Role Profile

Job Title: Nursery Operative

Reports to: Nursery Manager

Department: Boultons

Boultons of Moddershall is an established, wholesale peat-free nursery, committed to the growing and supply of a wide range of container grown plants to all parts the horticultural industry. We are looking to expand due to the anticipation of increased productivity over the upcoming season and, therefore, we are looking for experienced full-time, part-time and flexi hour applicants to join our existing team. The positions will suit applicants with both a strong horticultural background and a dedicated approach to delivering excellent customer service.

We would expect potential applicants to aid and assist in:

• The continuation of providing a quality service, to grow our footprint in our marketplace
• Working with our existing team to ensure the highest standards of growing practice
• The desire to support and adapt to ever-changing scenarios within our industry

The Role

Reporting to the nursery manager, the role will be varied, and all aspects of general nursery work will be undertaken, including; propagation, potting on, dispatch and general maintenance throughout the site, dependant on the time of year. The possibility of overtime and weekend work may occur during our peak periods of dispatch, however, sufficient notice will always be given beforehand. Due to the nature of the business, good physical fitness is required as the position will involve; working on your feet for extended periods of time, work of a repetitive nature, and some heavy lifting required at times and this should be considered before applying for any position.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Key competencies for the role


Competency title

Brief description

Communication skills

You will be able to converse at all levels of the business and engage with our existing workforce, who provide the backbone of our company


Customer service

When the need arises, you will be able to communicate to our customers respectfully and confidently, helping with any advice or concerns they may have


Time and self management

Organisation and prioritisation, working to deadline, taking ownership and accountability for own area. Punctuality and attendance are of the highest importance.


Person specific requirements {ESSENTIAL}

  •  Must be punctual
  •  Possess good verbal communications skills
  •  Personable and keen to work across departments with colleagues at a variety of levels
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads
  • Professional and enthusiastic attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work under own initiative, eventually requiring a minimum of supervision
  • Attention to detail


  • Previous experience, primarily within nursery production or garden centre retail, but other horticultural fields would be considered.
  • Qualified in PA1 and PA6
  • Horticultural qualification
  • Interest in plant production and growing
  • Full, clean driving licence


Van driver

In addition to nursery operatives we are looking for a van driver to help with deliveries during busy times. A clean driving license is essential and someone comfortable driving a Luton van with tail lift.

Please forward CV to Boultons Nursery, The Long Barn, Moddershall, Stone Staffs ST15 8TQ - - Tel 01785 813747
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