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

Blue Diamond operates 30 Garden Centres in England and the Channel Islands. We target ABC1 consumers through our aspirational environments which deliver a point of difference within the sector. We are the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and are continuously growing. Our 30 Garden Centres are renowned as some of the best in the country and have won many retailing and restaurant awards.

Channel Islands

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

UK Centres

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

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

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Current Vacancies

Category Manager – Seeds, bulbs, Hardy plants

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Head of Plants
Full time position / permanent

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  •  Drive new product sourcing and maintain brand identity. 
  • Optimise the performance of the buying function through existing supply Base evaluation, sourcing new product from UK, and Europe. Where possible moving the supply to UK grown, including the use of Local suppliers in centres. Maximising profitability and ensuring the company profile for an AB1 demographic and aspirational product range is maintained.
  • Management, development and leadership of the category on a day to day basis to ensure that existing ranges of merchandise are procured efficiently, stock control and product exiting is effectively managed, new product is procured and delivered appropriately and sales are optimised to maximise profitability. 
  • Management of supplier relationships to ensure high service levels continue and to optimise terms and conditions.
  • Development and launch of Blue Diamond own brands within the Plant Seeds and Bulbs. 
  • Assessment of UK supply base and evaluation and management. Create and maintain the Supplier matrix to manage the suppliers and ranging in each centre. Management of contract grown stock, to ensure consistent supply of key lines to centres. 
  • Working closely with the Head of Plants, Plant analysts, retail support team and EPOS team to ensure analysis of sales and profit for efficient and relevant procurement of new and existing product ranges and to ensure the buying process is robust and performance is on target.
  • Briefing the marketing and design team on new product initiatives, POS material and seasonal change requirements at centre level.
  • Ensure the promotion planner is updated and stock procured in the right quantities, DC offer and key line multi buys in place, make sure information is available for Centres in advance  
  • Streamlining buying related functions and procedures to ensure range planning, budget adherence and delivery schedules are robust and provide visibility for analysis and reporting, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Anticipate and take responsibility for driving product development through business change via implementation of new product strategy.
  • Creating and issuing the weekly and monthly reports to help the decision making of the Centres and the Plant Team.

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Management Accountant Assistant

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Management Accounts
40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, 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 Group Head Office is located in Guernsey at Le Friquet, Home of Garden and Living and from here we provide a wide range of strategic, operational and administrative support for all our centres and restaurants and we are now looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team as  an Assistant Management Accountant.

Key Activities:

  • Assist with the production of the monthly management accounts for the Group from trial balance
  • Investigate variances against budget and prior year
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to improve financial control

What we are looking for:-

  • Experience of producing management accounts
  • CAT part qualified or above
  • Accuracy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Strong Excel knowledge
  • The ability to challenge
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines

 

We can offer:-

  • Be part of the UK’s second largest garden centre retailer with 37 garden centres but based in Guernsey
  • Not the finance sector!
  • A Group that is growing fast and operates in a complex, multi-location, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Be part of a small team that can make a real difference to the profitability of the Group
  • Attractive salary
  • Bonus, pension and healthcare
  • Parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Discount in our centres

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Gardening Department Managers - UK

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Gardening Department
40 Hours per week, Full Time / Permanent

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Department Manager.

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Womenswear Buyer

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Fashion
Permanent / Full Time

Following our recent significant expansion, we are looking for a driven Womenswear buyer/category manager to join our Fashion Team.

We have had 5 years of exceptional profit growth and have recently expanded our store portfolio by 50%.

We need to increase the buying team as a result and our ideal candidate will be looking for the next step in their career.

The role is numbers driven, analytical and requires a huge amount of creative flair and design capability.

The successful candidate will join the company at a pivotal point of rapid expansion and will be looking for the next step in their career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the buying team to deliver the brand strategy, providing energy to drive the business forward and have innovative ideas for the category.
  • Work effectively to manage the department as an independent profit centre focusing activity on meeting customer needs and achieving bottom line results whilst planning and developing for the future to drive the category forward.
  • Manage the category to achieve optimum performance and profit growth. Competent in data analysis to identify opportunities from weekly reports, analyse trading patterns and take appropriate action.
  • Obtain maximum flexibility and reliability from suppliers.
  • Prevent quality problems by considering and solving issues early on.
  • Manage a robust critical path.

Desired skills and experience

  • Strong fashion eye.
  • Proactive in seeking out new opportunities and reacting quickly to trends.
  • In-depth knowledge of the market/competition and an ability to gather and use relevant internal and external information to make commercial decisions.
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Can perform under pressure and operate in a fast paced environment.

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Head of Food (Retail) - Operational

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Purchase Ledger Administrator

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

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

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

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Plant Area Assistants - UK

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Plants
Full & Part Time

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

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Managers - UK

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

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for experienced, creative and entrepreneurial plant area managers to join our growing Plants teams at a number of various garden centres within the Blue Diamond Group.

With internal promotions, new garden centre openings, and exceptional growth within existing centres there are nearly always opportunities for talented individuals to join us – so if you are looking for your next challenge we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT THE ROLE
Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

ABOUT YOU
Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Stock Control Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

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Playbarn Supervisor - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

Excellent customer service skills are a must for this post.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Garden Leisure /Christmas Department Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire
Furniture & Christmas
40 hours per week, Full time / Permanent

As a Garden Leisure / Christmas Assistant you will provide excellent customer service to all our customers ensuring their needs are fully met.

You will follow directions from the Department Head and/or team Supervisor to deliver aspirational merchandising which optimizes product placement using commercial awareness and sales data to accurately implement stock ordering.

You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target AB1 customers are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have proven track record of delivering excellent results
  • Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Team Leader/Supervisor Front of House

The Country House Restaurant & Carvery, Brambridge, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Permanent / Full time

A key role in our busy restaurant making our guests welcome, making hot drinks, serving customers and running the tills. You would be the front runner of a friendly hardworking team who strive to achieve high standards of both food preparation and customer service. You will be outgoing and friendly, keen to work quickly under your own steam, and really go the extra mile to smile and be a great leader.

You will be responsible for some ordering and stocktaking, some of which may be out of hours.

You will be expected to be caring towards the wider team and uphold the company hygiene standards. You will show flexibility and initiative to ensure service is run smoothly, always going the extra mile.

You will be a forerunner in our company Health and Safety and be in charge of maintaining and developing our on line training programme.

The hours required are 8am until 6pm 5 days over 7 with weekends and Bank Holidays essential. There are no evenings or functions, so the sociable hours are a real bonus. We run a 1 on 1 off weekend structure and can be flexible if required.

You will work closely with the General manager and Finance manager so there is great scope to learn and be elevated within Blue Diamond as a business.

Payment is hourly at a rate to be agreed upon experience.

There is a 3 month probation attached

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Seasonal Temp Christmas Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire
Furniture & Christmas
26 hours per week, Full time / Temporary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Seasonal Sales Assistant
The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
  • Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
  • Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
  • Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
  • Achieve personal sales targets

You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target AB1 customers are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have proven track record of delivering excellent results
  • Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry - priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Assistant

Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire
Plants
40 hours per week, Full time / Permanent

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

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential, Includes working alternate weekends
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef

The Country House Restaurant & Carvery, Brambridge, Hampshire
Restaurant
20 - 40 hours per week

We require a talented and driven chef to help run our busy garden centre kitchen.

Our food is fresh, homemade and imaginative.

The candidate is expected to be an excellent team player, be well organised with the ability to comply with health and safety, stock taking and ordering to par level, dish costings and ability to control wastage and stock rotation 

It is essential to have experience in a high volume commercial operation, and to have achieved good results for at least 2 previous head chefs who will be referenced.

Some knowledge of pastry would be an advantage as we bake all our goods on site, and cover for Pastry Chef may be required.

Food quality is key with presentation standards being high. You will be answerable to Head Chef and General Manager.

The hours of work will be 5 days over 7, with shifts to be agreed with the wider team. At least one weekend in two will be expected as Saturday and Sunday are our busiest trading days. Generally we run kitchen shifts 7-4 however some flexibility could be agreed. Should the trade or circumstance demand you would be expected to be flexible.

Career progression is very probable and possibilities within the group are promising

Please apply by email to emma.bailey@brambridgepark.co.ukwith your CV

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Home Department Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Home
Permanent, 1 x 40 hours per week, 2 x 24 hours per week

As a Home Department Assistant, you will provide excellent customer service to all our customers ensuring their needs are fully met, deal with stock and keep the department clean and tidy.

You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target AB1 customers are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have proven track record of delivering excellent results
  • Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

To apply:

Hardy Plants Supervisor

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, full time permanent position

ABOUT YOU 
Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres or be from a horticultural background.
  • Have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our 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 in the product placement, standards, presentation, visual merchandising and the overall look and feel of the department. 
  • Have the ability to manage, develop, motivate and inspire a team.

As well as a rewarding career with excellent prospects and development opportunities, you can expect a highly competitive salary, attractive discounts and a fun and exciting working environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Driver

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

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join the team as a Driver.

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 best delivery service of vast range of goods to our valuable customers. 
You will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or stock control
  • A good level of IT skills
  • Be a good communicator with other members of the team and meet the demands
  • Excellent level of customer service
  • The ability to work under pressure at a fast pace in a team or individually and have a degree of flexibility
  • You will easily engage and connect AB1 target customers at point of delivery and be able to organise a delivery schedule to meet the demands of the business
  • Accuracy is essential and investigating any delivery or system discrepancies
  • Fork lift and power pallet truck license desirable 

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Fashion Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Fashion
Part Time

ABOUT THE ROLE

In 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 and inviting style. 

Fashion retail experience in a busy and thriving large store is essential, with proven success managing and motivating your team and driving profit growth in a large turnover business.

ABOUT YOU
To be successful as our Fashion Retail Manager you will:

  • Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • Implement considered changes to maximise the 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 stock.
  • Ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

ABOUT  BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

Indoor Plant Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Plants
Full Time 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, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential, Includes working alternate weekends
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Sundries Department Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Sundries
Full Time position

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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

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

Commis Chef

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Restaurant
5 / 7 with alternate weekends off

About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprenticeship. The aim of the role is to work with all the team helping with kitchen duties and prep.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all of the skills required to progress into a cooking career.

We are looking to make this an in-situ apprenticeship with one day a week given for course work leading to a level 2 in catering.

Salary living wage will be dependent on age.

About Blue Diamond 
Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.

Our centres and restaurants are widely regardrd as some of the best in the country and we have won retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurant offer style and innovation in an aspirational enviornmentt 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 joining 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 and Customer Service Assistants - Bicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chefs - Bicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista - Bicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Hardy and Seasonal Plant Assistant(s)

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Plants
2 Permanent, 40 hours per week which includes alternate weekends

We have opportunities for experienced horticulturalists to join our team. Working in an award winning, busy and exciting environment you will be responsible for undertaking various aspects of plant retailing alongside the Plant Department Heads and Supervisors.

You must be able to demonstrate...

An excellent level of customer service

  • First-rate plant knowledge with confidence to assist customers in making informed choices
  • The ability to work under pressure at a fast pace in a team or individually
  • An understanding of plant care and maintenance
  • You will possess a creature and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • You will easily engage and connect AB1 target customers
  • It is important that you are meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics.

To apply please submit your C.V., together with a covering email, to Jazz Edwards bicesteravenue.applications@bluediamond.gg or in writing instore.

Till Operators

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Tills
Various vacancies Part-time/Full-time - includes weekend-rota

Various opportunities have arisen for people who can provide excellent customer service.

You will:

  • Engage openly with our customers with an energetic and can-do attitude.
  • Be able to provide exemplary and friendly till and customer service to all our customers
  • Be able to think ahead and anticipate customer needs by providing all the necessary materials at the till.
  • Be able to proactively respond to situations ensuring a consistently high customer experience across all tills. 

To apply please submit your C.V, together with a covering email, to Jazz Edwards bicesteravenue.applications@bluediamond.gg or in writing instore.

Pastry Chef - Bicester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: Very Competitive 

Hours: 40 hours per week Day Shifts Only

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef De Partie

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week on a 5 / 7 with alternate weekends off
About the role
An exciting opportunity for a chef de partie has arisen within Bicester Avenue Garden Centre's Restaurant Department.

As part of our developing team and menu we are seeking a chef to help cover for the sous and help the Exec in all aspects of the kitchen. This role is a fantastic working pattern for a chef and a competitive salary £20-£22k

About Blue Diamond 
Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.

Our centres and restaurants are widely regardrd as some of the best in the country and we have won retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurant offer style and innovation in an aspirational enviornmentt 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 joining a fantastic fast-growing company with a great heritage and want to make a positive contribution to a business which in return helps all employees to maximise their full potential, then we would like to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Weekend Party Hosts

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Part Time

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Children’s party host and general assisting with overseeing our soft play and café within our busy soft play and Cafe at Bicester avenue Garden Centre.

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

Being point of contact for guardians and the children within the party area.

  • Table clearing
  • Serving customer 
  • Ensuring all guests have great experience
  • Other general duties

Previous experience of being with children in a busy and noisy environment is an advantage however full training will be provided.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista/Customer Service Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Bicester Avenue Book & Cake Cafe
Full Time & Part Time positions available, Permanent

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join our Blue Diamond team as a Barista/Customer Service Assistant to work in our newly refurbished café at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

We pride ourselves on high quality Food/Drink and Service standards and our customers are always our main priority.
You will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties include:

  • Serving customers 
  • Cash handling
  • Table clearing
  • Ensuring all guests have great experience
  • Other general duties as requested

Previous experience of working within a café environment is an advantage however full training will be provided.
Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista/Customer Service Assistant

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Bicester Avenue Play Zone
Full Time & Part Time Positions available, Permanent

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join our Blue Diamond team as a Barista/Customer Service Assistant to work in our newly refurbished Childrens Play Area at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

We pride ourselves on high quality Food/Drink and Service standards and our customers are always our main priority.
You will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties include:

  • Serving customers 
  • Cash handling
  • Table clearing
  • Ensuring all guests have great experience
  • Other general duties as requested

Previous experience of working within a café environment and childrens play area is an advantage however full training will be provided.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount and paid holiday.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Warehouse and Driver(s)

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxfordshire
Warehouse
2 vacancies, 40 hours Monday - Weekend ‘on/off’ Rota

An opportunity has arisen for experienced warehouse team members/drivers.

These positions are hands-on roles 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 best in ‘white glove’ delivery service of vast range of goods to our valuable customers. 

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or stock control
  • A good level of IT skills
  • Be a good communicator with other members of the team and meet the demands of ‘door to floor in 24!’
  • Excellent level of customer service
  • The ability to work under pressure at a fast pace in a team or individually and have a degree of flexibility.
  • You will easily engage and connect AB1 target customers at point of delivery and be able to organise a delivery schedule to meet the demands of the business
  • Accuracy is essential

To apply please submit your C.V., together with covering email, to Jazz Edwards bicesteravenue.applications@bluediamond.gg or in writing instore.

Plant Area Assistant

Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge
Hardy Plants
20 Hours per week, Part Time / Permanent

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

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Garden Features Supervisor

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
40 Hours per week, full time / permanent

Within the Role of Garden Features Supervisor , you will be responsible for running the department of Garden Feature alongside the Gardening Department head , experience of this within a retail environment is essential. You can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving Profit, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels, 

You will gain a real sense of ownership over your Garden Features department as you drive Profits by maximizing space productivity, replenishment, and merchandising.

The customer is the focus of everything we do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service.

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centers and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Front of House Staff - Addlestone

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

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

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Bedding Department Manager

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Seasonal Plants
40 hours per week, Full Time / Permanent

Our Cadbury Garden Centre, is looking for a dynamic and experienced plant retailer to manage and lead our Seasonal plants team.

Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of bedding plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef

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

We require a talented and driven chef to help run our busy garden centre kitchen.

Our food is fresh, homemade and imaginative.

The candidate is expected to be an excellent team player, be well organised with the ability to comply with health and safety, stock taking and ordering to par level, dish costings and ability to control wastage and stock rotation 

It is essential to have experience in a high volume commercial operation, and to have achieved good results for at least 2 previous head chefs who will be referenced.

Some knowledge of pastry would be an advantage as we bake all our goods on site, and cover for Pastry Chef may be required.

Food quality is key with presentation standards being high. You will be answerable to Head Chef and General Manager.

The hours of work will be 5 days over 7, with shifts to be agreed with the wider team. At least one weekend in two will be expected as Saturday and Sunday are our busiest trading days. Generally we run kitchen shifts 7-4 however some flexibility could be agreed. Should the trade or circumstance demand you would be expected to be flexible.

Career progression is very probable and possibilities within the group are promising

Please apply by email to Wendy.wakenshaw@bluediamond.gg with your CV

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Costa
Varied hours, weekends essential

Our costa team is recruiting, Are you interested in joining our team at Cadbury garden centre . Varied hours available, Experience as a Barista or a similar role essential.

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Assistant

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury
Hardy Plants
40 hours per week, full time / permanent

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

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Cook - Cardiff

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Gardening Department Manager

Cardiff Garden Centre, Cardiff
Gardening
40 Hours, Full Time / Permanent

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Department Manager.

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Head Chef

Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge
Restaurant
Full time / permanent position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head Chef who will have ownership for delivering stunning food and service in our Coton Orchard Garden Centre, Cambridge.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our new restaurant team and lead from the front.

You will lead and develop the team, including chefs, kitchen porters and catering assistants and be responsible for ensuring that the day to day running of the kitchen is always smooth and efficient. Although you would be reporting to the Restaurant Manager, from day one you will be given a high level of autonomy and you will have a significant influence on the overall performance of the restaurant through the planning of exciting seasonal menus and buying fresh ingredients.

 

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

As well as a rewarding career, you can expect to receive a competitive basic salary, pension scheme (auto-enrolment), 28 days' holiday, generous staff discount and potential for career development within the Blue Diamond Group.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who has an energetic personality who can inspire and lead a team. They must have a real passion for good food with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.

You will need to be confident in the use of fresh ingredients to produce delicious, aesthetically pleasing dishes to our customers. Your menus will set the tone for our Restaurant, allowing you to utilise creative flair to create truly stunning dishes. Your knowledge of flavours, produce and ingredients should be second to none.

You will have responsibility for the training and supervision of the other chefs in your team, who will look to look for guidance and advice. You will need to be a natural leader who can get the most of your team even when the going gets tough. The pace of our restaurant can be frenetic at times, but you will enjoy a better work/life balance than traditional roles in the industry. 

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Derbyshire

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

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

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

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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Catering Assistant - Derbyshire

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

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

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

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Garden Features

Derby Garden Centre, Derbyshire
Garden Features
Full Time, Permanent Position

Within the role of Garden Features Assistant, you will be supporting  the Gardening Manager, in the day to day running of our Garden Features Department. Experience in a retailing environment is essential. You can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving profit, creating stunning & inspirational displays & help deliver an excellent customer experience.

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Restaurant Supervisor - Derbyshire

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

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

We are looking for someone who has an energetic personality who can inspire and lead a team. You must have a real passion for good food with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.

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

As Restaurant Supervisor, duties will include:

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

 Desired skills:

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

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

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

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Cleaner

East Bridgford Garden & Home, Nottinghamshire
Housekeeping
20 - 35 hours per week (2 roles available)

Working alternate weekends as part of your rota, you will join a small team to ensure standards are maintained across the centre, including customer and staff restrooms.

Shifts start at 7am, finish times as agreed.

Experience preferred but not essential.

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

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

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Fashion Retail Manager

Evesham Garden Centre, Worcestershire
Fashion
40 Hours per week, Full time / permanent position

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Fashion Retail Manager who will oversee our flagship fashion department at Evesham Garden Centre in Evesham, Worcestershire.

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 and inviting style. 

Fashion retail experience in a busy and thriving large store is essential, with proven success managing and motivating your team and driving profit growth in a large turnover business.

It takes a lot of hard work to be a Fashion Retail Manager with Blue Diamond so you will be dynamic, positive and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get ‘stuck in’. You’ll also need to be able to prioritise your workload, work under pressure and display a “can do” attitude at all times.

ABOUT YOU

To be successful as our Fashion Retail Manager you will:

  • Have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading and motivating your team to ensure they perform to their best and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • Implement considered changes to maximise the 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 stock.
  • Ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

 

ABOUT  BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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Barista - Cheshire

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

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

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

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Sous Chef - Cheshire

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

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

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


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

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

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Chef - Chester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Catering Assistant - Chester

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

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

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

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Cleaner & General Assistant

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Cleaner
10 Hours per week, Part time position / Permanent

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join the team as a cleaner at our stunning Garden Centre at Harlow, Essex, to assist with the build up to and during our busy peak period.

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

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

We have the following vacancies:
· Customer Services and Tills - part time including weekends
· General Assistant / Stock Replenishment - including weekends
· General Assistant / Plants - including weekends
· Delivery Driver / Goods In / Handyman – part time including warehouse duties
· Cleaner - part time, two hours a day, five days a week including weekends

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

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

We now have a recruitment email if all applications can be directed to michael.stephanou@bluediamond.gg

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

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

Restaurant Supervisor

The Tea Room, Harlow, Harlow
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Full time / permanent position

We are seeking a friendly, professional individual to join our team as Restaurant Supervisor at our popular Garden Centre in Harlow, Essex.

We are looking for someone with an energetic personality that can inspire and lead a team. You must have a real passion for food and be highly motivated.

As Restaurant Supervisor, your duties will include:

• Assisting the Manager in the day to day running of the Restaurant
• Opening / closing Restaurant when required
• Financial reporting
• Supervising the restaurant staff
• Maintaining high standards of service in the Restaurant at all times

Desired skills:

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

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and on delivering an exceptional and unique retail experience. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, professional and friendly, immaculately presented and who would always put our customers first. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential as well as having a good eye for detail.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount, paid holiday, and an optional pension scheme.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you

To apply please submit your C.V, together with covering email, to Julia Spearman at julia.spearman@bluediamond.gg or in writing to store.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

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General Assistant - Plants

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Plant Area
Part time / permanent position

Part time vacancy available

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join our team as General Assistants in the Plant Department at our Garden Centre at Harlow, Essex.

As General Assistant in our Plants Department your duties will include:

• 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 plant advice and carry to car
• Using the EPOS system
• Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the duty manager

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

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General Assistant - Home

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Home
Permanent Position

Part or full time vacancy available
We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join our team as General Assistant in the Home Department at our Garden Centre in Harlow, Essex.
As General Assistant in our Home Department you will provide excellent customer service to all our customers, ensuring their needs are fully met, deal with stock and keep the department tidy.
You must:
• Quickly gain an in depth knowledge of the product range
• Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards and presentation with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level
• Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
• Work well under pressure
• Have experience of working in a fast paced retail environment
Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, immaculately presented and someone who would always put our customers first.
Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount, paid holiday, and an optional pension scheme.

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

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General Assistant – Tills and Customer Service

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Tills and Customer Service
35 – 37.5 hours per week, Full time / permanent position

We are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to join the team as General Assistants in our Tills and Customer Service Department at our Garden Centre at Harlow, Essex.

We are looking for someone with an energetic personality who is highly motivated.

As General Assistant – Tills and Customer Service your duties will include:

• Processing customer purchases through our tills efficiently and effectively
• 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 situations ensuring a consistently high customer experience across all tills
• Helping our customers with any queries they have and promoting the Diamond Club membership

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

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Delivery Driver / Goods in / Handyman

Harlow Garden Centre, Harlow
Goods In
26 hour, part time / permanent position

We are seeking a friendly and motivated individual to join the team as goods in team member / delivery driver / handyman at our Garden Centre at Harlow, Essex.

Experience of working in a similar warehouse environment or stock control would be helpful but not essential.

Your duties will include:

• The ability to work 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’
• Excellent levels of customer service
• Easily engage and connect with customers at point of delivery and be able to organise a delivery schedule to meet the demands of the business
• Accuracy is essential

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

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Catering Assistant - Restaurant

The Tea Room, Harlow, Harlow
Restaurant
14 hours per week, Part time / permanent position

We are seeking a friendly, professional individual to join our team as Catering Assistant at our popular Garden Centre in Harlow.
We are looking for someone with an energetic personality, you must have a real passion for food and be highly motivated.

As Catering Assistant, your duties will include:
• Assisting in the day to day running of the Restaurant
• Taking orders and providing excellent customer service
• Making and serving tea and coffee
• Providing a unique dining experience
• Table clearing and cleaning duties
• Basic food preparation
• Maintaining high standards of service in the Restaurant at all times
Desired skills:
• Excellent customer service
• Excellent communication
• Excellent team work
• Good numeracy
• An understanding of hygiene standards

We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and on delivering an exceptional and unique retail experience. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, professional and friendly, immaculately presented and who would always put our customers first. A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential as well as having a good eye for detail.

Salary will be based on experience, but you can expect your role to be varied and there can be great opportunities to develop and progress your career within the Blue Diamond Group. In addition, there is a generous staff discount, paid holiday, and an optional pension scheme.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you

To apply please submit your C.V, together with covering email, to Julia Spearman at julia.spearman@bluediamond.gg or in writing to store.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant / Front of House

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

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Restaurant, Café Des Amis. The Restaurant sits within Blue Diamond's Le Friquet Garden Centre, which is situated in the beautiful parish of Castel in Guernsey, and is proud to boast being one of the island's largest garden centres.

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

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Chef de Partie

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

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

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

Minimum 3 years’ experience

Must hold Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene

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

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Kitchen Porter

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

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Bedding Department Manager

Melbicks Garden Centre, Birmingham
Seasonal Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time / Permanent

Our Cadbury Garden Centre, is looking for a dynamic and experienced plant retailer to manage and lead our Seasonal plants team.

Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of bedding plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Catering assistant - Gloucestershire

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

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

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

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

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

As the ideal candidate you will be immaculately presented, Professional and friendly as well as having a good eye for detail.

Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be who is passionate about customer service.

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

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

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Cook - Gloucestershire

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Restaurant
20 Hours per week, part time permanent position

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

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

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

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

The shifts will be as follows:

·         Tuesdays 8.30am-4.30pm 

·         Fridays 8.30am-4.30pm

·         Sundays 9.00am-4.30pm

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

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

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

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Seasonal Christmas Temp

Nailsworth Garden Centre, Nailsworth
Christmas
Temporary / 20 hours a week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Seasonal Sales Assistant
The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
  • Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
  • Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
  • Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
  • Achieve personal sales targets

You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target AB1 customers are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have proven track record of delivering excellent results
  • Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. 
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry - priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

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Front of House

Stooks Café, Newbridge, West Sussex
Restaurant
21 Hours per week, Part time, Permanent

We are looking for passionate and creative people, who are excited by the challenge of working as part of an energetic team.

You will need to show calmness under pressure whilst working in a busy restaurant environment with high levels of professionalism, taking pride in your role. 

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

 A good knowledge of food and beverage is essential.

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Making coffees – Full Barista training will be given

Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage.

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

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Leisure / Christmas Assistant

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Garden Centre
42.5 Hours per week, Full time / permanent

Are you ready to put your customer and sales skills to work at an award-winning Garden Centre located in the South East?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Garden Leisure Sales Assistant

The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
  • Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
  • Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
  • Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
  • Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
  • Achieve personal sales targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and to be part of our motivated and energetic team, so if you are a passionate and inspiring individual looking for a career with a vibrant, forward thinking Garden Centre, then we would love to hear from you!
Full time position with alternative weekend working.

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

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

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Hardy Plant Manager

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, Full time / Permanent

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for experienced, creative and entrepreneurial plant area managers to join our growing Plants teams at a number of various garden centres within the Blue Diamond Group.

With internal promotions, new garden centre openings, and exceptional growth within existing centres there are nearly always opportunities for talented individuals to join us – so if you are looking for your next challenge we would love to hear from you!

ABOUT THE ROLE
Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

ABOUT YOU 
Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

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

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

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Sous Chef

Stooks Café, Newbridge, West Sussex
Restaurant
Full Time, Permanent

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

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

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

The role involves the day-to-day running of our exciting salad section and running our busy sandwich section. You will cover for the Head chef in his absence, running a busy breakfast & mains Section

As the Sous Chef, you will assist the Head Chef in all aspects of stock control, hygiene checks, health and safety, maintaining our high standards

As Sous chef you must have:

•Previous experience 

•Experience of Fresh Food and menu development preferred but not essential

•Have worked in a busy kitchen and thrive under pressure

•Ideal candidate must desire to work with fresh, quality food

•Ambition to continually drive the business forward

•Excellent team player and leader who can respectfully communicate to the team

Have good knowledge of hygiene and health and safety. 

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

The position will be starting in March

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Seasonal Plant Area Supervisor

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Plants
42.5 hours a week, Full Time / Permanent

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


As a Seasonal Plant Area Supervisor, 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.
  • Taking responsibility for the area when the department head isn’t present.
  • Merchandising stock and any other duties required by the duty manager.
  • Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential

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

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

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

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Seasonal Sales Assistant (Furniture/Xmas)

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Furniture & Christmas
1 weekday and Alternate Weekends, Part time / Permanent

Are you ready to put your customer and sales skills to work at an award-winning Garden Centre located in the South East?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Seasonal Sales Assistant

The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere


Key responsibilities:
Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
Achieve personal sales targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and to be part of our motivated and energetic team, so if you are a passionate and inspiring individual looking for a career with a vibrant, forward thinking Garden Centre, then we would love to hear from you!
Part Time position with alternative weekend working.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP
Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry - priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

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Seasonal Sales Assistant (Furniture/Xmas)

Newbridge Nurseries, West Sussex
Furniture & Christmas
42.5 (5 days) Full time / permanent

Are you ready to put your customer and sales skills to work at an award-winning Garden Centre located in the South East?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Seasonal Sales Assistant

The qualities and skills you will need for this role:

The ideal candidate will have retail knowledge and a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere


Key responsibilities:
Understanding customer requirements and advising on product options
Have clear and accurate knowledge of all products available in the store
Demonstrate products and show their benefits to customers
Keep the store clean and tidy at all times
Ensure all products are effectively merchandised and priced to aid customer choice and perceptions
Achieve personal sales targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and to be part of our motivated and energetic team, so if you are a passionate and inspiring individual looking for a career with a vibrant, forward thinking Garden Centre, then we would love to hear from you!
Full time position with alternative weekend working.

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP
Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry - priding ourselves on our inspirational approach to retailing which gives us a creative point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Seasonal Plant Area Assistant

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

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

As a Seasonal 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 duty manager.

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

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Catering Assistant, Dorset

Orchard Park Garden Centre, Dorset
Restaurant
Permanent, full/part time hours available

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

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

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Chef - Shrewsbury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Darren.franks@bluediamond.gg

07518 905309

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Home Department Supervisor

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Home
Full Time / Permanent

As a home department supervisor you will provide excellent customer service to all our customers, ensuring their needs are fully met, deal with stock and keep the depart-ment tidy. Acting Manager in the Managers absence.
You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visu-als
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target customers AB1 are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have a proven track record of delivering re-sults
  • Be an excellent communicator with good in-terpersonal skills

To apply –Please submit your CV to jo.davies @bluediamond.gg or in writing FAO Jo Davies

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP
Blue Diamond Group is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre Groups, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regard-ed as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.
We hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry - prid-ing ourselves on our inspirational ap-proach to retailing which gives us a crea-tive point of difference in the market. Our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational envi-ronment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers.

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Plant Assistant

Percy Thrower's Garden Centre, Shrewsbury
Plants
40 Hours per week

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

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential, Includes working alternate weekends
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Weekend Clothing Assistant - Hampshire

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

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

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Garden Leisure/Christmas Assistant

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Garden Leisure/Christmas Department
40 (including alternate weekends), Full time / Permanent

As a Garden Leisure / Christmas Assistant you will provide excellent customer service to all our customers ensuring their needs are fully met.

You will follow directions from the Department Head and/or team Supervisor to deliver aspirational merchandising which optimizes product placement using commercial awareness and sales data to accurately implement stock ordering.    

You must:

  • Quickly gain an in-depth knowledge of the product range
  • Be meticulous with detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation and visual aesthetics
  • Have a clear understanding of what our target AB1 customers are looking for in terms of product and service
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have proven track record of delivering excellent results
  • Be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

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

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

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Clothing Assistant - Hampshire

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

General Duties

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Garden Sundries Department General Assistant, Hampshire

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Garden Sundries
Up to 40 hours per week, temporary full/part time

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a General Assistant in our gardening sundries department at our Redfields Home of Garden & Living Garden Centre.

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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

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

Till & Customer Service Assistant, Hampshire

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Tills & Customer Services
Part Time / Full Time

We are delighted to be recruiting for till and customer service assistants to join our team at Redfields Home of Garden & Living.

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

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

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

As the ideal candidate you will have retail experience and a passion for excellent customer service. You should also have experience of upselling and link sales to maximise profitability.
You will need to be comfortable working as part of a team, whilst showing an outgoing and energetic personality. You will need to be approachable, friendly and efficient in your day to day work. A confident communicator who can interact with customers, and pass on product knowledge where appropriate

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

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

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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

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

Chef De Partie

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week
About the role
An exciting opportunity for a chef de partie has arisen within Redfields Avenue Garden Centre's Restaurant Department.

As part of our developing team and menu we are seeking a chef to help cover for the sous and help the Exec in all aspects of the kitchen. This role is a fantastic working pattern for a chef and a competitive salary £20-£22k

About Blue Diamond 
Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing.

Our centres and restaurants are widely regardrd as some of the best in the country and we have won retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurant offer style and innovation in an aspirational enviornmentt 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 joining a fantastic fast-growing company with a great heritage and want to make a positive contribution to a business which in return helps all employees to maximise their full potential, then we would like to hear from you!

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Commis Chef

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

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Commis Chef to join our busy kitchen team at Redfields Garden Centre.

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

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

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

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

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Catering Assistant

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week, Full time / permanent

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

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

Duties include:

  • Table clearing
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Food preparation
  • Operating appliances 
  • Other general duties

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Catering Assistant

Café Théâtre, Redfields, Hampshire
Restaurant - Front of House
7 - 14 hours per week, Part time / Permanent

We are seeking friendly and professional individuals to join Blue Diamond as Catering Assistants within our busy Cafe at Redfields Garden Centre for Saturdays and / or Sundays, position available from now.
We pride ourselves on our high food standards, and our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, is immaculately presented, and is professional and friendly towards staff and customers at all times. 

Duties include:

• Table clearing
• General cleaning
• Serving customers
• Drinks preparation and coffee making
• Operating appliances
• Other general duties

Previous experience of waiting on staff is an advantage however full training will be provided.
If you think you fit this description, and would like to join our friendly team, we would love to hear from you!

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Pastry Commis Chef

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Pastry Commis Chef
40 Hours per week, Full time / permanent

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

Café Theatre at Redfields, part of the reputable Blue Diamond Group, may have the perfect next career move for you. We are looking for experienced and passionate pastry chef, with a passion to deliver high quality homemade cakes, pastries and Afternoon Teas.

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

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

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

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Kitchen Porter

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Restaurant
40 hours per week

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

What we look for in our Kitchen Assistants:

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

Duties will include:

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

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

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

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Fashion Retail Manager

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

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Fashion Retail Manager who will oversee our flagship fashion department at Redfields Garden Centre in Church Crookham, Hampshire.

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 and inviting style. 

Fashion retail experience in a busy and thriving large store is essential, with proven success managing and motivating your team and driving profit growth in a large turnover business.

It takes a lot of hard work to be a Fashion Retail Manager with Blue Diamond so you will be dynamic, positive and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get ‘stuck in’. You’ll also need to be able to prioritise your workload, work under pressure and display a “can do” attitude at all times.

ABOUT YOU

To be successful as our Fashion Retail Manager you will:

  • Have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading and motivating your team to ensure they perform to their best and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
  • Implement considered changes to maximise the 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 stock.
  • Ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines

 

ABOUT  BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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Seasonal Plant Department Assistant

Blue Diamond Group, Guernsey Channel Islands
Seasonal Plants
Full Time

Full time with alternate weekends

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

ABOUT THE BLUE DIAMOND GROUP

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

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

Hardy Plant Section Leader

Redfields Home of Garden & Living, Hampshire
Hardy Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time / Permanent

ABOUT YOU 
Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres or be from a horticultural background.
  • Have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our 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 in the product placement, standards, presentation, visual merchandising and the overall look and feel of the department. 
  • Have the ability to manage, develop, motivate and inspire a team.

As well as a rewarding career with excellent prospects and development opportunities, you can expect a highly competitive salary, attractive discounts and a fun and exciting working environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Plant Area Manager – Bedding Plants

St Peter's Garden Centre, Jersey Channel Islands
Bedding Plants
40 Hours per week, Full Time Position

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

Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area manager, you would be responsible for managing and leading your team in pulling all of this vital activity together so that our customers have a truly unique and memorable shopping experience. Your focus will always be on the customer and meeting their expectations, but you will also have responsibility for driving sales and profitability – so you will have a real sense of ownership and empowerment!

Our ideal Plant Area managers will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of bedding plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

  • must have 5-year residency in Jersey

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Plant Area Assistant

St Peter's Garden Centre, Jersey Channel Islands
Hardy Plants
40 hours per week, Full time / Permanent

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

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!


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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Hardy & Seasonal Plant Assistants

St Peter's Garden Centre, Jersey Channel Islands
Hardy & Seasonal Plant Department
40 Hours per week, Full time / Permanent

Our St Peters Garden Centre,  is looking for a dynamic and experienced plant retailer to join our Hardy & Seasonal plants team.

Our plant teams pride themselves on not only giving our customers the very best in product quality and choice, but also on providing them with an aspirational shopping experience through creating stunning visual displays. They work hard to constantly ensure stock availability, that our high standards of plant care and quality are always maintained and that our customers enjoy exceptional service and specialist advice.

As a plant area assistant, you would be responsible for giving 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 Assistant will:

  • have experience of working in Garden Centres, although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background
  • have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers
  • have a creative and entrepreneurial attitude towards plant retailing
  • have excellent knowledge of bedding plants, plant care and maintenance
  • be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel
  • have an ability to manage and develop a team

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

St Peters Garden Centre sits in a highly affluent area. There is a strong tradition of plant and gardening sales in this centre and is very much a destination business.

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Barista, Costa Coffee - Brent Knoll

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards. Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Chef - Brent Knoll

Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
Restaurant
35 hours per week, permanent position

We are looking for someone to join our busy back of house kitchen team in our Restaurant as we move to a new standard of cuisine.

Individuals need to have a true passion for food, be good at time keeping, enthusiastic and able to work as part of a team and individually, all training will be given on site but previous Kitchen experience is preferred.

Great working hours for a Kitchen position leaving evenings free and zero split shifts.

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

Costa - Full time Barista

Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
Full time

Full training provided in a fun environment. You will be responsible for serving customers and making their orders and to ensure the customers enjoy their coffee experience in a pleasant and friendly environment. Your flexible approach will see you turn a hand to a multitude of tasks, whether it b day to day duties, maintaining stock or encouraging customer feedback.  

Plant Area Assistant - Brent Knoll

Sanders Garden Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
Plant Area
40 hours per week, full time 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, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Head Chef

The Six Arches Restaurant, Trentham, Staffordshire
Restaurant
Permanent / Full Time

Blue Diamond, Trentham Garden Centre are currently looking for a HEAD CHEF to work along side our Chefs in our fast paced restaurants, delivering great home cooked food.

Applicants must be able to work as part of a team and also use their own initiative during service. The right candidate will help deliver high standard of homemade products using quality ingredients and specialist food suppliers

The successful and progressive thinking applicant will benefit from working for a rapidly expanding company that offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance their career within the Catering Industry.

The role is based around a combination of hands on kitchen skills, coaching and ongoing training to an enthusiastic brigade and an overall high based knowledge of the required company targets that include Gross Profit, overhead costs and a sound understanding of current legislation.

The three differing restaurants will require specific experience from previous employment in similar work environments to be demonstrated within the role at all times.

An acute understanding of Restaurant operations and auxiliary staff will be key to ensure cohesion between the chefs and front of house staff within the delivery of your innovative and current trend of food and beverage offers.

Company Benefits include competitive salary, Pension inclusion and company contributions and Blue Diamond Discount.

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Commis Chefs - Stoke-on-Trent

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Blue Diamond Group

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Hardy Sales Assistant

Trentham Garden Centre, Staffordshire
Hardy Plants
Full time 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, as well as having a good eye for detail. Our customers are our main priority, so therefore you will be someone who is passionate about customer service, polite and outgoing, and someone who would always put our customers first.

As a Plant Area assistant, you will be responsible for

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

Plant experience or Garden Centre experience is essential, Includes working alternate weekends
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Hardy Plant Section Leader

Weybridge Garden Centre, Addlestone
Hardy Plants
40 hours per week, Full time / permanent position

ABOUT YOU 
Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in Garden Centres or be from a horticultural background.
  • Have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our 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 in the product placement, standards, presentation, visual merchandising and the overall look and feel of the department. 
  • Have the ability to manage, develop, motivate and inspire a team.

As well as a rewarding career with excellent prospects and development opportunities, you can expect a highly competitive salary, attractive discounts and a fun and exciting working environment.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY