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We currently have a vacancy for a NURSERY PRODUCTION OPERATIVE to be based primarily at our Birch Green production site. Salary circa minimum £16,000.

A successful applicant will have:

  • An interest in horticulture, display motivation to learn and develop with a view to a career in this industry sector.
    • Have the physical ability to do repeated heavy lifting and be able to work on your feet all day outdoors and in all weather conditions. (wet weather clothing will be provided)
    • Nursery work or related horticultural experience. This would be advantageous, but not essential as full training will be provided.
    • Experience of successfully working in a small team
    • English and maths GCSE at grade C or above and a full UK driving licence.

The successful applicant will be joining a small team dedicated to producing and dispatching annually over 500,000 high quality containerised plants as efficiently as possible. Operatives will be expected to take part in all aspects of nursery work including; mechanised potting, irrigation, plant care, chemical applications (trained persons only), plant maintenance, stock moving, machinery usage, forklift/loader driving, site maintenance, associated paperwork, receipt of and unloading deliveries and packing of customer orders.

Applicants will need to read the job description and person specification very carefully to ensure that they meet the requirements. 

Rochfords is a wonderful employer, with considerable employee benefits.  Please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require any further information.  Closing date for this vacancy is 31 January 2017 and we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward if we have sufficient applicants, so an early application is suggested.  Please note that we do not require a CV and only the application form will be used for shortlisting for this post.  Please download the word document for the application form and the PDF to view the job description and person specification.


Closing date:  31 JANUARY 2017

 Application form for online completion; 

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PDF of full role description;


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