Walberton Nursery are seeking an Assistant Technical Manager to join its busy Technical Production Department. This key role will ensure the professional management and delivery of the ICM programme. Main objectives are to monitor pest, disease and weed control across all sites in conjunction with Grower feedback; plan and schedule preventative and reactive sprays and treatments ensuring all departments are informed of impacts on operations; communicate with suppliers and advisors to maintain knowledge and ensure most up to date and relevant products are used; maintain and update COSHH register, responding to changes to authorisations for use; maintain health and safety through appropriate use of pesticides, regular checks, maintenance and calibration of equipment used.

The key areas of responsibility for this role are to:

  • Manage and implement ICM programmes across all sites
  • Ensure safe Crop Protection working
  • Collaborate with other departments, businesses and organisations; attending meetings which may involve travel
  • Line Management and HR
  • Undertake weekend duties on a rota basis

For more information, please refer to attached Job Description. Candidates must have practical horticultural knowledge and experience (required), and would preferably have a qualification in commercial Horticulture to a minimum of Level 3, or equivalent (preferred). Candidates must have practical horticultural knowledge and experience (required), and would preferably have a qualification in commercial Horticulture to a minimum of Level 3, or equivalent (preferred). Candidates must also either hold BASIS and PA1&6 certificates or be willing and able to achieve them. Candidates must also have the following skills:

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to keep a number of tasks live at any one time
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and the ability to create and manipulate data using, for example, PIVOT tables
  • Ability to question own work in order to search out answers
  • Logical and methodical with good attention to detail
  • Professional and a good communicator
  • Literate, numerate and accurate
  • Motivated and honest
  • Efficient completer finisher

The position is full time, averaging a minimum of 39 hours per week across the year (peak season 44 hours per week, low season 32.5 hours/week, mid season 39 hours/week). 31 days holiday per year pro rata, inclusive of Bank Holidays. Salary £26,081 to £31,106 per annum, depending on existing skills and experience, plus benefits.

To apply for this position or for full job description, please email camilla@walbertonnursery.co.uk

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