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Job Vacancies in Horticulture in Cornwall
Polgooth Inn Ltd - Horticultural Apprentice
The Polgooth Inn, St. Austell, is seeking a motivated apprentice to train alongside an experienced and knowledgeable horticulturalist. This is a fantastic opportunity for a person with a real passion for growing vegetables, fruit and herbs.
This is an apprenticeship for 15 months, paying a weekly wage of £133.20.
36 hours per week. Probably 9am to 4pm.
On and off job training. Through Cornwall College.
Caerhayes Estate is looking for someone who will be able to maintain and participate in the growth and development of the gardens and woodlands.
The following duties will include;
All areas of basic horticultural maintenance
Mowing and general turf care
Pruning and staking of trees
General woodland work
There is an island situated in the middle of the lake (approached by boat) that will also require some occasional maintenance. For Health and safety reasons you must be able to swim.
Also included are other occasional duties attached to the running of a busy estate, so a flexible approach is a must.
The estate is home to many varieties of wildlife including domestic livestock and the family’s 8 pet dogs. It is appreciated if candidates have some experience and knowledge of working with animals.
Please Note: This is a position suitable for a good all -rounder. You should enjoy working within the countryside and be keen to participate in all things relating to working within a countryside Estate.
Requirements and prospects
A level of practical knowledge and understanding relating to gardening would be helpful, as this shows a practical interest, however a strong willingness to learn is equally important.
Applicants are expected to be:
Able to carry out a full range of gardening tasks (once full instruction has been provided)
Ability to work as part of a team
Interested and willing to learn
Have a practical based approach
Well-mannered and presentable for the role
Able to listen and to work to given instructions
Reliable and dependable
Seeking to uphold standards
Wanting to build a career in horticulture
A proactive approach is needed, having confidence to work alongside others and being able to work on your own initiative.
2 GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent) are essential – however, applicants with relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications may be considered, though must be prepared to work towards their level 1 functional skills qualifications.
A driving license is extremley helpful, as the site is in a very rural location. Some unsociable hours may be required at times, due to the nature of the role. You must be able to get to the employer reliably and access Duchy College Rosewarne for your weekly training.
Any accreditation in the form of tickets for strimmers, chainsaws or safe use of pesticides would be desirable.
The appointed apprentice will be working towards a level 2 Apprenticeship, with future prospects including continuing on with your horticulture education or increased prospects of a skilled job in your chosen industry.
It is strongly hoped that an employment opportunity will offered to the apprentice upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.
Things to consider
This position is available for an immediate start. The vacancy may therefore close swiftly IF a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest.
A flexible approach is needed in regards to duties and working hours. You may also be asked to support on occasion at flower shows (estimated 3 per year).
The role is customer facing, so good presentation and communication skills are important.
As the gardens cover a wide and expansive area, a good standard of health and physical fitness is needed.
Tremenheere Nursery is looking for a new member to join their busy team as a sales assistant at the nursery and garden shows. The nursery is looking for someone to work part time 14 hours per week, temporary with immediate start until November.
You will be required to work week days and some weekends 9.30 till 17.00
Pay £7.83 per hour (min wage)
We want an enthusiastic self-motivated person with a desire to learn about the wonderful plants on sale.
We are a nursery specialising in rare and unusual succulents and other striking plants. Our nursery is located in the grounds of Tremenheere sculpture gardens.
Your responsibilities will include
Maintain stock levels at the nursery
Giving product advice
Opening/closing the nursery and shop
Stock quality control levels
General health and safety at the nursery
Recording enquiries and leads for sales
The Essential Requirements
Experience gained within a retail environment preferred
Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities
Flexibility towards working hours
Strong communication skills and ability to participate as a key team member
Managed today by a close team, the gardeners and property staff pride themselves on the cheerful and friendly welcome which can be found at Glendurgan, making it not only a great place to visit, but also a great place to work. Along with Trelissick and Trerice, Glendurgan and Bosloe Gardens are part of the Heart of Cornwall Portfolio, managed by the Head Gardener. You’ll join a skilled team of gardeners and will at times need to work at other sites across the portfolio.
£23,375 – £24,121 depending on experience. What it’s like to work here: Glendurgan was created by Alfred and Sarah Fox as a ‘small peace of heaven on earth’. This playful, exotic garden has many stories to tell and secrets to discover for all visitors, whether they’re exploring the maze or enjoying the seasonal delights of the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Luxurious foliage, statuesque trees and swathes of wildflowers mingle to create a garden that is both peaceful and playful, with secluded areas for quite contemplation as well as glorious vistas and glimpses of the open sea.
Leading out to Falmouth Bay, the Helford River is a place of shelter, varied views and grand houses. Where fishing and farming shaped the landscape it’s evolved as a backdrop for leisure and a rich habitat for wildlife. Wooded valleys, secluded beaches and coastal footpaths give vantage points for far-reaching views up-river and out to sea.
Positioned on a hillside above the valleys of Glendurgan Garden, Bosloe House is the National Trust’s flagship holiday property in Cornwall.
Formal terraces and lawns around the house lead to footpaths surrounded by profusions of spring flowers, meandering down to open countryside and beaches below.
What you’ll be doing: We’re proud of the team we have here at Glendurgan and the diverse skills and experience we share. Each of us have our own personal areas of interest, yet we’re united by our passion for this special place. Creative and enthusiastic, you’ll become an integral part of this team, adding your own unique input into the continued development of the garden.
You’ll love working outdoors and understand that our gardens and grounds are as significant as our mansion houses, collections and our historical places. Our visitors tell us how much they enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our well-kept outdoor spaces, which makes your role vital in making sure our visitors have an amazing experience.
We don’t just need you to manage our beautiful gardens, although this is an important part of the role, we’d like you to help manage the team too; you’ll be leading 3 Gardeners, a Seasonal Gardener and a group of volunteers. As the Senior Gardener in our team, we’d like you to lead by example, with exceptional gardening skills, but you’ll also understand how to manage the workload for this team, and deliver brilliant training to new staff and volunteers.
This role requires some weekend and bank holiday working on a rota basis.
Please also read the full role profile and extra information brochure attached to this advert.
Who we’re looking forTo be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate the following:
Significant practical experience in horticulture supported by relevant qualifications
Have supervisory experience from a similar role
Excellent knowledge of plants
Competent with the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice
The packageSalary is
£23,375 – £24,121 depending on experience
Looking after you
Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
Pension contribution match up to 10%
EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
Discounted gym membership
Looking after your career
Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
Develop your skills with an internal secondment
Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
Income protection due to illness
Unique to Us
Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
20% off in our retail and catering outlets
Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking.