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Horticultural Nursery Operations Assistant

Permanent full-time including alternate weekends Working Hours

8:00-17:00 (mon-sat) 09:00-16:00 (sun)

Reporting to – Nursery Assistant Manager Summary

Oaktree Garden Centre is a large plant nursery and retail garden centre, this role will be working on the nursery alongside experienced Nursery Assistants with the production of the 100,000’s plants we grow each season The successful candidate will mainly be involved with the day to day operational requirements of a busy nursery

Main Duties (but not limited to)

  • Moving stock
  • Fulfilling orders (picking stock)
  • Taking deliveries
  • Processing potting requirements
  • General nursery housekeeping (sweeping, clearing old stock, tidying etc.)
  • Maintaining plant health (watering, weeding, deadheading etc.)

There may be a requirement to work in the retail side of Oaktree Garden Centre during busy periods

Experience & Qualifications

  • Any horticultural experience or qualifications would be advantageous but not specifically required for this role
  • A forklift licence would be desirable
  • Basic literacy & numeracy are required

Personal Specification

  • An interest in plants would be desirable
  • Someone who is proactive and self-motivated
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible approach to ever changing priorities and ability to manage workloads

This is a physically demanding job, requiring the moving & lifting of heavy/bulky items every day, please give this careful consideration before submitting your application

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Full time shop floor & sundries assistant

Duties to include:

  • Stock replenishment
  • Till cover
  • Customer and supplier deliveries

You will also support one of the shop floor supervisors with the sundries department. Having an understanding of garden tools & irrigation would be an advantage, however, full-time training will e given. This is a full-time position with a fortnightly rota of 4 days one week and 6 days the other. Working every other weekend. Initially, 3 months contract will be given leading to a permanent contract for the suitable candidate. Meets minimum wage, again progressing for the appropriate candidate.

To apply for the following positions, please contact: