Horticultural Team Leader (Perennials)/ Commercial Grower

  • Larch Cottage Nurseries
  • Melkinthorpe, Penrith, UK
  • Dec 21, 2018
Full time Garden Centre Horticultural

Job Description

This is a brand new role due to expansion within the company. We are looking to start this full time position in February 2019.

The job is based behind the scenes where the plants are grown. We are looking for someone to lead a small team on a commercial plant nursery. You will be responsible for maintaining and propagating stock (in particular the perennials) to sell in our retail site, 'Larch Cottage Nurseries' as well as managing a small team of 3 or 4 people.

You must be well organised, have a great deal of practical skills and be able to work at a commercial speed. Communication skills are essential as well as some horticultural knowledge. You must be a quick learner and be self motivated.

We are a family business, with a national reputation for the rare and unusual, selling plants by mail order throughout the UK and Europe and through our retail site within the village. We now have one of the largest and diverse plant collections in the country so this is a very exciting opportunity for someone who loves plants and being outdoors.

Normal hours are 8am-5pm, 5 days per week. This role does include some weekend work and is definitely a full time position.

Due to our rural location it is essential you have your own transport.

Salary dependent on ability and experience.

Please submit covering letter with your application explaining why you are interested in this position and detailing any relevant experience.

Interviews will be held in January 2019 and only successful candidates will be contacted.