Head Grower

Location Rugby
Discipline: Horticulture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ £30,000 p.a. - £35,000 p.a.
Contact name: Kate Moxon

Contact email: kate@agrifj.co.uk
Job ref: 14094 KM
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

The Company:

Our client is one of the leading suppliers of ornamental plants to the domestic and landscaping market. As a result of continued growth, we are looking to take on new growing facilities and have recently acquired a 5-acre site. This is a great opportunity for the business to grow more of the product in-house.

The Industry: Horticulture, Horticultural, Agriculture, Agricultural, Horticulture Supplies, Grower Supplies, Plant Growers, Growers, Garden Centres, Nurseries.

The Job Role Details:

To grow hardy ornamental nursery stock and take responsibility for the whole site. Whilst reporting to the companies Production Director the candidate will be a self-starter and be highly motivated with a strong desire to produce a quality product. The role will periodically involve managing a small team of staff but is very much a hands-on position, providing for the cultural requirements of the crop.

Key Responsibilities:

·       To ensure all potting activity is completed to required quantities and deadlines, maximising efficiencies whilst managing high quality.

·       Plan for and call-in all production material as required and in liaison with the companies purchasing team.

·       Control the quality of incoming goods.

·       Provide for and deliver all irrigation and crop husbandry requirements.

·       Ensure crop protection and weed control requirements are met.

·       Maintain excellent housekeeping, accurate inventory and records as required.

·       Assist in the efficiency movement of stock between sties.

·       Follow company procedures and policies ensuring legislative compliance.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

Essential:

·       Dextrous with an aptitude toward nursery work.

·       Able to work alone or as part of a team.

·       Enthusiastic, practical with an eye for details.

·       Flexible with good problem-solving abilities.

·       Good communication skills.

Ideally:

·       FEPA qualified.

·       Counterbalance Forklift Licence

 Salary package:

£ 30,000 p.a. - £35,000 p.a.

Plus Benefits; Company Pension

How to apply: Interested candidates should email their CV and a brief covering letter outlining their experience in agriculture, any previous work experience and why they believe they are suitable for the role to; Kate@agriFJ.co.uk

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