Nursery Specialist, Longstock Park Nursery

Job Type Agriculture
Selling - Non Management
Region South East England
Location Leckford
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
10
Closing Date 28/8/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £11.30 - £14.79
Salary Frequency per hour
Hours of Work
39 hours per week
Shifts between 08:30 - 17:30 to include alternate weekends.

Due to the seasonal nature of the role, during the Spring earlier starts may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities

Visitors to our Leckford Estate come to us for various reasons, one of these being the beautiful and well-stocked Longstock Park plant nursery selling a wide range of plants and gardening accessories specialising in shrubs, climbers, perennials and aquatics. Along with excellent plants on offer, our customers enjoy talking to our friendly and knowledgable Partners who offer expert advice and excellent customer service as our Waitrose & Partners customers expect.

As the Nursery & Landscaping services continue to grow and expand with innovative new ideas and events we're looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Nursery Specialist to share their passion and creativity for horticulture in delivering our projects as well as driving sales and profitability in our Retail Nursery whilst offering great customer service.

You'll be able to enjoy a mix of horticulture maintenance work with working in a retail nursery, going from working on one of our demonstration gardens to serving on the till in the Garden Emporium.

Job Requirements

In this role, you'll need to be comfortable working in a team in a retail environment as well as using your passion and konwledge of horticulture to it's fullest. With the Nursery team expanding with new projects and ideas, a proactive approach and using your initiative will be key to help deliver the new concepts and help move the Nursery forward.

As a Specialist you'll be seen as a peer and a source of support to the Nursery Assistants and to the Team Managers when needed.

Due to the seasonal nature of the role, you will be required to work outside and in all weathers.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Formal horticulture qualifications or qualified from experience
- Great customer service skills
- Strong team interaction skills
- Passion for horticulture

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Previous retail experience

Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early
- Print off the job description now if you require it
- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV

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