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Growing Propagation Manager

Sarah Raven
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Dependent on experience
Closing date
25 May 2024

Job Details

Growing Propagation Manager 

An exciting opportunity to join the Sarah Raven team at our 20-acre nursery in Lincolnshire. We are seeking an experienced and energetic growing and propagation manager, specialising in glass and tunnel growing for a range of annual, perennial, and hardy nursery stock categories.

Your Mission

As our Growing and Propagation Manager, you will be a dynamic, ‘hands-on’ grower, driving innovation, sustainability, and excellence every step of the way. From the initial stages of product life to the release of crops for despatch, you will be ensuring maximum efficiency while maintaining our high standards of quality.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of five years growing experience.
  • A recognised qualification in horticulture and agronomy.
  • Experience in space/capacity planning for optimum and efficient crop production.
  • Computer literate with a knowledge of glasshouse computer control systems.
  • Conversant with and used to implementing spraying and fertiliser applications for all crops on site, with and understanding of plant health compliance.
  • Ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate a team.
  • Diligent initiative-taker with the ability to develop better processes.
  • Lead the high standards of growing and product care across all product categories from start to finish.
  • Ensure adequate training is given to all staff.
  • Determine the correct growing conditions in all glasshouses and polytunnel structures, including temperature control, irrigation, planting, and care schedules.
  • Flexibility within the role with a strong understanding of seasonality and forecasting to meet demand. In line with the companies’ mission to initiate sustainability, environmental and greener polices.
  • To have a clear understanding of DEFRA and IPPFFS rules and regulation

Key perks

  • Enhanced holiday plus additional holiday for long service
  • Excellent staff discount when shopping on the Sarah Raven website
  • Birthday leave – an extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to discounted shopping – for flights, cinema, restaurants and much more

Please send CVs and covering letter with your application.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We believe in hiring the best person for the job whoever they are, helping them thrive in it and celebrating their individuality.

We strive to be an environmentally conscious company.


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