Nursery Propagation Assistant

England, West Sussex
£16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
05 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Dianne Saunders
Full Time
Contract Type

Our Client is a wholesale horticultural nursery, which grows high quality herbaceous perennials and herbs to supply garden centres and multiples nationwide. This progressive nursery has a job within the Propagation Department for a full time member of staff who will work and train alongside the Propagation Supervisor. This key role will see the Assistant Propagation Supervisor be part of the team that is responsible for the establishment of various crops from seed or cuttings for on-growing by other departments.

Based at their site near Arundel.

Hours Full time 39 hours per week plus overtime

The Role

Main Responsibilities:
Assist the Propagation Supervisor to organise, supervise and run the Propagation team.
Deputise for Propagation Supervisor as required.
Take charge of specific activities, areas or staff as delegated by the Propagation Supervisor.
Carry out pesticide/bio-control applications as directed (subject to PA certification).
Carry out the general responsibilities and duties of a permanent member of staff and supervisor.
Undertake any other nursery work when necessary.
Carry out weekend duties on a rota.

The Candidate

Experience and training in horticulture.
Crop and pest knowledge
Propagation experience (ideal but not essential)
Good communication and organisational skills.
Computer literate (Excel and Word)
PA1 and PA6 certificates (not necessary but an advantage)
Has personal transport and/or clean driving licence (multi sited nursery).