CJS Online: Horticulture

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Horticulture vacancies: gardening and plant health vacancies.


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Grounds Person / Gardener - Portrack Estate and Gardens - The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30 acre sculpture garden designed by landscape architect and theorist Charles Jencks. The garden is inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping working to these themes, such as black holes and fractuals. The garden elegantly combines natural features with artificial symmetry and curves. We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Grounds Person/Gardener; the ideal candidate will work with the current team to maintain this unique garden.

Operations Manager (Brassicas) - M J & J McLaren

M J & J McLaren is a family owned business, farming approximately 1500 hectares of land across Perthshire and a portfolio covering potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, organics and cereals as well as grassland supporting 500 sheep and 200 suckler cows. This position will manage the brassica enterprise which is grown through East of Scotland Growers - with all products being harvested, stored and graded/packaged on the farm.

Green Spaces Development Officer - East Devon District Council

£25,295 - £27,905 per year
Sidmouth and Exmouth, Devon
Full time, permanent
We are looking for an experienced horticulturalist who shares our passion for parks and green spaces as places for people to use and enjoy. Your role will be to design, develop and implement planting / landscaping schemes for the districts’ award winning parks and gardens; together with responsibility for programming year round grounds maintenance works for cemeteries, sports pitches and other green spaces.

Senior Gardener – Harewood House, West Yorkshire - Harewood House Trust

Salary: £24k per annum

Hours: 40hrs per week, 5 days over 7, to include weekends and evening duty on a rota basis.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener to join our dedicated, hard-working team in the Gardens at Harewood.

You will have a true passion for plants and all things horticultural, with a flair for design, creativity and visitor engagement. You will work closely with the Head Gardener and enjoy planning and implementing work programmes for the improvement and enrichment of the Gardens.

Gardener - Parklands - National Trust

Location: Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

As a hands-on Gardener, you’ll assist in making sure that the gardens are maintained to a high standard. You’ll be passionate and enthused and knowledgeable about the varied plants within the garden. This role will include a range of practical horticultural tasks to develop, enhance and conserve the garden and contribute to the delivery of projects.

Head of Gardens (full time) - Society of the Sacred Cross

Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN

Salary: £18,000 (37.5 hour week; 4 weeks annual leave; statutory sick pay and pension). A family house is available (subject to tenancy agreement).

We are a small community of contemplative nuns living in the beautiful Wye valley 5 miles from the market town of Monmouth, South Wales. We welcome guests throughout the year and are helped by volunteers and a small staff. The Community has been at Tymawr since 1923 and its grounds of 64 acres include woodland, pasture (leased to Gwent Wildlife Trust) and gardens.

Estate Warden - Horndean Parish Council

£18,426 pa

Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a full time permanent member of staff with horticultural and grounds maintenance experience. The majority of the land is managed for nature conservation and public access, including four Local Nature Reserves and one Site of Special Scientific Interest. The remaining area includes parks, flower beds, play areas, sports facilities and amenity grassland, all of which are highly valued by local residents.

RHS Specialist Horticultural Placement (SHP) Programme across all RHS Gardens - Royal Horticultural Society

Full time, one year (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £16,731 per annum

11 placements available across 19 options at our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, and Wisley.

Options include: Alpine, Edibles, Formal Ornamental, Garden Support Services (GSS), Glass, Herbaceous Ornamental, Nursery and Propagation, Trials, Welcome and Riverside, Countryside and Wildlife, or Woodland Ornamental (please see respective job descriptions)

Landscaping Contracts Manager - Tilhill Forestry

Based: Southern England – Groombridge, East Sussex
Tilhill Forestry has a vacancy within our South East England Area for a Landscaping Contracts Manager. This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping contracting service. This will include management of large scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations. Including liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors, as well as compliance with all aspects of Health & safety, environmental and quality standards.

Senior Estimator Landscaping – Major Projects - Tilhill Forestry

Employer Based: Southern England
This is a key role responsible for delivering a high-quality landscaping management service. The role will involve seeking out new opportunities, estimating, tender submissions and bid writing, contract negotiation and high-level client management to help the company achieve its ambitious growth aspirations. The position will also involve promoting the Company within the landscaping industry and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities nationwide.

Graduate Placement - Forestart Ltd

Location: Shropshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Contract term: 12 month placement, 5 days a week

This is an excellent opportunity for your to gain valuable experience with a company that is at the very start of the forestry supply chain.

Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry, environment and amenity nurseries. We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy.

Estate Worker / Gardener - BH Sporting Ltd

We are looking to recruit an Estate Worker / Gardener for an Estate in Northumberland. The role will be varied and will involve: grass cutting, chainsaw work, spraying, basic property maintenance and also looking after goats, chickens and bees. Ideally we are looking to recruit a candidate with experience in all of these areas and with relevant tickets; however, noting this is a broad remit, we are open to applicants with experience in some of these areas as training will be provided.

This is a live-in role and a house will be provided, with salary commensurate with experience.

RHS Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Royal Horticultural Society

Full time, two years (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £15,154 (those under 25) £16,010 (those over 25) per annum

Are you interested in plants, gardening and horticulture, but new to the industry?

We are delighted to be able to offer horticultural apprenticeships at all of our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Wisley.

This apprenticeship will enable you to learn about the science, art and practice of horticulture in the setting of an RHS Garden and in doing so, work within its departments and with its teams and individuals to gain knowledge, skills, training and experiences in and of horticulture.