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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

Plant Area Managers

Blue Diamond Group
Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for experienced, creative and entrepreneurial plant area managers to join our growing Plants teams at a number of various garden centres within the Blue Diamond Group.

With internal promotions, new garden centre openings, and exceptional growth within existing centres there are nearly always opportunities for talented individuals to join us – so if you are looking for your next challenge we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT THE ROLE
Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

ABOUT YOU
Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

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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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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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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Seasonal Plants Department Head

Brambridge Garden Centre,Hampshire
Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position
An amazing opportunity has arisen to join our expanding plant team as an experienced plant manager who will be our Department Head for Seasonal Plants at our Brambridge Park Garden Centre.
 
ABOUT THE CENTRE
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 as a broad range of indoor living and lifestyle products.
We pride ourselves on our high standards of retailing, visual presentation and customer service which means our customers enjoy a truly unique shopping experience.   
 
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to manage our Seasonal Plant Area who can drive sales and maintain our high retail standards, whilst at the same time provide a level of service that exceeds customer expectations. The successful candidate will have responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the department ensuring that the highest standards of plant quality, visual appearance and maintenance are consistently applied. 
 
You will ensure that customers are given the very best in service and you will provide them with expert knowledge and advice.  You will play an active role in the stock ordering and stock control processes for your sections and for training and developing your team.
 
ABOUT YOU
The ideal candidates will:
  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, ideally within a high volume, large format centre or retail store, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities 
  • have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team
 
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.
 
 

Furniture/Christmas Sales Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre,Hampshire
Furniture / Christmas
40 hours per week, 10 days per fortnight rota, working alternate weekends. Permanent/Full Time.

Brambridge Park Garden Centre are looking for a new Sales Assistant to join their busy garden leisure department.

Set amongst the beautiful themed gardens of Eastleigh in Hampshire, Brambridge Park Garden Centre is the place for our customers to discover the best in indoor and outdoor living.

The ideal Candidate will be outgoing and confident in approaching potential customers. A passion for excellent customer service is essential.

Duties will include:

  • Advising customers on the features and benefits of our extensive range of barbecues, furniture and outdoor leisure products
  • Assisting in the maintenance of high shop floor standards and merchandising
  • Assisting with delivery and installation of outdoor living products for customers

This position is to work 10 days per fortnight on a rota, working alternate weekends.

The outdoor living department also takes a lead role in the set up and operation of our Christmas offer.

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

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Catering Assistant

The Country House Restaurant & Carvery, Brambridge,Hampshire
Restaurant
16 hours per week. Saturdays & Sundays. Permanent, Part Time.

Brambridge Park Garden Centre are seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to join the team as a Catering Assistant.

Set amongst the beautiful themed gardens of Eastleigh in Hampshire, Brambridge Park Garden Centre is the place for our customers to discover the best in indoor and outdoor living.

Brambridge Park Restaurant pride themselves on the high food standards they offer. Their customers are their main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverages is preferred.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident individual who will be trained to operate our busy restaurant tills with accuracy.
Duties will include:

  • Processing / taking card payments
  • Handling cash
  • Counting the till at the end of the day, with supervision

This position would ideally suit someone over the age of 18. Please note this position could be job shared.

If this sounds like you, then please send us your application!

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Goods in Assistant

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a Goods In Assistant 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.

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

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

If this sounds like the role for you, then please contact us today!

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Weekend Assistant

Coton Orchard Garden Centre,Cambridge
Customer Service
8 hours per week Permanent / Part Time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person 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 customer carry outs, trolley collecting, 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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Sundries Department Head

Derby Garden Centre,Derbyshire
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

A vacancy has arisen within our Gardening Department for a vibrant Department Head of Gardening Sundries to join The Blue Diamond Group within our Derby Garden Garden Centre. The Centre sits on the boundary of the beautiful Peak District and has recently undergone a major refurbishment. It Is a perfect environment for everything for the home and garden, and is also home to The Clocktower Restaurant.

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.

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!

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plants Sales Assistant

Derby Garden Centre,Derbyshire
Plants
40 hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

Derby Garden Centre are seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to join the Plant Department as a Sales Assistant.

Derby Garden Centre is near the vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with its cutting edge culture and entertainment. It also sits on the boundary of the beautiful Peak District.

As the ideal candidate you will be passionate about customer service and will have a keen interest in plants and gardening, as well as a good eye for detail.

The role will consist of assisting customers in making purchases as well as keeping the department well merchandised, clean, tidy and watered.

We are a busy and highly motivated team and you need to have the ability enjoy working with others and on your own as necessary.

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

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Clothing Department Head

Evesham Garden Centre,Worcestershire
Fashion
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full Time, Alternate weekends off

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Groups turning over £80m annually with centres throughout the UK and the Channel Islands.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Department Head, to join our Clothing/Fashion Department at Evesham Garden Centre.

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Clothing Department Head to be in charge of all aspects of stock handling, rotation, sales, departmental administration and security of stock.

The successful candidate will be organised with strong interpersonal skills.
You will delegate responsibilities within the team to ensure staff have clear direction and the requirements of the department are managed effectively and to a high standard.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • High street retail experience
  • Experience of decision making through sales, profit and margin analysis
  • Merchandising skills
  • People management

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 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

If this sounds like your ideal position, we would love to hear 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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Sous Chef

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

Fryer's Garden Centre are seeking a motivated and hardworking individual to join the Restaurant team as a Sous Chef.

Fryer's Garden Centre is situated in the heart of Cheshire, nestled neatly between the picturesque town of Knutsford and the beautiful landscape of Tatton Park. Refreshments are highly valued in our Rosary Restaurant where you can sample freshly prepared meals made from local produce.

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

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 need to be able to achieve a consistency of service, facilitate the smooth running of the front of house operation and maintain the GP% required whilst managing costs effectively.

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

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

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Catering Assistant

The Café at Grosvenor,Chester
Restaurant
1 x 16hrs, Permanent / Part Time, 3 days per week between Monday and Friday

We have an exciting position 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.

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 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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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Kitchen Porter

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

We have an exciting position 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 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
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 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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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Furniture/Outdoor Living Supervisor

Grosvenor Garden Centre,Chester
Furniture/Outdoor Living
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

Grosvenor Garden Centre are seeking a dedicated and experienced Supervisor to join their successful Furniture and Outdoor Living Department.

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.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of stock management and control
  • Understand systems
  • Be organised and proactive to optimise sales and forecast seasonal and trend changes

The customer must be the focus of everything you do so you will ensure that the team deliver an exceptional level of service both through the shop floor and the delivery service. You will able to make a real difference by assisting the department head in driving sales and maximising profits.

Experience of a fast-paced retail environment is essential as well as a proven track record in supervising/managing a team.

Please note this position will include working alternate weekends and some heavy lifting.

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 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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

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Stock Control Manager

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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our management team at Harlow Garden Centre as Stock Control Manager. Our Stock Control managers are responsible for overseeing our stock management processes across all departments within the business.

ABOUT THE CENTRE
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.

ABOUT THE ROLE
As Stock Control Manager you are the centre's first point of contact for all queries relating to stock control. You will continually monitor all stock control processes in store including goods-in, till operations, stock takes, wastage, stock ordering and stock level accuracy, and take any necessary action to resolve any issues.

You will work closely with department heads and the centre manager to ensure that all these processes are adhered to correctly, timely and accurately. With over 50,000 SKUs you will clearly not be able to manage all stock processes yourself so training and coaching is a key element of this role as you would need to ensure that all relevant centre staff and managers are fully conversant with all systems and process relating to stock management.

ABOUT YOU
To be successful as Stock Control Manager you will need to have experience of working in a stock management role ideally from within a large retail environment. Working with numbers will be second nature to you and you will have great problem solving and investigative skills. You will have excellent IT skills especially in Excel and preferably some experience of using stock control databases. You will have an energetic personality with a positive can-do attitude and a natural ability to engage and inspire your colleagues around you.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you. In return you can expect a rewarding career with a competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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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Restaurant Supervisor

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

We are seeking a friendly and professional individual to join Blue Diamond as a Restaurant Supervisor 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 are looking for someone who has an energetic personality who can inspire and lead a team. You must have a real passion for good food with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.

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.

As Restaurant Supervisor, duties will include:

  • Assisting the Manager in the day to day running of the Café & Restaurant
  • Opening / closing of the Café & Restaurant when required
  • Cashing up
  • Supervising the Café & restaurant staff on their duties
  • Ensuring the high standards of service are met in the Café & Restaurant at all times

Desired skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • An understanding of hygiene standards

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 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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control Systems Administrators

Blue Diamond Group
Retail System Team Head Office
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

We are actively recruiting for Stock Control Systems Administrators for our Retail Support Team based at the Head Office, which is located at Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living.

The ideal applicants for these truly unique roles should have an interest in the retail sector, with excellent written and verbal communication skills with both internal and external customers. You will need to be a self-motivated, inquisitive individual with a keen eye for detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Your numeracy skills should be at a high level with recent experience of Office products, including Excel to an intermediate standard.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we would love to hear from you. For more information and a full job description, please contact us on 01481-123456

Or to apply formally, please visit www.bluediamond.gg/careers

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Garden Furniture & Outdoor Living Sales Assistant

Matlock Garden Centre,Derbyshire
Garden Furniture & Outdoor Living
40 hours per week, 5 days pre week, Permanent / Full Time

Matlock Garden Centre are looking to recruit a motivated team member for their Furniture & Outdoor Living Department.

Matlock Garden Centre is situated in the village of Tansley surrounded by the beautiful Peak District countryside. The local area has a fascinating historical and cultural heritage.

Duties will include offering excellent customer service, stock replenishment and merchandising.

You will have an eye for detail and ideally possess a creative flair.

Retail experience preferred but not essential.

Please be aware that this position will involve weekend work and some heavy lifting.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, then please get in touch!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Indoor Living & Tills Sales Assistant (temporary)

Matlock Garden Centre,Derbyshire
Indoor Living
40 Hours Per Week, up to 5 days per week, Temporary

Matlock Garden Centre are looking to recruit a motivated team member for their Indoor Living Department to cover maternity leave from September onwards.

Matlock Garden Centre is situated in the village of Tansley surrounded by the beautiful Peak District countryside. The local area has a fascinating historical and cultural heritage.

As our Indoor Living Assistant, your duties will include:

  • Serving customers
  • Stock replenishment
  • Merchandising

You will have an eye for detail and ideally possess a creative flair.

Retail experience preferred but not essential.

Please be aware that this position is maternity cover only.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please contact us today!

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Pastry Chef

Stooks Café, Newbridge,West Sussex
Restaurant
24 hours per week, Part Time / Temporary

The winner bakes it all…

Do you love cakes? Are you passionate about your love of all things baking?

Stooks at Newbridge prides itself on the fact that ALL our cakes are homemade on site. We are looking for a part time pastry chef to join our lovely team.

You will be working 24 hours a week, this will include some weekend work

Previous experience in baking is essential.

Salary dependant on experience.

The position will commence in September.

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Sous Chef

Stooks Café, Newbridge,West Sussex
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

At Stooks we pride ourselves on the fact that all our food is made fresh on the premises. Using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

We are looking for a talented Sous chef to join our team.

You will work alongside our head chef who has run our kitchen since we opened creating new and inspiring menus. The role involves the day-to-day running of the kitchen, leading by example and driving the business forward. As the Sous Chef, you will assist the Head Chef in all aspects of stock control, hygiene checks, health and safety, maintaining our high standards

As Sous Chef you must have:

  • Previous similar experience is essential
  • Experience of Fresh Food and menu development preferred but not essential
  • Have worked in a busy kitchen and thrive under pressure
  • Ideal candidate must have experience and desire to work with fresh, quality food
  • Ambition to continually drive the business forward
  • Excellent team player and leader who can respectfully communicate to the team
  • Have a track record of working with and developing strong teams
  • Good financial understanding.
  • Have good knowledge of hygiene and health and safety.

This is a full time role including working weekend shifts – You will get your evenings free!

The position will be starting in September

Gardening Sundries Department Head

Newbridge Nurseries,West Sussex
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.

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Cleaner

Stooks Café, Newbridge,West Sussex
Restaurant
Permanent / Part Time

Stooks Restaurant located at Newbridge garden centre part of the Award winning Blue Diamond group is looking for an experienced cleaner to join our wonderful team.

The role will be from 07:00 – 09:00 – Monday – Friday

Duties will include:

  • Cleaning of all customer toilets
  • Hoovering of restaurant

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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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Furniture and Christmas Department Head

Redfields Home of Garden & Living,Hampshire
40 Hours Per Week, Permanent / Full Time

About 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.

About You
To run our Outdoor Furniture and Christmas Department at Redfields it is essential that you are passionate about direct selling to the customer and a creative individual with a flair for display, and have the ability to ensure your store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic, inviting style.

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.

It takes a lot of hard work to be a department head with Blue Diamond so you will need to 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.

Summary

  • 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.

If you have boundless energy, love selling, talking to people 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.

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Visual Merchandiser

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

Do you have an eye for detail? Can you use your natural creativity and flair to help drive sales?

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our retail team at our busy St Peters Garden Centre.

You will need to analyse sales trends with the team and develop innovative displays to stimulate sales activity. You will take responsibility for the visual element of the store from the entrance, throughout the customer journey in store and restaurant alike.

Excellent customer service skills are a must, coaching more junior members of the team in visual merchandising techniques and helping to improve standards across the store in a consistent approach.

Visual merchandisers are expected to have excellent organizational skills, as well as planning, project management, and time management expertise. Visual merchandisers will need to possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong creative flair and effective problem solving abilities.

We are seeking experienced candidates for this role, so if this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

5 years residency would be required.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please get in touch!

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Customer Service Assistant

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
Customer Service
40 hours per week, 5 days per week which will include working Saturdays, Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a motivated and outgoing individual to join St Peters Garden Centre as a Customer Services Assistant.

Based in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, St Peters Garden Centre provides everything for both the gardener and the homemaker.

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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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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Commis-Assistant

Carriages Restaurant, Trelawney,Cornwall
Kitchen
20 hours per week 4 days per week – Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am – 4pm, Permanent / Full Time

Trelawney Garden Centre are seeking a motivated individual to join their friendly team at Carriages Restaurant as a Commi-Assistant.

Trelawney Garden Centre, situated just outside Wadebridge on the A389, was founded in 1970 by Frank and Marion Danning as a small nursery supplying home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers from a roadside stall to local customers as they passed by.

Carriages Restaurant provides a great place to relax and unwind as it overlooks our beautiful large lake teaming with fish, otters and moorhens.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Chef to help prepare and serve sandwiches, jacket potatoes, salads and hot snacks.

Our customers are our main priority so you must be someone who is passionate about customer service and is well presented.

This is a permanent position where the successful candidate would be required to start as soon as possible.

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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Chef de Partie

Carriages Restaurant, Trelawney,Cornwall
Kitchen
37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week (Sundays & Wednesdays day off), 8.30am – 4.30pm, Permanent / Full Time

Trelawney Garden Centre are seeking a motivated individual to join their friendly team at Carriages Restaurant as a Chef de Partie.

Trelawney Garden Centre, situated just outside Wadebridge on the A389, was founded in 1970 by Frank and Marion Danning as a small nursery supplying home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers from a roadside stall to local customers as they passed by.

Carriages Restaurant provides a great place to relax and unwind as it overlooks our beautiful large lake teaming with fish, otters and moorhens.

As Chef de Partie you will prepare and serve orders for our valued customers including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, salads and hot snacks. You must be able to plan and manage your time effectively, remaining focused with a keen eye for detail.

Our customers are our main priority so you must be someone who is passionate about customer service and is well presented.

Please note this is a permanent position where the successful candidate would be required to start as soon as possible.

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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General Assistant

Trentham Garden Centre,Staffordshire
42.5 hours per week With alternate weekends, day off in the week, Permanent / Full Time

Can you use your natural creativity and flair to help drive sales, do you have an eye for detail and love to engage with Customers?

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals with a genuine passion for Home Fragrances and bathroom products to join our Home Team at Trentham Home & Garden.

You will need to be Customer focused with strong communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of the team.

Computer skills are essential in this role. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

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