Trainee Horticultural Manager

Larnaca, Cyprus

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Trainee Horticultural Manager

Larnaca, Cyprus

A terrific opportunity for a trainee management post for those experienced in Horticulture and who wish to be part of a multi-disciplined team. This role will ensure the successful candidate will gain practical experience and an understanding of the horticultural operations of our client. The role is designed for individuals desiring a professional career at a senior level in horticulture. Applicants should enjoy physical activities and be prepared for working outdoors through the seasons within MA and should ideally have experience working and traveling in the region.


Job Description

  • To become fully conversant with all aspects of the company’s Horticultural policies, processes, and procedures including manual training, irrigation systems and sustainable management of our historic estate with a conservation-based approach
  • To assist the Regional Managers to manage and deliver the standards of horticultural maintenance in the Mediterranean region
  • Inspects the sites and ongoing projects to ensure standards are met using the inspection methodology, reporting to Head Office and Area Management
  • Monitors the work of contractors and reports progress to the Regional Managers and assists in the application of obtaining contractor quotations
  • Carries out action plans as directed by the Regional Managers
  • Assists the Regional Managers in the preparation of financial estimates
  • Assists with the implementation of the Area Management Plan, including horticultural projects and maintains accurate records of cemetery technical data and plans
  • Contributes to the development of Conservation Statements and the development of comprehensive management plans for the sites in the Area
  • Follow Commission H&S policies and the Global Standards and support and check cemeteries and premises when directed to do so by Regional Managers
  • Assists the Regional Managers in the training and development needs of staff to contribute to the Area’s training program and succession plan, including performance management
  • Orders and purchases supplies, as directed by Regional Managers
  • To have an understanding of the structural manual and be able to manage/assist structural maintenance works
  • Any action required by the Area Director/Manager relevant to the job role
  • Represents the company with local authorities when delegated
  • Renovation and special projects in cemeteries within the region of responsibility
  • Projects delegated to contractors or specific projects as tasked by
  • Assists with the preparation of sites for events as directed by

Your Profile

  • Degree/qualification in landscape architecture or recognized horticulture/land-based industry or 2 years of experience in a supervisory role in one of these fields.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of amenity horticulture and Mediterranean climates is desirable
  • Experience of working in different cultures with an understanding of cultural and political sensitivities is desirable
  • High level of written and spoken English language, other languages are desirable particularly Arabic/Italian/French
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety best practices is desirable
  • Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Ability to complete tasks and convey information clearly and concisely in a timely manner both verbally and in writing
  • Able to demonstrate discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional, confident and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Can juggle their workload and keep calm under pressure
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Comfortable working in a high tempo operations environment
  • Reliable in handling large quantities of data and delivering results against tight timelines
  • Undertake and contribute constructively to regular team meetings
  • Have a flexible attitude to undertaking tasks and covering other team members
  • Meets deadlines, targets and objectives, and alerts manager if they cannot be met
  • Takes responsibility for resolving problems and issues
  • Pursues personal development of the skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role
  • An alignment and adherence to the employer’s Values: RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION, PROFESSIONALISM and COMMITMENT
  • Health and Safety responsibility for self and, where line management responsibility, responsibility for others


  • 23 days annual leave
  • Paid Christmas, new year holiday for office closure
  • Provident fund
  • Medical cover
  • Professional subscriptions paid where relevant


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