Our client is located on the beautiful Welsh Borders. The nursery is part of UK’s largest timber group and produces an extensive range of commercial forestry and native broadleaf species, marketing approximately 28 million trees a year to customers throughout the UK and Europe.
The Company has a strong management team and the support of an experienced workforce. Short lines of communication ensure prompt responses to customer requirements and the entire team is highly motivated towards giving every customer the level of satisfaction demanded.
A policy of continuous staff training, both externally and on-site encourages staff at all levels to improve plant handling skills. Personnel also liaise with universities, research establishments, laboratories and colleges to gain up to the minute technical support and training. As a major local employer the Company also recognises its responsibilities for the welfare of its staff.
Our client has good contacts with many research institutions and advisory bodies. Their technical work aims to improve growing conditions on the nursery to produce a better quality plant and to ensure that this quality is maintained all down the line from despatch to planting out and beyond. Research and technical work is carried out in the following areas:
- Tree breeding
- Vegetative propagation of Improved Sitka
- Spruce hybrids
- Root Electrolyte Leakage testing
- Pest and disease control on the nursery
- Pest control after planting (eg reducing Hylobius damage)
- Nursery husbandry techniques
Due to recent developments, there is now a need for an experienced R&D Manager and Agronomy Manager to further the industry-leading developments within this sector.
So if you are an agronomist or R&D Manager with strong Horticultural or Arboriculture background, please get in touch immediately via. this website.