Thetford Garden Centre is a long-established independent family business eager to move forward and develop with exciting expansion plans for the future. For positions that attract high volumes of applicants we are unable to respond to everyone that replies. Business developments this year have created new job opportunities:

Head Chef

Head chef to work alongside the catering manager in heading up the kitchen operation. Serving all fresh, locally sourced produce they are looking to further develop the menus ahead of a complete refurbishment that will see the catering offfer double in size. Sociable hours: full-time working daytime shifts only, some weekends off. You must have:

Experience in a busy catering operation with supervisory experience.
A strong understanding of GP, cost, budget, stock, margin controls and legislation
Passion and creativity for creating new dishes and menus
A positive, hands-on approach and keen eye for detail.
Ambition to develop your career in line with the business growing.

Competitive Salary + staff discounts and contributory pension

Please send CV and covering letter to:
Lisa Billman
Thetford Garden Centre
IP24 2RL

External Gardening Assistant

A position has become available for a Retail Assistant in our busy External Gardening Department. The role will be working primarily in our Landscaping Department and will also provide support to our Plant Area.

Main duties will include:
Proactively selling and serving customers to a high standard
Replenishment and merchandising of stock

Skills Required:

enthusiastic, positive and have a ‘can do’ approach to work
Flexibility, adaptability and able to work on own initiative
This role involves manual lifting and a counter balance forklift license. Full training provided.

Hours of work: 5 days a week to include every weekend with some degree of flexibility in the quieter season.

Please send CV and covering letter to:
Mark Hudson
Thetford Garden Centre
IP24 2RL

Garden Care Assistant

We require a part-time assistant in this busy department, the ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, positive and have a ‘can do’ attitude, flexible approach to work with a keen interest in gardening.

Main duties to include:

Serving customers to a high standard
To merchandise and display stock
To ensure displays are kept clean/tidy
Stock replenishment

Hours of work: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am – 4pm. Staff benefits, training provided.

Applications in writing to
Mr J Chittock,
Thetford Garden Centre,
IP24 2RL.

Festive Work

A Jolly person is required for November and December for weekends and occasional days up to Christmas including Christmas Eve. Must be reliable, great with children and enjoy wearing red. Job share a possibility.
For further details please ask at our Customer Service Desk.