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

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

Channel Islands

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

UK Centres

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

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

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Current Vacancies

Buyer (Home)

Blue Diamond Group
Group Operations
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven Buyer to join our growing Home and Indoor Living buying team.

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

  • Range selection and implementation
  • Visiting trade shows and showrooms
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers ensuring maximum profitability
  • Putting together initial allocations to centers and liaising with the Retail Support Team for implementation
  • Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges and executing in stores
  • Liaising with the store development team re fixtures and ranges for them to implement in new centers and refits
  • Center visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving space productivity and profitability
  • Briefing the Home Analyst on ad hoc projects and identifying opportunities for growth

Reporting in to the Head of Home, the ideal candidate will have the ability to get underneath our brand and what it means to our customers, they will have the vision to ensure a point of difference from our competitors and create an aspirational look and feel to product and merchandising.

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

The following skills are essential -

  • Previous buying experience preferably in a retail environment
  • Highly motivated, able to work autonomously and has a 'can do' attitude 
  • The ability to build good supplier relationships
  • Ability to travel to centres around the country and ChanneI Islands
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A team player
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Confident in data analysis to identify opportunities and follow through to implementation

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

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

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Till Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre,Hampshire
Tills/Customer Service
Up to 24 hours per week, Permanent / Part Time

We are looking for an outgoing, cheerful and enthusiastic person to join our experienced customer services team at Brambridge Park Garden.

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

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.
You will provide first class customer service and take responsibility for ensuring are processes that are entered through the tills are done correctly.

The ideal candidate will have retail experience and a passion for excellent customer service.

Duties include assisting customers, answering the phone and helping to maintain the highest standards across the store.

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

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Kitchen Porter

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

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

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Porters:

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

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

Please note that weekend work is essential.

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

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Buyer (Books, Cards & Children’s Toys)

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

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

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

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

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

The following skills are essential -

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

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

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

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

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Stock Control Systems Administrator - Part time position

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

Open to trainee applications

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

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

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

Responsibilities and Accountabilities Job Overview:

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

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Food Guru

Blue Diamond Group
Operations
40 hours per week, Permanent, Full time

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. Each of our centres boast their own unique restaurants where our customers love to dine in relaxing and aspirational surroundings. Our restaurants are a key part of our business employing over 700 employees and generating £20m+ in turnover per year and have become destination centres in their own right.

We pride ourselves on delivering a point of difference to our customers with a focus on making each dining experience memorable and we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced head chef to join our Group Operations team as our Food Guru. You will work with our established kitchen teams across the group to help guide and support them with their food offering to ensure our high standards and overall tone is consistently maintained and developed. This will include assisting them to plan menus with a point of difference.

This will involve regularly working alongside our chefs to support and coach them to continually develop the visual presentation, taste and style of their dishes. You will regularly review and monitor the food presentation and quality through visits to each restaurant in the group and provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement and development. Although you won't have overall responsibility for menu planning, your knowledge of the food quality our customers expect coupled with your creativity and vision will mean you can have a strong influence over every plate of food that leaves our kitchen.

To be the successful candidate you will:

  • Most likely be a head chef looking to progress your career beyond the daily food service of the kitchen
  • Have experience of working in establishments with an AB1 clientele
  • Be creative and innovative with a passion for delivering exceptional quality food that will excite and inspire our AB1 target customers
  • Be ambitious and have excellent vision with extensive knowledge and understanding of current food trends and innovation
  • Have an energetic personality with an ability to engage and inspire the kitchen teams you would be supporting.

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.

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Tills & Customer Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EPOS Till / Till Manager

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

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

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.

ABOUT THE ROLE
As EPOS 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 30,000 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.

You will also be required to provide cover as a Till Supervisor. In this part of your role you would be responsible for ensuring excellent standards of customer service are maintained, you will manage the daily cashing up processes and ensure that there is adequate change in the safe at all times. In addition, you will be required to prepare, analyse, and complete a range of reports relating to till activity. You will ensure all till staff are following the correct operating procedures and that staffing levels in all customer service and till areas are always adequate.

ABOUT YOU
To be successful as EPOS/Till 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

The Vines Restaurant, Chatsworth,Derbyshire
Restaurant
39.5 Hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

We are seeking a friendly individual to join our team at Chatsworth Garden Centre Restaurant. If you enjoy working in a friendly and fast paced environment, have great customer service skills and have an interest in catering and an eye for detail this could be just the job for you.

Located on the stunning Chatsworth Estate and the ancient seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, Chatsworth Garden Centre has an idyllic and stunning location.

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

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

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

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

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Department Head

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Assistant

Fermoy's Garden Centre,Devon
Plants
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full Time

Fermoy's Garden Centre are seeking a motivated General Assistant to join their busy Plant Department, where they will display a great customer focus and be prepared to go that extra mile.

We've grown from a Pick Your Own working fruit farm in the 1970's to the large Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Cafe that you'll find today. We value our customers and aim to meet their needs and requirements at the highest possible standard.

We have giftware, a restyled plant area, BBQ's and garden furniture. We also have our Brown & Green Farm shop which stocks our popular and delicious artisan food and drinks.

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

Serving and advising customers in making purchases
Keeping the department well merchandised, clean and tidy
Ensuring all plants are well watered
Maintaining stock
Plant husbandry
The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of plants and a key eye for detail.

Good retail standards and self-motivation are key, as well as being able to work well in a team.

Good IT skills are essential.

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

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Restaurant Team Leader

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

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

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

Duties to include:

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

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

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

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Stock Control Manager

Grosvenor Garden Centre,Chester
EPOS
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

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

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.

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.

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General Assistant

Grosvenor Garden Centre,Chester
Food Hall
18 Hours per week, Permanent / Part Time

Grosvenor Garden Centre are seeking a motivated individual to join the Food Hall team on a part time basis.

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

The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be passionate about food. You must be confident enough to look after this department on a day to day basis, have a good eye for detail and have a high standard of accuracy.

A good knowledge of computers is necessary and full training will be given.
Please be aware this position includes some heavy lifting.

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, we would love to hear from you!

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Catering Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hardy Plants Department Head

Harlow Garden Centre,Harlow
Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

An amazing opportunity has arisen to join our expanding plant team as Department Head for Hardy Plants at our Harlow Garden Centre.

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
We are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to manage our Hardy Plant Area who can drive sales and maintain our high retail standards, whilst at the same time provide a level of service that exceeds customer expectations. The successful candidate will have responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the department ensuring that the highest standards of plant quality, visual appearance and maintenance are consistently applied.

You will ensure that customers are given the very best in service and you will provide them with expert knowledge and advice on plants. You will play an active role in the stock ordering and stock control processes for your sections and for training and developing your team.

ABOUT YOU
The ideal candidates will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres 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 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

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

Seasonal Plants Department Head

Harlow Garden Centre,Harlow
Seasonal Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

An amazing opportunity has arisen to join our expanding plant team as Department Head for Seasonal Plants at our Harlow Garden Centre.

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
We are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to manage our Seasonal Plant Area who can drive sales and maintain our high retail standards, whilst at the same time provide a level of service that exceeds customer expectations. The successful candidate will have responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the department ensuring that the highest standards of plant quality, visual appearance and maintenance are consistently applied.

You will ensure that customers are given the very best in service and you will provide them with expert knowledge and advice on plants. You will play an active role in the stock ordering and stock control processes for your sections and for training and developing your team.

ABOUT YOU
The ideal candidates will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres 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 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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Garden Centre Manager

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

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

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

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control & Till Manager

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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our management team at Harlow Garden Centre as EPOS Manager. Our EPOS 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 EPOS 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 EPOS 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 a friendly and professional individual to join Blue Diamond as a Catering Assistant within our busy Restaurant, Café Des Amis. The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond's Le Friquet Garden Centre, which is situated in the beautiful parish of Castel in Guernsey, and is proud to boast being one of the island's largest garden centres.

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

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

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

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

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Catering Assistant

Garden Gallery Restaurant, Matlock,Derbyshire
Restaurant
39.5 Hours per week, Permanent, Full Time

We are seeking a friendly individual to join our team at Matlock Garden Centre Restaurant. If you enjoy working in a friendly and fast paced environment, have great customer service skills and have an interest in catering and an eye for detail this could be just the job for you.

Matlock Garden Centre is situated in the village of Tansley, surrounded by the beautiful Peak District Countryside, and is a welcoming stop off point between enjoying the areas stunning scenery, market towns and picturesque villages.

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

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

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

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

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Department Head – Gardening Sundries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 our busy Restaurant. Café Theatre sits within Blue Diamond's Redfields Home of Garden & Living, and underwent a huge refurbishment in 2014 and now delivers a unique garden centre experience, and boasts two beautiful restaurants, Café Theatre and Treetops.

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

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

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

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

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Home Supervisor

Redfields Home of Garden & Living,Hampshire
Home
40 per week, Including alternate weekends, Permanent, Full Time

We are looking for a self-motivated and creative individual to join us at Redfields Home of Garden & Living to work within our Home department.

Redfields, Home of Garden and Living is one of the Blue Diamond Group's flagship centres offering a unique retail experience showcasing the very best in garden and home living.

Our exceptional standards in visual merchandising and diverse product range means our customers enjoy shopping in a truly aspirational environment.

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

As the ideal candidate, you would preferably have experience of working within this kind of environment and supervisory background.

The role will consist of supporting the Home Manager, customer service, ordering, being able to build visual displays, stock control, housekeeping, and generally overseeing the department and the team whilst providing full support.

Please note the role requires the successful candidate to work alternate weekends with a day off in the week.

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

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Kitchen Porter / Assistant

Café Theatre, Redfields,Hampshire
Restaurant
35 hours per week, £7.20 per hour Permanent / Full Time

If you're on the lookout for an opportunity as a Kitchen Porter/Assistant, or want to start your career as a Kitchen Assistant with the view to progressing your career to become a Chef, then this could be just the right career move for you!

As our Kitchen Assistant at Café Theatre, you'll be a valued part of our 'family' that loves the thrill of working under pressure in a well-known and much-loved business!

Café Theatre sits within Blue Diamond's Redfields Home of Garden & Living, and underwent a huge refurbishment in 2014 and now delivers a unique garden centre experience, and boasts two beautiful restaurants, Café Theatre and Treetops.

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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Retail Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fashion Retail Assistant

St Peters Garden Centre,Jersey Channel Islands
Fashion
20 Hours per week, Including Saturdays, Permanent, Part Time

We have an exciting opportunity for two Fashion Retail Assistants to join our Fashion department team at St Peters Garden Centre.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a keen interest in fashion as well as a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, and who would always put our customers first. You must have a minimum of 5 years residency status.

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

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

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Plant Area Sales Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stock Control Manager

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

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

ABOUT THE CENTRE
Centrally located in North Staffordshire our Trentham Garden Centre is one of our flagship centres and offers our customers an environment that is both inspirational and aspirational. With a turnover of nearly £8m a year and employing 75+ staff this centre is one of the largest in the group and is growing all the time. Having recently completed a stylish refurbishment our huge range showcases the very best in indoor and outdoor living products, as well as everything for the home and garden. The centre also boasts three superb restaurants, places in which our customers love to relax and dine – Terrazzo del Giardino, Café Bello and the Six Arches Restaurant.

ABOUT THE ROLE
As EPOS 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 EPOS 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.

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