Arboretum Gardener

Arboretum Gardener

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary : £18737 – £22000/annum

Avocet Staffing are looking to recruit and experienced Arboretum Gardener to work with my client at their expansive site in Barway, Ely.

My client is the largest container tree nursery in Europe with other 350 acres of Nursery containing over 125,000 trees. They are the proud holders of two Royal Warrants and are also certified to ISO 14001 & the Plant Healthy Standard. They are currently developing a Visitor Centre and Arboretum on their main site in Ely, Cambridgeshire which is due to open in early 2024.

Role Summary

This role will involve being part of a team of gardeners who on a day-to-day basis deliver all aspects of Horticulture within our Arboretum. They will also be assisting the Arboretum Team Leader with the initial set-up of the Arboretum. They will also bring ideas and previous experience to develop an engaging experience for our visitors.

Flexibility in working hours and location is anticipated to accommodate for the demands of the business throughout the year.

General duties

* Working closely with the Arboretum Team Leader to deliver required workload.

* Looking after newly planted and existing stock.

* Completing daily checks on children’s play area.

* Maintaining excellent Horticultural standards throughout the year.

* Supporting the day-to-day running of the Kiosk & Ticket Office.

* Display an excellent level of Customer Service.

* Support Customers and the Arboretum Team with any sales queries.

* Help to maintain the Plant Centre to a high standard.

* Complete daily vehicle inspections.

* Provide support to all other departments where required.

* Adherence to H&S requirements.

* Adherence to the Bio Security Procedure.

* Reporting of any Environmental incidents to EMR.

* Displaying the relevant Barcham Basics.

Required skills and knowledge

* Excellent Plant Knowledge and Husbandry.

* Proven Horticultural experience.

* NVQ level 1-2 or equivalent in horticulture.

* Clear understanding of relevant H&S legislation.

* Formal training in manual handling.

* Valid Driving Licence.

* Sound knowledge and experience of using garden machinery.

* PA1 / PA6 trained.

Avocet Staffing are working as a recruitment company on behalf of our client. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of your application, please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful

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