Gardening / Planting Operative

  • Location

    Taunton

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £10 - £11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Samantha Beale

  • Contact email:

    sbeale@meridianbs.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01823 334799

  • Job ref:

    SB-9-1

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-14

  • Startdate:

    2021-04-13

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

We are recruiting for Greenhouse Planting Operatives to work for a local organisation based in Taunton, Somerset. You will be working within a greenhouse nursery planting and maintaining garden plants from seed to fully grown. This is working as part of an established team providing support during the Spring and Summer time to support the growth of new plants. The role will be repeatative as you will be planting and replanting pots as the seedlings grow and moving them into new greenhouses and out into outdoor locations.

The main responsibilities will include:
  • Working on an assembly line planting seeds into pots
  • Replanting seedlings into larger pots as they grow
  • Maintaining irrigation systems
  • Checking plants for growth and health 
  • Moving pots into new greenhouses as they develop
  • Planting finished plants into outdoor locations
  • Keeping greenhouses clean and tidy
  • Loading and unloading lorries of deliveries and storing them in warehouses
Previous gardening or greenhouse experience would be beneficial or an interest in this area. You will need to be able to understand clear instructions and work independently to complete set tasks. The role will require the ability to lift and move weights of up to 20kg and you will be on your feet all day so will need to be able to actively move around the site. 

This role is initially working on a temporary basis for up to 3 months with the possibility of being extended depending on workload after this time.

Hours of work are 7am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Rate of pay is £10.50 per hour.