The Faircape Group is seeking a professional and experienced *Horticulturist* to join our dynamic and reputable retirement group.
The successful candidate will provide high level assistance, management, expertise and technical support for the overall management of our gardens at 3 of our six luxury lifestyle villages.
The 3 are based in Somerset West and Onrus.Duties will include, but are not limited to : * Provides professional advice on the selection, ordering, planting, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and turf grasses on site.
Plans and designs annual and perennial flower beds.* Grows potted plants and nursery stock and maintains records on the growing operation.
Trains and supervises subordinate personnel in operations and in the proper methods and techniques of planting plants.* Prepares orders for various types of plants and seeds.
Inventories, maps, and labels trees and plants on site for instructional and maintenance purposes.* Managing weed / pest and disease control programmes.
Analysing horticultural yields and optional cost.* Prepares fertilizer programs for various types of plants.* Irrigation scheduling, implementation and maintenance.
Management and implementation of new projects.* Performs related duties as required. Requirements Qualifications Matric* Relevant qualifications in Agriculture, Horticulture or Biological Sciences.
Experience and Knowledge Minimum of 5 years experience in horticulture / agriculture field.* Experience in managing a successful garden or agricultural operation at the highest level.
Skills and Attributes Strong management skills.* Well-organised individual.* Knowledge of irrigation systems and drainage.
Careful, conservative, exacting, demanding and critical behaviour is required.* The job entails a strong task, hands-on approach, good attention to detail and close follow-up.
Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and culturation.* Knowledge of the elementary principles of landscaping.* Preference will be given to candidates currently residing in Somerset West area. *Specific
Own transportClear criminal recordContactable references, written references preferable