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Skilled Nursery Person

Employer
Hedgeworx
Location
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
Salary
£32,000 to £40,000 dependant on skills & experience (+ bonus)
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you passionate about horticulture have excellent plant knowledge and looking to work for a small yet dynamic company? Do you want to be part of a team that supplies some of the finest hedging, topiary, and trees, to some of the most renowned private and commercial garden projects in the United Kingdom? If so, read on.

From our three-acre site in Royal Wootton Bassett, we source, grow and supply some of the finest plants available. Our amazing clients include some of the most recognisable names in the United Kingdom.

To win work at this level requires something special. Retaining loyalty demands a service that is a cut above the rest. If you are a cut above the rest, have what it takes to contribute to our exceptional service and want to be part of our success story, we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking a special candidate to manage our small nursery, liaise directly with the company owner and implement a schedule of works.  Undertake maintenance of the stock and the grounds and help with daily operations on and off the nursery. 

Responsibilities:
•    Maintenance of stock including pruning, feeding, weeding, watering, plant health, potting of new stock and repotting current stock, plant preparation.
•    Daily inspection of irrigation system, pest/disease monitoring and control
•    Liaise with delivery drivers and assist with loading/offloading trailers and delivery vehicles.
•    Grounds maintenance ensuring our nursery serves as an impressive shop window for our high-quality plants.
•    Some offsite work in the winter months assisting with deliveries , liaising with clients and planting.
•    A varied role 

Benefits:
•    Career progression
•    25 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after 3 years
•    Additional leave considered
•    Bonus

As a nursery person you will have the vital role of ensuring the hardy stock on our nursery is well maintained in line with industry practices.  With some of our wonderful mature topiary pieces being 50+ years old, the care they receive is vital.  

Strong attention to detail and a passion to maintain high standards is a must.  

There is a high level of autonomy with this hands on, varied position and it would suit those who can comfortably work independently, but also as part of a team.  

You may meet visiting clients on the nursery from time to time where your in-depth plant knowledge will be well received.  Experience in operating small telehandlers and attachments as well as other machinery an advantage, training can be arranged if not certified.

Experience working with contractors and horticultural suppliers.

Giving weekly feedback to the owner, you will be his right hand person,  developing your skills while building a lasting partnership.

In the busy rootball season (October to May) you will have the opportunity to visit clients properties and help with plant deliveries and planting.  Occasionally this may happen in the summer months too.  You will be asked to submit your personal details for enhanced  background security checks, allowing you to enter sensitive sites we visit and work at.

Full clean driving licence essential with experience towing trailers an advantage.

RHS level two or higher qualification as a minimum with relevant industry experience.  

If you have the skills and experience necessary and maintain high standards, we would love to hear from you.

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