Horticulture Nursery Technician

Activate Learning
Worplesdon,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
22 Sep 2022 12:00
12 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Agriculture / Horticulture
Contract Type
Full Time

Horticulture Nursery Technician

Who we are:

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

About the role:

Activate Learning now have an exciting opportunity for a Horticulture Nursery Technician to join our rural estates/property and environment team at Merrist Wood College. Due to increased demand we will be building state of the art facilities that you will be working with and you will have the opportunity to shape and develop the areas within your remit. 

In this role you will grow, propagate, maintain and enhance a wide range of horticultural resources on the plant nursery and stock grounds at Merrist Wood to support our curriculum delivery, working with our curriculum teams to ensure current industry practice is used and developed through the work on campus.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Applicants for this role will have a relevant vocational qualification at Level 3 or above, along with PA1 and PA6 Safe Use of Pesticides. You will have proven experience in the use of a wide range of specialist equipment and machinery relevant to the role with a minimum of 5 years industry experience.

A full driving licence and tractor driving certification is essential, or a willingness to undertake further training relevant to the role.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here is a reminder of some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee resource groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.