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Experienced Nursery Person / Assistant Nursery Manager - 44319

Fresh Horticultural Careers
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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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
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