Horticultural Stock & IT Support Assistant

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Job Title                                            Horticultural Stock & IT Support Assistant

 Reporting to:                                   Managing Director

Responsible for:                             Stock availability, control, and management + admin support

Hours:                                                25 hours per week (inc core hours). Hours may increase seasonally

 Place of Work:                                 Growforth Limited Fife

We are seeking a Horticultural Stock Manger & IT Support Assistant for The Plant Market and Growforth Ltd.   We are looking for an enthusiastic team member who enjoys working with people and plants. This position offers a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a team committed to achieving high quality standards in the development of the Plant Centre and Wholesale Nursery.

We are seeking someone who has an imaginative, dynamic, and enthusiastic outlook. A methodical, well organised approach to work is essential. You will have to work with tight deadlines and be committed to meeting and surpassing targets.

Job Purpose: To manage stock availability and promotion of plants through Growforth Ltd and all trading companies.


  1. To manage stock availability and promotion. To recognise quality plant stock and aspects that may affect availability e.g., aspects of plant health.
  2. Manage I.T. – updating three web sites while encompassing aspects of sustainability, quality, range, and service that are central to our operation
  3. Customer and stock database management, including and updating.
  4. Providing administrative support and a link between office staff and nursery operation.
  5. Supporting the management of The Growforth Ltd office and ensuring the smooth running of all the organisation’s administrative systems.

Responsibilities and main tasks

Stock processing and management c 40-60%:

  • Liaise with nursery and retail managers regarding stock availability and subsequent promotion.
  • Administration of goods in processes.
  • Nursery stock placement and management.
  • Liaise regarding stock levels
  • Maintain, and improve where required, stock records

Website, email and Social Media support – c 30%:

  • Liaise with management and support IT companies
  • Prepare/provide regular stock information for website content
  • Contribute to our website updates, social media and online content and activity
  • Review web site performance e.g., Google analytics
  • Assist in continual review of Web site service providers and supplier contracts to ensure quality of service and value for money e.g., IT services.
  • Ensure regular back up of all website and social media data

General Support C 10-30% :

  • Support the efficient running of the office premises and support services by administering the systems and supplies that the staff and management rely on.
  • Provide a friendly point of contact for phone, email and mail enquiries and visitors.
  • Provide information to the public and the trade about Growforth services and pass on enquiries to the relevant members of staff.
  • Provide support with IT systems, administrative tasks, suppliers, and data to enable staff and directors to perform their roles.
  • Keep records/database entries up to date.
  • Work effectively and considerately with other employees to promote the aims and objectives of Growforth and present a positive image to the trade and the public
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and ensure that colleagues and visitors are not exposed to danger
  • Abide by Growforth policies and endeavour to always follow good working practice
  • Undertake appropriate training as agreed with your line manager
  • Undertake such other duties as requested by your line manager which may be necessary to ensure the continuing and effective operation of Growforth or the needs of projects.

Summary information:

Wage:                  £11.00 per hour.

Holiday:               28 days annual leave, pro rata

Location:             This post will be office and nursery based with work from home and occasional travel within Scotland as appropriate.

Support:               Regular supervision sessions and an annual appraisal with your line manager (MD) to ensure progress towards objectives.

Hours of Work:                9.30am – 3pm (1/2-hour lunch) 5 days per week. 25 hours per week. Hours may increase seasonally.

Experience required:      Plant knowledge, I.T., Stock management, a full driving licence and a familiarity with office processes.

Experience preferred:    Sales skills, Web / WordPress operation.  Sustainability processes.

Commencement Date: August

Remuneration:                 £11.00 per hour. To be reviewed after 6 months and reviewed annually thereafter. During seasonal peaks in demand there will be a requirement for overtime.

Place of Work:                  Your normal place of work will be Growforth Ltd, Dalgety Bay.

Pension:                             Optional contributory pension scheme

Please apply to stating why you think you would be suitable for this job enclosing CV:

Stan Green (Director)

Growforth Ltd

Clockluine Road


Dunfermline  KY8 6BT                  Or by email to stan@growforth.co.uk     NB there is no application document.