Nursery Section Manager

Job Type Rural Estate Enterprises
Location Leckford - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 03/11/2020
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £24,200.00 - £37,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 08:30 - 17:30 Monday to Friday and every other weekend. 39 hours per week with flexibility. To be discussed at interview.


What’s the role about?

The purpose of this role is to deliver the vision of the Nursery and to drive sales, customer service and profit.  You will strengthen the nursery and its position within the wider JLP horticulture business providing profitable support and solutions to horticulture projects where possible.  You will take day-to-day responsibility for line management of the Nursery Partners, and to be responsible for the nursery in the manager's absence. You will support the operation of the Landscape Department and undertake Duty Manager role for the Farm Shop, Café and Nursery as required with other members of the Management Team. You will deputise for the Manager at communication meetings at any/all levels if required.

Why you will love working at Leckford

Take a look at our interactive video to learn more about the Leckford Estate. Please click here

What you’ll be doing as Nursery Section Manager

  • Deliver and exceed department commercial results.
  • Nursery operations, Retail and Growing: Goods Inwards, merchandising and display of all stock, Customer deliveries, Maintaining nursery plantings.
  • Day to day line management and personal development of Nursery Partners (inc self-development). Role model Partnership Values and instil in all Partners democratic values and processes
  • Stock Management and control, inc Wastage.
  • Sourcing and purchasing of appropriate stock for nursery and Landscaping business, in accordance with all agreed policies. Supporting the Landscape Department in fulfilment of stock requirements
  • Compliance with all procedures and standards, internal and external, inc H&S of site
  • Ensure that Outstanding Customer Service is delivered at all times
  • Collaborate on events in Longstock Park (Plant Fairs, Food Fares, Plant Heritage events etc.) and wider Estate (Open Farm Sunday etc)
  • Attend shows, competitions, events, internally and externally as appropriate.

What you’ll have

  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • Retail Horticultural Experience at a Supervisory level

  • Practical management experience of Nursery Business/operations

What else can you bring

  • Diploma, HNC in Horticulture or equivalent. Certificate in Horticulture, or RHS approved qualifications

  • Retail Horticultural experience

  • Practical experience of a Nursery  business

Please note:

  • The vacancy will close at 00:01 on the closing date stated in the advert. Please ensure you start and complete your application by this time.

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. 

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