Vineyard, Grounds & Woodland Manager

  • Company: Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Salary: £30k
  • Contact Email: annettewoolcock@healeyscyder.co.uk

Description

If you are an energetic, enthusiastic and a customer focused individual who strives to deliver excellence, Healeys would love to hear from you. We are looking for a Vineyard, Grounds & Woodland Manager and offer a permanent contract. Salary up to £30,000.00 including accommodation.

At Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, we are experiencing phenomenal growth across our business and are looking for an exceptional and knowledgeable candidate to join our team and manage our Tregonniny Farm site which includes the vineyard. You will need to be dynamic, have excellent communication skills, self-confident, reliable and hard working.

Prime function is to manage and provide well presented & productive Vineyard, Orchards, grounds & woodland at Tregoninny Farm and Healey’s Cyder Farm. Living on site will be required

Duties & Responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for Vineyard and it's contents – maintain, renew, pest disease, storm damage, correct nutrients, spray programme, liaison with Operations Managing Director, Operations Manager and consultants. Complying with report, maximising yield for cost input, maintaining vineyard file with reports and log book.

Responsible for all management of the farm site, vines and training of the team

Overall responsibility for all garden/ground work, including: grass cutting (tractor/lawnmower), strimming, weed control, hedges, flowerbeds and plants/shrubs. Hanging baskets and tubs (seasonal). Setting targets for colleagues to achieve and monitor progress.

Overall responsibility for all woodland management, felling, maintaining and re-planting

Ensuring vineyards and grounds are tidy, clear, weed free and safe. Visibly appealing to all visitors, acting as the liaison for the department.

Polytunnel – clean, presentable, watered. Kept to an acceptable standard and productive use.

Landscape maintenance.

Delegation of duties to grounds team, in accordance with work tasks agreed with Operations Manager

Ensure that all checklists and relevant paperwork are filled in accurately and presented on time.

All tasks to be completed to an acceptable audit standard.

Staff responsibility – Grounds team, equipment & tractor work – ensure trained to procedure in the use of equipment and supervise to ensure safe and competent before tasks undertaken.

Personal qualities will include:-

Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Good at both planning and practical problem solving

Responsible, honest, reliable and trustworthy

Good communication skills

Knowledge of H&S and safe working practices

Flexible in hours and varied routine.

People Management

Customer focused.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Vineyard Management experience, General Agricultural & Horticultural experience

Tractor Driver and Licence, Spraying Certification PA3, Chainsaw Certificate, Horticultural

Trailer Licence, Tele Handler ticket, Driving Licence, Health & Safety – Risk Assessment, Spraying certification PA1,2,3 & PA6. Full UK Driving Licence

Benefits

Accommodation

Uniform

Training ( with our staff training policy and procedure)

20% discount of our products for personal use

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