Junior Horticulturist - R25/R28k

Thursday, 4 November, 2021
Trudy     0825602645
Helderberg  

Do you have an affinity for nature and love being outdoors and literally not afraid to get your hands dirty?

Our client, based in the helderberg, is looking to appoint a Junior Horticulturist to the team. the goal of the appointment is to assist the gardens manager with a variety of structured & informal gardens. your primary role will be to care, maintain & cultivate propagation of plants. you will have a serious, curious & educated interest in plants and nature and join this team of passionate professionals. you will be required to work within a team and often in a customer-facing role – it will help if you have a friendly, can-do attitude.

Other duties inter alia:

  • assisting with the management and maintenance of all the prize-winning gardens and plant collections, trees and garden infrastructure
  • supervision of the team of gardeners (18-20 gardeners)
  • knowledgeable about soil conditions, irrigation needs, nutrient requirements, light intensity, plant pathology and plant insects.
  • ability to analyse plants to identify nutrient deficiencies, disease and or pest infestations, and to determine the best measures to remedy the problem.
  • preparation of seed beds and successful transfer of plants to containers
  • safe transfer of planted pots around the work site
  • propagation of new plants using inter alia grafting techniques
  • plant / tree varietal pruning

Requirements:

  • excellent communication and junior management skills
  • “green fingers” and a fresh creative flair are essential
  • grade 12 or equivalent plus a degree/ diploma in horticulture
  • at least 5 years practical experience in ornamental landscaping in a large estate & garden environment
  • at least 5 years experience in effectively managing teams of gardeners
  • ability to communicate in and understand english / afrikaans / xhosa
  • a passion for gardening
  • attention to detail
  • a positive ‘can do’ attitude

Apply online: www.solved.co.za or send your application to cv@solved.co.za with reference:  slvd-21-28