Thank you for your interest in this full time position at our Community Tree Nursery.
Please read the below information to find out more about the role. The full job description and person specification document is available as a download at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email email@example.com
If you feel this opportunity is for you, we do hope you follow up your interest by applying for this important and exciting position. We look forward to hearing from you!
To oversee the planning, organising and control of the Nursery site which includes polytunnels and open field areas, establishing and coordinating the activities of a volunteer workforce and growing increasing numbers of best quality trees, hedging and other plants for sale.
We are a registered charity, based in Cornwall and this exciting, innovative and far reaching project is the starting point for our development of a community of previously unemployed people -offering them a home for life and appropriate work opportunities. We are looking to produce best quality trees at the same time as we are offering life enhancing opportunities to our volunteers, building skills, confidence and supporting well being. This is therefore a challenging, and highly rewarding, opportunity for a suitably talented, experienced and qualified person. This role really is about plants and people and the appointed person will have an important role in all of our futures.
Essential: Level 4 Horticulture qualification or equivalent, practical experience of nursery management in commercial setting, coordination of people and resources.
Desirable: Knowledge/experience working with trees, knowledge of management principles, strategic planning, resource allocation and leadership, budgetary experience
Essential: Running a plant nursery, inc trees, organising and supervising volunteers, production and processing of plants, previously worked to a budget.
Desirable: Experience of working in a charity, growing British trees, sales & marketing, personnel and HR, entrepreneurial skills in seeking new revenue streams and business models, experience of delivering effective PR and marketing activities, experience of successful fundraising.
Essential:Excellent social and interpersonal skills to support people from across the social spectrum, effective communicator verbally and using all media with everyone concerned, exercising responsibility in a controlled and friendly manner.
Desirable: Experience of working with volunteers, awareness of, and ability to support people with differing needs.
Essential: IT literate inc database, social media.
Desirable: Customer service & relationship management.
Essential: Nursery management and maintenance, knowledge and experience of machinery and tools, coordinating and monitoring production
Desirable: Knowledge of relevant B.S., I.S.O. and other relevant standards and how to achieve them.
Essential: Positive mental attitude, problem solver/decision maker.
Essential: Able to work for a whole day in the field, regularly taking part in labour intensive tasks.
Desirable: Able to lift up to 20kg.
Essential: A belief in the potential of each individual and an understanding of the importance of the Community in helping an individual achieve their potential, able to welcome people into the Community with no prejudice, awareness and understanding of Equal Opportunities, able to work flexible hours, ability to travel within the local area and to attend meetings, full and current driving licence, confidence to take on and resolve difficult issues.
Desirable: Commitment to environmental sustainability and social development, own transport.
As you can see, this is an important and involved position. If you have a ‘can do’ attitude, a straight-forward approach and want a role that makes a real difference to people and the planet, then we’d love to hear from you.
Please email your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be a reviewed as they arrive, so please do not delay.
After interviews, the successful candidate will need to provide evidence of right to work in the UK and complete a DBS check.