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

Blue Diamond operates 20 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 20 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 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

Purchase Ledger Administrator

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living, Guernsey Channel Islands
Purchase Ledger
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

We are looking to recruit a Purchase Ledger Administrator to join our friendly Accounts team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the receipt and payment of invoices, resolving centre queries and liaising with vendors and garden centres. You will responsible for ensuring that accounts are reconciled accurately, payments are issued within our terms, and track outstanding credit claims with the suppliers, ensuring that all raised claims are honored. 

The ideal candidate will have experience within a similar role; have excellent numeracy and strong IT skills, with the ability to use all Microsoft packages. Building a good rapport with suppliers is key, therefore we are looking for someone with excellent customer services skills who is a good communicator, friendly and approachable.

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Head of Food (Retail) - Operational

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Food
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are looking for a commercially astute and experienced Food retailer to manage our growing Farm Shop offering within our Garden Centres across the UK.  

This is an exciting new role for Blue Diamond and the successful candidate will oversee 5 established farm shops and 7 food and drink departments across the Group with a turnover of around £4.5m per year. You will have primary responsibility for ensuring our retail standards always project an aspirational ambience to our target AB1 customers.  We work very closely with regional suppliers who provide a wide range of high quality fresh and ambient products and the successful candidate will ensure this message is appropriately reflected in the tone, look and feel of each farm shop and food hall.

You will be an experienced food retailer who is used to working with artisan and regionally sourced products with ability to drive profit through efficient operational practice, price and margin manipulation.  You will be tuned into the needs and aspirations of AB1 target market customers and can easily adapt retailing standards as those needs change.  Ideally you will have experience of farm shop management at all levels, however more importantly you will understand what it takes to draw a distinction and maintain a clear point of difference between our approach and that of standard supermarket retailing.

If this sounds like you and you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career then we would love to hear from you!

As well as an attractive salary, there is a performance related bonus, a contributory pension scheme, company car, individual medical cover and a generous staff discount.   

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 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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Graphic Designer

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Design & Marketing
Permanent / Full Time

Due to continued expansion we are also looking for a mid-senior graphic designer with a strong typographic ability to join our team in the beautiful island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Here at the Blue Diamond HQ in Guernsey, we produce graphic design work for all of our 21 UK and Channel Island centres along with their 31 restaurants and food store outlets.

We have an extensive range of creative duties within our department. Here are just some of the projects you will get involved with: 2 and 3D retail POS, packaging design for an extensive range of own branded products that we sell group wide including, garden, leisure, fashion, Christmas, gifting and food. Store branding, signage and way finding, advertising, web design, e-marketing, direct mail, event design and corporate print.

If you have a portfolio that is blooming with ideas but needs further nourishment, please reply in the first instance with a brief resume of yourself and a few of your favourite pieces of design work.

Blue Diamond... we just keep growing!

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Plant Area Managers

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
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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Retail Support Team Administrator

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Retail Support Team Head Office
40 Hours Per week, Permanent / Full Time

Due to the continued growth of the company, we are seeking a confident, self-motivated individual to join our team.

This varied and interesting role is evolving with the business, with new tasks and responsibilities added as needs change. We need someone who has drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. There is on the job training and support offered, so no experience is necessary, though at least intermediate use of Microsoft is required.

The role demands high levels of accuracy and attention to detail, the capability to prioritise your workload in order to meet strict deadlines and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written across multiple platforms with a number of key stakeholders.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

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Playbarn Supervisor

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
PlayBarn
35 Hour per week, Permanent / Full Times

We are actively seeking a Supervisor to join the growing team at our Playbarn situated within the stunning new garden centre at East Bridgford. 

The Playbarn is a busy environment, so you will need to be attentive to the needs of our customers in order to provide a fun, safe experience for all visitors.

Duties will include the serving of customers and assisting with the preparation of food.  

Excellent customer service skills are a must for this post.

Shifts will include alternate weekend working, but during retail style hours.

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Catering Assistant

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Restaurant
Full time and part time vacancies available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as Catering Assistants at our stunning new Garden Centre at Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. 

We have roles based throughout our Restaurants, from the Front of House staff to those supporting in the kitchens, we would love to hear from you. Depending on your role, the duties will range from serving customers, food preparation & cleaning duties. Our restaurants are sure to be busy, so you can expect no 2 days to be the same!

Blue Diamond Garden and Home, Bridgford is a unique, innovative and purpose-built garden centre currently being developed on a 14-acre site (currently occupied by the Bridgford Garden Centre) directly on the A46 just outside East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

Our 3 restaurants at Bridgford will boast over 400 covers, and will consist of an open theatre style kitchen that will become the Group’s flagships that will lead the garden centre industry and the standard for years to come.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and delivering an exceptional and unique dining experience.  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. 

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, paid holiday, and an optional pension scheme.

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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Waiter/Waitress

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full time, part time and casual hours available

We are actively seeking energetic and friendly individuals to join us as Waiting on staff at The Greenhouse Kitchen Restaurant, our stunning new restaurant offering at Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

We are seeking individuals with relevant experience to join our team, and become the welcoming face of the offering at The Greenhouse Restaurant. You will need to be polite and courteous, with effective communication skills in order to be attentive to our customer’s needs.

Your waiting on skills should be matched with an outgoing, energetic nature. You will need to show calmness under pressure whilst working in a busy restaurant environment with boundless enthusiasm and high levels of professionalism, taking pride in your role.

Due to the unique position that Blue Diamond hold within the hospitality industry, there will be no split shifts, and only occasional evening work as later opening at Christmas time dictates.

The Greenhouse Kitchen Restaurant will consist of an open theatre style kitchen that will become one of the Group’s flagships that will lead the garden centre industry and set the standard for years to come. Our customers will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of our chefs preparing fresh food to order using the highest quality ingredients.

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and delivering an exceptional and unique dining experience.  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.

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 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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Kitchen Porter

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent

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 preferred.  

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

  • 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 

Duties will include:

  • General cleaning
  • Stock rotation
  • Putting deliveries away
  • Washing up
  • Operating an automatic dishwasher
  • Occasional table clearing

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, paid holiday and an optional pension scheme.

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 Greenhouse Kitchen, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full time / Permanent position

Working as a Chef with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

This is a really exciting opportunity for an experienced chef to work with a newly established team across 2 restaurants, Café Home and Garden and The Greenhouse Kitchen, at our brand new 9,500sqm garden centre at Bridgford which opened in March 2018.

 

Both restaurants will boast open theatre kitchens where our customers will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of our chefs preparing fresh food to order using the highest quality ingredients and we are looking for talented chefs who can help us to develop this offer into the industry leader of restaurants within Garden Centres.

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing dishes of exceptional standard to order. You will have a real passion for good food with a clear focus on quality and presentation. You will be a team player with an energy and drive to succeed. 

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

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it may take up to 2 weeks for us to review your application and invite you to attend an interview. For management positions the process can take slightly longer. As it is not possible to respond to every application if you have not heard from us after 4 weeks, regrettably you will have been considered unsuccessful.

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 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

Plant Area Assistant

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Plants
40 hours per week

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and on delivering an exceptional and unique retail experience. 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 Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

  • Maintaining and watering all the plant stock in both outdoor and indoor plants.
  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Re stocking of compost and landscape materials.
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car.
  • Using the EPOS system.
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the duty manager.

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential

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

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Chef De Partie

The Greenhouse Kitchen, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time / Permanent position

Working as a Chef with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

This is a really exciting opportunity for experienced chefs to work with a newly established team across 2 restaurants, Café Home and Garden and The Greenhouse Kitchen, at our brand new 9,500sqm garden centre at East Bridgford which opened in March 2018.

Both restaurants boast open theatre kitchens where our customers will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of our chefs preparing fresh food to order using the highest quality ingredients and we are looking for talented chefs who can help us to develop this offer into the industry leader of restaurants within Garden Centres.

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing dishes of exceptional standard to order. You will have a real passion for good food with a clear focus on quality and presentation. You will be a team player with an energy and drive to succeed.

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

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive it may take up to 2 weeks for us to review your application and invite you to attend an interview. For management positions the process can take slightly longer. As it is not possible to respond to every application if you have not heard from us after 4 weeks, regrettably you will have been considered unsuccessful.

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 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

Cleaner

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Garden Centre
Full time & Part time position available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as Cleaners at our stunning new Garden Centre at Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Blue Diamond Garden and Home, Bridgford is a unique, innovative and purpose-built garden centre currently being developed on a 14-acre site (currently occupied by the Bridgford Garden Centre) directly on the A46 just outside East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

Due to open in Spring 2018, this will be the Blue Diamond Group’s 20th garden centre and with 9,500sqm of retailing space, including a cold covered house plant area, 3 restaurants, and a play barn it will be one of the UK’s largest destination centres.  It will be capable of generating £10m+ in annual turnover and will offer our AB1 target customers with a truly unique retail experience, offering the very best in garden and home living products.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our Cleaners play a pivotal role within our Garden Centres, helping to set the tone and match the expectations of our customers from the moment they step in store.

You will have responsibility for the cleaning of all areas using the supplied equipment, following the supplier’s recommended use instructions. You are required to adhere to COSHH regulations on consumables and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

You may be required during the course of your employment to carry out any other duties which are reasonable and within your capabilities in order to meet the needs of the business.

Duties will vary day by day.

ABOUT YOU

You must be self-motivated, have cleaning experience and be capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the position.

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 - Fashion

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Fashion
15.5 hours a week Saturday and Sunday, Part Time Permanent Position

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in our Fashion department at our stunning new Garden Centre at Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

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 require weekend working.

You will have retail experience and a passion for excellent customer service. You should also have experience of upselling and link sales to maximise profitability.

You will need to be comfortable working as part of a team, whilst showing an outgoing and energetic personality. You will need to be approachable, friendly and efficient in your day to day work. A confident communicator who can interact with customers, and pass on product knowledge where appropriate

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Stock replenishment.
  • General housekeeping.
  • Till Operation

 

 

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!

If this sounds like your ideal role, 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 21 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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Containers & Garden Features Supervisor

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
40 hours per week

Bridgford Home of Garden and Living are seeking a dedicated and experienced Supervisor to join their successful Containers and Garden Features Department.

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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Chef

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Restaurant
40 Hours Per week, Permanent / Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a talented chef to join the team at The Clocktower Restaurant.

Our ideal candidate will be a hard worker, be an excellent team player and have the ability to work unsupervised. You need to be utilise  broad range of skills to meet the needs of this busy Kitchen.

You will be great at presenting and plating your food to provide only the best service to our valued customers.

Duties will include:

  • Menu planning
  • Food preparation
  • Maintaining and ordering stock and supplies
  • Adhering to strict food safety requirements and hygiene regulations

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.

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 the perfect role for you, please get in touch today!

 

The Clocktower Restaurant makes an ideal setting for afternoon lunch or just a cup of coffee with friends and family.

 

he Clock Tower Restaurant offers a wide range of foods from hot cooked breakfasts to traditional lunches including a carvery with locally sourced meats seven days a week. 

Hot specials are served from 12pm until 2.30pm as well as freshly made baguettes and sandwiches, salads, homemade delicatessen products, jacket potatoes and paninis to name a few! 

Homemade soup is prepared daily and our pastry chef offers a wide range of pastries, gateaux and cheesecake that will tempt you to return to our assisted service counters each visit!

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Barista

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's, Cheshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

We are actively seeking a trained Barista to join the team at the Rosary Restaurant, based at Fryer’s Garden Centre.

Duties will include:

  • Making and serving coffees and tea beverages
  • Providing excellent service to our customers.

We are looking for someone who is an expert in coffee making and be passionate in the food and beverage industry and be confident in interacting with our new and regular customers.  

The successful candidate will have proven experience in the coffee service industry, be friendly and dedicated to customer service. We offer benefits of holidays up to 28 days per annum and generous discount in the Restaurant and Garden Centre. 

You will be required to work 5 days out of 7, including some weekends and bank holidays. Please send your cv to mel.winter@bluediamondgroup.co.uk

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Restaurant Front of House Manager

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

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic front of house manager to join our growing team at The Rosary Restaurant situated within Blue Diamond’s famous Fryer’s Garden Centre.  With a competitive salary, day time only shifts, and great development opportunities, this could be the career move you are looking for!

Here at Blue Diamond we set the industry standard for restaurants within Garden Centres and the Rosary is no exception.  The Rosary can easily 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 already in place, we now need a hands-on   and self-driven manager to oversee and take ownership of the front of house operation and delivery of excellent service standards to our target AB1 customers.

To be successful in this role you will have an energetic personality and can naturally inspire and lead the team.  You will have a real passion for good food with a constant focus on taking standards of service to the next level. Your previous experience in a high-volume restaurant environment will also mean you have a great understanding of what it takes to drive an efficient and profitable restaurant business.

If this sounds like you, 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 20 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

Sous Chef

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's, Cheshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

The Rosary restaurant is looking for a Sous chef to join the kitchen team, the role involves working weekends but not nights, so this is perfect for a Sous Chef looking for a better work/life balance.

JOB DESCRIPTION 
As Sous Chef you will help manage the kitchen in the production and service of the best quality menus. Your role will involve deputising in the Head Chefs absence and will be involved with menu input and development, training of junior staff, GP targets and general kitchen paperwork. 


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 
Experience as a Sous Chef would be ideal but applicants in a Junior Sous or senior Chef de Partie role looking to progress will be considered. The successful candidate will have the ability to prepare foods to a high standard, good man management skills, hardworking and will have good communication skills. Experience in a fresh food environment is essential. 

BENEFITS 
competitive salary package including tip share. 28 days holiday per year, Christmas day, boxing day and new years day off!! free parking!!! 

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Garden Sundries Department Head

Grosvenor Garden Centre, Chester
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

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, stock ordering 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.

You will have experience of working with gardening sundries products and possess a good level of product knowledge so that you are able to advise and assist our customers on a daily basis.

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. 

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Chef

The Café at Grosvenor, Chester
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full time

Grosvenor Garden Centre’s restaurant prides itself on serving a delicious range of food using the very freshest ingredients - carefully sourced from local suppliers - to a wide variety of customers in a busy and vibrant environment.

We are passionate about the food we serve and the service we deliver. To help us achieve this, we are seeking an experienced and charismaticchef who will assist the chefs in the day to day running of the kitchen team , offering support and guidance to the team to consistently produce exceptional quality meals and light bites , good hygiene standards and exceptional levels of customer service. Experience as a chef  is essential 

 If you are passionate about food, thrive in a busy environment and enjoy seeing customers delighted by your efforts, then this is the role for you. In addition you will enjoy being part of the wider team, helping out whenever needed to make sure the customer experience is as satisfying as the food you produce. 

Full time (40 hours, daytimes only), normally 8am-5pm, depending on the needs of the business. Competitive Salary with benefits such as staff discount and 28days holiday per year. ( times may vary during periods such as Christmas)

To apply for this position, please send your C.V to the Restaurant Manager, Sarah Shaw at sarah.shaw@bluediamondgroup.gg

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Cook

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Restaurant
23.5 Hours per week, Part Time Permanent Position

Working as a Cook with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

This is a really exciting opportunity for an experienced cook to work in our restaurant team at our popular Harlow Garden Centre.   

We are looking for people who are used to working in busy kitchens and are used to preparing dishes of exceptional standard to order. You will have a real passion for good food with a clear focus on quality and presentation. You will be a team player with an energy and drive to succeed.

Additionally, some experience of HACCP, menu planning and working within a budget would be an advantage, however full training will be given.  

The shifts will be as follows:

  • Tuesdays 8.30am-4.30pm 
  • Fridays 8.30am-4.30pm
  • Sundays 9.00am-4.30pm

If this sounds like you, 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 21 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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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 friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants 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 
  • 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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Chef de Partie

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

Working as a Chef with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing dishes of exceptional standard to order.   You will have a real passion for good food with a clear focus on quality and presentation.  You will be a team player with an energy and drive to succeed.

Minimum 3 years’ experience

Must hold Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene

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

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.

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.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 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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Kitchen Porter

Café des Amis, Le Friquet, Guernsey Channel Islands
Restaurant
48 hours per week, Permanent

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 preferred.  

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

  • 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 

Duties will include:

  • General cleaning
  • Stock rotation
  • Putting deliveries away
  • Washing up
  • Operating an automatic dishwasher
  • Occasional table clearing 

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, paid holiday and an optional pension scheme.

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

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Catering Assistant

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

Stooks café at Newbridge garden centre in Horsham are looking for  part time and full time catering assistants, working front of house, assisting our customers, making drinks and clearing tables.

Flexible hours which will include some weekend shifts.

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General Assistant – Home and Indoor Living

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Home & Indoor Living
Full time (42.5 hours per week) and part time (14 hours per week alternate weekends) positions available

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in our home department at our very popular Newbridge Nurseries 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 require weekend working.

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Stock replenishment
  • General Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Till operation
  • Merchandising
  • Assisting department head with all duties.

You will need to be comfortable working as part of a team, whilst showing an outgoing and energetic personality. You will need to be approachable, friendly and efficient in your day to day work. A confident communicator who can interact with customers, and pass on product knowledge where appropriate

If this sounds like your ideal role, 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 21 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

Customer Service Assistant

Orchard Park Garden Centre, Dorset
Customer Service
Full time and part time vacancies available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as Till Assistants at our newly acquired Garden Centre in beautiful, rural Dorset.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and on delivering an exceptional and unique retail experience.  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.

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, paid holiday, and an optional pension scheme.

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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Cleaner

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Garden Centre
Full time & Part time position available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as Cleaners at our Percy Thrower Garden Centre, one of the latest centres to join our Group.

Our Cleaners play a pivotal role within our Garden Centres, helping to set the tone and match the expectations of our customers from the moment they step in store.

You will have responsibility for the cleaning of all areas using the supplied equipment, following the supplier’s recommended use instructions. You are required to adhere to COSHH regulations on consumables and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

You may be required during the course of your employment to carry out any other duties which are reasonable and within your capabilities in order to meet the needs of the business.

You must be self-motivated, have cleaning experience and be capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the position.

If this sounds like you 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 29 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

Kitchen Porter

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

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!

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.  We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional homemade dishes prepared daily by our chefs.  

Our open theatre kitchen and the luxurious and relaxing surroundings of the restaurants offers our customers a truly unique dining experience.

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Head Chef

Trentham Garden Centre, Staffordshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Full time / permanent position

Working as Head Chef with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

You can be guaranteed that our restaurants will be fast-paced environments 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.

As Head Chef you will lead and manage a team of 11 chefs and 8 front of house staff. 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 the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.  

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

Trentham Garden Centre is situated in the heart of Staffordshire, just one mile from the historic Wedgewood pottery centre and situated in the heart of picturesque gardens of the Trentham Estate Our customers enjoy our extensive range of plants, gardening products and our growing selection of inspirational and unique home and lifestyle products.   

Our 3 Trentham Restaurants (Terrazzo del Giardino, Caffe Bello, Six Arches Restaurant) are key focal points for our customers where they enjoy freshly made meals, prepared using some of the finest locally sourced produce, served in our relaxing surroundings.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 21 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

Commis Chefs

The Six Arches Restaurant, Trentham, Staffordshire
Kitchen
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Working as a Chef with Blue Diamond means not only will you enjoy an attractive salary, you will also gain a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts!

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing dishes of exceptional standard to order using fresh ingredients. You will have a real passion for good food with a clear focus on quality and presentation. You will be a team player with an energy and drive to succeed.

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

Trentham Garden Centre is situated in the heart of Staffordshire, just one mile from the historic Wedgewood pottery centre and situated in the heart of picturesque gardens of the Trentham Estate Our customers enjoy our extensive range of plants, gardening products and our growing selection of inspirational and unique home and lifestyle products.   

Our 3 Trentham Restaurants (Terrazzo del Giardino, Caffe Bello, Six Arches Restaurant) are key focal points for our customers where they enjoy freshly made meals, prepared using some of the finest locally sourced produce, served in our relaxing surroundings.

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 21 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

Cleaner

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Garden Centre
Full time & Part time position available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as Cleaners at our Weybridge Garden, one of the latest garden centres to join our Group.

Our Cleaners play a pivotal role within our Garden Centres, helping to set the tone and match the expectations of our customers from the moment they step in store.

You will have responsibility for the cleaning of all areas using the supplied equipment, following the supplier’s recommended use instructions. You are required to adhere to COSHH regulations on consumables and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

You may be required during the course of your employment to carry out any other duties which are reasonable and within your capabilities in order to meet the needs of the business.

You must be self-motivated, have cleaning experience and be capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the position.

If this sounds like you 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 29 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

Goods In Manager

Orchard Park Garden Centre, Dorset
Goods In
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are looking for an experienced Goods In-Manager to lead our busy goods in team at our new Orchard Park Garden Centre which was acquired by Blue Diamond in May 2018.  

As our Goods In Manager you would be responsible for overseeing and managing our smooth and efficient process for all incoming stock, inter branch transfers, stock returns and the upkeep and overall appearance of the yard and stock storage areas.  

Duties include:

  • Unloading Deliveries
  • Receiving Goods
  • Fork Lift Driving
  • General Housekeeping of both Goods In and Yard
  • Organising stock within the Stores

The successful Candidate will have the following skills:

  • Organisational skills
  • Great attention to detail and ability to investigate and deal with any stock discrepancies
  • Ability to lead and manage a team.
  • Able to work in a high pressure environment
  • Fork Lift Licence 
  • Ability to use Microsoft excel and similar computer software and experience of using an EPOS system is an advantage 
  • Self-Motivation
  • Health & Safety awareness

If this sounds like the ideal role for you then we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT ORCHARD PARK GARDEN CENTRE

The garden centre, which is situated on an 8-acre site on the edge of Gillingham in North Dorset, became our 21st garden centre in May 2018.

Now in its 11th year of trading, it has gone from strength to strength over the years successfully attracting a steady stream of customers with popular departments such as floristry, landscaping products for every garden project, plants, plant care, gifts and indoor & outdoor lifestyle ranges. 

 

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 21 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