Team Leader Propagation designate

For our Propagation Department we are looking for:

Job Description

Job Title                     Team Leader Propagation designate.

Responsible to           Operations Manager.

Purpose                     To supervise and work on the propagation of plants to meet the annual production plan targets for the Nursery.



To maintain the efficient and effective running of the nursery’s propagation department by:

>   Identifying, recording, and collecting plant material and seeds for propagation

     as outlined in the production plan for the nursery.

>  Utilizing the correct propagation methods for each species.

>   Recording and maintaining data for each crop or batch, including labelling.

>   Propagating plants via standard techniques including but not limited to;

     cuttings, dividing, seed, and tissue culture (from labs).

>   Monitoring care of propagated plants, their growing environment through

     watering, weeding, fertilizing, heating, covering in cold weather and pruning etc.

>   Inspecting and maintaining growing area to ascertain temperature and humidity conditions,

     and regulate propagation systems including heaters, windows, and fans to ensure

     propagation and growing are fit for purpose.

>   Undertaking pest, disease and mortality checks in a timely manner and actions

     taken where required.

>   Ensuring staffing of the propagation area meets production needs.

>   Ensuring watering needs are met in the spring and summer during the weekends.

>   Carrying out quality control at each step of the production.



>   To contribute to the production plans for the nursery’s growing schedules and targets,

      resources, and labour requirements.

>   To instruct staff on the propagation, care, and maintenance of propagation stock.

>   To negotiate with team leaders from other departments to ensure allocation of resources

     will meet production plans.

>   Keep propagation areas and surrounds hygienic and in a suitable condition for propagation.

>   Ensure all propagation supplies meet production targets including seed, cuttings, mixes for trays

     and pots, fungicides, hormones and growing on space.

>   Liaise with other team leaders about work requirements, to help them when needed and to facilitate

     the smooth running of the nursery as a whole.

>   Keep production details as required by the production and inventory control system.

>   Report on equipment requirements and faults.

>   Attend bi-weekly management meetings and contribute ideas on increasing nursery efficiency,

     plant quality and customer satisfaction.

>   All other duties as required.