Horticulturist/Garden Manager

Tuesday, 13 February, 2024
solved.     0825602645

Our client, a Cape Winelands recognised lifestyle estate, is looking for an experience garden manager. Bring your passion, commitment and attention to detail and join a fabulous team.

Tasks and responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • establish and maintain high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation to the garden staff.
  • be actively involved in the daily horticultural tasks in the gardens and propagation tunnel.
  • manage and support overall plant health and soil nutrition for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the gardens.
  • coordinate irrigation systems collaboratively with irrigation supervisor.
  • coordinate maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with maintenance manager.
  • be responsible for monitoring the operational department’s approved budget and drive the purchasing/ordering process in-line with the list of preferred suppliers/service providers.
  • develop production forecast for plants required for general gardens, vegetable garden and vertical green wall. Liaise with chefs to coordinate efficient production of quality produce required for the restaurant.
  • be responsible for daily instruction to teams to meet the targets according to the monthly horticultural planning. At the end of each working day obtain feedback from individuals regarding work progress.
  • be responsible for the issuing and safe return of all grounds equipment.
  • closely monitor the productivity of staff both in terms of quality and quantity to a required minimum horticultural standard by checking work in progress and when completed.
  • challenge any instances of poor productivity and poor quality providing appropriate coaching feedback to operatives.
  • maintain computer records, emails in a timely and accurate manner as required.
  • ensure that staff adhere to disciplinary rules and acceptable behaviour and take necessary action in the event of breaches collaboratively with hr manager.
  • provide on-site training for horticultural activities and associated plant and equipment as required.
  • training of equipment/vehicle operators to appropriately utilize the assets in a safe manner.
  • ensure that the general appearance of the farm is upheld in a manner befitting to the estate.

Minimum requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience – horticulture, garden manager, experience in landscaping or working with various types of plants
  • tertiary requirement – agriculture
  • valid driver’s license

Apply on link below