Vacancies

Thetford Garden Centre is a long-established independent family business eager to move forward and develop with exciting expansion plans for the future. Business developments this year have created new job opportunities:

External Gardening Retail Assistant

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
Assisting in other areas of the Garden Centre as required

Skills Required:

Great customer service and selling ability
Flexibility, adaptability and able to work on own initiative
Knowledge of landscaping products
Interest in plants and gardening
Design and merchandising flair

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 a covering letter and CV to:

Mark Hudson
Thetford Garden Centre
Kilverstone
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 2RL

Coffee Shop Front of House Supervisor

Main duties will include:

To supervise the efficient running of the Coffee Shop on a day to day basis
To assist the catering manager to evolve and develop the catering to a market leader
To provide excellent customer service
To ensure business standards are met at all times
To drive sales and profitability

Applicants must be confident, enthusiastic and able to learn quickly. Catering and Supervisory experience are essential. Full-time including weekends. Competitive pay, pension, staff discount.

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

Chef

This is a great opportunity for a Chef to join an established business with an in-house public facing restaurant 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 restaurant double in size. A massive bonus is that you will work day time shifts only. You will require your own transport. Competitive rate of pay + Company discounts and contributory pension

Key Skills Required:

Experience gained working as a Chef in busy commercial catering, restaurant, or cafe operations serving all fresh food
Creativity – the ability to create new menus with a hands on approach and eye for detail, particularly with fresh produce
A strong understanding of GP, cost, budget, stock and margin controls
Supervisor Experience
An intrinsic understanding of legislation & compliance
A positive attitude and outgoing personality
A strong desire to have autonomy in your job and ambition to develop your career in line with the business growing

Please send CV to:
Lisa Billman
Thetford Garden Centre
Kilverstone
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 2RL

Coffee Shop Front of House Assistant

Main duties will include:

To take customer orders quickly and effectively.
To operate the till and take payment for food & drink
To provide friendly and efficient table service
To maintain a clean and healthy working environment

Applicants must be confident, enthusiastic and able to learn quickly. Catering experience is essential. Part-Time including weekends.

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