Kitchen Gardener - Live Out -EC3529

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced and talented Kitchen Gardener to manage the growing, picking and packing of high quality produce for supply to a Michelin Star restaurant.  This is a hands-on role based south of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

The gardens comprise of approximately one acre of organic productive vegetable and herb gardens, with two large glasshouses and a polytunnel.  Knowledge of productive horticulture including succession planting and drawing up of associated charts, cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs, edible flowers and micro herbs will be required as well as experience of propagation and the use of garden machinery.  A good working knowledge of organic pest and disease management and good plant husbandry is also essential.

The role will involve the running, management and maintenance of these areas on a year-round basis.  The successful candidate will be responsible for growing, picking and packing of a large variety of produce for the associated Michelin Star restaurant in London.

Applicants for this role must have extensive horticultural knowledge in terms of kitchen garden management and the continuous supply of high quality restaurant grade produce.  Clear and regular communication with the restaurant will be required, and you must have experience of growing high quality produce to meet the chef’s high standards and specifications.  Previous gardener/chef relationship experience is therefore desirable.

During peak season, early mornings will be required on picking and collection days.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is well organised, reliable and self-motivated in this specialist area of horticulture.  Assistance may be provided for relocation purposes if required.

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


Amenity Sales Executive - ADV187

Amenity Sales Executive
Based: Glendale Horticulture, Tonbridge, Kent
Salary : Dependent on skills and competencies

Glendale’s activities include grounds management, countryside management, landscaping, horticulture and golf course management.

Glendale Horticulture manages eleven nurseries across the UK, with seven nurseries spread throughout the Vale of Evesham, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, two further sites in Kent and two in Lancashire. The company is one of the UK’s leading growers.

Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, and working out of our Tonbridge office in Kent, we are looking for an Amenity Sales Executive, to sell our Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous and Bedding Plants into the Landscape Contractors, Architects and Local Authority marketplace.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to advance their career within the horticultural sector.  The ideal candidate will possess good IT skills, plant knowledge and preferably have demonstrable relevant experience of horticulture sales. You will have an open and friendly personality with the ability to establish and develop relationships with customers and clearly identify their requirements.

For a copy of the full job description, please email recruit@glendale-services.co.uk

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to recruit@glendale-services.co.uk.

Closing Date: 19 December 2017

Glendale is an equal opportunities employer


Plantarea Manager - S369

Are you looking for a fresh challenge at Plant Manager level?
Can you provide great customer service skills?
Do have excellent plant knowledge and enjoy holding a good level of responsibility for an established outside Plants department?

This could be a fantastic opportunity for you!

Key points
•A family owned business who encourage a good level of autonomy
•Stocking a fantastic range of top quality plants and gardening products
•Leading and inspiring a team to provide excellent customer sales and service
•Creating inspirational displays throughout the year
•Monitoring sales ensuring the department is well maintained at all times

Must haves
•Excellent plant and product knowledge
•The ability to lead and inspire a team of staff
•Great customer service skills
•Attention to detail in all areas of the role

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

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


Production Manager - M333

Are you an ambitious and highly dependable individual?
Are you an experienced production manager within a commercial nursery environment?
Are you a strong team player looking to join an established and ambitious company?

Key Points:
•Working as part of the senior management team reporting to the managing director
•Overseeing the day to day management of plant stock production
•Ensure plant quality and stock number are produced in accordance with agreed targets
•Champion modern production techniques

Must Haves:
•Proven nursery production experience
•Excellent knowledge of HNS, herbaceous plants as well as P&D
•Able to communicate at all levels
•Experienced manager with the ability to lead by example

The position offers a very competitive salary plus pension, discretionary bonus and other benefits. We will consider a relocation package to secure the best candidate if required.

Interviews to take place commencing the first week in November and will include plant knowledge and P&D test.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

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


Orchard Manager - K233 - FILLED

Would you enjoy working as a key member of the team within a family owned business?

Are you a dedicated and experienced Farm Manager?

Would you like to work in the beautiful surroundings of the Kent countryside?

Key points

  • Day to day management of farm operations
  • Staff management and planning
  • Plant husbandry
  • Spraying and pest control

Must haves

  • Relevant experience within a similar role
  • Knowledge of fruit farming
  • Willing to work outside in all weathers
  • Ability to work under pressure

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Sarah Goodhew on 01233 732 767 or sarah@horticruitment.com

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


Maintenance Gardener - Live Out - EC2780

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Maintenance Gardener to join the friendly team with a well-respected company, located approximately 10 miles west of Aylesford and 10 miles north of Tonbridge, Kent.

The company offers a full garden maintenance service for private and commercial clients in the wider area. The majority of business continues to be generated via positive word-of-mouth; a testament to the high level of service provided by the team.

Due to a continued increase in business, an additional Maintenance Gardener is required to join the team on a full-time permanent basis. Applicants should have a good level of maintenance gardening experience, good physical fitness, proficiency with a range of grounds maintenance machinery, and a positive friendly attitude.  A recognised horticultural qualification and spray certificates (PA1/PA6) would be beneficial, though candidates with a good level of experience will of course be considered.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in a range of gardening duties such as hedge cutting, lawn maintenance, pruning, planting, bed/border maintenance, and be willing to carry out a range of associated gardening tasks as they arise. Applicants must be conscientious and well presented with a positive attitude, as some interaction with property owners should be expected.  You should be willing to work in all weather conditions and be physically able to undertake typical garden maintenance tasks with good attention to detail.

The standard working week is 42.5hrs though applicants should expect seasonal variation, which will ensure considerable additional earning potential via overtime opportunities. A full UK driving licence and your own transport to and from work are essential.

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

SALARY: £20,750

LOCATION:  Kent

JOB No: EC 2780