Assurance Scheme Executive / Part time (21 hours) / Salary Circa £18K
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to fill this exciting, new role of Assurance Scheme Executive at the HTA. As part of a small, passionate team you will report to the Horticulture Manager to deliver OHAS (Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme) to members (including growers, packhouses and manufacturers), ensure it remains fit for purpose and build brand awareness amongst retailers. This role is vital to the success of the scheme and will require strong attention to detail, time management and administration skills.
To be considered for this role you will need:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Have good planning and organisational skills with a high degree of accuracy.
- Proven experience in an administration role.
In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside an extremely dedicated group of people within an exciting and vibrant organisation. Our benefits include pension, life assurance, health cash plan and discounted National Garden Gift Vouchers.
2020 created new gardeners and the HTA campaign to ensure garden centres were classed as essential retailers throughout the COVID-19 restrictions has increased the profile of the horticultural industry.
The HTA have 1500 members which include garden retailers, growers, landscapers and suppliers to the garden industry. As one of the largest membership organisations the HTA have run the National Garden Gift scheme since 1962, this provides consumers with a UK wide scheme encouraging both new and existing gardeners to visit garden centres and retail nurseries.
The HTA lobby and campaign on behalf of our members within the horticulture industry and provide a whole range of member services including, business solutions, events, market information and learning & development.
The Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme (OHAS) is a specialist group of the HTA. It aims to raise the standards in ornamental horticulture in the UK. The scheme certificates growers, packers, and growing media manufacturers to the OHAS Standards, through unbiased independent inspections.
How to apply
You can view the full job description for this role at https://hta.org.uk/about/hta-careers/current-vacancies.html. To apply for the role, please send your covering letter and CV to email@example.com.
Our aim is to recruit and retain people with the behaviours that support our mission and who will grow with us and the industry. We are open and honest in recognising that there is more that the Association can do to value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and therefore welcome applicants from all underrepresented communities within Horticulture, including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities.
This advert is only open to direct applicants, NO AGENCIES should apply. All applicants must have valid references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.