Grounds Facilities Manager

Grounds Facilities Manager required

Job Ref G084

Our client is the largest privately owned mid-sized provider of bereavement services in the UK. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries through beautiful woodland and traditional memorial parks, currently operating six sites across the UK.

They provides a unique end of life experience for bereaved families, with a focus on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of these serene locations, providing families with a distinctive and often eco-friendly way to memorialise their loved ones. Providing a personalised service in a unique and caring environment for all families and are now looking for exceptional people to join our team.

Position Overview:

As the Grounds Facilities Manager, you will lead, motivate and develop the Grounds and Maintenance teams, to ensure that the park and gardens are maintained to a high standard all year round, with a genuine enthusiasm to help our families.

Strong leadership skills are required to achieve and deliver park objectives. The Grounds Facilities Manager, will ideally be from a landscape or horticultural background who will champion and promote exceptional customer service, within the teams they are managing.

Diary management and effective planning around required works are essential. Plus, providing support and guidance to your teams to achieve high volume output and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • Ensure the Grounds team consistently promotes the highest standard of professional customer service
  • All customer queries and complaints handled in a timely and compassionate manner and tracked via the operating system
  • Seek out opportunities to improve the parks environmental credentials
  • Ensure a 5-star first impression is created for customers through ensuring the park always looks its best 365 days a year
  • Ensure the effective delivery of services to Group standards and values
  1. GROUNDS
  • Ensure the Grounds team maintain the grounds to a prestige, distinctive and contemporary standard.
  • Lead the team to effectively perform all funeral – related duties to our WOW standards as expected by our customers, such as digging and backfilling of graves, preparing ash interments, maintenance of the park, and project work.
  • Manage facilities and maintain vehicles and site equipment.
  • Knowledge of industry trends and legislations ensuring that best practice is adopted.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and delivery of all ground’s projects in the park in conjunction with the Park Director.
  1. SALES AND MARKETING
  • Play a key role in delivering sales targets through effective delivery of all activities and landscaping projects.
  • Liaise with the Service Manager and Park Director to ensure that stock levels are maintained at an appropriate level.
  • Work closely with the Service Manager and Park Director to ensure all customer events are delivered successfully.
  • Deliver the community engagement strategy for long term growth.
  • Input into the continuous development of new products and services for the site.
  1. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
  • Play a key role to lead on our One Team One Group values and behaviours.
  • Effective calendar management to plan grounds team resourcing and activity.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the grounds team to deliver on KPIs.
  • Develop the team through coaching, training, e-learning and providing external training as required.
  • Meet regularly with the team supervisors to provide, guidance, support and training as required.
  • Follow the annual appraisal process for all members of the grounds team and set SMART, aligned objectives for them.
  • Manage all grounds recruitment as required in conjunction with the Park Director and HR.
  • Ensure the retention of quality colleagues
  • Follow group policies and procedures as required for any Employee Relations cases.
  1. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Manage the grounds budget effectively including Purchase Order System and salary budget management.
  • Drive efficiencies within the operational areas to meet targets and manage costs.
  • Utilise available systems to create continuous efficiencies and ensure lean ways of working.
  • Adherence to all internal central and operational processes.
  • Lead on the effective use of operating system to map the site. Locate stock and allocate task.
  1. HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Ensure colleagues are adhering to all Health and Safety procedures
  • Responsible for internal audit compliance
  • Ensure overall security of the site
  • If required and trained deliver first aid and follow the correct health and safety procedures to ensure own safety.
Essential Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate people led management.
  • Experience working either in landscaping or horticultural (ideally with a horticultural qualification).
  • A passion for supporting our families and community, always showing empathy and respect.
  • Computer literate/data entry – (training will be provided on our internal systems).
  • Driving License required.
Benefits:
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the bereavement services sector while promoting sustainability.
  • Supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Exceptional holiday entitlement of 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Enhanced Pension 6% Employer & 3% Employee
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Healthcare Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Bicycle to Work Scheme
  • Free parking on site
  • Annual Flu Jab Voucher
  • Me day, a day off for your Birthday

If this Grounds Facilities Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

These 10-acre gardens are an excellent example of a traditional private family estate garden and comprise of formal lawns, shrub and herbaceous borders, hedges, a large walled garden used for the production of vegetables and cut flowers, smaller natural ponds, two glasshouses for the production of plants and vegetables for use throughout the year in the main house for the family and guests.

The successful applicant will oversee the daily running of the gardens including any implementation of any future rejuvenation of borders etc and will be leading a small team of four others to motivate, provide guidance, training, and support to provide high standards of work. The role will include general maintenance (Performing routine garden maintenance tasks, such as pruning, weeding, planting, watering, and pest control).

An excellent all-round knowledge not only of horticulture but the safe use and maintenance of garden machinery and be able to manage all aspects related to Health and safety practices in the garden.

Applicants will have previous experience working on a large private family country garden and understand the needs and demands that come of this, have strong horticultural knowledge, excellent leadership and communication skills, proficiency in using garden equipment and tools and a real passion and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of garden presentation.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated and experienced Head Gardener able to lead the horticultural team and ensure the continued excellence of the gardens. The estate prides itself on being 99% organic and is looking to continue and improve the organic approach. In addition, will act as security for the estate particularly whilst the family are travelling and will need to care for the animals from time to time if they are travelling.

The Client is offering a competitive salary, a beautiful and peaceful working environment, as well as a large 1 bedroom, on site accommodation with all bills included. In addition, the role also offers 23 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and a discretionary annual bonus.

The position is based around a 40-hour week with a small amount of weekend work for glasshouse, watering and feeding the chickens.

SALARY:        Up to £45,000 + Accommodation
LOCATION: Jersey, Channel Islands
JOB No:          EC62536         

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Interior Landscape Technician

Interior Landscape Technician requried

Job Ref P321

Operating for almost 50 years, our client is an established interior and exterior landscape business which following a sustained and exciting period of growth, are now looking for passionate candidates to join the friendly team.  As a company they firmly believe that plants have a real and significant impact on people’s health, boosting productivity and creativity, as well as reducing minor illnesses and improving feelings of wellbeing. They specialise in supplying and installing all things green – indoor and outdoor plant displays, indoor trees and wall planting, as well as offering a professional maintenance service. They work with corporate clients who expect and are used to a high-quality, professional service.

Job Description:

Due to continued expansion, they currently have a vacancy for a full time Interior Landscape Technician, ideally living a commutable distance from Central London, to join the existing technician in the area. Your principle responsibility will be to visit multiple clients over 5 days per week checking the installation of existing plant displays, as well as installing new displays on occasion. Occasional travel maybe required to Head Office in Bristol.

Duties will include:

  • Watering
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning
  • Pest and disease control
  • Trimming and pruning
  • Replanting/Plant Replacements
  • Ordering materials/plants
  • Using the job scheduling app

You will also be expected to ensure that clients are happy with the service provided, and deal with any ad hoc requests. 

Key Skills:

Our client is looking for keen and enthusiastic candidates who have a passion for plants and good horticultural knowledge, with a proven experience in interior landscaping.

  • It is essential that he/she has excellent customer service/field service skills.
  • Good communication skills and a willingness to be flexible regarding duties.
  • Candidates should hold a full driving licence and be confident about driving.
  • You will generally be working on your own, and reposting to the existing senior technician in London and it is important that you are highly self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision.
The client will provide:
  • Company van which can be taken home
  • Company fuel cards and credit cards
  • Smart phone device for work use
  • Company uniform
  • All maintenance equipment and sundries

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch.

Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus Bank Holidays, plus 3 for Christmas.

If this Interior Landscape Technician vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and talented horticulturist to join a stunning private estate based near Shaftesbury on the Dorset, Wiltshire border.

This position will suit an experienced and knowledgeable gardener with a desire to take on the maintenance and future development of a horticulturally diverse, typical English Country style garden in order to utilise their full horticultural skill set.

The historic Grade II* listed property is surrounded by 5-acres of new and established gardens. The gardens are currently being renovated by the very talented designer Miranda Brooks, the successful candidate will be working closely with the designer to see the devilment of the garden come to life.

The gardens boast impressive herbaceous borders, bursting with colour and texture throughout the seasons as well as formal lawns, orchard, carp pond and charming topiary sculptures and a new kitchen garden with a wonderful new greenhouse that is yet to be planted and developed.

The grounds are also host to a newly renovated lake with an Oak jetty and decking seating platform along with picnic areas, there is also an additional lake which is yet to be renovated along with streams running through the garden.

Suitable applicants will possess a recognised horticultural qualification as well as extensive experience in horticulturally diverse gardens in a private estate setting. Competence in all horticultural techniques is essential, as is a good understanding of vegetable gardening, plus a passion for developing gardens to reach their full potential.

Candidates will be expected to manage all aspects of grounds maintenance, including lawns, hedge cutting and topiary trimming, pathways and irrigation systems. This is a hands-on role so good physical fitness and a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers is essential.

Practical experience with the use and care of a full range of garden machinery is desired, with a chainsaw certification being advantageous. Applicants should be equally passionate, energetic and experienced hands-on professionals with an ability to manage a small team. This exciting vacancy would be great for someone looking to work in a beautiful part of the country and join the community, making this opportunity a way of life. The owner is an extremely keen gardener and although not always in residence we keep in constant contact with images of things in the garden that are looking at their best.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm with holiday entitlement being statutory 20 days plus Bank Holidays (Christmas time they close down for at least 5 days of holiday). An offer to the successful candidate will be based on reference checks as well as a DBS check.                    

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or recruitment@horticruitment.com.

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Horticultural Manager

Horticultural Manager

Job Ref W405

For year-round interest, a big seasonal splash, a tall dense screen or low ground cover, the centre has it all. The Garden Centre has both outside and indoor areas for plants and garden accessories. Most of the plant areas are undercover and gardening advice is available from friendly staff.As well as the wide variety of plants on offer, the centre also stock a range of gifts for the home, inside and out, and have a good-sized garden furniture and outdoor leisure department.

The Role

Our client is looking for a full time permanent Horticultural Manager to join the team at their Centre in Staffordshire. This is a Full-time position with regular weekend working so flexibility is a must.

As a Horticultural Area Manager, you will be responsible for managing the outdoor plant area.  You must be a qualified horticulturalist with retail management experience.

You will need to be able to manage your department to achieve sales and profit targets whilst motivating your team to maximise opportunities and inspiring them to offer the highest standards of customer service.

What you will be doing as a Horticultural Area Manager?
  • Planning & supervising staff resources for daily running of the department
  • Ensuring all stock is clearly and accurately priced and always looking fresh
  • Plant stock replenishment and merchandising to create fabulous plant displays with clear and accurate POS
  • Develop the team to look after and care for the plants ensuring they are always healthy and looking great for the customers as well as being able to advise customers on suitable plants and products for their needs.
  • Manager regular cleaning and housekeeping tasks as needed
What makes you the perfect Horticultural Area Manager?
  • Friendly, with an engaging personality and a genuine love for retail and customer service.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about plants and plant related products.
  • Successful retail manager who can coach and develop their team
  • Strong communicator who can motivate their team to deliver with enthusiasm and great personality.
  • Be commercially aware to achieve sales and profit targets
The benefits
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Healthy work/life balance with no evening work
  • Access to 100s of retail and lifestyle experiences and discounts
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Generous staff discounts
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave per year
  • Free Parking

If this Horticultural Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Sole Gardener

An idyllic vacancy has arisen for an experienced and skilled Sole Gardener to take ownership of a stunning private garden near Altrincham, Greater Manchester. This position would suit an energetic and knowledgeable plants person with a creative eye and fine attention to detail.

The residence is surrounded by roughly 6-acres of formal gardens, pond, and woodland. The gardens feature formal lawns, glasshouse trained fruit trees, an organic kitchen garden which grows a variety of fresh produce for the main house such as seasonal vegetables and soft fruit. Also within the gardens are mixed herbaceous borders, annual display beds and a rose garden. There’s also knotted hedging, lots of topiary and yew hedging plus a wildflower meadow, two ponds and ancient woodland. The grounds were almost entirely reworked back in 2021 however are already well stocked and matured to create a beautiful and horticulturally diverse open space.

The Sole Gardener will be responsible for all aspects of garden care and ornamental horticulture as well as kitchen gardening, propagation, lawn care and maintenance, operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery, species specific pruning and any other horticultural duties that may arise.  The owners are passionate about their garden and often take inspiration from other gardens they visit and are open to new ideas the Sole Gardener may have. As such, it is hoped the successful candidate will have a keen interest in design to advise and aid the principles in getting the most from their garden as it continues to develop and mature.

Occasionally the Sole Gardener will be required to help on the wider estate, woodlands or other tasks appointed by the Estate Manager, so flexibility within the role is necessary. Additional ad hoc tasks may occur and will include but are not limited to helping set up for any events or functions at the property, pathway clearance, fence maintenance and other such tasks.

The ideal candidate for this role will be knowledgeable and experienced at Skilled/Sole/Senior level, holding a recognised horticultural qualification with extensive experience working within a similar environment, with a PA1 & PA6 spraying certificate desirable but not essential. Demonstrable skill and experience in all aspects of garden care is essential, as is excellent knowledge of garden management, good time management skills and excellent attention to detail. This is a private residence therefore applicants must be loyal and be trustworthy, self-motivated and interested in assisting with ongoing development of the garden through discussions with the owner. The owners have two small dogs as pets, plus there are guard dogs that live on site; therefore, the successful applicant should be at ease with dogs.

This is a full time, permanent position based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday with start and finish times dependant of the season. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per annum including all public Bank Holidays. Please note the successful candidate will be subject to reference checks, a DBS check and will be required to sign an NDA.

SALARY: Up to £35,000 DOE
LOCATION:  Altrincham, Greater Manchester
JOB No:    EC62218

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

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

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Plantarea Manager

Our client is a fast-moving Garden centre offering a fantastic variety and diverse range of excellent quality plants and Horticultural products. The Plantarea Manager will work for the Garden centre Manager helping to develop the team, strive to cater for every gardening requirement and pride themselves on their customer service as well as the ability to make a visit to the centre a pleasurable experience.

Are you self-motivated to achieve high standards and able to work on your own initiative with attention to detail in all aspects of the job? Are you outgoing and friendly with excellent communication skills?

The Ideal Candidate

Our client is looking for an exceptional candidate with previous experience in a similar environment and role.

As the Plantarea Manager, you will deliver an exceptional service to customers, ensuring the quality of the plants are presented to a high standard.

In this fast-paced, hands-on role, you will focus on all areas of plant care/sales. This position would suit those who have already gained some experience in garden centre retailing with good plant and product knowledge.

You will be enthusiastic and keen to deliver high standards of plant retailing, will have a flexible and adaptable approach and be a good team player.

A passion for people and plants, friendly and approachable!

Team player

Key Responsibilities and Task
  • Working with the Garden Centre Manager to ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • Presentation and displays of a vast range of exciting plants - Creating an inspirational environment that is well maintained.
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control
  • Delivering excellent customer sales and service
  • Working as part of a highly successful and efficient team
  • Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.
  • Checking and receiving deliveries of the finest products following the required procedure.
  • Ordering stock from suppliers and maintaining production, continuously looking at new and fresh ideas for selling products.
  • Pricing, displaying, and merchandising of products to the required standards and implementing promotional changeovers.
  • Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training.

If this Plantarea Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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Science Lab & Greenhouse Officer

Science Lab & Greenhouse Officer – Two Year Fixed-Term Contract

Job Ref ADV510

Where you will work: This role is based at the College’s Hadlow campus, but the nature of the work may require travel to any of the college sites and Thanet Earth locations.

Your hours: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday), 52 weeks per year.

Your pay: £32,000 per annum

Working within Hadlow College Land based Curriculum, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitability qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Science Lab & Greenhouse Officer.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the day to day running of the science laboratories and the commercial greenhouse ensuring all Health & Safety protocols are always followed. Providing technical support & practical delivery for the science elements of each land-based curriculum area at Hadlow College.

The curriculum areas include Agriculture, Animal Management, Equine, Fisheries, Horticulture and Floristry. Exciting projects run by staff and students will form part of the supervisory role of this position.

The glasshouse element involves working in our brand-new Venlo greenhouse as the greenhouse grower working primarily with the hydroponic crops. This exciting post involves the successful individual working alongside key colleagues at Hadlow College and Thanet Earth who sponsor the hydroponic greenhouse crops. Tasks will include day to day monitoring of the crop and environmental systems (PRIVA), crop work from planting to harvest and preparing the greenhouse for the next crop. You would also help to prepare the greenhouse for visitors.

You can look forward to excellent benefits, such as 33 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, and you’ll be enrolled onto the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which also includes life assurance. You’ll also benefit from free parking and have access to a range of onsite facilities including restaurants and coffee shops.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit North Kent College’s staff vacancies page - https://www.northkent.ac.uk/contact/job-vacancies

Interviews may be held prior to the above closing date.

North Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff have a responsibility to share and maintain this commitment. In line with the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all individuals selected for appointment. Posts at the College, a specified establishment where the work gives opportunity for contact with children, are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to complete and submit prior to their interview a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Further guidance / information from the Ministry of Justice can be found on GOV.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.


Senior Gardener

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a skilled estate gardener to maintain a beautiful private garden near Carlisle, Cumbria.  The position would suit an experienced and well-rounded horticulturist with good physical fitness and a willingness to undertake some general estate duties in addition to overall management of the garden.

The 10 acres estate surrounds the property and to the back of the house is the formal garden which leads to the orchard. The gardens comprise of formal lawns and hedges, mainly beech and holly hedges, mixed beds and borders, wildflower meadows, mature trees, rhododendrons, a newly established kitchen garden and a 5x4m glasshouse. Also included is a two-acre paddock for the donkeys.

The estate owners are passionate about their garden and are engaging with the gardening team. They are looking for a horticulturalist to manage the garden to a high standard and are open to ideas and suggestions to enhance the garden. The gardeners maintain the gardens as organically as possible with minimal use of sprays. Working alongside the Senior gardener is a Groundsperson / Handyperson and a Gardener who will be reducing their hours to 2 days / week.

Applicants should have extensive hands-on experience working on a private estate and should be flexible and adaptable in their approach to the requirements in the garden.  A full UK driving licence and own transport is necessary as the estate is in a rural location.

A large spacious one-bedroom lodge at the end of the drive can be provided if required by the applicant. The property has recently been refurbished and would suit someone single or a couple. Pets are welcome. The salary offered is competitive and will be dependent on whether accommodation is required.

SALARY:  £30,000 - £35,000 depending on if accommodation is required

LOCATION:  near Carlisle, Cumbria

JOB No:  EC62134

If this Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Landscape Team Leader

Landscape Team Leader required

Job Ref H039

Our client is an established facilities management company based in North Yorkshire. They provide landscape/grounds maintenance services to commercial properties throughout the northeast. They pride themselves on providing the highest standard of service and have a loyal and established portfolio of clients. They currently seek a Team Leader to lead a small team, in the deliverance of a variety of grounds maintenance tasks across their wide portfolio of clients.

Job Brief:

Our client is looking for someone to further increase the quality of the service they provide. The appointed candidate will be responsible for managing a small team as well as ensuring all operations are completed to correct, high horticultural standards. You would report directly to the Managing Director but would be responsible for the day to day running of your jobs, this role is a ‘hands on’ gardening role combined with the addition of required managerial capabilities. The successful candidate will be friendly, motivated, and reliable, supporting their team to ensure their sites are properly maintained, while adhering to health and safety procedures.

Duties will include:

  • Liaise with clients and suppliers.
  • Lawn care, hedge cutting, edging and pruning shrubs.
  • Implementation of planting schemes, soft landscaping when instructed.
  • Pest and disease control.
  • Organising work schedules.
  • Maintenance of equipment .
  • Organising and tidying of company vehicle
Key Skills:

A PA1/PA6 spraying certificate is required for this position, alongside a full driving licence while a horticultural qualification is advantageous, yet not essential. Applicants will have a strong understanding of commercial landscape maintenance and have previous experience with leading a team. The ideal candidate will, have strong communication skills and able to liaise with clients on a regular basis.

If this Landscape Team Leader vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Kieran Ellen on 01233 732767 or kieran@horticruitment.com.

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