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

Blue Diamond operates 29 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 29 Garden Centres are renowned as some of the best in the country and have won many retailing and restaurant awards.

Channel Islands

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

UK Centres

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

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

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Current Vacancies

Head of Food (Retail) - Operational

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

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Buyer/Category Manager (Home) - UK Based

Blue Diamond Group, UK
Home
40 Hours per week, Full Time

Salary: Pay competitive with attractive rates for the right candidate. Includes profit related bonus, Heath care and Pension

Following our recent significant expansion we are looking for a driven Buyer/Category manager to join our Home team.  

Our aim on our Home and Indoor Living range is to deliver a point of difference to an AB1 consumer to trigger those impulse buys from customers who visit our centres for a multitude of reasons. Kitchen, Bathroom, Room fragrance, Home accessories, Children’s, books and cards are just some of the categories within our Home department. Our Group generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer on ‘Home’ and we are looking for a person who is numbers driven analytical and passionate about driving profit. If you just want to select product and not control the retailing and execution in store this is NOT the job for you! 

You will report to the Head of Home and your responsibilities will include:

  • Range selection and implementation through allocations and merchandising briefs.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges.
  • Using our profit per person benchmarking system to identify missed and potential profit opportunities within store for, correcting missed profit and delivering potential profit.
  • Center visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving profitability for the categories you manage.

 

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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! Please send your CV to alan@bluediamond.gg.

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Buyers Assistant/Trainee Junior Buyer

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Fashion
Full time, Permanent Position

As a Buyers Admin Assistant /Trainee Junior Buyer– Womenswear you will support the buying function by managing the critical path and general administration duties.  This will include sample management from sketch launch to pre-production, supporting the team though sample process, and liaising with the relevant departments. You will be ready to take the next step in your career with a small buying responsibility for in season category buying and management, leading to sole responsibility for buying a product category when you have proven success in this area.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Work closely with the Buyers to ensure product objectives and sales plans are delivered. Contribute to product decisions across the department
  • Negotiate cost prices under guidance of Buyer, understanding the costing process and ensure target margins are met with the best product quality and delivery
  • Attend fit session and ensure highest priority in line with critical path is fitted first. Make suggestions for improvements and resolutions
  • Understand the buying calendar and the range building process and contribute to building a commercial balanced range through active participation re product strategy, competitive benchmarking, sales history and ad hoc creative influencing opportunities
  • Thorough critical path management 
  • Effective upward management of critical path issues (weekly meetings with Buyers to highlight any issues/ late approvals/ delays), proposing solutions
  • Manage the product development process - chase development samples back for sign off meetings
  • Manage and maintain visual range planner
  • Work with Buyers on any quality and delivery issues, agree actions and solutions
  • Attend sign off meetings and take notes for Buyer. Deputise confidently and effectively if Buyer is absent
  • Have store awareness and deal with store product queries in timely and professional manner
  • Manage Supplier relationships well - regular email communication/ phone calls
  • Sending tech packs off and in some cases creating tech packs for cross costing
  • Responsible for selecting and approving trims 
  • Responsible for approving all lap dip and bulk standards  
  • Ensure packaging & labelling for products are correct
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, good written and verbal communication skills

To be successful you will have:

Essential

  • The desire to become a buyer and show passion for the brand and their customer, commercially aware
  • Demonstrate a tenacious and positive "can do" attitude in all things, at all times
  • Willing to learn new skills and be open to new opportunities
  • High attention to detail related to product, processes and systems
  • Show willingness for continuous improvement in the role and to go the extra mile across the board
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
  • The ability to perform under pressure & self-manage, have an adaptable, flexible approach
  • Specific skills: computer literate

Desirable

  • Formal qualifications: Fashion Related Degree level

 

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and career progression opportunities.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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Purchase Ledger Administrator

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

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

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

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Plant Area Managers - UK

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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Stock Control Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

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Playbarn Supervisor - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

Excellent customer service skills are a must for this post.

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

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Till and Customer Service Assistants - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Customer Service
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Positions

We are delighted to be recruiting for till and customer service assistants to join our growing team at Bicester Avenue, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

Here at Blue Diamond we pride ourselves on our high standards of retailing, visual presentation and customer service.  In this role you will provide first class customer service by processing customer purchases through our tills efficiently and effectively. You will process payments in both cash and card transactions. You will help our customers with any queries they might have, and promote the Diamond Club membership.

You will assist customers with packing and taking their purchases to their vehicles. 

High levels of accuracy are required by our Cashiers when scanning products, to ensure that they are recorded correctly. In addition to this, the role does involve cash handling, therefore attention to detail and high levels of accuracy are required at all times.

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

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

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

We have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail and food offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!  

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Assistant Restaurant Manager - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our busy team at Bicester Avenue, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

As the Assistant Manager you will support the Restaurant Manager on a day to day basis in all aspects of running the very busy restaurant and work closely with them to achieve the set budget and targets.  We are looking for someone who can help take the Restaurant forward with new fresh and vibrant ideas.  

You will be focused on ensuring our customers always receive the highest standards in quality and service and in assisting the Restaurant Manager to drive sales and get the best possible performance from the team.  You will also stand in as the Restaurant Manager in their absence, ensuring full cover in all aspects of restaurant operations.

You will have experience of managing and leading a team and have been involved in hiring staff, training and development and managing payroll. 

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced restaurant in a supervisory role
  • have strong leadership and people management skills, gained from within a similar restaurant environment
  • have an awareness of the relevant health and safety regulations relating to kitchens, equipment, food preparation and service
  • be a great communicator with an ability to inspire and lead your team 
  • have a can-do attitude with a passion for excellence in everything you do
  • Be able to easily cope well under pressure and thrive on a challenge.
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded
  • be able to work well under pressure with high levels of focus and drive

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the BlueDiamond Group.

We have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail and food offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!  

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Chefs - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for experienced Chef De Partie and Sous Chefs to join our busy kitchen team at Bicester Avenue, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing fresh 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. 

High levels of cleanliness and organisation are expected, with a keen eye for stock control and waste.

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

We have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail and food offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!  

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Barista - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for experienced Baristas to join our busy front of house team at Bicester Avenue, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

We are looking for highly motivated people who have great barista skills and a clear focus on delivering excellence in quality and service to aid in the smooth running of our very popular coffee counters.

Though we are looking for coffee/barista experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will be teaching the Blue Diamond standards of Espresso coffee-based preparation, to the successful candidate. You will be well presented, be a great communicator and used to working under pressure.

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

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

We have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail and food offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!  

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Furniture / Christmas Department Head - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Furniture & Christmas
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Department Head to lead our Furniture and Christmas department at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

As a department head you can make a real difference from day one as you will be directly involved in driving sales and maximising profit, creating inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and leading and developing your team. Your attention to detail and commercial acumen will ensure our AB1 customers enjoy a shopping experience with a point of difference that encourages their loyalty and satisfaction.

To be successful as a Department Head you will:

  • be an experienced retailer with a background in similar product categories
  • be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment
  • have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness
  • have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock
  • 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
  • ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

As well as a competitive salary and benefits, you can also expect to receive training and further career development opportunities.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Manager – Hardy Plants and Seasonal Plants - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Seasonal Plants and Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are looking for two driven, experienced and entrepreneurial Plant Area Managers, one for Hardy Plants and one for Seasonal Plants, to join our recently acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

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!

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 hardy and/or seasonal 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.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Goods-In Manager - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Goods In
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are looking for and experienced Goods In-Manager to join our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

As Goods-In Manager you will oversee the smooth and efficient process for all incoming stock, inter-branch transfers and stock returns. This is a hands-on role where you will be working alongside your team checking in stock efficiently and effectively, investigating any delivery or system discrepancies and facilitating stock moving out onto the shop floor for sale as quickly as possible.

You will have experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or in stock control and you will have excellent IT skills in order to fully navigate our EPOS system and be able to use Microsoft excel to good standard. You will be a good communicator with an ability to manage and lead your team. Working under pressure is something you will be used to and possessing a fork lift licence is preferable.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre. With an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years and investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control Manager - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Stock Control Manager at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

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. You will have an energetic personality with a positive can-do attitude and a natural ability to engage, inspire and coach your colleagues around you.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Home Retail Manager - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Home
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Retail Manager for our Home and Indoor Living Department at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

As a Group, Blue Diamond generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer in the ‘Home’ category and with product ranges including kitchen, bathroom, room fragrance, home accessories, children’s, books and cards we are the garden centre industry leader.

As a Home Retail Manger, you can make a real difference from day one as you will have responsibility for driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and aspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.  Using our profit per customer benchmarking tools you will draw on your commercial acumen and experience to identify potential profit opportunities and to correct any missed opportunities.

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment 
  • be able to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of our Home product range
  • have a track-record for achieving targets and KPIs 
  • have a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • possess good commercial insight with an ability to take performance data and translate into sound retail action points 
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our AB1 customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Food Hall Manager - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Food Hall
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are looking for an experienced food retailer to lead and manage our farm hall team at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

We are passionate about providing our customers with great local, ethically sourced, artisan food and drink. Supporting local produce is the cornerstone of our farm shop business and with our aspirational retailing standards, we are able to offer our AB1 customers a truly unique shopping experience.

As Food Hall Manager, your role will involve managing the day to day operation of the farm shop, including leading, training and motivating your team. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the customer experience is second to none and that the retail presentation always reflects the local message.

To thrive within our food hall you will need to have a passion and love for food retailing and you will know what it takes to drive sales and profit. You will have a keen eye for those key details that matter to our customers to ensure their satisfaction and loyalty.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Gardening Sundries Department Head - Bicester

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Sundries Department Head at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

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

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

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

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.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Pastry Chef - Bicester

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Day Shifts Only, Permanent / Full time

Are you an experienced Pastry Chefwith a passion for creating incredible desserts and indulgent afternoon teas?  

Feel you have what it takes to lead a team to produce excellent cakes, pastries and fine patisserie?  

Bicester, part of the reputable Blue Diamond Group, may have the perfect next career move for you.  We are changing the face of garden centre dining through our innovative and creative restaurant refurbs and are looking for an ambitious and passionate Head Pastry Chef who will play a key role in the exciting developments. 

The right candidate will help lead a team of chefs to deliver high standard homemade products using quality ingredients and specialist food suppliers.  

If you think you have the initiative, experience and motivation we are looking for, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to alton.rudd@bludiamond.gg

Salary: Very Competitive 

Hours: 40 hours per week Day Shifts Only

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Waiter/Waitress - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 20 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.  

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Kitchen Porter - Nottingham

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

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Commis Chef - Nottingham

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Assistant - Nottingham

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

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

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef De Partie - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Seasonal General Assistant - Nottingham

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Seasonal General Assistant
Temporary full and part time vacancies available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join the team as Seasonal General Assistants at our stunning Garden Centre at Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, to assist with the build up to and during our busy Christmas period. 

We have a wide range of full and part time positions both temporary and permanent available throughout the Centre.  

Blue Diamond Garden and Home, Bridgford is a unique, innovative and purpose-built garden centre situated on a 14-acre site directly on the A46 just outside East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

This newly opened centre has 9,500sqm of retailing space, including a cold covered house plant area, 3 restaurants, and a play barn making it one of the UK’s largest destination centres.  

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.

We have vacancies in the following departments:

  • Customer Services and Tills
  • Home and Indoor Living 
  • Ice Rink 
  • General Assistant / Stock Replenishment

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Containers & Garden Features Supervisor - Nottingham

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
40 hours per week

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

The ideal candidate will:

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

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

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

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

You can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition there is a generous staff discount and 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Home Retail Manager - Cardiff

Cardiff Garden Centre, Cardiff
Home
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Retail Manager for our Home and Indoor Living Department at our Cardiff .

As a Group, Blue Diamond generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer in the ‘Home’ category and with product ranges including kitchen, bathroom, room fragrance, home accessories, children’s, books and cards we are the garden centre industry leader.

As a Home Retail Manger, you can make a real difference from day one as you will have responsibility for driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and aspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.  Using our profit per customer benchmarking tools you will draw on your commercial acumen and experience to identify potential profit opportunities and to correct any missed opportunities.

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment 
  • be able to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of our Home product range
  • have a track-record for achieving targets and KPIs 
  • have a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • possess good commercial insight with an ability to take performance data and translate into sound retail action points 
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our AB1 customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded

Cardiff joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cook - Cardiff

Cardiff Garden Centre, Cardiff
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced cook to join our busy Restaurant kitchen team at Cardiff Garden Centre, one of our 9 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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

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

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Congresbury

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Permanent / Full time

We are recruiting an experienced head chef to join our busy kitchen at Cadbury garden centre.one of our 9 newly acquired garden centres which joined the blue diamond group.

Working as head chef, not only will you receive an attractive salary but will gain a far better work life balance, working retail style hours. With no split shifts or evening work.

We are looking for a calm, passionate chef willing to pass on the knowledge you have gained to other team members.

You will be used to working in a fast-paced environment, preparing fresh dishes using local ingredients and menus.

You will be keen to develop your own signature menu in line with our AB1 customer expectations.

Cadbury garden centre is to be completely refurbished and we are looking for a chef who wants to come on that journey with us in re-establishing this centre as the premier go to destination in the south west.

Please forward CV directly to Darren.franks@bluediamond.gg

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cook - Congresbury

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced cook to join our busy Restaurant kitchen team at Cadbury Garden Centre, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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

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

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Pets & Aquatics Sales Assistant - Derbyshire

Chatsworth Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Up to 40 hours per week, Permanent, Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a Sales Assistant to work in the 

Pets & Aquatics Department. 

Experience within a pet and aquatic retail environment is essential. 

Duties will include;

  • Stock replenishment and merchandising
  • General maintenance and housekeeping
  • Providing excellent customer service

You will have experience of caring for different types of animals and aquatic life and be able to advise and assist our customers on a wide variety of products.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Derbyshire

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

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

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

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

Duties will include:

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

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

You can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition there is a generous staff discount and 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Furniture/Christmas Department Head - Derbyshire

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Furniture / Christmas
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an ambitious and energetic retailer to lead our Furniture and Christmas Department at our Derby Garden Centre.

To run our 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.

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.

To be successful as a retail manager in Furniture and Christmas 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.
  • be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment.
  • have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the centre manager to optimise profit. 
  • have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock.
  • ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

As well as a competitive salary and benefits, you can also expect training and further career development opportunities.

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 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant - Derbyshire

The Clock Tower Restaurant, Derby, Derbyshire
Restaurant
37.5 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Clocktower Restaurant. The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond's Derby Garden Centre.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Restaurant Supervisor - Derbyshire

The Clock Tower Restaurant, Derby, Derbyshire
Restaurant
37.5 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are seeking a friendly and professional individual to join Blue Diamond as a Restaurant Supervisor within our busy Clocktower Restaurant, situated within our popular Derby Garden.

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 Restaurant
  • Opening / closing of the Restaurant when required
  • Cashing up
  • Supervising the restaurant staff on their duties
  • Ensuring the high standards of service are met in the Restaurant at all times

 Desired skills:

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Home Retail Manager - Plymouth

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Home
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Retail Manager for our Home and Indoor Living Department at our newly acquired Endsleigh Garden Centre.

As a Group, Blue Diamond generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer in the ‘Home’ category and with product ranges including kitchen, bathroom, room fragrance, home accessories, children’s, books and cards we are the garden centre industry leader.

As a Home Retail Manger, you can make a real difference from day one as you will have responsibility for driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and aspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.  Using our profit per customer benchmarking tools you will draw on your commercial acumen and experience to identify potential profit opportunities and to correct any missed opportunities.

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment 
  • be able to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of our Home product range
  • have a track-record for achieving targets and KPIs 
  • have a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • possess good commercial insight with an ability to take performance data and translate into sound retail action points 
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our AB1 customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded

Endsleigh joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Sundries Department Head - Plymouth

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Sundries Department Head at our newly acquired Endsleigh Garden Centre, Devon.

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

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

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

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.

Endsleigh joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Fashion Retail Manager - Plymouth

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Fashion
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Fashion Retail Manager who will oversee our fabulous and exciting new fashion department at one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres, Endsleigh, which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

We have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!  

ABOUT THE ROLE

To run our fabulous Fashion Department, 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.

ABOUT YOU

To be successful as our Fashion Retail Manager 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.
  • Be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the centre manager to optimise profit.
  • have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock.
  • ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

 

 

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Goods-In Manager - Plymouth

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Goods In
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are looking for and experienced Goods In-Manager to join our newly acquired Endsleigh Garden Centre.

As Goods-In Manager you will oversee the smooth and efficient process for all incoming stock, inter-branch transfers and stock returns. This is a hands-on role where you will be working alongside your team checking in stock efficiently and effectively, investigating any delivery or system discrepancies and facilitating stock moving out onto the shop floor for sale as quickly as possible.

You will have experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or in stock control and you will have excellent IT skills in order to fully navigate our EPOS system and be able to use Microsoft excel to good standard. You will be a good communicator with an ability to manage and lead your team. Working under pressure is something you will be used to and possessing a fork lift licence is preferable.

Endsleigh joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista - Cheshire

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

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Sous Chef - Cheshire

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

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

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


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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Gardening Sundries General Assistant - Cheshire

Fryer's Garden Centre, Cheshire
Sundries
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 gardening sundries department at our very popular Fryers’ Garden Centre.

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

In this role, your duties will include:

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Assistant - Cheshire

Fryer's Garden Centre, Cheshire
Plant Area
40 hours per week. Full or part-time hours available to include alternative weekends

We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service in an inspiring and exciting plant area.

As the ideal candidate, you will be friendly and approachable with a genuine interest in and knowledge of plants and gardening, 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 job will involve some heavy lifting and working outside in all weathers, so if you are an “outdoor” person with a love of plants and people, and would like to join our dedicated plant team at Fryer’s, we would love to hear from you.

Garden Sundries Department Head - Chester

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

ABOUT THE ROLE

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

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

ABOUT YOU

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Chester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Catering Assistant - Chester

The Café at Grosvenor, Chester
Restaurant
20 hours a week (including weekends), Part time, Permanent Positions

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Cafe at Grosvenor Garden Centre. 

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cook - Essex

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

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

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

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

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

The shifts will be as follows:

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

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

 

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef de Partie

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

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

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

Minimum 3 years’ experience

Must hold Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene

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

The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond's Le Friquet Garden Centre, which is situated in the beautiful parish of Castel in Guernsey, and is proud to boast being one of the island's largest garden centres.

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.  

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Kitchen Porter

Café 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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Seasonal Restaurant Staff - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Restaurant
Temporary / Part Time

Melbicks restaurant are looking for seasonal additions to our front of house team to deliver exceptional service to our guests over the busy Christmas period, various contracts and working patterns are available and can be discussed on interview, similar previous experience in a customer facing role would be preferable but not necessary as full training would be given to the right candidate.

So, if you have a passion for impeccable service and have a friendly outgoing personality drop us a line.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Seasonal Event Staff - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Restaurant
20 hrs SAT SUN only + Christmas eve, Temporary / Part time

Melbicks restaurant are looking for seasonal additions to our front of house team to deliver exceptional service to our guests over the busy Christmas period, various contracts and working patterns are available and can be discussed on interview, similar previous experience in a customer facing role would be preferable but not necessary as full training would be given to the right candidate.

Our Christmas ‘Elves’ will be responsible for making our Christmas events guests experiences as magical as possible. Working as hosts and waiters alongside our ‘special guest’ 

So, if you have a passion for impeccable service and have a friendly outgoing personality and a taste for the theatrical drop us a line.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Goods In Supervisor - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Good In
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced Goods-In Supervisor atour newly acquired Melbicks Garden Centre.

As Goods-In Supervisor you will oversee the smooth and efficient process for all incoming stock, inter-branch transfers and stock returns. This is a hands-on role where you will be working alongside your team checking in stock efficiently and effectively, investigating any delivery or system discrepancies and facilitating stock moving out onto the shop floor for sale as quickly as possible.

You will have experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or in stock control and you will have excellent IT skills in order to fully navigate our EPOS system and be able to use Microsoft excel to good standard. You will be a good communicator with an ability to supervise and lead a team. Working under pressure is something you will be used to and possessing a fork lift licence is preferable.

Melbicks joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Restaurant Team Leader - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Team Leader to join our busy restaurant team at Melbicks, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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 Team Leader, duties will include:

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control Manager - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Stock Control Manager at our newly acquired Melbicks Garden Centre.

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. You will have an energetic personality with a positive can-do attitude and a natural ability to engage, inspire and coach your colleagues around you.

Melbicks joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Demi Chef De Partie - Birmingham

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Demi Chef De Partie to join our busy kitchen team at Melbicks, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing fresh 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. 

High levels of cleanliness and organisation are expected, with a keen eye for stock control and waste.

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Head Chef - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Head Chef to lead and develop our Restaurant kitchen team at Nailsworth Garden Centre, one of our 9 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in September 2018. 

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

You can be guaranteed that our restaurants will be fast-paced environments so you can expect to be very hands-on and you will need to have experience of being able to manage high volumes of orders whilst ensuring exceptional standards of food quality are consistently maintained.

We are looking for a calm, passionate chef willing to pass on the knowledge you have gained to other team members.  You will have a real passion for good food and experience of designing and preparing fresh dishes using local ingredients 

You will be keen to develop your own signature menu in line with our AB1 customer expectations.

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Restaurant Manager - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting a restaurant manager to take ownership of our newly acquired garden centre in Nailsworth.

As the restaurant manager you will lead, motivate and build a customer focussed team. You will be responsible for setting budgets, maintaining your GP, you will grow your restaurant with a fresh and vibrant approach to your business.

You will be focussed on ensuring your customers always receive the highest standards and driving footfall in both your restaurant and the Garden Centre.

The ideal candidate will;

  • Have previous experience of working in a fast-paced restaurant with a supervisory role.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • A good awareness of the relevant health and safety regulations relating to kitchens, equipment, food preparation and service. 

Along with a competitive salary, discounts with the Blue Diamond Group, you will enjoy training and development along with potential career progression within our expanding group.

A great work life balance rarely found in catering includes retail style hours along with no evening work.

We have ambitious plans for this newly Acquired restaurant and we need someone to take ownership so we can drive this restaurant to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering assistant - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Restaurant
ll time and part time vacancies available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join us as catering assistants at our newly acquired Garden Centre in Nailsworth.

We have roles based throughout our restaurant, from front of house staff to those supporting in the Kitchen.

Depending on your role the duties would range from serving customers, food preparation and cleaning duties.

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 who is passionate about customer service.

Salary will be based upon experience, but you can expect a good work life balance with retail style hours.

If you think you fit this description and would like to join our team then we look forward to hearing from you.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cleaner - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Part time position available, 18 hours per week

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Goods In Manager - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Goods In
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are looking for and experienced Goods In-Manager to join our newly acquired Nailsworth Garden Centre.

As Goods-In Manager you will oversee the smooth and efficient process for all incoming stock, inter-branch transfers and stock returns. This is a hands-on role where you will be working alongside your team checking in stock efficiently and effectively, investigating any delivery or system discrepancies and facilitating stock moving out onto the shop floor for sale as quickly as possible.

You will have experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or in stock control and you will have excellent IT skills in order to fully navigate our EPOS system and be able to use Microsoft excel to good standard. You will be a good communicator with an ability to manage and lead your team. Working under pressure is something you will be used to and possessing a fork lift licence is preferable.

Nailsworth joined the Blue Diamond Group in September 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Gardening Sundries Department Head - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Gardening
Full time/permanent position available, 40 hours per week

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Sundries Department Head at our newly acquired Nailsworth Garden Centre.

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

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

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

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.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Outdoor Leisure & Christmas Department Head - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Furniture / Outdoor Living / Christmas
Full time/permanent position available, 40 hours per week

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Department Head to lead our Furniture and Christmas department at our newly acquired Nailsworth Garden Centre.

As a department head you can make a real difference from day one as you will be directly involved in driving sales and maximising profit, creating inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and leading and developing your team. Your attention to detail and commercial acumen will ensure our AB1 customers enjoy a shopping experience with a point of difference that encourages their loyalty and satisfaction.

To be successful as a Department Head you will:

  • be an experienced retailer with a background in similar product categories
  • be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment
  • have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness
  • have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock
  • 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
  • ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

As well as a competitive salary and benefits, you can also expect to receive training and further career development opportunities.

 

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Team Leader - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are seeking a friendly and professional person to join the team within our restaurant within our newly acquired Nailsworth Garden Centre.

We are looking for someone who has an energetic personality, who can motivate and inspire the team that you lead.

You must have a real passion for food with the drive to take this restaurant to the next level.

As restaurant team leader the role will include;

  • Assisting and standing in for the manager in their absence.
  • Opening and closing when required.
  • Supervising the restaurants staff on their duties.

Salary will be based upon experience, but you can expect there to be great your role to be varied and there are great opportunities to progress within the blue diamond group.

In addition, there is a great work life balance with retail style hours and no evening work.

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant - Horsham

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

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

Flexible hours which will include some weekend shifts.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

General Assistant – Home and Indoor Living - Horsham

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

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

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

In this role, your duties will include:

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Baking Assistant - Horsham

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

Do you love baking? 

Stooks at Newbridge prides itself on the fact that ALL our cakes are homemade on site. Would you like you join our lovely team? We are looking for a part time baking assistant to work 16 hours a week. 

The position will commence in September/October

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Commis Chef - Horsham

Stooks Café, Newbridge, West Sussex
Restaurant
40 hrs per week, Permanent / Full time

Stooks at Newbridge are looking for a motivated and passionate chef to assist our head chef & Sous chef in our kitchen, you will be used to a fast paced environment whilst delivering quality dishes for our guests,

You will benefit from daytime hours, no split shifts with evenings off and working alternate weekends.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Sous Chef - Horsham

Stooks Café, Newbridge, West Sussex
Restaurant
Permanent / Full time

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

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

You will work alongside our head chef who has run our kitchen since we opened creating new and inspiring menus.

The role involves the day-to-day running of the kitchen, leading by example and driving the business forward. As the Sous Chef, you will assist the Head Chef in all aspects of stock control, hygiene checks, health and safety, maintaining our high standards

As Sous Chef you must have:

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

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

The position will be starting in September/October

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Customer Service Assistant - Dorset

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Goods In Manager - Dorset

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

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

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

Duties include:

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

The successful Candidate will have the following skills:

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

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

ABOUT ORCHARD PARK GARDEN CENTRE

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

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

 

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Home Retail Manager - Shrewsbury

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Home
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Retail Manager for our Home and Indoor Living Department for our newly acquired garden centre, Percy Thrower, Shrewsbury.

As a Group, Blue Diamond generates more profit per customer than any other garden centre retailer in the ‘Home’ category and with product ranges including kitchen, bathroom, room fragrance, home accessories, children’s, books and cards we are the garden centre industry leader.

As a Home Retail Manger, you can make a real difference from day one as you will have responsibility for driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and aspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.   Using our profit per customer benchmarking tools you will draw on your commercial acumen and experience to identify potential profit opportunities and to correct any missed opportunities.

To be the ideal candidate you will:

  • have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment 
  • be able to quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of our Home product range
  • have a track-record for achieving targets and KPIs 
  • have a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • possess good commercial insight with an ability to take performance data and translate into sound retail action points 
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of our AB1 customers and constantly striving to ensure their expectations are always exceeded

Percy Thrower joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Gardening Sundries Department Head - Shrewsbury

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Sundries
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Sundries Department Head at our newly acquired Percy Thrower Garden Centre, Shrewsbury.

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

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

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

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.

Percy Thrower joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Shrewsbury

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Full time

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

This Garden Centre group operates 30 garden Centre’s across the UK and Channel Islands.

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced senior chef to lead our busy kitchen team.   Based at our garden Centre in Shrewsbury, you will enjoy an attractive salary whilst gaining a far better work life balance as we have no evening work or split shifts.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate chef who will be used to working in a high-volume kitchen, preparing fresh dishes of exceptional quality.

You will have a real passion for food with a clear focus on presentation.

We need a team player who can coach as well as direct the offering and team members.

High levels of cleanliness and organization are expected with a keen eye for stock control and minimizing wastage.

Along with a competitive salary we offer a great career path as we rapidly expand our group

Contact Darren.franks@bluediamond.gg

07518 905309

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista - Fleet

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Positions

We are seeking friendly and energetic individuals who shares our passion for great coffee and excellent customer service to join Blue Diamond as Baristas.  

We are looking for highly motivated people who have great barista skills and a clear focus on delivering excellence in quality and service to aid in the smooth running of our very popular coffee counters.

Though we are looking for coffee/barista experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will be teaching the Blue Diamond standards of Espresso coffee-based preparation, to the successful candidate. You will be well presented, be a great communicator and used to working under pressure.

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

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Admin Support

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Part Time, 4 hours Mon-Fri.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. 

We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields

We are looking to fill a part time vacancy to support our development team with admin tasks, purchasing, budgeting and planning. This which can develop into a full time occupancy in time. 

The ideal candidate would need to be well organised, reliable and be able to work to tight timelines. Experience in Microsoft Excel is essential. An understanding of AutoCAD would be ideal. 

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!

Kitchen Porter - Fleet

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

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Porters: 

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

You can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition there is a generous staff discount and 28 days paid holiday per year, which includes public and bank holidays.

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

Redfields, Home of Garden and Living is one of the Blue Diamond Group’s flagship centres and boasting two beautiful restaurants – Café Theatre and Treetops, it is a true destination centre.  We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional homemade dishes prepared daily by our chefs.  

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Weekend Catering Assistants - Fleet

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
7-8 hours a week – Weekends Only

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Café Theatre and Tree Tops Restaurants. These Restaurants sit within Blue Diamond's flagship Redfields Garden Centre.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Pastry Chef - Weybridge

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Day Shifts Only, Permanent / Full time

Are you an experienced Pastry Chef with a passion for creating incredible desserts and indulgent afternoon teas?  

Feel you have what it takes to lead a team to produce excellent cakes, pastries and fine patisserie?  

Weybridge, part of the reputable Blue Diamond Group, may have the perfect next career move for you.  We are changing the face of garden centre dining through our innovative and creative restaurant refurbs and are looking for an ambitious and passionate Head Pastry Chef who will play a key role in the exciting developments.

The right candidate will help lead a team of chefs to deliver high standard homemade products using quality ingredients and specialist food suppliers.  

If you think you have the initiative, experience and motivation we are looking for, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to alton.rudd@bludiamond.gg

Salary: Very Competitive 

Hours: 40 hours per week Day Shifts Only

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control Manager - Addlestone

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Garden Centre
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

Following our recent significant expansion, we are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Stock Control Manager at our newly acquired Weybridge Garden Centre.

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. You will have an energetic personality with a positive can-do attitude and a natural ability to engage, inspire and coach your colleagues around you.

Weybridge joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Weekend Clothing Assistant - Hampshire

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Fashion
A role on Saturday or Sunday is available to support our newly-expanded clothing department

If you would like to find out more about this/these opportunity/ies to join one of the UK's fastest growing garden centre groups, please visit www.bluediamond.gg/careers, contact Charles Miller on 01252 624444 or send your CV to Charles.Miller@redfieldsgardencentre.co.uk.

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Clothing Assistant - Hampshire

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Fashion
Monday - Friday 9-3 pm

General Duties

  • Dealing with stock
  • Keeping the department tidy
  • Helping customers

If you would like to find out more about this/these opportunity/ies to join one of the UK's fastest growing garden centre groups, please visit www.bluediamond.gg/careers, contact Charles Miller on 01252 624444 or send your CV to charles.Miller@redfieldsgardencentre.co.uk.

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Senior Pastry Chef - Fleet

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
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 a Pastry Chef you will work closely with the Head Pastry Chef on concept, dish and menu development specialising in the pastry department.  You will be producing exciting and creative pastries, cakes and desserts for our restaurants with high volume baking utilising fresh ingredients. 

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.   

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 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

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Chef Du Partie - Fleet

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
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!

We are looking for experienced and passionate chefs who will be used to working in high-volume kitchens and are used to preparing fresh 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. 

High levels of cleanliness and organisation are expected, with a keen eye for stock control and waste.

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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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Catering Assistant - Fleet

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
30 hours a week, Part time, Permanent Positions

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Café Theatre and Tree Tops Restaurants. These Restaurants sit within Blue Diamond's flagship Redfields Garden Centre.

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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Plant Area Manager –Seasonal Plants

St Peters Garden Centre, Jersey Channel Islands
Seasonal Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

We are looking for a driven, experienced and entrepreneurial Plant Area Manager – Seasonal Plants to join our team at St Peters Garden Centre in Jersey.  

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!

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 seasonal 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

  • must have 5-year residency in Jersey

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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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Barista, Costa Coffee - Brent Knoll

Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
Restaurant
Various Hours Available, Full time and Part time, Permanent Positions

We are delighted to be recruiting for experienced Baristas to join our busy Costa Coffee team at Sanders Garden Centre, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

We are looking for highly motivated people who have great barista skills and a clear focus on delivering excellence in quality and service to aid in the smooth running of our very popular coffee counters.

Though we are looking for coffee/barista experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will be teaching you the required skills and standards of Espresso coffee-based preparation.  To be the successful candidate you will be well presented, be a great communicator and used to working under pressure.

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

Along with a competitive salary and benefits you can also enjoy training and development and potential career progression opportunities across the Blue Diamond Group.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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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Head Chef - Congresbury

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Restaurant
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Head Chef to lead and develop our Restaurant kitchen team at Cadbury Garden Centre, one of our 8 newly acquired Garden Centres which joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018. 

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

You can be guaranteed that our restaurants will be fast-paced environments so you can expect to be very hands-on and you will need to have experience of being able to manage high volumes of orders whilst ensuring exceptional standards of food quality are consistently maintained.

We are looking for a calm, passionate chef willing to pass on the knowledge you have gained to other team members.  You will have a real passion for good food and experience of designing and preparing fresh dishes using local ingredients 

You will be keen to develop your own signature menu in line with our AB1 customer expectations.

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.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 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. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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 - Wadebridge

Carriages Restaurant, Trelawney, Cornwall
Kitchen
30 Hours per week, Part Time Permanent Position

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

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Commis Chefs - Stoke-on-Trent

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

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Cleaner - Addlestone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 29 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.  Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.   

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

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Front of House Staff - Addlestone

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Restaurant - Front of House
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Positions

We are seeking friendly and experienced front of house staff to join Blue Diamond in our restaurant at our newly acquired Weybridge Garden Centre.

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!

Weybridge is one of 8 centres that joined our growing Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious and exciting plans for the future of all of these stores so there has never been a better time to start a career with Blue Diamond!

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Commis Chef - Addlestone

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Restaurant
40 hours a week, Full time, Permanent Positions

We are seeking friendly and experienced Commis Chef to join Blue Diamond in our restaurant at our newly acquired Weybridge Garden Centre.

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

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

Weybridge is one of 8 centres that joined our growing Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious and exciting plans for the future of all of these stores so there has never been a better time to start a career with Blue Diamond!

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

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