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Nursery Supervisor

East Lothian
£20,000-£23,000 DOE
Closing date
25 Oct 2020
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Our client has a well-established nursery which produces 25m cell-grown trees throughout the year. These are produced from seed and cuttings and go through various stages of production, seed tray, mini plug, direct sown and are potted at different stages over a 12-month production cycle covering over 120 different varieties. The production cycle for trees varies between 6 months and 2 years dependent on species. Their sowing and production plans need to be highly sophisticated to factor in different specifications in order to produce a wide range of top-quality products.

Job Description:

An experienced Nursery Supervisor/ Grower is currently sought by our client to oversee the production of produce from propagation through to harvest. The Nursery Supervisor will be responsible for managing a team of up to 6 growers. He / She will be responsible for the general maintenance and plant care to include watering, irrigation, pruning, propagation as well as pest and disease control. The successful candidate will monitor and maintain production quality and assist in training unskilled team members. He / She will work closely with the retail team to ensure plants are ready for dispatch

Key Skills:

  • Excellent plant knowledge
  • Leading teams on growing related tasks; to timescale and agreed standards
  • Pest, Disease and quality control
  • Ensuring the team are working safely, complying with relevant legislation
  • Previous experience of working in a similar capacity is essential
  • A suitable horticulture/agriculture qualification is desirable

If this Nursery Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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

About Horticruitment
Horticruitment is widely regarded as one of the leading "people-based" recruitment agencies resourcing top quality permanent staff for jobs in

  • Garden Centres & Independent Retailers
  • Landscape, FM & Environmental Companies
  • Nurseries & Commercial Growers
  • Private Estates
  • Sales & Marketing Organisations

For over 20 years Horticruitment has been the preferred supplier for many major companies and hundreds of horticultural based SMEs throughout the UK and abroad. We never forget that, at it's core, recruitment is all about people and not just databases and faceless job boards.

We have successfully placed staff at all levels throughout the UK and our international placements grow year on year.

Contact Us
  • High House Business Park
  • High House Lane
  • Ashford
  • TN26 2LF
  • GB
  • 01233 732767
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