Advertising Salary:
£24,225 - £26,573 per annum
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Horticulture & Controlled Environments
Closing Date
25 Feb 2024
Overview Of Role

The Horticultural and Controlled Environments section are recruiting a Senior Horticulturist for our Harpenden site to provide outstanding horticultural and technical support to our science community.

The ideal candidate will have least 3-4 years’ experience working in a similar scientific or commercial horticultural role, have relevant qualifications and experience managing the daily and long-term priorities of the team and the facility

The post-holder is responsible for the daily watering, horticultural care, and pest and disease management of research plant material to a high standard, ensuring that the diverse facilities on offer are clean, tidy, well-stocked and running at their optimal potential.

The post holder will manage a small team and liaise with our research community to fulfil their requirements.

The role requires the ability to working to deadlines, hold intermediate IT skills and PA1 and PA6 pesticide licence as well as, experience managing a computerised glasshouse control system and knowledge of the technical capabilities of a controlled environment plant growth chamber. Though not essential, experience of forklift and tractor operation would be an advantage.

The position is initially recruited on a fixed term contract for 3-years and has a salary ranging from £24,225 - £26,573 per annum for a 37-hours week.

In addition to these hours the post holder is required to join the paid out-of-hours rota, typically 1-in-5 weekends to provide a watering service during weekends, bank holidays and other site closures to the Institutes research community.  This will be paid in line with Rothamsted Research overtime payment schedule.

Benefits:

  • 30-days holiday, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closedown
  • Generous pension scheme 
  • Wellbeing benefits including Onsite gym facilities, Employee Assistance programme and wellbeing calendar 
  • Cycle to work Scheme
About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality, diversity and inclusion and flexibility in working arrangements creates a positive work life balance and enables a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. 

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process and all disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.   If this is required, please contact us.  Applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age are welcomed, providing the required criteria is met. 

We have an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. 

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