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Dundreggan Nursery Assistant

Can you help us manage our Dundreggan Tree Nursery?

As part of our Caledonian Forest restoration strategy, Trees for Life is looking for some practical help to grow 60,000 trees in our Dundreggan Tree Nursery. An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to look after a range of native tree species, ready for planting to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. The enthusiastic post-holder will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of tasks in our Tree Nursery, from seed preparation and sowing, working on our innovative projects for montane willows and aspen propagation, to maintaining good growing conditions for young trees waiting to become the next generation of forest giants! With the opportunity to learn from a team who have over 25 years combined experience, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone starting out in horticulture and wanting to make a real difference to conservation and the environment.

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated and practical person, who enjoys working with others. A good eye for detail is essential and some experience of working in a busy horticulture-related environment would be useful. This role will be based at Dundreggan, with the majority of the work being conducted in our polytunnels, where an appreciation for working outdoors is essential. As well as our nursery staff, the post holder will work alongside teams of dedicated volunteers, so should enjoy working with a range of different people from different backgrounds.

Contract Type: Temporary, fixed-term (27th March - 1st September 2017), 35 hours per week

Salary:  £17,307 (pro-rata) 

 

To apply, please download the application pack below and return to jobs@treesforlife.org.ukk. Closing date for applications is Monday 27th February with interviews taking place at our Dundreggan Conservation Estate on Monday 13th March. 

Role Profile

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

 

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