Grower, Nursery Operative

England, Hertfordshire
£14400.00 - £16600.00 per annum
15 Dec 2016
14 Jan 2017
Dianne Saunders
Grower Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

This leading wholesale nursery producer and cash and carry is looking to recruit entry level Operatives to their existing team. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop your career in the commercial horticulture sector.

The Role

The role will be to assist with all aspects of nursery production, plant stock care and maintenance enabling Company objectives to be met. Communicate effectively with the team to ensure efficient completion of the work. Be able to competently follow instructions and work to the appropriate standards/procedures for each task. All operatives will be expected to work in each department, i.e. Dispatch, Production and Sales as required. Training will be provided for new tasks. When staff are working in another department they will still report to their original line manager for absence reporting/holiday requests etc.

Job Responsibilities:

Customer Orders

Maintaining collated orders pending collection or dispatch.
Order picking with reference to specific customer requirements.
Packing and loading of plants prior to collector, or dispatch with attention to preserving the quality of the order.
Updating computer records to reflect the state of orders due for collection or dispatch.
Communicate with the Sales team regarding shortfalls or quality issues with their orders.


Work efficiently as part of the Production team to ensure all stock is grown and nurtured to the highest possible standards. Assist in the following areas of work:
The preparation of bare root, liner and plug material ready for potting, and in the potting and setting down process.
Plant maintenance tasks as instructed.
The movement and selection of stock, as directed.

Sales/Cash and Carry

Ensure plants are located and presented correctly to maximise sales opportunities, as directed.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have training within horticulture and be looking to advance their career. Should also be reliable, willing, have a good attitude and work ethic and able to follow written and verbal instructions. Able to work within a team. Able to read and write in English to a good standard. Holder of a driving licence.