Operations Manager - Wholesale - L704

A leading Wholesale Nursery with a reputation for quality plants supplying the nations best garden businesses for over a century.  They are currently seeking an Operations Manager to oversee the daily duties and the efficient running of their Wholesale Nursery. 

Do you enjoy holding a good level of autonomy?

Are you an efficient and effective leader?

Do you have knowledge of logistics and distribution?

Key points:

  • Manage the lifting, QC and Despatch function
  • Liaise with transport to ensure optimized logistics and timely delivery of orders
  • Monitoring output and performance, seeking efficiency gains and improved KPI’s
  • Plan and manage staff rota’s within budgetary constraints
  • Assist the marketing department with POS
  • Health & Safety across the nurseries

Must haves:

  • Good communication and team building skills
  • Operational planning and financial awareness
  • Able to work under pressure and to dead lines
  • A strong knowledge of logistics and good IT skills
  • Horticultural knowledge (beneficial)

If this Operations Manager  vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

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

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Contract Manager - S261 This Position has been filled

Our client provides a wide range of ecological and land-based services, fusing ecological consultancy, environmental vegetation management and Landscape Construction to their clients which include large Civils, local authorities, housing developers, architects and contractor’s solutions in conservation and countryside engineering with values up to £3.2 million. 

They currently have a vacancy within their organisation for a Contract Manager, ideally with experience of working in horticultural contracting, countryside management or a similar field.

Key points

The Contract Manager will have experience of managing and delivering large and complex projects on time and to the satisfaction of the Company’s clients. Responsible for resourcing and line managing a site team whilst promoting compliance with all company systems and policies.

Must haves

The successful candidate will :

  • be commercial with relevant project management experience, ideally gained within the environmental / horticultural / habitat management or ecological sector
  • be organised with experience of managing large, complex projects
  • be financially adept with the ability to manage and deliver projects on time and to budget
  • have experience of leading and motivating a team of both site and office-based staff
  • have a proven track record of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
  • have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate reports
  • be capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines
  • have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed
  • have a full UK driving licence

If this Contract Manager vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com

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

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Garden Centre Manager - L642

A superb opportunity to join a thriving garden centre at senior management level.

Do you have a passion for garden centre retailing?

Can you make a real difference to the overall success of the business exceeding expectations?

Do you possess an innovative approach able to inspire your team to deliver excellent standards in customer care?

Key points:

  • Ensuring high standards are achieved throughout the centre
  • Driving sales and maximising profits to meet KPI’s
  • Leading and inspiring the team to deliver first class customer service
  • Monitoring trends and maximising sales opportunities
  • To plan and prioritise workloads and work on your own initiative

Must haves:

  • Excellent leadership skills with good attention to detail
  • A proactive and flexible approach to all tasks
  • A good understanding of garden centre retailing
  • The ability to ensure high standards are achieved at all times

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager 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 Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Nursery Despatch Manager - A423

Are you methodical with excellent attention to detail?

Can you work under pressure ensuring all orders go out on time?

Do you have great team leadership skills?

Our client has a specialist nursery supplying plants and natural scenery to the film, television and events industry as well as to parties and major retail outlets seasonal displays.  This is a challenging and rewarding position for a Nursery Despatch Manager to take on the responsibility for the accuracy and efficiency of the warehouse and despatch area.

Key points:

  • Monitoring stocking levels and quality control
  • Ensuring the smooth operations of the warehouse
  • Processing orders and despatch
  • Accepting plants back into the nursery
  • Leading a team of 6 staff

Must haves:

  • Must be physically fit
  • Well organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Great team leadership skills
  • Have an understanding of horticulture

If this Nursery Despatch Manager vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery Despatch Manager 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 Nursery Despatch Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Gardener (Live out) - EC4617 - This position has been filled

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sole Gardener to demonstrate their horticultural skills on a stunning BALI award-winning garden near St Albans in Hertfordshire.  This position would suit a talented senior gardener/horticulturist with extensive experience of managing high-end private estate gardens autonomously.

The impressive 3.5-acre formal garden comprises a walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, a greenhouse, fruit trees (plums, damsons, cherry, quince, peach and apples) with mature trees (two copses), a natural pool, extensive flower beds and expansive areas of managed lawn.  A maintenance employee looks after the main building as well as mowing of the lawns, enabling the incoming Sole Gardener to focus on the horticultural improvement and management of the garden on a full-time basis.

Applicants will ideally hold a recognised academic horticultural qualification at level 3 or above and/or extensive experience on private estates at senior level.  Applicants must have excellent practical and theoretical knowledge in each of the above areas and should also have extensive experience of managing private estate gardens efficiently throughout the seasons.  This role requires a well-rounded knowledge of horticulture, efficient time management and excellent attention to detail at all times.  Applicants should be well-versed in the operation and basic maintenance of garden machinery and should have a good level of physical fitness. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and qualified Sole Gardener to take ownership of an award-winning private estate garden.  The property is a full-time home for the welcoming and generous owners, so applicants must be well presented, positive and friendly in character.  The owners are open to new design ideas within the garden, so applicants with experience in this area and a keen eye for garden aesthetics are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have their own transport for the commute to and from site as accommodation is not available with this vacancy.

SALARY:  Up to £40,000 DOE

LOCATION:  St Albans, Hertfordshire

JOB No:  EC4617

If this Sole Gardener position is of interest please apply, or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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Housekeeper and Gardener/Handyman Couple (Live In) - EC4563

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a live-in couple to join a historic private estate in Devizes, Wiltshire.  This Housekeeper and Gardener/Handyman opening would suit a couple with demonstrable experience in private estate maintenance and housekeeping respectively.  A generous salary of £21,000 each is offered to candidates in addition to a two bedroom cottage on site.

The impressive eight bedroom main house is framed by an NGS registered, former RHS garden of six acres.  The 300 year old garden is currently managed by a full-time Skilled Gardener who will require assistance from time to time with basic gardening tasks such as mowing and hedge cutting.  The remainder of the estate maintenance duties will consist of non-horticultural tasks, i.e. DIY/handyman jobs on and inside the property buildings, occasional chauffeuring etc. The full-time gardener welcomes enthusiasm and the desire to learn, so keen gardeners with well-rounded practical estate management skills are invited to apply.

Housekeeping duties will consist of the upkeep of the main house by way of cleaning, laundry, weekly shopping, and some preparation of food for one child of 8 years old.  Three dogs reside on site and will require care when the property owners are away.  This will be limited to feeding and opening the door to enable them to entertain themselves in the large garden.  The position will be a Monday to Friday role with free weekends except on very rare occasions, as unforeseen circumstances inevitably arise.

A two bedroom cottage is provided, with rent, Council tax, water, electricity etc. covered by the employer.  Bills such as phone and internet will be covered by the successful candidates.  Couples with demonstrable experience in each of the above areas are encouraged to apply.  Candidates with experience and training in trades, with good all-round DIY skills are particularly sought after.  Likewise, housekeepers with experience on private estates and autonomous working will be most welcome.  Applicants must have an excellent command of spoken and written English, a natural ability to get on well with other staff and visitors, and must be capable of working unsupervised and managing their own time.

A welcoming environment and stunning property, located in a very desirable part of rural Wiltshire, awaits the successful candidates.  The estate owners are genuinely passionate about their property and staff, and look for equally committed employees to share the result of their combined efforts.  A generous combined salary is offered, as stated below, with a cottage on site with its own separate entrance and driveway, courtyard garden and storage space.

If this Housekeeper and Gardener/Handyman vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk 

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Housekeeper and Gardener/Handyman 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 Housekeeper and Gardener/Handyman will have been unsuccessful.

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Landscape Operations Manager - K121

Are you an experienced soft landscape construction Senior Manager?

Can you handle working in a fast-paced and sometimes pressurised environment?

Do you have experience of working with developers?

Would you like to join an expanding but experienced team?

Key points:

The person appointed will be responsible for a variety of tasks including -

  • Working to tight budgets and forecasts
  • Organising the day to day work schedule
  • Overseeing the operations team, supervisors, team leaders etc
  • Must be flexible with working hours, must make sure all work teams are ready for the next day
  • Excellent man management skills
  • Deliver a quality service to existing client base
  • Assist with future tenders and approach new clients

Extensive experience in soft landscape construction is essential in this multi-faceted role.

Must haves:

  • Full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Managerial experience in the soft landscape construction and maintenance industry
  • Horticultural qualification
  • A management qualification such as IOSH would be highly desirable

If this Landscape Operations Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Bolam on 01233 732767 or markbolam@horticruitment.com 

To view more Landscape jobs, click Landscape.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Landscape Operations Manager 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 Landscape Operations Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener - Live Out - Henley-on-Thames - A092

A very attractive opportunity has arisen for a Head Gardener to take primary control of a stunning private estate in Turville Heath, Henley-on-Thames. The position would suit an experienced and qualified Head/Senior Gardener with excellent horticultural knowledge, demonstrable garden management and supervisory experience.

The traditional English country garden consists of several formal gardens covering 5 to 6 acres, located within a wider 56 acres in Henley-on-Thames.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the formal, walled, sunken and kitchen gardens, cut flowers, soft fruits and large greenhouse as well as a range of garden machinery. 

Candidates should have experience with each of the above and be dedicated gardeners with the willingness to undertake additional garden estate duties, (i.e. management of irrigation, general soft landscape management and the provision of assistance to the live-in maintenance person with setting up garden furniture) when required. 

Applicants should also be confident and skilled in pruning methods, i.e. of wisteria and roses, be physically fit with good horticultural knowledge and plant identification skills.  The ideal candidate will possess a recognised academic horticultural qualification and well-rounded experience as a Senior/Head Gardener in a private estate setting.

Applicants should hold a full driving licence, your own transport for commuting to and from site and ideally, spray tickets (PA1/PA6).  A chainsaw licence would be beneficial.  The role would suit someone who is hard-working, flexible and methodological in their work with a positive attitude and a diplomatic approach to staff direction and supervision. The property owners are enthusiastic and involved in garden developments and will therefore expect regular updates in relation to your planned work and progress.  

This is a great opportunity for a passionate Head Gardener looking for a rewarding role on a beautiful private estate, working for interested and friendly clients. 

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com

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

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GC Operations Manager - L265

A dynamic and retail focused Operations Manager is required to join a fast expanding garden centre group at their most recent acquisition which is set to triple in size!

Can you motivate your team driving exceptional performance?

Do you have a passion to provide excellent customer service and a background in horticulture?

Do you have excellent organisational and planning skills?

Key points

  • Driving sales and maximising profit in order to meet KPI’s
  • Ensuring high standards of stock management are constantly maintained
  • Identifying trends in sales and profit opportunities
  • Leading, developing and motivating the team
  • Ensuring high standards of retailing across all departments

 Must haves

  • A keen eye for detail and a good understanding of seasonal changes
  • A proven track record of management in garden centre retailing
  • Great team leadership skills
  • A passion to provide first class customer service

If this position is of interest please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com

To view more garden centre positions click Retail.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this GC Operations Manager 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 the GC Operations Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Sole Gardener Housekeeper Couple (Live in) - EC4445

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a live-in couple to join a historic private estate near Chippenham, North Wiltshire. This opening would suit a skilled gardener and experienced housekeeper couple with experience in a similar role on private estates. The gardener role is full time, with the housekeeper position offered on a 30 hours per week basis (approximately).

The Grade II listed mid-seventeenth century manor house is surrounded by gardens that, until recently, have been part of the National Garden Scheme. The owners now wish to reduce the overall maintenance demands of the gardens via modification and improvement, though they want it to remain a very special and beautiful place to live. The established gardens comprise surrounding areas of woodland, a kitchen garden, orchard, a rose garden, herbaceous and mixed borders, a greenhouse, lawns and yew hedging, as well as a tennis court and swimming pool.

Applicants for the Sole Gardener position should be skilled and qualified, with demonstrable experience of managing private estate gardens to a high standard. Applicants must have good plant identification skills, a good working knowledge of plant propagation and glasshouse work, and be physically fit and strong with a genuine passion for developing gardens to their full potential. The client is looking for a fresh, fun and interesting approach to the modification of their garden so applicants need not be entirely traditional in their approach, however quality and attention to detail are of paramount importance.  As this is a Sole Gardener role, applicants must possess a friendly, positive and flexible attitude towards the estate and their work, such that they are willing to assist with general estate duties as they arise, including some driving and occasional DIY.  The Sole Gardener will also be required to sometimes look after the owner’s spaniel. 

In addition to the Sole Gardener position, there is a requirement for a housekeeper to assist in the management of the 8 bedroom manor house on a basis of approximately 30 hours per week. This post will involve housekeeping duties such as cleaning, laundry, food shopping and some weekend cooking, and preparation for the arrival of visitors.  There are some full weekends (visiting children and grandchildren) and a pattern of informal weekend entertaining, though this occurs very occasionally.  .  The successful candidates will have the use of a car and will be offered accommodation by way of a three bedroom cottage with its own garden.  The tenants of the adjoining cottage help with cover for holidays and are good neighbours in every respect. The local farm partner and farm building tenants are also part of the supportive community. The owners are usually away midweek.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a friendly and genuine community on a beautiful estate in rural Wiltshire, located within easy reach of Chippenham, Bath and Bristol.  The opportunity is offered to couples that fulfil the Sole Gardener and Housekeeper requirements, with a negotiable starting company salary of £25,000 and £15,000 respectively.

SALARY:  £40,000 Negotiable

LOCATION:  Allington, Wiltshire

JOB No:  EC 4445

If this Sole Gardener Housekeeper Couple vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or mark.read@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk

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

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