Advertising Salary:
£22,011 per annum
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Horticulture & Controlled Environments
Closing Date
01 Aug 2024
Overview Of Role

The Horticultural and Controlled Environments team at Rothamsted Research is seeking to appoint 2 x full time Glasshouse Assistants to work within our team, providing outstanding horticultural support to the science community at the Harpenden site.

The ideal candidate would have experience working in a similar role, has or is working towards relevant horticultural qualifications or similar and shows a keen interest working with plants. 

The post holder is responsible for ensuring plant material remains healthy by watering research plants to correct standard, provide a good horticultural standard of plant care, set-up, and service irrigation systems, help team to apply innovative techniques to solve horticultural problems and maintain facilities at their optimal working level by ensuring facilities have been prepared and are ready to accept new plant material.  

A high proportion of the post involves cleaning the plant growing facilities and associated areas to the high standards expected by the Institute. A good knowledge of pest and disease and experience of application of management techniques including the spraying of pesticides would be an advantage.

The position is being recruited on a fixed term contract for 3 years initially and will attract a salary of £22,011 per annum for 37 hours per week.

In addition to these hours, it is essential that the post holder joins the rota to provide watering during weekend periods, typically 1 in 5 weekends, and be available to cover periods when the site is closed. This will be paid in line with Rothamsted Research overtime payments.

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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