NURSERY MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE & HORTICULTURALIST
Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK
We are seeking a candidate with an active interest in horticulture and with proven experience of practical outdoor maintenance skills to assist in the running of our 23-acre plant nursery.
The successful candidate will need an understanding of the watering needs of plants, particularly in containers, and a basic understanding of irrigation systems would be desirable. Regular tasks will include hedge cutting, pruning, weeding, bed clearance and maintenance, and any other seasonal needs of the plants.
From time to time, the successful applicant will support the wider needs of the site, including general maintenance, plant loading and other duties. Candidates should be flexible and adaptable to meet these needs as required.
Candidates should be physically capable as this role is active and hands-on. A full, clean UK driving licence would be preferred, due to our remote location. We especially welcome applications from candidates who hold a PA1 & PA6 spraying licence.
The position is full-time, Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm and may occasionally include weekend work, which can be paid as extra or taken as time in lieu as preferred. We offer a range of benefits, including PPE (including boot allowance), tools, company branded clothing, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday pay rising to 26 days after 2 years’ service (both plus Bank Holidays) and access to company holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France – once probation has been successfully completed.