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195 Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 5NG, Hampshire     Start Date: 01 Jan 1970 - Full Time     £23,500 - £26,000 (DOE)

Job Description


As an Assistant Head Grower, you will:-

• Assist the Head Grower in all aspects of crop growing processes and management in our greenhouses.
• Implement a variety of biological, environmental and cultural controls to maintain the quality and growing conditions of the crop.
• Monitor pest and disease.
• Actively look for new ways to reduce waste and improve crop quality.
• Monitor the performance of varieties.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing support for different activities and projects.

This role required a blend of hands-on growing, planning and monitoring with the willingness to learn new skills and knowledge within the horticulture industry, as well as occasional trips to growers in the UK and Europe.

Working hours are 39 hours per week, worked as: Monday 7.30-15.15 and Tuesday-Friday 7.30-16.15. Voluntary overtime is available.

About us:

Double H Nurseries are a family owned, award winning, environmentally aware business. Our purpose is to make people happy with our quality houseplants. We are passionate about our people which is why we are proud to be accredited in Investors in People ‘Gold’.

We are the UK’s largest producer of indoor ornamental pot plants and supply a range of diverse houseplants to some of the UK’s leading supermarkets. We combine our plant growing expertise with an in-house creative capability to design and develop packaging for great value, fashionable products which we then assembly and dispatch through our fast moving, efficient packing facilities.

What You Bring:
• Willingness to learn growing techniques, irrigation, pest and disease and peat free production.
• A passion for plants and horticulture.
• A horticulture college qualification or qualification such as RHS is desirable.
• A flexible and ‘can do’ approach, with the ability to take initiative and work well with the wider team.
• Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to prioritise workload.
• Excellent organisation and communication skills.
• A good standard of verbal and written English.

What we offer:
• Competitive salary based on experience
• Opportunities for professional growth and development
• 32 days’ holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Cashback on routine healthcare treatment
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to discounts on everyday shopping, entertainment and lifestyle
• Long service awards
• Social events
• Staff discount on all products
• Free parking
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
• Cycle2work
• Sick Pay
• Casual dress

How to Apply


If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV to hrteam@doubleh.co.uk

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