV405
Immediate Start Available

We are an established family garden maintenance and landscaping business looking for an experienced, motivated, and reliable Maintenance Gardener candidate to join our Mobile Garden Maintenance team to service our domestic customers.

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As a skilled mobile gardener, you will be expected to be practical and adaptable in all gardening tasks with the ability to demonstrate working under your own initiative, as well as being an effective team member

Our customers' gardens require expert care therefore a broad knowledge of gardening and plant identification is key.

The successful candidate will be involved in a range of soft landscaping activities which include:

  • Planting
  • Lawn mowing & Lawn Care
  • Hedging
  • Pruning
  • Weeding

Applicants should have comprehensive hands-on experience in garden care and maintenance and also experience working within the soft landscaping environment.

Applicants should have the following:

  • A full clean manual driving licence
  • A certificate in Horticulture (RHS Level 2 or equivalent)
  • Experience using a full range of gardening equipment and machinery
  • PA1/PA6 are desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will have prior experience working in a similar role with the domestic garden maintenance environment.

The job will be from Monday to Friday (7.30-4.30) including traveling time between jobs)

  • Full uniform and PPE are provided
  • Company van provided (working hours only)
  • 20 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Salary:  £24,000 - £26,000 DOE
  • Well being and staff recognition initiatives
  • Full access to training and online learning

www.rosewoodgarden.co.uk

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.


Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref K141

Our client prides themselves on delivering exceptional gardens and offer a fully integrated landscaping service. They have been established for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation for design, build and maintenance of both domestic and commercial gardens in West London.

Duties:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent, professional gardener to join the existing team with an immediate start. If you are passionate about horticulture and are looking to develop and grow your skills, our client would love to hear from you. Duties included in the position are as follows:

  • Working with all plant types including, shrubs, trees and perennials.
  • Flowerbed maintenance, pruning hedges and shrubs.
  • Regular use of power tools.
  • Planting.
  • Potential involvement of designing planting schemes.
  • Installing and maintaining irrigation systems.

Essential Qualities:

Our client is open to a range of candidates for this position, which has been reflected in the salary being offered. Depending on your previous skills and experience, you will be required to possess the following qualities:

  • Good plant knowledge and understanding of correct horticultural practice.
  • A good work ethic and be extremely reliable.
  • Be hard working and able to work in all types of weather.
  • A good team player ready to roll up your sleeves to support colleagues as and when necessary.
  • Take pride in your work and be able to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues.

Personal Characteristics:

The successful candidate will have a horticultural qualification and a minimum of 2-3 years of proven gardening experience. The working hours for the role are 7-am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday and a full UK driving license is essential for this position. Full uniform is provided by the client.

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

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.horticruitment.com


Skilled Gardener

A rare opportunity has arisen on a stunning private estate located close to Littlehampton, West Sussex, for a Skilled Gardener to join the team.  This position would suit a presentable and time-served experience gardener with demonstrable experience of working on private estate gardens.

The property spans 50-acres in total, of which 15-acres is managed as a formal garden.  Large expanses of lawn are interspersed with mature trees, areas of ornamental shrubs, potted plants/trees, herbaceous borders and sculptures.  A separate cottage is also located within the estate, with its own garden areas.  The majestic main house provides a focus for the estate, which benefits from views across the garden and to the paddocks beyond. 

Applicants should ideally hold a horticultural qualification at level 2 or above and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar environment. He / She will have comprehensive plant knowledge including herbaceous borders, pruning, rose care, fruit and vegetable propagation and fine lawn care. Applicants should have a demonstrable background in horticulture and possess a good level of competency in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, spray certificates (PA1/PA6) are desirable but not essential. Candidates must be presentable, positive in their approach to the job at hand, physically fit, be able to manage your time efficiently, and be able to apply excellent attention to detail at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, skilled gardener to work on a beautiful private estate in a sought-after part of the country, on a permanent full-time basis. Seasonal variation in work hours may apply during periods of very hot or cold weather, for example, as expected.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an experience and enthusiastic gardener to be part of a friendly team and be responsible for maintaining a stunning private garden to a high standard.  Candidates must hold a full driving licence and will be subject to a CRB check by the client.

SALARY:  Circa £24,000-£26,000 per annum depending on experience
LOCATION:  Littlehampton, West Sussex
JOB No: EC43956

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Market Gardener

A rare and fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Gardener with a passion for or a keen interest in market gardening to join a knowledgeable team developing and expanding a large market garden on a sizeable estate in Hampshire. From herbs, vegetables, and fruit, to stunning scented flowers, the Market Garden is a central part of the large estate.  

The certified organic and biodynamic market garden is set over 5 acres, with a large state-of-the-art propagation glasshouse and five polytunnels supporting the vegetable and soft fruit growing that supplies two restaurants with beautiful, truly seasonal, and delicious produce. There is also a young orchard, with more than 500 apple, pear, and stoned fruit trees, which is presently home to bees and chickens. The estate also grows an acre of cut flowers. The market garden does everything from sowing seed, weeding, planting, and harvesting by hand. The mission is to grow the finest varieties of the finest fruits, vegetables, and herbs. These may be traditional or non-traditional. The garden is maintained organically, and all produce are grown sustainably.

The market garden is set within a 340-acre farm, a mixed arable and livestock farm that is certified organic and follows biodynamic principles. Home to Suffolk Sheep, saddleback pigs that graze the land, and flocks of chickens that supply eggs. There is also a herd of Guernsey cows which arrived in late 2019 along with a purpose build dairy to produce home made unpasteurised milk, butter, cream, yoghurt and in the future, cheese.  The farm is a thriving natural environment where visitors are encouraged to be inspired and engage in

If you are a gardener with a love for growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, this is an incredible opportunity to join a fantastic project at a very exciting time. The successful candidate will be guided by the experienced market gardeners and will be involved in the maintenance and monitoring of crops, pest and disease control, planting and the ongoing aftercare of crops, ground preparation, propagation from seed, cuttings of division, harvesting cleaning and packing.  The team will continue to develop the market garden of scale, productivity, diversity, and beauty using the most effective sustainable methods.

Applicants for this role should have growing experience and be willing and able to follow the clients organic and biodynamic approach. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to be involved in a progressive and creative farm to table project. Some horticultural knowledge or experience working in a kitchen garden, or on an allotment is required. Good communication skills are important to work well with the team throughout the development of the garden and to supply the required fruit and vegetables. The successful candidate will be organised, have good attention to detail and enjoy working to a high standard.

SALARY:  Up to £25,000 DOE

LOCATION:  Hampshire 

JOB No:  EC43930

If this Market Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

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

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Gardener

Gardener required

Job Ref ADV402

A unique opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic gardener/horticulturalist to join a small team in an established thriving company.  We have an excellent reputation with a prestigious portfolio of discerning clients, in the Chilterns and Oxfordshire.

We are seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, self-motivated person with a good knowledge of garden and plant care.  They should have a minimum NVQ level 2 qualification in horticulture NVQ/RHS, a positive and willing attitude, with an eye for detail.

This new position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to assist the company director in designing and creating planting schemes and managing projects along with all aspects of domestic garden maintenance.  They should also be able to work independently, manage their own clients’ gardens and mentor others in the team.

Experience in operating a wide range of garden machinery, such as mowers, hedge cutters & blowers is essential, as is a full UK driving licence.  Spray certificates PA1/6 are desirable.

Other qualities include basic machinery maintenance, knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, safe systems of work and record keeping.

A pension scheme, uniform, and work vehicle will be provided.  Salary negotiable depending on skill set.

www.sbhorticulture.co.uk

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.