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Temporary Nursery Worker

Wykeham Mature Plants is a large plant Nursery based in Wykeham near Scarborough growing mature trees and shrubs for the trade and public. Established for over 40 years and part of the Dawnay Estates the company offers a generous pension scheme, 28 days holiday including bank holidays, sick pay, corporate uniform, and full outdoor weatherproof kit.

We are currently looking for a temporary Nursery worker with the potential for the role to become permanent for the right candidate. As this is a temporary role you will work mainly with our potting production team. You will also be expected to follow our Health & Safety policies and actively follow the Covid procedures in place to keep yourself and the team safe. This involves wearing face coverings and regular cleaning and hand sanitizing routines on a daily basis.

About the role

Our busiest time of the year is winter, so this really is an outdoor all-weather role. It requires regular heavy lifting so excellent manual handling skills are essential. Experience in driving Tractors or any other heavy plant machinery is desirable. Training will be given where required as driving machinery is required regularly. Some knowledge of plants is desirable and an advantage as you will be required to learn plant identification to fulfil your duties, again training can be given.

Any certificates for spraying, PA1, PA6, brush cutters or hedge cutters all desirable.

We are looking for a hardworking, punctual, and reliable individual to join our friendly team. Your own transport is essential due to the location of the Nursery.


8.00am – 4.30pm Monday - Thursday

8.00am – 3.30pm Friday

If you are interested in joining our team please email your CV to c.eade@wykeham.co.uk.

You can also send your CV and cover letter to Claire Eade, Wykeham Mature Plants, The Bothy, The Walled Garden, Wykeham Abbey, Wykeham, YO13 9QS.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.