Horticulturalist / Grower

We are looking for someone to join our rapidly growing family business, where your focus will be the propagation of crops, assisting with crop planting, growth trials and product development. You will have a strong knowledge base in horticulture and experience in a farming environment.

You will be part of the compost production team, reporting to the Production Manager and Directors based at Dalefoot Farm, CA10 2QL. You will also be ensuring the growing site is kept clean and tidy and be part of expanding trials and setting up new growing areas. As this is a small business, there is an opportunity to work in other areas of the operation. This role would be well suited to some passionate about plants and farming with a desire to learn more.

Day to day tasks vary with the seasons and the applicant needs to be both flexible and adaptable to meet the requirements of the farm. The applicant will also have the opportunity to support the other areas of the farm, such as orders and production. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm who likes working outdoors. You will need to be physically fit, organised, be able to work at a commercial speed and have an eye for detail. 

Essential experience:

Passion for plants and a desire to learn
Experience in propagation, potting and watering
A good knowledge of horticulture

Salary: Pay according to experience.

Flexible part-time hours.


How to apply:
Please email a short CV with covering letter explaining why you are interested in this position to lizzi@dalefootcomposts.co.uk . Because we are a small team and interested in your motivation to join us, applications without a supporting letter will not be considered.
Any questions, please call Lizzi on 01931 713291


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Barker and Bland is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Dalefoot Farm, Heltondale, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2QL. Registered number: 8312959

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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