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Crop Protection/Despatch

Production and Despatch

Crop Protection/Despatch


We have a permanent position (39 hours) available within the business. This role will be split across the crop protection department and despatch. You will be expected to drive a tractor and operate machinery. This role is November – April in despatch, May – October in crop protection.


Areas of responsibilities:

· To carry out spraying operations on crop protection including pest and disease and weeding

· To cropwalk areas of the nursery to monitor for pest and disease

· To lift orders on both amenity and despatch as required/to work on lorry & transport loading trees and plants

· To operate spraying equipment including motorised knapsacks and in time ATV


The successful applicant will:

· Be fully tractor trained

· Be willing to work early starts on crop protection

· Be flexible in terms of working longer hours at short notice when needed.

· Have a passion for plants & pest and disease knowledge

· Be entirely aware of health and safety requirements. Crop protection specific will be taught

· Have good organisational skills

· Be self-motivated

· Be subject to annual lung function and blood sampling tests as chemical products will be used



· Successful applicant will be put through PA1 (Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides) & PA6 (Handheld Applicators on Land) training.

· In time applicant will be put through PA2 (Boom Sprayer) training

· Applicant will be taught identification of pest and diseases as well as crop walking by Production Manager



· free parking

· staff discount

· health plan

· pension

· clothing allowance

· referral programme

· sick pay

· casual dress



Casual dress

Company pension

Employee discount

Free parking

On-site parking

Sick pay



  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Horticulture (desired): 1 year (preferred)


  • English (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Hereford (preferred)

Work Location:

In person

Date posted: 15 January 2024

Closing date: 31 January 2024