Experienced Nursery Person / Assistant Nursery Manager - 44319

Fresh Horticultural Careers
East Sussex
up to 25k
Closing date
12 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Our Client is an online nursery and although they do grow some plants, the majority are bought in.  They turnover in the region of £1.5 million per annum and send our approximately 60,000 order pe annum.

Responsibilities are :-

  • Receiving plant and plug deliveries and ensuring they are dealt with quickly and put in the relevant glasshouse and a location allocated.
  • Stocktaking
  • Providing a weekly list of plant requirements
  • Picking orders daily and supervising other staff to pick orders in an efficient manner.
  • Cleaning plants and training new staff to train and locate plants ensuring nothing but ‘Perfect’ plants are sent out
  • Ensuring temporary staff are aware of necessary health and safety measures in place
  • Ensure plant deliveries are checked for pests and diseases and any shortfall / damages are reported to the office
  • All chemical logs to be kept in good order
  • Ensure plants are kept in good health with respect to temperature control / moisture / pests and diseases
  • Treat pests and diseases as necessary
  • Keep nursery tidy and weed free
  • Use automatic irrigation where possible and ensure all resources are used efficiently such as oil, electricity, water
  • Organise / carry out maintenance of watering system, vent systems, heaters, greenhouse cleaning etc.
  • Provide technical / plant advice to the office where necessary.
  • Idealy has PA1 & PA6 and some formal horticultural training.


We possess over 20 years recruitment experience and have specialised in the Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture industries since 1999. Typically we have 150+ permanent vacancies covering all areas of the horticultural industry, from operatives to senior management.To apply for any of our vacancies please complete our simple online application form by visiting www.freshhortcareers.com.

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020 7793 7825
SE11 4BA
United Kingdom
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