Horticulturalist / Horticultural Trainer
Our client is a leading Landscaping company based in Dubai who are looking for a trained and experienced horticulturalist to help establish and maintain International Horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for the current horticultural staff, interns and trainees.
They are seeking someone who will:
Be a hands-on leader, actively working in the nurseries carrying out practical horticultural training in the nurseries and greenhouses.
Works with the nursery staff developing long-term productive relationships and growing the size of the training programme over a period of time.
Monitors and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all nurseries to include sustainable horticultural practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor plant areas.
Establishes and oversees a systematic plant records policy, in coordination with the group's master plan, mission, and strategies.
Coordinates the setup and cooling of greenhouses, irrigation systems and maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with the WAS General Manager.
Responsible for the horticultural standards department budget, budget monitoring, strategic planning, and any horticultural capital projects as needed (i.e. purchase of new equipment as necessary to improve efficiency and to achieve and maintain international standards).
Has access to the inventory of propagation and growing equipment and supplies, and recommends additional materials as needed.
Arranges purchase, sale, or exchange of plants with representatives of similar institutions, promoting collaborative relationships with like institutions that will be of benefit.
Develops, maintains, and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, members, vendors, contractors, media, and the general public.
Teach topical classes as needed.
Salary 10k AED/month + accommodation (UK £25,900/ Year PLUS accommodation)
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