Nursery Operative

Joseph Rochford Gardens Ltd
16 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


The Rochford family has been involved in horticulture since the mid-nineteenth century. Rochfords is a wholesale nursery and our Cash and Carry has been operating since the 1970's. Over the years this has developed into one of the largest in the UK.

Our customers come from all aspects of the horticulture industry, from local authorities to individual designers. Our aim is to supply quality plants to suit our customers' needs. We also pledge a very quick turn-around on quotations and deliveries.

Job Summary:

To assist with all aspects of nursery production and plant stock care. Communicate effectively with the team to ensure efficient completion of the work. Be able to competently follow instructions and work to the appropriate standards/procedures for each tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

Production Work efficiently as part of the production team to ensure all stock is grown and nurtured to the highest possible standards.

Assist in the following areas of work:

  • The preparation of bare root, liner and plug material ready for potting, and in the potting and setting down process.
  • Plant maintenance tasks as instructed.
  • The movement and selection of stock, as directed Customer Orders
  • Maintaining collated orders pending collection or dispatch.
  • Order picking with reference to specific customer requirements.
  • Packing and loading of plants prior to collector, or dispatch with attention to preserving the quality of the order.
  • Updating computer records to reflect the state of orders due for collection or dispatch.
  • Communicate with the sales team regarding shortfalls or quality issues with their orders.

You must be physically fit enough to do repeated heavy lifting and be able to work on your feet all day outdoors in all weather conditions.

Applicants should possess both English and maths GCSE at grade C or above and a full UK driving licence.

Experience of, and or an interest in commercial horticulture would be a distinct advantage but full training will be given.

Evidence of successfully working in a team. Please apply to the details below for an application form and job description.

Website :

Joseph Rochford Gardens Ltd, Pipers End, Letty Green, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2PB