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

Blue Diamond operates 37 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 second largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and are continuously growing. Our 37 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.

Current Vacancies

Plant Area Assistant – Bedding Plants

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Seasonal Plants
42.5 hours per week, Full hours to include alternative weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

Successful candidates should have experience in horticulture and retail environment. 

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
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department manager
  • Follow guidelines on Action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Section Leader – Indoor plants

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Houseplants
42.5 hours per week, Full Time to include alternative weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As the Plant Area Section Leader for Indoor plants, you will be responsible for the Indoor plant department and manage in conjunction with the Seasonal/Indoor Plant Department Manager and have a range of product groups and suppliers you will be responsible for in terms of:

  • Ordering
  • Checking performance reports
  • Merchandising and stock exit plans
  • POS material is right in your areas
  • Responsible for the retail standards in your area

General duties

  • Maintaining and watering all the indoor plant stock
  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system, including booking in deliveries
  • Merchandising stock
  • Follow guidelines on Action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas
  • Be able to identify slow moving stock and action
  • Understand how to manage the sale area

Deputy Duties

  • Communicate and issues or concerns to the CREM or CAT Manager
  • Organise the plant team with weekly and daily tasks
  • Update the team on instructions and guidelines from the BD plant team.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Seasonal Plant Manager – Bedding Plants

Orchard Park Garden Centre, Dorset
39 Hours per week, Full Time Position, Alternate weekends

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 Seasonal Plant 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 Seasonal Plant Area Managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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
  • Be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to Exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to use an Epos system

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 37 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!

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Till Supervisor

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Tills & Customer Services
42.5 hours per week, Full Time to include alternative weekends

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 with a genuine interest in dealing with the public. 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.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure you provide excellent customer service either directly yourself or by training others
  • Represent Blue Diamond to ‘external’ customers, as the first point of call for enquiries.
  • Daily, cash up within the allotted time, ensuring all differences reported to the Centre Manager

Day to Day Till Operation

  • Proactively monitor flow of customers through tills and ensure that till supervisor can assist and log in where necessary, e.g., to enable item to be searched for correctly or the quantity of items changed
  • Ensure security barriers are working correctly and a full log is kept of all alarms and all staff are trained on how to deal with the alarm being activated
  • Manage till staff breaks and lunches ensuring there is back up in busy periods
  • On a daily basis, notify the till operators who they should call upon to deal with any queries
  • Process and monitor refunds
  • Brief all staff in changes happening, new products coming through the till or any recurring problem items
  • On a daily basis run price override reports, investigate the data and file daily ensuring that errors are highlighted and comments written against each item to show the action that has been taken.   Reports must be signed off by the Centre Manager weekly. Ensure correct discount reason is being chosen by till staff
  • On a daily basis run the customer sales report to monitor staff purchases, ensuring this is signed by the Centre Manager daily and filed
  • Meet and greet customers as they enter the shop
  • Monitor the till hardware and report any problems with till scanners, till receipt printers, chip and pin machine to the Centre Manager or IT as appropriate.

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!

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Section Leader – Indoor plants

Trentham Garden Centre, Staffordshire
Houseplants
34 hours per week, include alternate weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As the Plant Area Section Leader for Indoor plants, you will be responsible for the Indoor plant department and manage in conjunction with the Seasonal/Indoor Plant Department Manager and have a range of product groups and suppliers you will be responsible for in terms of:

  • Ordering
  • Checking performance reports
  • Merchandising and stock exit plans
  • POS material is right in your areas
  • Responsible for the retail standards in your area

General duties

  • Maintaining and watering all the indoor plant stock
  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system, including booking in deliveries
  • Merchandising stock
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas
  • Be able to identify slow moving stock and action
  • Understand how to manage the sale area

Deputy Duties

  • Communicate and issues or concerns to the CREM or CAT Manager
  • Organise the plant team with weekly and daily tasks
  • Update the team on instructions and guidelines from the BD plant team.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Till Operator

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Tills & Customer Service
24 hours per week and weekends

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join our team as a Till Operator at our Garden Centre in Endsleigh, Devon, to assist with the build up to and during our busy peak period. We are looking for someone with an energetic personality who is highly motivated. The position is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for the smooth and efficient process of customer purchases and maintaining high levels of customer service. Previous retail experience would be useful but not essential.

As a Till Operator, you will be responsible for

  • Processing customer purchases through our tills efficiently and accurately
  • Engaging openly with our customers with an energetic and can-do attitude
  • Being able to provide exemplary and friendly till and customer service to all our customers
  • Being able to think ahead and anticipate customer needs by providing all the necessary materials at the till
  • Being able to proactively respond to a situation ensuring a consistently high customer experience across all tills
  • Helping our customers with any queries they have and promoting the Diamond Club membership
  • Organising customer deliveries
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Collecting customer trollies and maintaining the centre with adequate trollies throughout the day
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Stock replenishment and merchandising
  • Any other duties required by the Till Supervisor

You should be able to work on your own initiative under pressure at a fast pace in a team or individually and have a degree of flexibility.

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 with a genuine interest in dealing with the public. 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.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Manager

Le Friquet Home of Garden & Living, Guernsey Channel Islands
Plants
40 hours per week, Full Time to include alternative weekends

Relocation package available

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Plant Manager to join us at our award-winning Garden Centre located on the beautiful island of Guernsey.

The position will hold responsibility for managing Hardy, Seasonal and Indoor Plants within the 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 Plant 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 or Retail 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
  • be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • have an ability to manage stock from entry to exit within the centre
  • be an excellent communicator
  • be able to use an Epos system

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

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Hardy Plant Manager

3 Shires Garden Centre, Gloucestershire
Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position, Alternate weekends

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 Hardy Plant 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 Hardy Plant Area Managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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
  • Be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to use an Epos system

 

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 37 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.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Assistant Restaurant Manager

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

We are delighted to be recruiting for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our busy restaurant team at Redfields Garden Centre. Great Work-Life balance:

• No evening work or split shifts

• Closed for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year Day

Main Duties:

• To assist the team to provide outstanding service

• To take on the leadership in the absence of the Manager

• To help control stock and staff management withing the budget

• To provide a safe, secure, and appealing food & beverage environment by adhering to the company food, health & safety policies

• To provide an efficient training to our new team members

The successful candidate must have:

• Excellent customer service skills

• Leadership and motivational skills

• Preferable 3 years’ experience within the industry

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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/Barista

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week (including weekend), Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Catering Assistant to join our busy restaurant team at Redfields Garden Centre.

Working 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, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Day also off!

Main Duties:

  • Table & general clearing
  • Serving customers
  • Operating appliances
  • Taking orders & payments
  • Making of coffee
  • Hosting customers to the table

The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Being motivated and passionate about the catering industry

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 de Partie

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours a week (including weekends), Full time, Permanent Position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Chef de Partie to join our busy Kitchen team at Redfields Garden Centre.

Working 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, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Day also off!

As the Chef de Partie, we would love you to have experience in a similar environment, with extensive knowledge in food and beverage products. The successful Chef must be a self-motivated, quality driven and be experienced in making sure all targets are met.

Main Duties:

  • Stock control
  • Work in a section on your own
  • Follow strict food, health & safety regulations
  • Deliver food of high quality to meet our customer expectations in a timely manner
  • Have a keen eye for details

The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent cooking and presentation skills
  • Be motivated and passionate about cooking

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Rose Plant Area Assistant

Fryer's Garden Centre, Cheshire
Plants
42.5 hours per week, Full Time to include alternate weekends. Permanent Position

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As a Rose Plant Area Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and watering all the plant stock
  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Seasonal Plant Department Manager

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Seasonal Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position, Alternate weekends

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 Seasonal Plant 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 Seasonal Plant Area Managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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
  • Be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to Exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to use an Epos system

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Till & Customer Service Manager

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Tills & Customer Service
42.5 hours per week, to include Alternate Weekends

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 with a genuine interest in Customer Service, 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.

Job overview

The till and Customer Service Manager will ensure the till and customer service team provides excellent customer service along with impeccable levels of accuracy. You will carry out effective analysis of transactional reports and take responsibility for ensuring company policies and procedures are being adhered to by the till and customer service team; implementing solutions to problems as they arise and seeking advice when required.

Key accountabilities/primary responsibilities

Customer Service

  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Increase customer retention through promoting our loyalty scheme
  • Monitor and respond to all customer comments on social media and emails
  • Improve the customer journey by conducting floor walks
  • Communicating effectively with customers by phone, email, letter and face-to-face
  • Investigating and resolving customers' issues
  • Providing feedback to the centre to improve customer service and reduce complaints

Financial Analysis

Daily, weekly and monthly reports must be analysed and actioned promptly, resolving any discrepancies – duties include:

  • Responsible for cash and banking reconciliation
  • Refund analysis
  • Manage system price accuracy
  • Analyse and interpret system generated financial reports

Management Duties

  • Recruit, train and performance manage till and customer service assistants
  • Organise weekly rotas ensuring adequate staffing

Other

  • Monitor till hardware and report any faults
  • Monitor security and ensure vigilance to reduce theft
  • Ensure data protection and consumer legislation policies are adhered to

You will have the following

Excellent communication skills

Be polite, confident and friendly

Be able to remain patient, calm and polite in difficult situations

Understand and able to prioritise the needs of customers

Positive body language

Excellent problem-solving skills

Be flexible and be able to think strategically

Be able to follow and ensure team follow instructions

Be accurate and pay attention to detail, even when under pressure

Good numeracy and computer skills

Strong leadership skills and previous managerial experience, as managing a large till and customer service team

Proactive in driving and motivating a team to produce results

Demonstrate an enthusiastic and self-motivated approach

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Hardy Plant Manager

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Cheshire
Hardy Plants
42.5 Hours per week, Full Time Position, alternate weekends

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 Plant 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 Managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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
  • be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • have an ability to manage stock from entry to exit within the centre
  • be an excellent communicator
  • be able to use an Epos system

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Design Department

The Design department is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative graphic designer with at least two years of experience, strong typography, a passion for design and the desire to grow.

The ability to take a project from the initial brief to the concept stage and then finished artwork is essential. In addition, you will need excellent organisational skills with the confidence to schedule and manage your workload. Good interpersonal skills are also a must as you will be liaising with our product category managers as part of the design process and print suppliers to source production quotes. 

Applicants should have an excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel. In addition, knowledge and experience of digital design and photography are desirable but not essential.

Here at the Blue Diamond HQ Design Studio, we produce graphics and photography for all of our 39 UK and Channel Islands stores, plus their 52 restaurants and ten food store outlets.

The work includes two and 3D retail POS, packaging design for an extensive range of own-branded products including garden, leisure, home, fashion, Christmas, gifting and food. In addition, store branding, signage, wayfinding, advertising, web design, e-marketing, direct mail, event design, studio photography and corporate communications also form part of the disciplines we get involved in.

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

The position is full-time, comes with a competitive benefits package, on-site parking, air-conditioned studio and based in the Group’s HQ at Le Friquet Garden Centre.

Please contact HR at: recruitment@bluediamond.gg 

PO Box 350, St Peter Port, GY1 3XA

01481 210 333

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Assistant Manager

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Cheshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Full Time

A great opening for an Assistant Manager to join our busy restaurant here at Bridgemere and drive the service forward to achieve excellence. With the full support of a great management team, you will become an asset to this fantastic restaurant and will share in its future accolades.

If you are someone who is ambitious and takes pride in being part of the company, then this could be the perfect progressive role for you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

· Assist the manager in providing the restaurant team with the appropriate beverage training, tools and resources for the job, enabling them to deliver an exceptional food and drink experience to high standards

· To promote sales through superior service at every opportunity

· To Take on the leadership role in the absence of the manager

· To help control stock management and work within the budget provided for the department, spending money wisely to support the team and guest experience

· Work with the manager to control labour budget to ensure that we provide the right team at the right place at the right time

· Providing a safe, secure and appealing food and beverage environment by adhering to the companies Health & Safety policies

The successful candidate must:

· Be able to work unsupervised and work well within a team

· Have a good eye for detail

· Have a minimum of 1 year’s industry experience showing a steady career history and progression.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Department General Assistant

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Garden Sundries
40 hours per week, Full Time to include alternate weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As a Garden Department General Assistant, you will be responsible for

  • Maintaining and ensuring the Gardening Department is immaculately presented at all times and stock is replenished as required
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Department Manager

Orchard Park Garden Centre, Dorset
Gardening
39 Hours per week, Full Time Position, including alternate weekend working

Our Garden Department Managers 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, and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a Garden Department 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 Garden Department Managers will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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 retailing
  • Have a good knowledge of gardening
  • 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
  • Be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to use an Epos system

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Assistant – Hardy Plants

Rake Garden Centre, Rake
Hardy Plants
40 hours per week, Full Time hours to include alternative weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As a Plant Area Assistant Hardy Plants, 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
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on Action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Garden Centre Operations Manager

Evesham Garden Centre, Worcestershire
Garden Centre
42.5 hours per week, Full Time hours to include alternative weekends, 3-month contract

We are looking for a Garden Centre Operations Manager for our Evesham Garden Centre. This exciting opportunity will cover many aspects of running a Blue Diamond Garden Centre including stock management, customer service and communication, HR and Payroll plus much more.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Stock Management

Blue Diamond culture of driving sales must be supported by strong stock management by ensuring all Managers (Department Heads), Goods In and Till Colleagues understand their key responsibilities in achieving this objective. GOCM’s must lead and engage.
GCOM’s are responsible for maintaining accurate stock files, thus reflecting accurate profit margins.
This approach ensures that all stock variances will be resolved and those unknown will be clearly determined to be shrinkage(theft).
The GCOM is accountable for reducing shrinkage across all areas of the business to the agreed company guidelines.
The Category Heads and CREMS will have full stock responsibility across the centre and you will communicate with your Manager (Department Heads).

To maintain an accurate stock file, it is essential to ensure all shop floor staff, goods in and till staff have an excellent overall understanding of stock control and the current epos system to be able to record and amend data.

• Ensure all Blue Diamond procedures are adhered to as stipulated by the stock management audit/bible.

• Ensure all staff are given full initial training in all areas of using the epos system that is applicable to them to enable them to carry out their job and maintain accurate stock levels.

Customer Service and Communication

• Ensure there are high standards of customer service across the Centre, leading by example and focusing all employees on delivering the very best in customer service practices. Create a customer centric culture which removes any barriers that promote a negative customer experience.
• To monitor and review customer service levels through online customer feedback, compliment slips, and customer reviews on social media platforms and take immediate action on dealing with any identified areas for improvement. Ensure that all media platform reviews are responded to in a professional and timely manner.
• Customer Loyalty targets and a daily focus should be set each week and reviewed in the huddles to keep the teams focused on providing the best service to our customers through the Blue Diamond loyalty scheme.
• Provide relevant content and information on the group’s digital channels such as local Facebook and Garden Centre web pages, to promote the Garden Centre activities and promotions to encourage a wider audience to visit the centre.

Centre Management and Appearance

• The GOCM will hold weekly Manager (Department Head) meetings to ensure all aspects of the business are discussed at high level.
• It is also important that the customer journey, communal areas and tills are kept to the agreed standard and managed accordingly. Impress the look and feel of the centre by creative visual merchandising.
• To actively support the Manager (Department Heads) in the resolution of staffing shortages on a daily basis.
• To floor walk the centre regularly during each day to ensure that its overall appearance and presentation is always “ready for trade” with particular emphasis on cleanliness, availability of trollies and baskets, adequate staff numbers on the shop floor to facilitate strong customer service levels and to constantly review those customer service levels.
• To ensure that all marketing tools such as POS (and associated offers) and banners are always in the right place at the right time across the centre and to take action where needed.
• To ensure that all staff are of a smart appearance and wearing the appropriate staff uniform where required along with their name badge.
• To ensure the housekeeping of the garden centres grounds, car parking, pathways, borders and other facilities including toilets are kept to the same high standard of presentation.

Overheads

• To be responsible for the overall control of the centre and ensure that all costs of the business are managed in line with the budget. This will include reviewing the monthly management accounts, understanding the detail of each cost category and creating an action plan where costs are not in line with budget.
• To be responsible for managing the Centre’s overheads within the framework of the budget including staffing, maintenance, training, and any other related cost control, benchmarking performance against similar centres and taking advice and support from within the Group as and when required.
• To have an overview and understanding of the Centre’s overall commercial performance as defined by the weekly Potential Opportunities report (profit, footfall, wastage and stock) and to report any concerns or questions to the relevant CREM and if unresolved escalate to appropriate Category Head or Operations Team.
HR and Payroll
• To be responsible for carrying out employee relations processes as and when needed (such as grievances, disciplinary and managing poor performance) under the advice of Group HR and/or the relevant CREM or Category Head. This will normally be related to colleagues at General Assistant and supervisor level as Category Heads will have direct responsibility for managing Managers (Department Heads).
• To be responsible for coordinating and signing off the monthly payroll submissions and audit reports in a timely fashion and in accordance with the Group’s established processes.
• To ensure that all new members of staff receive their offer letters and contracts of employment using the agreed template documents filed on SharePoint and that they have completed their e learning and Centre Induction before commencing work.
• To be the “eyes and ears” across the Centre for monitoring employee morale, engagement and interaction with the business and reporting back to the Managers (Department Heads), Category Head, CREM or Group HR as needed.

Health and Safety

• To take the lead on ensuring compliance to the Group’s approach to Health and Safety. To ensure that daily check sheets are completed accurately and any action points escalated accordingly.
• To carry out audits and risk assessments to all relevant aspects of the business and to ensure that when tasks have been delegated to staff they are carried out in the correct way and that additional layers are not added to the process unnecessarily.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Fashion
40 Hours per week, Full Time Permanent Position including alternate weekends

We are now actively seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Retail Manager for our Fashion department at Bicester Garden Centre.

ABOUT THE ROLE

To run our Fashion Department, it is essential that you are a creative and commercial individual with a flair for fashion retailing and have the ability to ensure your store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic, aspirational and inviting style. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations to ensure our customers enjoy a truly unique and memorable shopping experience.

Driving profit is always paramount and our Retail Managers are empowered to run their departments with a real sense of ownership. Fashion retail experience in a busy and thriving store is preferred, with proven success managing and leading your team.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal Fashion Retail Manager will:

  • Have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading and motivating a 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, not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get ‘stuck in’; prioritise tasks effectively and displaying a ‘can do’ attitude at all times.
  • Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial acumen.
  • Implement considered changes to maximise the department potential, working with your team to optimise profit.
  • Have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage all elements of stock control.
  • Ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines.
  • Meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and aesthetics of the retail environment.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Café des Amis, Le Friquet, Guernsey Channel Islands
Restaurant
45 hours per week, Full Time

Are you looking for the job of a lifetime or simply a change of scenery?

A fabulous opportunity for a Restaurant Manager to join our team at Le Friquet Restaurant in Guernsey has opened up.

With the full support of a great team, you will become an asset to this charming establishment and will share in its future accolades.

If you are an experienced Restaurant Manager who is ambitious and takes pride in being part of the company, then this could be the perfect progressive role for you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

· Providing the restaurant team with the appropriate beverage training, tools and resources for the job, enabling them to deliver an exceptional food and drink experience to high standards

· A real emphasis needed on administrative jobs.

· A real emphasis needed on administrative jobs.

To drive the service forward to achieve excellence and to promote sales through superior service at every opportunity

· To control stock management and work within the budget provided for the department, spending money wisely to support the team and guest experience

· Control your labour budget to ensure that we provide the right team at the right place at the right time

· Providing a safe, secure and appealing food and beverage environment by adhering to the companies Health & Safety policies

The successful candidate must:

·To drive the service forward to achieve excellence and to promote sales through superior service at every opportunity

· To control stock management and work within the budget provided for the department, spending money wisely to support the team and guest experience

· Control your labour budget to ensure that we provide the right team at the right place at the right time

· Providing a safe, secure and appealing food and beverage environment by adhering to the companies Health & Safety policies

The successful candidate must:

· Be able to work unsupervised and work well within a small team

· Have a good eye for detail

· Have a minimum of 1 year’s industry experience showing a Steady Career History and progression.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Till Manager

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Tills & Customer Service
40 hours per week - alternate weekends

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 with a genuine interest in customer service, 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.

Skills & Personal Qualities Needed:
Excellent communication skills
Be polite, confident and friendly
Be able to remain patient, calm and polite in difficult situations
Understand and able to prioritise the needs of customers
Positive body language
Excellent problem-solving skills
Be flexible and be able to think strategically
Be able to follow and ensure team follow instructions
Be accurate and pay attention to detail, even when under pressure
Good numeracy and computer skills
Strong leadership skills and previous managerial experience, as managing a large till team
Proactive in driving and motivating a team to produce results
Demonstrate an enthusiastic and self-motivated approach

Job overview
The Till will ensure the till team provides excellent customer service along with impeccable levels of accuracy. You will carry out effective analysis of transactional reports and take responsibility for ensuring company policies and procedures are being adhered to by the till; implementing solutions to problems as they arise and seeking advice when required.

Key accountabilities/primary responsibilities

Financial Analysis
Daily, weekly and monthly reports must be analysed and actioned promptly, resolving any discrepancies – duties include:

Responsible for cash and banking reconciliation
Refund analysis
Manage system price accuracy
Analyse and interpret system generated financial reports
Management Duties

Recruit, train and performance manage till and customer service assistants
Organise weekly rotas ensuring adequate staffing

Other
Monitor till hardware and report any faults
Monitor security and ensure vigilance to reduce theft
Ensure data protection and consumer legislation policies are adhered to
You may be required during your employment to carry out any other duties which are reasonable and within your capabilities to meet the needs of the business.

During your employment, you must:
Comply with all lawful and reasonable instructions of the Company and carry out all duties diligently and to the best of your ability

Take all possible care not to damage any of the Company's property or equipment.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Hardy Plant Department Manager

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position, Alternate weekends

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 Hardy Plant 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 Hardy Plant Managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural or Retail 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
  • Be able to use reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to Exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to use an Epos system

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Department Manager – Food Hall

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Food Hall
40 hours per week – to include alternate weekends

Our Food Halls pride themselves on not only giving our customers great service, but supplying great local and regional produce, with also providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through displays and telling stories. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and passion for food.

As Food Hall 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, profitability and food hygiene – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

Food Hall Manager will:

  • Have experience of working in Food Retail, although we are open to talking to candidates from any form of Retail 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 Food retailing
  • Be able to recognise and act on sales & profit 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
  • Be able to use Excel reports in order to improve performance
  • Have an ability to manage stock from entry to exit within the centre
  • Be an excellent communicator with your team and the Store
  • Be able to use an Epos system
  • Look out for New Local Suppliers that would fill gaps with in your current ranging
  • Being able to use Excel and Outlook
  • Working to all HR, HSE, food safety, environmental and fire guidelines in line with company HR and compliance guidelines

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 General Assistant

Endsleigh Garden Centre, Ivybridge
Outdoor Leisure & Christmas Department
40 hours per week, Full Time to include alternate weekends

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 with a genuine interest in Outdoor Leisure & Christmas 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 an Outdoor Leisure & Christmas Department General Assistant, you will be responsible for

  • Maintaining and ensuring the Outdoor Leisure & Christmas Department is immaculately presented at all times and stock is replenished as required
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

General Assistant – Seasonal Furniture/Christmas Department

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Furniture & Christmas
40 hours per week, hours to include Saturday or Sunday Rota dependent

This is a permanent position after a 12-week probation period

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

The successful candidate should ideally have experience in a fast-paced retail environment.

As a Seasonal Furniture/Christmas Department General Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Replenishment of stock using stock rotational guidelines  
  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Be able to work as part of a team as well as on your own
  • Follow guidelines on Action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in relevant areas
  • Work in other departments of the garden centre if requested

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Assistant – Hardy Plants

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Hardy Plants
41.5 hours per week includes alternate weekends

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join our team as a Plant Area Assistant at our Garden Centre in Harlow, Essex. The position is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for maintaining high levels of plant care and maintenance and be meticulous to detail in terms of product placement, standards and presentation. Plant experience would be useful but not essential.

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
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Stock replenishment and merchandising
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas
  • Any other duties required by the Department Manager

You should be able to work on your own initiative, have a flexible approach as well as having a good eye for detail.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Assistant – Hardy Plants

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Hardy Plants
Short term position, July – September, 35 hours per week includes weekends

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join our team as a Plant Area Assistant at our Garden Centre in Harlow, Essex, to assist with the build up to and during our busy peak period. The position is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for maintaining high levels of plant care and maintenance and be meticulous to detail in terms of product placement, standards and presentation. Plant experience would be useful but not essential.

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
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Stock replenishment and merchandising
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas
  • Any other duties required by the Department Manager

You should be able to work on your own initiative, have a flexible approach as well as having a good eye for detail.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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 Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Goods In
42.5 Hours Full time / permanent vacancy

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join our team as Goods in Assistant at Newbridge Garden Centre.  The position is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for not only the smooth and efficient process of all incoming stock from door to floor, but also provide the very bestdelivery service of a vast range of goods to our valuable customers, therefore a full driving license is required. 

Experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or stock control at supervisory level along with forklift and power pallet truck licences are desirable.

You will need to demonstrate: 

  • The ability to receipt in deliveries using our computerised stock control system with a handheld terminal – accuracy is essential
  • Investigation and resolution of any delivery or system discrepancies
  • Working under pressure at a fast pace in a team or individually and have a degree of flexibility
  • Communicating with the team and meeting the demands of ‘door to floor in 24’
  • Engaging and connecting with customers at point of delivery and be able to organise a delivery schedule to meet the demands of the business
  • A good level of IT

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Garden Department General Assistant

Canterbury Chartham Garden Centre, Canterbury
Garden Sundries
24-32 hours per week, Part Time, Alternate weekends

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 with a genuine interest in gardening and plants, 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 Garden Department General Assistant, you will be responsible for

  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping and in particular aggregates, growing media & Pot categories within the gardening department.
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on Action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Garden Section Team Leader - Gardening

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Gardening
42.5 hours per week, Full Time to include alternative weekends

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 with a genuine interest in 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.

As a Garden Section Team Leader, you will be responsible for

You will have a product groups or suppliers you will be responsible for

  • Ordering
  • Checking performance reports
  • Merchandising and stock exit plans
  • POS material is right in your areas
  • Responsible for the retail standards in your area

General duties

  • Creating visual and inspirational displays to help sell products
  • General shop floor maintenance and housekeeping
  • Assisting customers with advice and carry to car
  • Using the EPOS system
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the Department Manager
  • Follow guidelines on action points following reports and floor-walks
  • Print and put out POS material in the relevant areas

Deputy Duties

  • Deputise for the Department Manager during holidays and days off.
  • Communicate any issues or concerns to the CREM or CAT Manager
  • Organise the plant team with weekly and daily tasks
  • Update the team on instructions and guidelines from the BD Garden Buying Team.

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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

Hardy Plants General Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Hardy Plants
Full time/permanent 42.5 hours per week to include alternate weekends

Newbridge Nurseries are currently looking for a Hardy Plants Assistant to join their team.  The ideal candidate must have good plant knowledge, be dynamic, able to work under pressure & provide excellent customer service. You should also be IT literate & willing to provide some back office support. Garden Centre retail experience is preferred, although we would be interested to hear from anyone with a strong horticultural background.

If you would like to apply for this role please e-mail your CV to steve.nicholls@newbridgegardencentre.co.uk

Who are we?

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 37 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.

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

If you 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