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Supervisor for wholesale plant nursery including general duties


Location: Nr Dartford

Our client is a wholesale plant nursery based near Dartford, Kent. They are looking for a hardworking, flexible and experienced individual (bedding plants ideally) to join their team.

The role will be assisting in general horticultural duties, including watering, planting and order picking in glass houses and outside. Supervising, planning for a small team on site.

Start date for the role is March / April, it is permanent, working 10 months of the year (Dec and Jan off) so would suit someone who wanted an extended holiday over that period.

Working hours are approx: Mon - Friday, 08.00am - 16.45pm (friday finish is 15.45pm) - 15 min break in the morning and 30min at lunch, both are unpaid. Total 39 hours per week, over time available on the weekends and weekdays will be available in the peak of the season.

Pay rates (1st April 2018):

25 and over - £7.83 per hour and over time £11.75

24 and under - £7.38 per hour and over time £11.07

Wages would be reviewed after 3 months and increased accordingly.

Wages are paid monthly in arrears by BACS (may be able to consider fortnightly or weekly if needed)

You MUST have experience with glass house crops - bedding plant experience would be very useful.

You expect to learn the job from the bottom up, with a view to being hands on and progressing to supervisor role, looking after several crops and planning daily work for several members of staff.

There is accommodation available on site, it is basic static caravan on site, it is self contained and would be sharing with other workers, cost £49 per week, no charge for gas or electric. Local shops are approx 15 min walk and there is public transport (trains) within 5 min walk (direct connections to London).


  • Rachel Hubbard
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