Vacancy Ref# UJ00034

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Position:   Plant Nursery Manager
Salary:   £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year
Hours:   Full time, 40 hours
Contract:   Permanent
Sector:   Horticultural and Garden Centres
Location:   Suffolk (Beccles)

Description:   Our new Plant Nursery in Beccles opened in August 2017. In addition to garden plants we have a successful jungle-style cafe, brimming with retail houseplants, and a small gift shop. Next to the garden centre area, is our propagation department, where we grow stock for both Norfolk and Suffolk Nurseries, and organically grown vegetables and salads for our Cafes.

We are seeking a manager to develop the Beccles Nursery, and take it to the next level. The successful candidate will be a natural leader, and able to inspire our small team to deliver an outstanding product and service to our customers. S/he will oversee all aspects of the daily life of the centre, ensuring its efficient running and proper administration. It's important that the manager keeps abreast of latest trends in horticulture, to ensure Urban Jungle is a leader within the industry, and it goes without saying that the manager must be a plant enthusiast!

Although this position involves some administrative duties, most of the work is outdoors, so a love of fresh air and nature, in all weather, is essential.

Essential requirements:   Leadership skills
2 years industry/management experience
Organisational and administrative skills
A passion for plants
A team player
Must be able to work weekends
Seasonal flexibility with working hours
A driving license is desirable

Key duties:   Oversee all aspects of the daily life of the Nursery, ensuring it is efficiently stocked, beautifully displayed, smoothly run, and properly administered.
Maintain and build upon our loyal repeat customer base. Our business depends on our reputation, and word of mouth recommendations.
Recruit and train staff, developing and maintaining excellent relationships within the team, and other staff within the business.
Ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers and visitors.
Control costs, and ensure the Nursery is run within a budget.

If you haven't heard from us by 29th of April 2018, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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