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Assistant Horticulturalist - job post

Alasdair Cameron Ltd
West London
£24,000 - £28,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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Pay

  • £24,000 - £28,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Location

West London

Benefits
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  • Company pension

Full job description

Assistant Horticulturalist

Due to continued growth an exciting opportunity has opened for an Assistant Horticulturalist to join our well established and dynamic business. Cameron is renowned for designing, building and maintaining beautiful, creative and cutting-edge gardens, it is based in Notting Hill and was established over 30 years ago.

This exciting hands on role, where you will work closely with your Horticulturalist foreman within a team of two, offers the opportunity to work on top end gardens. You will need a love of and enthusiasm for plants and gardens. A good basic knowledge of horticulture and experience within the industry is required; a desire to learn and develop is vital. You will need to have excellent attention to detail, be good at communicating and enjoy being part of a close knit team, whilst being able to show initiative.

Job description:

  • Weeding and seasonal pruning and planting.
  • Hedge cutting.
  • Lawn mowing and border edging.
  • Watering.
  • Irrigation installation and repair.
  • Planting of annuals and bulbs.
  • Assist in the control of pest and disease
  • Support the Horticulturalist foreman to ensure that your gardens reach full potential
  • Ensure all tools, materials and plants are taken to site when required.
  • Assist in day-to-day maintenance of yard.
  • Ensure that the van is kept clean and tidy with a full set of tools. Reporting any problems immediately.
  • Be punctual and look tidy and presentable.
  • Cover other maintenance runs when required.
  • Opportunity to take on more responsibility in a cover foreman role to cover team holiday
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are followed.
  • Attend staff meetings.

You will need:

  • 2 years + horticultural knowledge
  • Experience of using power tools and maintaining gardens
  • Internal plant knowledge/experience in maintaining internal plants desireable but not essential
  • A desire to develop and learn
  • To be highly organised and efficient at time management.
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with clients, operations team and designers.
  • UK driving licence essential
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Good level of spoken English

Desirable:

  • RHS Level 2 qualification or equivalent

Your Reward:

  • Excellent salary depending on experience (24k to 28k)
  • Ongoing training and development
  • 25 days paid holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Be part of an ambitious and fun team

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £24,000.00-£28,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Application question(s):

  • Could you give details of previous positions within the Horticulturist industry you have worked in.

Experience:

  • Gardening: 2 years (required)

Language:

  • English (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)
  • RHS Level two qualification (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 01/07/2024

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