Orchard Assistant

We are currently looking for a skilled and experienced orchard Assistant to join our team starting in late August/early September. This is a permanent, full time position. Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. Some weekend work is required during the summer harvest.

The work is mainly outdoors and at times may be physically demanding. Tasks include:

plant propagation
pest and disease monitoring and identification
irrigation control
scrub cutting
lifting and collecting berries from the field
assisting pickers to their picking location
operation of machinery

There is scope in this role for promotion to supervisor which would include training and supervising a team.

The successful applicant will:
have a horticultural qualification
be interested in organic growing
have experience in a similar role
be available to work Mon – Fri, plus weekend work when necessary during the summer harvest
be physically fit and strong
be motivated
be able to follow instructions
be able to work unsupervised
be accurate and have good numerical skills
have own transport
be punctual, reliable and dependable
In return you will be paid a competitive hourly rate, work in a clean, chemical free environment, with a team of friendly colleagues.

If this sounds like you please email us your CV and covering letter.
[email protected]

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