Opportunity for horticultural manager

by | May 8, 2024 | Centre News, Features, News | 0 comments

Horticultural manager wanted

A garden centre in the Ipswich area is looking for a new horticultural manager to run the plant area. The new recruit will lead and develop a small team whilst enjoying the freedom to make decisions.

Garden Centre Horticultural Manager

£32 – 35,000 + Package & Benefits

Ipswich area

The Person

Imagine this. The sun is shining. It’s warm and the insects are buzzing. Your peonies which were a bit touch and go for a while, are coming on nicely and those hebes look great, as they always do. At times like this, is there anything better than working outdoors?

You’ll need to answer no to that last one obviously, despite the rain. You’ll be a gardener yourself; your customers rely on you for advice and you’ll want to spend your days helping those customers by offering your knowledgeable and professional advice. You’ll be comfortable working with people, retail is a people job after all, and you’ll want to share your knowledge with your team, helping them to enjoy their jobs and learn more.

The Role

The job has a lot going for it but is all about working with a company that shares your passion. You’ll get full training and plenty of ongoing support but the plant area will be yours to run and you’ll have plenty of freedom to make decisions on the range, working with local suppliers and growers. You’ll also lead and develop a small team of like-minded individuals who’ll benefit from your plant knowledge. That’s something to get your teeth into and something you could look back on with real pride. On top of that, it pays well, the hours are pretty social and, while weekend working goes with the territory, you’ll have every other weekend off.

The Company

A household name in the sector, they’ve been doing what they’ve been doing for a long time but are always open to new ideas and always looking for ways to grow and improve. They’re well known and very well respected, financially rock-solid and looking to the future with plenty of optimism.

To apply for this role, email retailjobs@straightlineretail.co.uk or call Sean Tomey on 07909 223837.

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