Plant Nursery Production Operative

Job details
Posting date: 25 November 2021
Salary: £9.50 to £10.18 per hour
Additional salary information: + overtime rates + performance scheme
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 December 2021
Location: Northwich, Cheshire, cw8 2es
Company: Acorn Recruitment
Job type: Contract
Job reference: BBBH21152_1637829529

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We are recruiting for Plant Nursery and Forestry Workers on behalf of our prestigious client, Forestry England.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a uniquely natural environment as an important part of the team responsible for growing and grading seeds and tree plants for use in UK forests and across the world.

Typical duties include;

* Lifting seedlings from seedbeds

* Mechanical transplanting

* Netting seedbeds

* Hand-weeding

* Grading trees into different sizes

This work can take place in all weathers and involves both indoor and outdoor work.
You may be working both as part of a team and independently.

There is a bonus scheme in place in addition to the basic pay rate to encourage good productivity and efficiency.

Hourly pate rate is £9.50 per hour, rising to £10.18 per hour after 12 weeks. There is also an increased holiday entitlement available after 12 weeks.

The nursery has a current annual programme to supply the public forest estate with up to 12 million forest usable trees. A wide range of mainly conifer and some broadleaved species are grown from seed and cuttings to meet this demand. The plant stock is produced both in the open nursery as a bare-root product and also containerised, grown in our poly-tunnel and glasshouse complex. The container nursery also produces up to 1 million rooted cuttings for use on the open nursery.

The ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner is an absolute necessity for this role.

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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