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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 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, 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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Purchase Ledger Administrator

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living, Guernsey Channel Islands
40 Hours per week, permanent / full time

Blue Diamond are currently looking for a talented individual to fulfill this key role within our Purchase Ledger Team.

You will have responsibility for the receipt and payment of stock and overhead invoices, resolving centre queries and liaising with suppliers and garden centres. You will be responsible for ensuring that accounts are reconciled accurately, payments are issued within our terms and outstanding credit claims with suppliers are settled.

 

The ideal candidate will:

 

·         Have excellent numeracy and strong IT skills

·         Be accurate and organised

·         Have good customer service skills

·         Be able to work as part of a team

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Catering Assistant

The Gallery Carvery & Restaurant, 3 Shires, Gloucestershire
Weekend vacancies are 6 to 12 hours each, Either Saturday or Sunday, Permanent / Part Time

 

We have an exciting position available within our busy restaurant at 3Shires Garden Centre for a new Catering Assistant to join the team!

 

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

 

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
  • Other general duties

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

 

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 Gallery Carvery & Restaurant, 3 Shires, Gloucestershire
Restaurants
24 Hours per week, Alternate weekends, Permanent / Part Time

3Shires are seeking a motivated Kitchen Porter to join their team!

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

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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Garden Centre Manager

Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

We are actively seeking a driven, highly-motivated individual to lead our Brambridge Park Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Set amongst the beautiful themed gardens of Eastleigh in Hampshire, Brambridge Park Garden Centre, with an annual turnover of over £4 million, is one of the best destination garden centres in the region.  We offer our customers the very best in high quality plants and gardening products, as well a broad range of indoor living and lifestyle products.

 

We pride ourselves on our high standards of retailing, visual presentation and customer service and an exciting opportunity has now arisen to join our team.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We empower all of our Centre Managers to manage their centres as though they were their own businesses whilst enjoying full support from Head Office.  As Centre Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the centre including:

  • driving sales and maximising profit in order to consistently meet your KPIs
  • delivering exceptional standards of customer service
  • identifying trends in sales and profit opportunities and translating these into sound retail action points
  • leading, developing and motivating your team with a clear focus on driving exceptional performance
  • managing all controllable costs
  • ensuring high standards of stock management and control are constantly maintained
  • carrying out daily floor walks of every department 

ABOUT YOU

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 customer 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 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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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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Indoor Living Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire
Indoor Living
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

This 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 can expect your Role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group.

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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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Head Pastry Chef

East Bridgford Garden & Home, 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 work exclusively day shift patterns and with flexible days off this role is ideal to stay in touch with the hospitality industry without working the notoriously long hours.

As Head Pastry Chef you will be a member of the senior management team and will work on concept, dish and menu development specialising in the pastry department.  You will take the lead on producing exciting and creative pastries, cakes and desserts for our restaurants with high volume baking utilising fresh ingredients.

This is a really exciting opportunity for an experienced, innovative and professional Head Pastry Chef to work with a newly established team across our 2 restaurants, Café Theatre and The Greenhouse, at our brand new 9,500sqm garden centre at Bridgford which is due to open 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.

You will be an experienced Pastry Chef with the ability to manage working at pace and high volume.  You will be passionate about good food with a clear focus on presentation and quality.   You will be able to lead and develop a team and be confident in making and maintaining good working relationships with the front of house team.

High levels of cleanliness and organisation are expected, with a keen eye for stock control and waste. You must comply with all relevant legislation.

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.

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Commis Chef

East Bridgford Garden & Home, 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 Theatre and The Greenhouse, at our brand new 9,500sqm garden centre at Bridgford which is due to open 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!

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

Chef de Partie

East Bridgford Garden & Home, 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 Theatre and The Greenhouse, at our brand new 9,500sqm garden centre at Bridgford which is due to open 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!

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

Gardening and Furniture Assistant

Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge
Gardening and Furniture
40 Hours per week, Full Time, Permanent Position

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in our garden sundries and furniture department in our Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

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

The Centre has recently undergone a significant re-development and expansion which has had a substantial effect on footfall, with sales continuing to rise.

ABOUT THE ROLE

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.

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Stock replenishment.
  • General maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assembling Garden Furniture and BBQ’S
  • Assisting customers with carry to car.
  • Collecting trollies from the car park.
  • Till operation.

ABOUT YOU

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

The role will require weekend working.

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.

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!

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

Furniture and Christmas Department Head

Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge
Furniture and Christmas
40 Hours per week, Full Time, Permanent Position

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as the Furniture and Christmas department head in our Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

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

The Centre has recently undergone a significant re-development and expansion which has had a substantial effect on footfall, with sales continuing to rise.

ABOUT THE ROLE

To run our Outdoor Furniture and Christmas Department 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 the 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.

ABOUT YOU

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. The role will require weekend working.

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 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!

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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Chef

Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge
Restaurant
40hrs per week full time

We are looking for a Chef to join our busy fresh food kitchen at Coton Orchard .  The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond’s recently refurbished Coton Orchard Garden Centre.

About the Centre

Coton Orchard was planted in 1922. Like many orchards in the region it was established for the production of apples for the wholesale trade, with the bulk of its produce being marketed through London. Since fruit started to be imported from abroad, Coton Orchard is probably one of the last remaining orchards in Cambridgeshire and perhaps the most picturesque. A haven for wildlife and a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Cambridge city centre, Coton Orchard is a patchwork of apple and plum trees, strawberry fields, green pastures and grape vines.

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

About the Post

This position is for qualified and experienced chefs, who have experience of working with fresh food, and have a real passion for creating dishes with fresh produce.  They will assist the Head Chef with the smooth and efficient operation of the kitchen to ensure the company's reputation for food quality is maintained at all times.  It is essential that applicants must hold a food hygiene certificate.

We pride ourselves on our excellent food standards, and wish to appoint employees who will adhere to these high standards. The successful candidate will be someone who works well under pressure, and who is an excellent team player, and will help out anywhere in the kitchen when required.

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.  

You will work 5 out of 7 days on a shift rota, which will include work on weekends and bank holidays.

If you would like to join our friendly team, then we would love to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Temporary Garden Centre Assistant

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Furniture
Temporary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a seasonal assistant across a variety of departments in our Derby Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Derby Garden Centre is near the vibrant and cosmopolitan city, and sits on the boundary of the beautiful Peak District and is very popular locally and with customers further afield. 

 

We are proud of our strong tradition of plant and gardening sales and our impressive and ever growing range of home and lifestyle products means we have developed as a true destination centre.  

We offer our customers a truly unique retail experience in an aspirational environment where they can enjoy engaging with and buying our fantastic products and receive exceptional customer service.

ABOUT THE ROLE

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.

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

ABOUT YOU

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

The role will require weekend working.

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!

Vacancies available from Mid March to end of July

Varied shifts available throughout the week and weekends

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Temporary Garden Centre Assistant

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Plants
Temporary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a seasonal assistant across a variety of departments in our Derby Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Derby Garden Centre is near the vibrant and cosmopolitan city, and sits on the boundary of the beautiful Peak District and is very popular locally and with customers further afield.  

We are proud of our strong tradition of plant and gardening sales and our impressive and ever growing range of home and lifestyle products means we have developed as a true destination centre. 

We offer our customers a truly unique retail experience in an aspirational environment where they can enjoy engaging with and buying our fantastic products and receive exceptional customer service.

ABOUT THE ROLE

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 Temporary Garden Centre Assistant, your duties will include:

  • Assisting customers with carrying items to their car.
  • Maintaining and watering plant stock.
  • Maintaining the general appearance of the Centre and housekeeping.
  • Collecting trollies from the car park.
  • Till operation.

ABOUT YOU

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

The role will require weekend working.

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!

Vacancies available from Mid March to end of July

Varied shifts available throughout the week and weekends

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Temporary Goods In Assistant

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Goods In
Temporary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a seasonal assistant across a variety of departments in our Derby Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE CENTRE

Derby Garden Centre is near the vibrant and cosmopolitan city, and sits on the boundary of the beautiful Peak District and is very popular locally and with customers further afield. 

We are proud of our strong tradition of plant and gardening sales and our impressive and ever growing range of home and lifestyle products means we have developed as a true destination centre. 

 

We offer our customers a truly unique retail experience in an aspirational environment where they can enjoy engaging with and buying our fantastic products and receive exceptional customer service.

ABOUT THE ROLE

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.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Unloading and receiving of stock
  • General Housekeeping
  • Following Health & Safety procedures

Skills required:

  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to work fast and accurately
  • Well organised
  • Clean Driving Licence

Skills preferred:

  • Fork lift Truck licence

Please note that heavy lifting and working outdoors in all weathers is involved in this role.

ABOUT YOU

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

The role will require weekend working.

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!

Vacancies available from Mid March to end of July

Varied shifts available throughout the week and weekends

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant

The Vines Restaurant, Chatsworth, Derbyshire
Restaurant
Varies, Permanent / Part Time

The Vines restaurant is seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to join the team as a Catering Assistant.

Duties will include providing the excellent customer service that is expected of the Chatsworth name. You will need to be a friendly and approachable person who has a passion for customer service. Other duties will include cleaning, operating a dishwasher and food preparation

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plants Sales Assistant

Fryer's Garden Centre, Cheshire
Plants
Permanent postion

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 successful candidate will ideally have experience from a Garden Centre or Nursery, however all training will be provided.

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.

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

Kitchen Porter

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's, Cheshire
Restaurant
Permanent postion

The successful candidate will be responsible for the fast efficient cleaning of all crockery, cutlery and utensils as well as the following duties:

  • Regular removal of waste from the kitchen
  • General up keep and cleaning of the kitchen

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

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Furniture/Outdoor Living & Christmas Sales Assistant

Fryer's Garden Centre, Cheshire
Furniture/Outdoor Living & Christmas
42.5 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

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, outdoor leisure and Christmas products.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of high shop floor standards and merchandising
  • Assisting with delivery and installation of outdoor living products for customers. Will involve heavy lifting at times.

 This position is to work 10 days per fortnight on a rota, working alternate weekends and must have previous retail experience.

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

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Catering Assistant

The Rosary Restaurant, Fryer's, Cheshire
Restaurant
Permanent postion

Our catering assistants enjoy a varied role and will be involved in duties including serving customers from our fabulous food counters, serving teas and coffees, table clearing, welcoming customers and cleaning duties.

You will have experience of working in a customer facing role and possess excellent customer service skills.  You will have great communication skills with an ability to work well within a team.  You don’t necessarily have to have experience of waiting as full training will be provided. 

As well as a varied role with career progression opportunities and on the job training, you will benefit from regular shifts (with no evening work) and paid holidays.

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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.

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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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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!

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Fashion Retail Manager

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living, Guernsey Channel Islands
Fashion
43.5 Hours per week, full time Position

We are actively seeking a Fashion Retail Manager to run our fabulous Fashion Department

ABOUT THE ROLE

To run our fabulous Fashion Department at Le Friquet 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.

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 paced environment

ABOUT YOU

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

 

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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Kitchen Porter

Café des Amis, Le Friquet, Guernsey Channel Islands
Restaurant
Permanent Position

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 are great benefits!

  • Parking
  • A friendly & supportive team
  • A varied and exciting faced paced role
  • Paid holidays
  • Staff discount
  • Full on the job training

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

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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Plants Department Head

Matlock Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Plants
5 days per week, Permanent / Full time

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

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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Indoor Living Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Indoor Living
42.5 Hours per week, permanent / full time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in the Indoor living Department at Newbridge.

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service, and general computer skills are also preferred.

This 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 can expect your Role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group.

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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Temporary Garden Centre Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Plants
Various hours, Temporary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a seasonal assistant across a variety of departments in our Newbridge Nurseries 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 now expanded to become one of the largest, most successful garden centres in the South of England.

Our strong gardening heritage is complemented by our impressive range of indoor living and lifestyle products, which together ensures we are able to offer our customers a unique shopping experience in an inspirational environment and we are now looking to expand our dedicated team.

ABOUT THE ROLE

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 Temporary Garden Centre Assistant, your duties will include:

  • Assisting customers with carrying items to their car.
  • Maintaining and watering plant stock.
  • Maintaining the general appearance of the Centre and housekeeping.
  • Collecting trollies from the car park.
  • Till operation.

ABOUT YOU

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

The role will require weekend working.

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!

Vacancies available from Mid March to end of July

Varied shifts available throughout the week and weekends

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Gardening Sundries Assistant

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in our gardening sundries department.

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. Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of customer service.

 The role will require weekend working.

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Stock replenishment.
  • General maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Assisting customers with carry to car.
  • Collecting trollies from the car park.
  • Till operation.

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.

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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Hardy Plant General Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Plants
42.5 Hours per week, Full Time

Owing to continued success an opportunity has arisen for an experienced horticulturalist to join our team.

Working in an award winning, busy and exciting environment you will be responsible for undertaking various aspects of plant retailing alongside an experienced team.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES.

  • Excellent level of customer service
  • High level of plant knowledge and the confidence to pass this knowledge on through assisting customers to make correct choices
  • Flare for merchandising, creative inspiring displays
  • Ability to work under pressure at a fast pace either in a team or individually

If this position appeals to you and you feel you have what it takes to join one of the UK’s fastest growing Garden Centre Groups then please apply to the general manager at

Steve.nicholls@newbridgegardencentre.co.uk

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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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Customer Service Assistant

Trentham Garden Centre, Staffordshire
Gardening
25.5 hours per week, Permanent

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who shows attention to detail and enjoys working in a fast-paced retail environment. Working as part of a team, you will be assisting the department head with merchandising of products with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

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Home Department General Assistant

Trentham Garden Centre, Staffordshire
Home
42.5 hours per week, Permanent / Full time / Alternate weekends

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person. As the ideal candidate you will be immaculatley presented, professional, with a strong eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about Customer Service, polite and out going and someone who always puts our customer first. 

Must be able to demonstrate an outstanding level of Customer Service, general computer skills are also preferred.

In this role, your duties will include:

  • Stock replenishment
  • General maintenance and housekeeping
  • Merchandising
  • Assisting Department Heads with all duties

You can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress you career within Blue Diamond Group.

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

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