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Growing Team Assistant


Cheviot Trees are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and flexible individual to assist our experienced growing team at our cell grown tree nursery near Berwick upon Tweed. The right candidate must be able to demonstrate a background in plants and crop growing. The position will assist with plant husbandry, watering and spraying operations, along with various other general nursery activities as required out-with the growing season. The individual will be expected to work both in and outdoors throughout all seasons.


Essential skills:

  • Experience in crop growing preferably with young trees
  • Experience with application of fertilisers and pesticides
  • Use of power tools such as hedge trimmers for extended periods of time
  • Physically robust and fit
  • Ability to work within a small and agile team and must be adaptable to short notice instructions and flexible in planning due to outside influences
  • Excellent communication skills with strong spoken English


Desirable skills:

  • Experience in growing hardy ornamental nursery stock
  • Experience in identification of pests and diseases
  • Knowledge in selection of appropriate pesticides
  • UK driving licence
  • PA1 & PA6 certificates
  • Sound knowledge, understanding and practical use of IT systems, including tablets and other electronic devices.


Typical working hours of 0800 to 1630, with great potential for seasonal overtime and weekend work as required.


Salary dependant on experience.


Please apply with a handwritten letter referencing the specific job title being applied for, including full CV showing experience and qualifications, to:


Operations Manager

Cheviot Trees Ltd

Newton Brae


Berwick upon Tweed

TD15 1UL


Deadline for applications Fri 1 November 2019 



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