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Would you like to become part of a fast growing company and award winning team?

Blue Diamond operates 19 Garden Centres in England and the Channel Islands. We target ABC1 consumers through our aspirational environments which deliver a point of difference within the sector. We are the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and are continuously growing. Our 19 Garden Centres are renowned as some of the best in the country and have won many retailing and restaurant awards.

Channel Islands

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living in Guernsey is our newly built state of the art Garden Centre and Head Office complex. Opened in September 2009, the ground breaking retail design has been a huge success. St Peters Garden Centre is the largest Garden Centre on Jersey and another aspirational business offering fantastic career opportunities with Blue Diamond.

UK Centres

Our Garden Centres are located across the Country and offer fantastic career opportunities and the chance to progress within a highly successful group.

We welcome all speculative CV's so if you are interested in joining the group please get in touch by clicking below.

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Current Vacancies

Kitchen Porter

The Country House Restaurant & Carvery, Brambridge,Hampshire
Restaurant
Up to 40 hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

Brambridge Park Garden Centre are seeking a mature and experienced Kitchen Porter to help run the cleaning of the main kitchen and all restaurant ware.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards where our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is preferred.

What we look for in our Kitchen Porters:

  • Passionate about working in hospitality
  • Great eye for detail
  • Enjoys and wants to be an active member of a team
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • An understanding of what amazing guest service looks like

The ideal candidate will be able to achieve a consistency of service and facilitate the smooth running of the front of house operation. They will work with the Head Chef to manage the weekly cleaning schedule in line with Due Diligence legislation.

Please note that weekend work is essential.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please contact us – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Commis Chef

The Gallery Carvery & Restaurant, 3 Shires,Gloucestershire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

3Shires Garden Centre are seeking a motivated and dedicated Commis Chef to join the team at The Gallery Restaurant. The right applicant will hold a basic level of culinary skills and must possess a desire / passion to progress.

3 Shires Garden Centre is located in a peaceful rural setting just outside Newent, Gloucestershire, and close to the borders of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Key Responsibilities

As a Commis Chef you will be assisting the Chef de Partie in the timely production and presentation of food, and in return you will receive an opportunity to develop your skills with excellent training and support.

You will be responsible for preparing a number of dishes including our popular range of salads and sandwiches, ingredient preparation for the other chefs, and for ensuring our high standards of cleanliness and hygiene are always maintained.
We pride ourselves on our excellent food standards, and wish to appoint someone who will adhere to these high standards. You will be a good team player with a willingness to help out anywhere in the kitchen where it is needed.

Whether you are working behind the scenes, cleaning rooms, washing up, preparing vegetables, designing graphics, meeting suppliers, working at the pass or pouring a glass of wine and looking after our guests; we all share the same common values and think they are important enough to talk about regularly and share with anyone who begins their career with us.

Our Values

  • Creativity
  • Generosity
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Passion

If you are passionate about hospitality and have previous experience working as a commis chef in a fast-pace and high volume restaurant or hotel, then we want to hear from you.

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Sous Chef

The Country House Restaurant & Carvery, Brambridge,Hampshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

Our busy restaurant, with table service, is looking for mature and experienced Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef in the safe and efficient preparation and delivery of home cooked meals and snacks.

Set amongst the beautiful themed gardens of Eastleigh in Hampshire, Brambridge Park Garden Centre is one of the best destination garden centres in the region. We offer our customers the very best in high quality plants and gardening products, as well a broad range of indoor living and lifestyle products.

A hot plate led operation with homemade cakes and varied menus catering for a wide audience of customers, fresh ingredients are used and creativity is encouraged during our day to day running of the Restaurant.

Duties will include:

  • Working with the Head Chef to manage the HACCP documentation in line with Due Diligence legislation
  • Leading the wider team and lead by example in all kitchen duties
  • Planning and directing food preparation
  • Ensuring quality control is maintained in the kitchen

The successful candidate will be able to achieve a consistency of service, facilitate the smooth running of the front of house operation and maintain the GP% required and manage costs effectively.

We are a friendly team with keen customer focus so you must be a good team player with a sense of humour and a can do attitude.

Sociable hours 7am - 4.30pm most days

8am – 4pm Sundays

Weekends and holidays are essential

Some function work may be requested for special events.

If this sounds like the job for you, then we would love to hear from you!

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Buyer (Books, Cards & Children’s Toys)

Redfields Home of Garden & Living,Hampshire
Groups Operations
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven Buyer to join our growing Home and Indoor Living buying team, focusing on the categories of books, cards and children's toys.

Our Home and Indoor Living range encompasses a wide variety of unique, stylish and aspirational products including everything from home furnishings and accessories, kitchen products, books, cards and children's toys. As a Buyer your responsibilities will include:

Range selection and implementation
Visiting trade shows and showrooms
Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers ensuring maximum profitability
Putting together initial allocations to centers and liaising with the Retail Support Team for implementation
Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges and executing in stores
Liaising with the store development team re fixtures and ranges for them to implement in new centres and refits
Centre visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving space productivity and profitability
Briefing the Home Analyst on ad hoc projects and identifying opportunities for growth
Reporting in to the Head of Home, the ideal candidate will have the ability to get underneath our brand and what it means to our target AB1 customers. The ideal candidate will have the vision to ensure a point of difference from our competitors and create an aspirational look and feel to product and merchandising.

They will understand the importance of converting customers from browsing, into buying through fantastic ranges using a variety of display and merchandising techniques and ensuring growth through improving productivity.

The following skills are essential -

· Previous buying experience in at least one of the key categories of; books, cards or children's toys
· Experience of working in a buying role, ideally within an AB1 business
· Highly motivated, able to work autonomously and has a 'can do' attitude
· The ability to build good supplier relationships
· Ability to travel to centres around the country and ChanneI Islands
· Excellent communication skills
· A team player
· Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel
· Confident in data analysis to identify opportunities and follow through to implementation

To ensure our continued success, the successful candidate will be passionate about and experienced in buying and will be someone who can help take the Home category to the next level within the Group.

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups, with 19 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

If you like the sound of a fantastic fast growing company with a great heritage and want to make a positive contribution to a business which in return helps all employees to maximise their full potential, then we would like to hear from you!

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Stock Control Systems Administrator - Part time position

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living,Guernsey Channel Islands
Stock Control Systems Administrator
20 hours per week, Permanent / Part-Time, flexible but preferably over 4 or 5 days, Any hours between 8am – 6pm

Open to trainee applications

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups, with 19 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands. We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

Our Group Head Office is located in Guernsey at Le Friquet, Home of Garden and Living and from here we provide a wide range of strategic, operational and administrative support for all our centres and restaurants and we are now looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team as a Office Administrator.

This position is to support the retail staff working within the 19 Garden Centres who are selling and buying products in store.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities Job Overview:

  • Ensuring accurate data is uploaded on the database which is used for the stock control and sales in store.
  • You will be involved in data input, maintaining the systems, invoice reconciliation and liaising with buyers, suppliers and the Garden Centres.
  • Data Creation Convert data from word or pdf photo documents into excel spreadsheets, to be uploaded onto our stock database.
  • Complete product category coding and descriptions of products on excel spreadsheets, for example using photographs or discussions with buyers to decide whether an item is a picture frame or a framed print for accurate reporting purposes and that the descriptions are accurate for customers till receipts.
  • Ensure product listing spreadsheets are checked for accurate cost and selling prices.
  • Liaise with Garden Centres to confirm order quantities that are arranged by the group buyers and then import the order into the database and send to the supplier as confirmation.
  • Keep the spreadsheet up to date that is used to keep track of orders raised.
  • Database Maintenance, including the deletion of products
  • Investigate and resolve issues regarding non-scanning items, incorrect prices or unordered items as reported by the Garden Centres.
  • Create promotions as requested by buyers and Garden Centres. A promotion is the way items are set on the database system to sell at a special price at the till, such as buy one get one free or buy 3 for the price of 2.
  • Invoice reconciliation of goods, receipt notes and invoices. Garden Centres receive supplier deliveries and generate a goods receipt note on the epos stock control system which lists all items received and the quantities. These get matched to supplier invoices at Head Office by the Purchase Ledger team. When these do not match, they get line checked by Retail Support Team to find the discrepancies, which gets claimed for if incorrectly charged or the invoice is referred to the Garden Centre to confirm quantity discrepancies.
  • Review outstanding invoices on the Access invoicing system and make sure they have been accounted for.
  • When incorrect prices are found on the epos stock control system, liaise with buyers and suppliers to get price updates.
  • Reports Occasionally buyers may ask for extra support of varying nature, such as sales or stock level reports from the stock control.

Applications should be made by submitting your CV, along with a covering letter addressing some of the key skill criteria described in the job description, and provide examples of relevant experience in each area demonstrating your suitability for the role

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Tills & Customer Services

Coton Orchard Garden Centre,Cambridge
8 hours per week, Saturdays, Permanent, Part Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic Cashier to work in our Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

Coton Orchard has recently been acquired by The Blue Diamond Group, and joins them as their 19th Garden Centre.

As the ideal candidate, you will be immaculately presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

The role will consist of cash handling, till operation and general housekeeping.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Goods In Assistant

Coton Orchard Garden Centre,Cambridge
Goods In
40 Hours per week, includes alternative weekends, Permanent / Full Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a Goods In Assistant at our Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

Coton Orchard has recently been acquired by The Blue Diamond Group, and joins them as their 19th Garden Centre.

As the ideal candidate, you will be well presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

As a Goods In Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Booking in and receiving deliveries
  • Unloading lorries
  • Using handheld and computer terminals
  • Maintaining the standards in the warehouse and the yards
  • The processing of customer returns and return's back to the suppliers
  • Dealing with the wastage
  • Re-stocking the compost and aggregates
  • Merchandising stock
  • Any other duties required by the duty manager

If this sounds like your ideal position, then we would love to hear from you!

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Fashion Retail Manager

Coton Orchard Garden Centre,Cambridge
Fashion
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

Us
Way back in 1904 small crates full of tomatoes stamped with a blue diamond trademark were exported from the Channel Islands to the Covent Garden fruit markets via steam ship and horse drawn carriage. A lot has changed since then.......

Now Blue Diamond is the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and Channel Islands, turning over nearly £100m per year operating from 19 garden centres across the UK and Channel Islands.

Coton Orchard Garden Centre joined the Blue Diamond Group in December 2016 and we have exciting plans for the future to help this centre grow and develop. With a wide range of plants and gardening products, together with our expanding ranges of indoor living products we will ensure that our customers really do have everything they need for the home and garden.

You
To run our newly refurbished Fashion Department at Coton Orchard it is essential that you are a creative individual with a flair for fashion and have the ability to ensure your store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic and inviting style.

Obviously, some fashion retail experience is essential, but just as important is your sparkling personality. It's not just our clothes that make our customers smile.

It takes a lot of hard work to be a Fashion Retail Manager with Blue Diamond so you will be dynamic, positive and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. You'll also need to be able to prioritise your workload, work under pressure and display a "can do" attitude at all times.

Other stuff......

  • You will have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading, and motivating your team to ensure they perform to their best and provide outstanding customer service.
  • You can perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment
  • You have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • You will implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the centre manager to optimise profit.
  • You will have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock.
  • You will ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

''We like to think working in the Fashion Team at Blue Diamond is a little bit special. Everything we do is about trying to give the best customer service we can. We don't have a fancy mission statement or 'buzzwords'. For us it's about honesty, friendliness and most important of all, it's about having fun and enjoying work"

If you have boundless energy, love selling clothes, talking to people and share our service values and you like the sound of this role, please send us your CV and let us know why you are meant for us.

Please visit: https://www.bluediamond.gg/careers and follow the link to submit your CV.

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Seasonal Plants Assistant

Coton Orchard Garden Centre,Cambridge
Seasonal Plants
40 Hours per week, Temporary / Full Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a Seasonal Sales Assistant at our Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

Coton Orchard has recently been acquired by The Blue Diamond Group, and joins them as their 19th Garden Centre.

As the ideal candidate, you will be immaculately presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

As a Seasonal Plants Sales Assistant, your duties will include:

  • Assisting customers with carrying goods to their car
  • Maintaining and watering plant stock
  • General maintenance and housekeeping
  • Collecting trollies from the car park
  • Till operation

If this sounds like your ideal position, then we would love to hear from you!

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Restaurant Team Leader

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's,Cheshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Restaurant Team Leader to join our busy Garden Centre table service Restaurant. The Rosary Restaurant sits within our Fryer's Garden Centre, which is situated just one mile from the historic and picturesque town of Knutsford and from Tatton Park.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, and will help support the Restaurant Manager to educate and support the team in adhering to these values, and you will have previous experience of doing this in a similar role.

Duties to include:

  • The supervision of the restaurant front of house team
  • Supporting the manager in the running of the restaurant, and deputising for them in their absence
  • Taking customer orders
  • Carrying food and drinks to customers
  • Handling transactions
  • Cleaning down and setting up the restaurant for next day
  • Making espresso based coffees (previous barista experience preferred but not essential)
  • Organising the staff cashing up

You will work 5 out of 7 days on a shift rota, which will include work on weekends and bank holidays. Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount, 28 days paid holiday per year and an optional pension scheme.

If you are a passionate individual who can really make a difference to our team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Chef De Partie

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's,Cheshire
Restaurant
Day time hours, 21 hours over 3 days on a 7 day rota, Temporary / Part Time

Fryers Restaurant are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Chef de Partie to join their friendly team on a temporary basis.

As Chef De Partie, you will be responsible for your own section in the kitchen and for delivering high quality fresh food. The Chef de Partie will report to the Head Chef and help with all aspects of running the kitchen.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within your speciality
  • Managing and training the team, including Commis Chefs or apprentices working with you
  • Helping the Sous Chef and Head Chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring you and your team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Requirements:

  • Experience of cooking in a busy restaurant
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • An ability to delegate appropriately
  • Professional and welcoming personality

If this sounds like your ideal position, we would love to hear from you!

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Head Chef

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's,Cheshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time, Permanent Position

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our busy team at the Rosary Restaurant set within our beautiful Fryer's Garden Centre.

At the Rosary, our customers enjoy a unique and inspirational range of hot and cold dishes, cakes, pastries and afternoon teas. Currently the Rosary can achieve sales of over £600k per year with a seating capacity of 192, however there are exciting plans to expand this through a multimillion pound refit taking place in the very near future. With an innovative and forward thinking Head Chef in place, there is a fantastic opportunity for the Rosary to firmly establish itself as a leading destination restaurant.

You would lead and develop a team of 5 kitchen staff including chefs, kitchen porters and catering assistants and you would be responsible for ensuring that the day to day running of the kitchen is always smooth and efficient. Although you would be reporting to the Restaurant Manager, from day one you will be given a high level of autonomy and you will have a significant influence on the overall performance of the restaurant through the planning of exciting seasonal menus and buying fresh ingredients.

Our kitchen at the Rosary is a fast-paced environment so you can expect to be very hands-on and you will need to have experience of being able to manage high volumes of orders whilst ensuring exceptional standards of food quality are consistently maintained.

We are looking for someone who has an energetic personality who can inspire and lead a team. They must have a real passion for good food with a flair for creating stylish dishes that our AB1 customers come to expect from us. They will have the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

As well as a rewarding career, you can expect to receive an excellent salary, membership of our pension scheme (auto-enrolment), 28 days' holiday (including Bank Holidays), generous staff discount and potential for career development within the group.

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups, with 19 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.

We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

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General Assistant

Grosvenor Garden Centre,Chester
Plants
8.5 Hours per week, Permanent, Part Time

Grosvenor Garden Centre are looking to recruit a motivated team member for our plant department.

Grosvenor Garden Centre sits on the border of England and Wales, in a highly affluent area on the outskirts of Chester. There is a strong tradition of plant and gardening sales in this centre and is very much a destination business.

Over half a million people visit Grosvenor garden centre every year for quality horticultural, lifestyle and food products and to make the most of our expertise. We have grown considerably since 1974 and are now looking to add to our award winning team.

As the ideal candidate you will have a keen interest in gardening as well as a good eye for detail, and some plant knowledge would also be advantageous. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service. You will always put our customers first, and will be expected to deliver the highest customer care.

Duties will include serving and advising customers, stock replenishment and merchandising. Horticultural experience is preferred but a good knowledge of plants would suffice.

Please be aware this position will include physical labour and some heavy lifting.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Catering Assistant

The Café at Grosvenor,Chester
Restaurant
1 x 15hrs / 1 x 16hrs / 1 x 24hrs, Permanent / Part Time

We have three new catering positions available within our busy restaurant at Grosvenor Garden Centre.

Grosvenor Garden Centre is conveniently located on the outskirts of Chester and Wrexham and is easily accessible from the motorway networks and major routes from both Cheshire and North Wales.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times.

Duties include table clearing, general cleaning, serving customers, food preparation, operating appliances and other general duties. Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided. The ideal candidate will be Barista trained.

Days of work and hours will vary to meet the needs of the business. You will be expected to work some weekends and bank holidays. However, the 16-hour position will be 3 days a week between Monday and Friday.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Garden Centre Manager

Harlow Garden Centre,Harlow
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full time/Permanent position

Harlow Garden Centre joined the Blue Diamond Group in May 2016. This traditional garden centre originally started life as a family-run nursery and we now have ambitious plans to transform this site from its current format, which generates £3m in sales per year, into a purpose built Garden and Living Centre capable of generating £10m+.

This new centre is due to be developed during 2017/18 and once completed it will offer our customers a truly unique retail experience, showcasing the very best in garden and home living products. With our unique store design, product range and exceptional standards in visual merchandising, Harlow will be the destination garden centre for North London. We now have an exciting opportunity for a strong and inspirational retailer to manage and lead this centre in its current format, through its re-development and onwards.

So we would like to hear from you if you are an ambitious manager with a proven track record of managing a similar large retail environment and in leading and developing a successful team. You will have a keen eye for the details that matter in order to drive commercial performance. You will also be able to easily connect with our AB1 target customers with an ability to ensure that our retail standards and service levels constantly exceed their expectations.

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups, with 18 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.

We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

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General Assistant

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living,Guernsey Channel Islands
Seasonal Plants
42.5 hors per week, Permanent / Full Time

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join us as a General Assistant in the Seasonal Plants Department at Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living.

Nestling in the beautiful Guernsey parish of Castel, Le Friquet Plant Centre is one of the island's largest garden centres. Stocking the widest array of indoor and outdoor products, it also has the most comprehensive range of plants, seeds and bulbs in Guernsey. You can also visit our superb restaurant where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes in stunning surroundings.

We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and excellent customer service and our customers are our main priority. As the ideal candidate, you will be immaculately presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

Duties will include:

Providing exceptional customer service
Care and maintenance of plants
Merchandising and replenishment of stock
Implementing POS and promotions of products
Stock management including pricing, stock take & EPOS functions

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.

The successful candidate must have previous retail experience or horticultural experience.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Catering Assistant / Front of House

Café des Amis, Le Friquet,Guernsey Channel Islands
Café
48 Hours per week, Permanent Position / Full Time

We are seeking a friendly and professional individual to join Blue Diamond as a Catering Assistant within our busy Restaurant, Café Des Amis. The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond's Le Friquet Garden Centre, which is situated in the beautiful parish of Castel in Guernsey, and is proud to boast being one of the island's largest garden centres.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties include table clearing, general cleaning, serving customers, food preparation, operating appliances and other general duties. Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Department Head – Gardening Sundries

Newbridge Nurseries,West Sussex
Sundries
42.5 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an experienced retailer to lead our Gardening Sundries team at Newbridge Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE
Newbridge Nurseries, nestled in Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, started life over 30 years ago.Boasting a multi-award winning plant area and a wide range of gardening products, fertilisers, tools, seeds and chemicals, Newbridge has become one of the largest, most successful garden centres in the South of England.

The centre is due for a major redevelopment shortly which will see it expand significantly and will include a fully refurbished garden sundries department so there has never been a better time to join our growing team!

ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Department Head, you will be responsible for running the department and managing a team, and experience of this within a retail environment is essential. You can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving sales, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels, and motivating and developing your team.

You will gain a real sense of ownership over your department as you drive sales and profitability by maximising space productivity, replenishment, and merchandising. The customer is the focus of everything we do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service.

ABOUT YOU
To be the ideal candidate you will have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment at a management or supervisory level. You will be a great communicator with an ability to inspire your team. You will have a great eye for detail with a creative edge to ensure our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement and presentation.

As well as a rewarding career with potential for career development, you can expect a competitive salary, attractive staff discount and paid holidays.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP
Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups, with 19 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.

We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

Further information on the Group can be found at: https://www.bluediamond.gg/

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General Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries,West Sussex
42.5 per week, To include alternate weekends, Permanent, Full Time

Newbridge Nurseries Garden Centre are seeking a self-motivated, hardworking and dedicated individual to join their team as a Landscaping General Assistant.

Newbridge Nurseries, nestled in Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, started life over 30 years ago and has now expanded to become one of the largest, most successful garden centres in the South of England.

As our Landscaping General Assistant you will be responsible for restocking compost and our landscaping products.

Our ideal candidate will be practically minded with DIY skills, as assembling products will be involved in this role. Experience from a building merchant background would be an advantage and all product knowledge will be taught along the way.

Please note that applicants must be physically fit as strenuous work is required a forklift licence is essential

If this sounds like your ideal position, then we would love to hear from you!

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General Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries,West Sussex
42.5 hours per week, Full Time / Temporary (Until the end of June 2017)

Newbridge Nurseries are seeking a motivated individual to join their Goods Inwards department as a Seasonal General Assistant.

Newbridge Nurseries, nestled in Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, started life over 30 years ago. Boasting a multi-award winning plant area and a wide range of gardening products, fertilisers, tools, seeds and chemicals, Newbridge has become one of the largest, most successful garden centres in the South of England.

The centre is due for a major redevelopment shortly which will see it expand significantly and will include a fully refurbished garden sundries department so there has never been a better time to join our growing team!

As the ideal candidate, you will be well presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the unloading of all goods
  • Recording any damaged items
  • Keeping the yard clean, tidy and safe at all times
  • Assisting with the loading of customers' vehicles and delivery vehicles

Skills preferred:

  • Goods in and scanner experience
  • Fork lift truck licence (not essential)
  • Clean driving licence

As the ideal candidate you will be literate with good communication skills and have the ability to work at a fast pace and accurately.

You will be physically fit as heavy lifting is essential and you must be prepared to work in all weather conditions!

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we would love to hear from you!

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Garden Leisure Sales Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries,West Sussex
Garden Leisure
42.5 hours per week, Full Time, Alternate Weekends

Are you ready to put your customer and sales skills to work at an award-winning Garden Centre located in the South East?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Garden Leisure Sales Assistant at Newbridge Nurseries Garden Centre.

The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
  • Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
  • Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
  • Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
  • Achieve personal sales targets

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and to be part of our motivated and energetic team.

If you are a passionate and inspiring individual looking for a career with a vibrant, forward thinking Garden Centre, then we would love to hear from you!

Email malcolm.baines@newbridgegardencentre.co.uk

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Fashion Retail Manager

Redfields Home of Garden & Living,Hampshire
Fashion
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

Us
Way back in 1904 small crates full of tomatoes stamped with a blue diamond trademark were exported from the Channel Islands to the Covent Garden fruit markets via steam ship and horse drawn carriage. A lot has changed since then.......

Now Blue Diamond is the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and Channel Islands, turning over nearly £100m per year operating from 19 garden centres across the UK and Channel Islands.

Redfields, Home of Garden and Living is one of the Blue Diamond Group's flagship centres and boasting two beautiful restaurants – Café Theatre and Treetops, it is a true destination centre offering our customers a unique and unparalleled shopping experience.

You
To run our fabulous Fashion Department at Redfields it is essential that you are a creative individual with a flair for fashion and have the ability to ensure your store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic and inviting style.

Obviously, some fashion retail experience is essential, but just as important is your sparkling personality. It's not just our clothes that make our customers smile.

It takes a lot of hard work to be a Fashion Retail Manager with Blue Diamond so you will be dynamic, positive and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. You'll also need to be able to prioritise your workload, work under pressure and display a "can do" attitude at all times.

Other stuff......

  • You will have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading, and motivating your team to ensure they perform to their best and provide outstanding customer service.
  • You can perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment
  • You have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • You will implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the centre manager to optimise profit. 
  • You will have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock. 
  • You will ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

''We like to think working in the Fashion Team at Blue Diamond is a little bit special. Everything we do is about trying to give the best customer service we can. We don't have a fancy mission statement or 'buzzwords'. For us it's about honesty, friendliness and most important of all, it's about having fun and enjoying work"

If you have boundless energy, love selling clothes, talking to people and share our service values and you like the sound of this role, please send us your CV and let us know why you are meant for us.

Please visit: https://www.bluediamond.gg/careers and follow the link to submit your CV.

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Catering Assistants

Café Theatre, Redfields,Hampshire
Restaurant
Various hours available, 32 hours, 40 hours per week

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within Café Theatre and Treetops Café at Redfields Home of Garden & Living. 

After undergoing a huge refurbishment in 2014, Redfields now delivers a unique garden centre experience, and boasts two beautiful restaurants, Café Theatre and Treetops Café.

Café Theatre features the garden centre industry's first open theatre kitchen and is a destination in its own right. The café offers homemade dishes prepared daily by our chefs and has its own fully qualified pastry chef. 

We also have our unique Treetops Café where you can enjoy light bites and a selection of sweet treats.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties will include: 

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances
  • Other general duties 

Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided. 

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Barista

Café Theatre, Redfields,Hampshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week (to be worked between 9am and 5.30pm, 5 out of 7 days per week), Permanent / Full Time

We currently have an exciting opportunity for the right person who shares our passion for great coffee and excellent customer service!

Redfields Garden Centre are looking for a highly motivated go-getter whose finely tuned Barista and customer service skills will aid in the smooth running of our coffee counters.

After a two part refurbishment in 2014, Redfields Home of Garden and Living offers a ground breaking innovative concept which delivers a unique garden centre experience. The new centre also boasts two beautiful restaurants - Cafe Theatre and Treetops, where all our food is homemade.

Though we are looking for coffee/barista experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will be teaching the Blue Diamond standards of Espresso coffee based preparation, to the successful candidate.

If you are a passionate individual who can really make a difference to our team, and serve as a great Barista, then we would love to accept your application and look forward to hearing from you!

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Catering Assistant

Treetops Café, Redfields,Hampshire
Restaurant
16 hour per week, Part Time / Permanent

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join Blue Diamond as part time Catering Assistant within our busy and friendly Treetops Café.

After undergoing a huge refurbishment in 2014, Redfields now delivers a unique garden centre experience, and boasts two beautiful restaurants, Café Theatre and Treetops Café.

Treetops café offers a wide selection of delicious light bites and sweet treats, as well as serving both breakfast and lunch.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties will include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances
  • Other general duties

Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Catering Assistant

Café Theatre, Redfields,Hampshire
Restaurant
Weekend hours only, Part Time / Permanent

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as part time Catering Assistants within our busy and friendly Café Theatre.

After undergoing a huge refurbishment in 2014, Redfields now delivers a unique garden centre experience, and boasts two beautiful restaurants, Café Theatre and Treetops Café.

Café Theatre features the garden centre industry's first open theatre kitchen and is a destination in its own right. The café offers homemade dishes prepared daily by our chefs and has its own fully qualified pastry chef.

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties will include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances
  • Other general duties

Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.

If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Retail Assistant

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
Indoor Living
20 Hours per week, Permanent, Part Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Retail Assistant to join our Indoor Living team at St Peters Garden Centre

Our Home and Indoor Living range encompasses a wide variety of unique, stylish and aspirational products including everything from home furnishings and accessories, kitchen products, children's toys, books and cards.

Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, and who would always put our customers first. Good attention to detail is essential.

The role will consist of assisting customers in making purchases as well as keeping the department well merchandised, clean and tidy and ensuring that the visual presentation of the area is always kept at a high level. We are a busy and highly motivated team and you need to have the ability to enjoy working with others and on your own as necessary. You must have a minimum of 5 years residency status.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to hear from you!

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Indoor Plants Retail Assistant

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
20 hrs per week, 2pm - 6pm Thursday, 9am - 6pm Friday and Saturday, Permanent / Part Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Retail Assistant to join our Indoor Plant team at St Peters Garden Centre.

As the ideal candidate you will have a keen interest in house plants as well as a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, and who would always put our customers first.

The role will consist of assisting customers in making purchases as well as keeping the department well merchandised, clean and tidy and ensuring that the visual presentation of the area is always kept at a high level. We are a busy and highly motivated team and you need to have the ability to enjoy working with others and on your own as necessary.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Cashier

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
Tills and Customer Service
20 Hours per week, Working 5 days per week Monday to Friday 11.00am - 15.00pm, Permanent / Part Time

St Peters Garden Centre are looking for an outgoing, cheerful and enthusiastic person to join their busy service team as a Cashier.

As the ideal candidate, you will be immaculately presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

The role will consist of cash handling, till operation and general housekeeping.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Containers & Garden Features Department Head

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

A vacancy has arisen within our Gardening Department for a Department Head of Garden Features and Containers to join The Blue Diamond Group within our St Peters Garden Garden Centre.

As a Department Head, you will be responsible for running the department and managing a team, and experience of this within a retail environment is essential. You can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving sales, , managing stock levels, and motivating and developing your team.

You will gain a real sense of ownership over your department as you drive sales and profitability by maximising space productivity, replenishment, and merchandising. The customer is the focus of everything we do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service.

To be the ideal candidate you will have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment at a management or supervisory level. You will be a great communicator with an ability to inspire your team. You will have a great eye for detail with a creative edge to ensure our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement and presentation.

As well as a rewarding career with potential for career development, you can expect a competitive salary, attractive staff discount and paid holidays.

If you think that you fit the above description then we would love to hear from you.

Must hold entitled or registered status.

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Plant Area Sales Assistant

Trentham Garden Centre,Staffordshire
Plants
42.5 hours per week Permanent / Full Time

Trentham Home & Garden has recently undergone a major refurbishment programme. A vacancy has arisen within our plant area for a Retail Assistant to join the team.

As the ideal candidate you will have a keen interest in gardening as well as a good eye for detail, and some plant knowledge would also be advantageous. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service. You will always put our customers first, and will be expected to deliver the highest customer care.

The role will consist of assisting customers in making purchases as well as keeping the department well merchandised, clean and tidy and ensuring that the visual presentation of the area is always kept at a high level. We are a busy and highly motivated team and you need to have the ability to enjoy working with others and on your own as necessary.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount, 28 days paid holiday per year and an optional Nest pension scheme.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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Indoor Living Department Head

Evesham Garden Centre,Worcestershire
Indoor Living
40 Hours per week, Full Time, Permanent Position

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the fabulous shopping and leisure destination, The Valley in Worcestershire, Evesham Garden Centre is an inspiration to both gardeners and homemakers alike. Our wide range of trees, shrubs, plants and gardening products together with our selection of alfresco dining furniture, home and lifestyle products set in an aspirational retail environment means we offer our customers a truly unique shopping experience.

We pride ourselves on our high retailing standards and exceptional customer service and now we are looking for a motivated and experienced Department Head to lead our Indoor Living Team.

As a department head you can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.

Using our in-house reporting tools, you will gain a real sense of ownership enabling you to drive sales and profitability by optimising space productivity, replenishment, and merchandising. The customer is the focus of everything we do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service.

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment
  • be able to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of Home products, and previous experience of this would be desirable but not essential.
  • be a great communicator with an ability to inspire and lead your team
  • have a great eye for detail, ensuring that our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • possess good commercial insight
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded
  • be organised and proactive and be able to plan ahead for seasonal and trend changes
  • be able to work well under pressure with high levels of focus and drive
  • excellent numeracy, literacy and computer skills.

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we would love to hear from you!

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Goods in Supervisor

Harlow Garden Centre,Harlow
Goods In
40 Hours per week, Full Time / Permanent

Located just off junction 7 of the M11, Harlow Garden Centre is renowned for its variety of high quality plants, trees, shrubs and gardening products. This, together with our broad range of indoor living and lifestyle products means we are able to offer our customers a truly inspirational shopping experience.

We pride ourselves on our high standards of retailing, visual presentation and customer service and an exciting opportunity has now arisen to join our team at Harlow.
We are looking for a motivated and dedicated Goods In Supervisor who will be responsible for overseeing our Goods In Department, to ensure an efficient process for all incoming stock, inter branch transfers, stock returns and the upkeep and overall appearance of the yard and stock storage areas.

The successful candidate will have a strong eye for detail and will be able to work with very high levels of accuracy. They will have experience of working in a busy incoming goods environment and be a good team player, focused on consistently meeting deadlines. They will possess a good working knowledge of standard IT applications, specifically Microsoft Excel. Ideally they will have experience of working with an EPOS system and possess a fork lift licence.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

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Till Assistant

Wilton House Garden Centre,Wiltshire
30 hours per week, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Temporary, Part Time

Wilton House Garden Centre are seeking a motivated individual to join their team as a General Assistant on a part time, temporary basis.

Set in the stunning gardens of Wilton House in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Wilton House Garden Centre offers a wide range of trees, plants and outdoor products and is the ideal place for everything to make your garden grow.

As the ideal candidate, you will be immaculately presented, professional and friendly, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

The role will consist of cash handling, till operation and general housekeeping. There may also be other Garden Centre duties where necessary.

If you are a passionate and motivated individual looking to work with a similarly inspired team, then we would love to accept your application, and look forward to hearing from you!

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