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Newton Nursery (various roles)

We're recruiting at our tree nursery in Newton.

Check out our current opportunities below and stay updated on future roles by heading to our recruitment portal and using the search function to set up job alerts.

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About Newton Nursery

Our tree nursery at Newton, which is around 30 miles from Inverness, plays a key role for Scotland’s forests and land. Here, we grow trees not only for the timber industry but also for new woodland creation projects and diversifying existing woodland too.

Our nursery team are experts in taking a seed on the journey to become a sapling, ensuring the best conditions to develop the healthiest forests possible. 

Learn more about Newton Nursery

The future

We're currently building a brand-new 12,000m² glasshouse as part of our ambitious redevelopment plans. At roughly the size of two football pitches, it will be capable of growing up to 19 million trees a year. We look forward to having our first trees growing in the new glasshouse by next spring. 

You can learn more about the redevelopment project in our blog.

Read the blog

Current opportunities

Nursery Manager (Field)

Salary: £42,055 - £45,291

Location: Newton Nursery

Terms: Full time at 37 hours per week

Closing date: 4 August 2024

The Nursery Manager (Field) is responsible for the quality and quantity of bare-root trees produced from our nursery. Working closely with the Nursery Manager (Glasshouse) and the Team Leaders, you will guide a flexible team of Nursery Operatives to complete our annual work cycle. This will include the transplanting and husbandry of up to 15 million bare-root tree seedlings, the grading and dispatch of those bare-root trees after they’ve been lifted from the field, and the effective land management required to maintain a healthy and productive bare-root nursery.

To be successful in this role you must have basic knowledge of modern horticulture and/or plant production systems used in forest nursery or agriculture settings.

Nursery Manager (Glasshouse)

Salary: £42,055 - £45,291

Location: Newton Nursery

Terms: Full time at 37 hours per week

Closing date: 4 August 2024

The Nursery Manager (Glasshouse) is responsible for quality and quantity of trees produced from our brand-new glasshouse facility. Working closely with the Nursery Manager (Field), the Dispatch & Logistics Manager and the Team Leaders, you will guide a flexible team of Nursery Operatives to complete our annual work cycle, including the germination of up to 15 million seeds for our bare-root nursery operations, the grading and dispatch of those bare-root trees after they’ve been lifted from the field, and the start-to-finish production of up to 4 million cell-grown trees per year.

To be successful in this role you must have basic knowledge of modern horticulture and/or plant production systems used in forest nursery or agriculture settings.

Plant Supply Operations Manager

Salary: £49,493 - £53,884 

Location: Newton Nursery

Terms: Full time at 37 hours per week

Closing date: 4 August 2024

The Plant Supply Operations Manager will be accountable, through effective leadership of the team, for ensuring the reliable supply of high-quality trees. Duties include developing and implementing plans to optimise plant health, enhance productivity, and meet customer demand. The postholder will have unwaveringly high standards in relation to health and safety, plant health, quality and biosecurity.

To be successful in this role you must have experience in horticultural or agricultural nursery management.

What we offer

We understand that changing your role or workplace can be a big decision to make, with many aspects to consider. In addition to a generous pay, holiday and pension package we also offer:

  • Genuine consideration of flexible working options, such as compressed hours and a mixture of virtual, home and remote working
  • Employer Pension Contributions of 28.97%
  • Flexi-time with the ability to take off up to 2 days per month period (in addition to your annual leave allowance)
  • An environment that supports work/life balance for everyone in the team
  • Consideration of job sharing opportunities
  • Opportunity to pursue continued professional development

Whatever your circumstances, if you think you would be the right fit for our team and meet the essential criteria for the role, we encourage and welcome your application.

How to apply

Please apply through the recruitment portal with your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be used to give additional evidence of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria. The supporting statement should be no more than 750 words, if the word count is higher we may not consider the supporting statement as part of the assessment.

For more information on the application process as a whole, please visit our candidate information page. 

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Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact:

Email: resourcing@forestryandland.gov.scot