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Retail Horticultural Manager - job post

Cooper Recruitment
5.0 out of 5
Cooper Recruitment in Wolverhampton
Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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  • Full-time
  • Permanent

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  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday


Cooper Recruitment in Wolverhampton

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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking

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Competitive Salary Based on Experience

Cooper Recruitment Limited, known for crafting bespoke solutions to ensure the perfect match between candidate and job, is excited to present an opportunity for a Horticulture Manager. Join our team and be part of creating tailored solutions in the horticulture industry.

Job Overview:
This company operates a 12-acre nursery where they grow and maintain over one million plants, shrubs, and trees. As a Horticulture Manager, you will oversee all aspects of garden and landscape maintenance, focusing on growing, groundskeeping, and irrigation. You will play a vital role in maintaining the beauty and health of outdoor spaces.

This role would suit someone that is motivated and a passionate person, who is experienced in working on a nursery or in a garden centre, managing a team, organised, productive with their time and will help to continue the businesses growth and continued success on their exciting journey, whilst developing the production nursery & retail cash and carry.

- Manage day-to-day operations of horticultural projects.
- Managing production for retail, landscaping and cash and carry customers including producing production plans
- Ensure proper landscape maintenance and groundskeeping practices.
- Leading the team to ensure that individuals possess a high level of product knowledge and that they perform in an efficient and productive manner in line with company policies and procedures
- Checking stock regularly to ensure optimum quality with great attention to detail and implementing pest and disease control and appropriate fertiliser schedules when necessary
- Overseeing incoming stock and outgoing orders to ensure we maintain our high level of quality and service

- Controlling and maintaining an irrigation system and the general maintenance on the nursery

- Manage staff rotas, working hours, absence and holiday requests.

- Ability to drive sales and to meet set budgets, controlling spends and wastage

- Liaising with customers regularly to discuss production plans, orders, and contract grows

- Proven experience in garden management and landscape maintenance (ideally 3 years but not essential).
- Proficiency in using power tools and hand tools for horticultural tasks.
- Work well on your own as well as managing a small but growing team with the ability to motivate and delegate tasks effcuently (currently 6 members of staff)
- Familiarity with irrigation systems to support plant health.

-A hands-on approach where you set a great example for the team, exhibiting confidence and enthusiasm

- Liaising with customers regularly to discuss production plans, orders, and contract grows as well as chasing new business.

Desirable but not essential:

  • RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture
  • FLT licence
  • PA1 and PA6 spraying licenses


  • £35,000 - £45,000K per year
  • Working Monday to Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm with extra hours when required by the business
  • Permanent, full-time position


  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • 10% Staff Discount in the garden centre
  • Generous staff discount on our own-grown nursery stock
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking

If you are passionate about horticulture, have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy working in outdoor settings, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Cooper Recruitment Limited offers a supportive working environment where your skills and expertise will be valued. Join us in creating beautiful outdoor spaces with precision and care.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £35,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Are there any Reasonable Adjustments you'd require for the face-to-face interview?
  • What is your current notice period?
  • Do you have a Fork Lift Truck License?
  • Will you now or in the furture require visa sponsorship?


  • Gardening/ Horticulture: 3 years (preferred)
  • Management: 2 years (preferred)


  • UK Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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