Tropical/Interior Plant Technician

Location: Woburn Forest Village - Bedfordshire

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £18,000 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 11 December 2018

Tropical/Interior Plant Technician

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


Imagine stepping away from the desk and having 400 acres of beautiful forest as your office? The Grounds Services team is responsible for managing and maintaining the forest landscape at each of our Villages, including wildlife and biodiversity surveys. Our expert teams are extremely passionate about the natural environment at Center Parcs, which our guests love to see.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are looking for an Internal Ranger to join our Grounds Services team.

In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining a high quality interior sub-tropical landscape in accordance with the Company Standards of Performance and Planned Maintenance systems.  Other responsibilities will include:

  • High quality maintenance of plants; including watering, pruning and plant bed maintenance including carrying out fertiliser application regimes
  • Implementing and monitoring pest control plans and strategies
  • Assisting the Grounds Team when required, with external landscaped areas
  • Liaising with operating divisions in order to reduce the impact of essential maintenance.
  • You must be prepared to attend for additional duties during periods of adverse weather conditions

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking and have the ability to work alone as well as part of a team.  You should be naturally cheerful and have excellent communication skills.

Please note that this role will involve you working in hot/humid conditions.


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours may include working weekends, bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis. Shifts will fall between the hours of 6am and 2pm.


Essential requirements:

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Interior Landscaping and/or Nursery/Amenity Horticultural Industry

Desirable requirements:

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture or equivalent

Closing date:  11 December 2018 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held:   Week commencing 17 December 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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