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Spray Operator / General Horticultural Nursery worker - job post

Chapel Cottage Plants Ltd
4.0 out of 5
chapel cottage plants, hook road, wimblington, March PE15
£11.50 - £13.00 an hour - Full-time
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  • £11.50 - £13.00 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday
  • Holidays


chapel cottage plants, hook road, wimblington, March PE15

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  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Full job description

​At Chapel Cottage Plants, we have always believed in producing the highest quality perennials for our customers, no matter what their size. Our customers and the products we supply are always our main priority and building on this mentality has allowed us to build up our very large customer portfolio from independent garden centre's along with a number of the UK's larger garden retail chains and multiple stores.

We are currently looking for a Spray Operator / General Nursery Worker

The main purpose of the role is the application of Agricultural / Horticultural pesticides in a safe and effective manner in line with crop spray schedules to control and eradicate plant pests, weeds and diseases such that expected crop yields are not adversely affected.

During times when Spraying / P&D control is not required or due to unsuitable weather conditions, work elsewhere within the nursery site will be required, - General Nursery Work

Spray Operator Key responsibilities:

-Day-to-day responsibility of spraying crops on the site

-To identify and act upon on P&D issues.

-Mix, load, and apply pesticides onto fields in accordance with label required rates and procedures

-To apply and monitor Rodent / vermin bait application and apply in areas required. Training can be undertaken if you currently do not hold the required certificates.

-To have an understanding and experience of Biological controls and applications on Hardy nursery stock.

-Calibrate sprayers and chemical application equipment.

-Proactively identify crop issues in the field while spraying and communicate observations to line managers

-Safely operate agricultural equipment and vehicles

-Maintain work area, chemical storage area, and equipment in a condition that promotes good safety practices

-Applicants must possess Spray Certificates PA1 and PA6

General Horticultural worker duties to include.

  • Day-to-day tasks may vary depending on the time of year but will always include tasks such as taking care of plants - watering, weeding, and pruning, spraying, picking, sorting and loading plants for delivery, general roles involved around the nursery.
  • Moving plants and equipment around the nursery, maintenance and unloading and loading deliveries.
  • You are required to bend, pull, push, stoop and stand for long periods of time.
  • Prepare beds, transfer plants to containers, move container plants around the nursery, and unload shipments of packaged soil and other gardening products.
  • Transplant / pick plants, ready for dispatch out to our customers.
  • Safely operate agricultural equipment and vehicles


PA1 & PA6 - Essential.


Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Attention to detail.

Applicants need to have the ability to work in all weathers, have a positive can-do attitude and a good level of fitness. A driving license is preferable as we are not sited near public transport.

Time management

Working on initiative

Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Hours 7.30 am –4.00pm Monday to Thursday.7:30am-3.00pm Friday Overtime and weekend working when required during peak season (Typically March – May) – Spraying times will vary depending on weather and growing seasons.

Job Type: Full -time, Permanent. The position is a 39hr week with the opportunity for overtime during busy periods.

·Salary: £11.50 - £12.50 per Hour. (DOE)

· Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

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Previous applicants need not apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £11.50-£13.00 per hour

Expected hours: 39 per week


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • Horticultural: 1 year (required)


  • PA1 & PA6 Pesticide Certificate (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • March, PE15 0QL (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: ChapelCottage

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