Skilled Nurserypersons or Tree Planters

Location
Flamstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, bordering both Buckingham and Bedfordshire; M1, Junc 9 adjacent
Salary
Very good pay, benefits including outstanding profit sharing, (over £4,000 in 2019) plus pension
Posted
28 Aug 2019
Closes
28 Sep 2019
Ref
2018 'Employer of the Year' for horticulture
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

2018 'Employer of the Year' for horticulture!

Majestic Trees has positions open for both Skilled Nurserypersons and Tree Planters - This season is proving to be our best year ever, with sales up around 20% over last year’s record, resulting in outstanding profit sharing for the team! 

Over the past 18 months, we have also expanded our growing grounds by 40%, so we are looking to hire additional team members, preferably with specimen tree pruning and production experience, or an interest or preferably experience in planting large trees.

As a team, we are an award-winning grower that has won the UK Nursery Stock Grower of the Year an unprecedented four times and was the 2018 'Employer of the Year' for horticulture!  Specialising in the both the growing, supply and planting of mature and character trees of exceptional quality, we are unique amongst growers in providing a complete in-house service, from selection advice to delivery, planting and aftercare, so that our customers can fully engage with the fulfilling experience of planting trees. We plant extensively for private and professional customers nationwide and are a preferred supplier to the RHS. Our visitor-friendly nursery is open to the public six days a week, where over 12,000 trees, in 80 to 4,000 litre AirPots set out over 27 acres can be viewed and personally selected.

The Roles

This opportunity is for fit, hardworking individuals to join either our nursery or our delivery and planting teams. For the nursery, container production experience is preferable but not essential, as are good pruning skills, irrigation knowledge but most importantly a keen understanding of how things grow. Any heavy machine experience or handling of large specimen trees is a plus but not necessary.

In the planting role, it naturally involves travel to our customers primarily in the south east, but also nationwide at times. You will also be expected to be able to plant trees manually & with the use of heavy machinery depending on the requirements of each job. An HGV/LGV license would be a real benefit, but we will to train the right individual in both machinery and HGV at our expense.

The Person

For either positions, a 'can do - nothing is impossible' attitude whatever the challenge and in any weather is important. Furthermore, the ability to multi-task, work hard and to deadlines efficiently in a team is essential, and if you can grow and believe you have what it takes, we would like to talk to you.

Experience on a nursery or other horticultural experience, and specifically planting large trees would be an advantage, as is the ability to drive tractors, telehandlers, excavators and heavy machinery used in tree production and planting, though we can train those with natural ability on specific machines. Furthermore, well paid horticultural apprenticeship opportunities for both roles are also available; please ask for further details.

In the planting role, there will be some nights away with food and hotel accommodation provided. Many of our nursery, delivery and planting team have been together since soon after the nursery was formed 17 years ago.  

For either posts, excellent pest and disease knowledge, with a PA1 & PA6 is useful. 

A temporary furnished flat at subsidised rent is available with all these positions if needed, to enable someone new to the area time to find appropriate accommodation.

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