Vacancy Information

Glasshouse Technician


Location: Kent
Closing date: 01 Jul 2022
Reference number: SV/A1272

Job details

NIAB is a dynamic, research led and market driven plant bioscience organisation, with an emphasis on innovative applications for end-users in the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors.  With almost 90 years’ experience of technology evaluation and transfer, NIAB is spear-heading the advancement of plant genetic resources through research, technical services and training.  

We wish to appoint a Glasshouse Technician based at East Malling in Kent to work as part of our friendly team. As part of the Glasshouse team, you will be expected to provide a high standard of service delivery to all users of the Glasshouse facilities from the Science departments. 

The successful candidate will be involved in regular spray applications, PA1 and PA6 is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.  This role will also involve the use of forklift and tractors, training will be provided.  A background/qualification in horticulture or relevant area is desirable but not essential.

The ability to learn procedures quickly and work reliably following agreed protocols is essential.  As is the ability to work unsupervised.  There is a need to work in variable temperature environments including glasshouses, polytunnels and outside.

We are looking for a good team worker with excellent attention to detail as well as the willingness to work flexibly dealing with fluctuations in workload.

The salary for this role will start at £20,900 per annum, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

Further details and an application form are available at: or from the HR Office, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ, Tel No. 01732 523791, Email: [email protected], quoting Ref No. SV/A1272