Senior External Gardening Manager

Plant Area, Landscaping, Compost & Pot Departments

Thetford Garden Centre is a long-established independent family business, continually evolving and striving for impeccable retail standards with exciting development plans.

An innovative and experienced manager who is strong and enthusiastic is required to lead the strategic development of the External Gardening offer to a market leading position with a focus on trends, sustainability, and consideration to our brand image.

Applicants must have a wide knowledge in horticulture, with experience in retail and personnel management. They must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, know how to achieve KPIs effectively and have a desire to work with our senior management team to drive the overall success of the business.

Key responsibilities:

To lead the strategic development of the external gardening offer to a market leading position, ensuring synergy throughout the departments.

To work closely with the external gardening team to improve the sales and profitability of the department ensuring budgets are achieved

42 hours per week to include bank holidays and alternate weekends with a set day off in the week

Competitive salary, 28 days holiday, pension scheme, staff discount, subsidised staff menu, welfare support and the chance to join a strong, progressive, and successful team.

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Cover letter & CV to

Mr Julian Chittock,

Thetford Garden Centre,

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL


This is a great opportunity to join an established business in our busy, successful restaurant. Working as a key member of our Front of House team, preparing and serving hot & cold drinks to a consistently high standard whilst keeping your workstation, utensils and equipment clean.

Key Skills required:

  • Previous Barista experience is essential
  • A flexible and friendly ‘can do’ attitude
  • Customer service skills and knowledge
  • Enthusiastic to task at hand and the desire to develop new skills

Click for HERE to read our staff benefits

CVs to:

Mr James Feuer

Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

Catering Assistants

Main duties to include:

  • General catering duties
  • Providing good customer service
  • To maintain a clean and safe working environment

Full and part time positions plus immediate start available.

Applicants must be confident, enthusiastic, flexible and be able to learn quickly.

Experience is preferred however not essential.

Weekend work included

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Please send CV to:

Mr James Feuer,

Thetford Garden Centre

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk

IP24 2RL

External Gardening Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a Permanent External Gardening Assistant to join our busy External Gardening Department.

The successful candidate will ideally have some retail experience and a knowledge of plants.

You will have contact with customers within the department, and so the ability to successfully communicate your knowledge & passion for plants to customers and to inspire them will be crucial.

Job Profile

•             Merchandising of existing stock and newly delivered stock

•             Cross merchandising of stock

•             Maintaining and creating displays

•             Weeding of area and stock

•             Quality control of stock

•             Customer service

•             Maintaining clean stands and floors

•             Deadheading of plants

•             May need to help at times in other areas as needed

Key skills required:

•             Knowledge of plants and their ongoing care

•             Good selling ability and customer service skills

•             Good merchandising skills

•             Able to work at a commercial speed

•             Physically fit and able to lift heavy items

•             Provide support when needed to the wider store

•             Willing to work in all weathers

Full Time hours.

Click HERE for full staff benefits list

CV’s to:

Mr Jonathan Copelin,

Thetford Garden Centre,

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

Sous Chef

 This is a great opportunity for a Sous Chef to join an established business with an in-house public facing restaurant, working alongside the Head Chef in heading up the kitchen operation. Serving fresh, locally sourced produce in both Lime Kiln Kitchen and our new on-site venture, The Norfolk Pizza Co., you will have a passion for good food and consistently high standards.

Key skills required:

  • Experience gained working as a Senior Chef De Partie or Junior Sous Chef in busy commercial catering or restaurant operations
  • Creativity – the ability to create new menus with a hands on approach and eye for detail
  • Running the Kitchen in the Head Chefs absence
  • An understanding of legislation and compliance
  • A positive, can-do attitude

What we offer:
Competitive Salary
Sociable hours
Tip share
Career progression
Employee discount
Paid holiday

Click HERE to view full staff benefits

CV’s and Cover Letter to:

Mr James Feuer

Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

Pizza Chef

Are you looking for a career change? This is a great opportunity to join our newly founded restaurant, Norfolk Pizza Co. Working as a key member of our kitchen team, serving all fresh locally sourced produce.

Key Skills Required

• Pizza making experience is an advantage but not necessary. Passion is everything and full training will be provided.
• Creativity – the ability to assist in creating new dishes with a hands-on approach and eye for detail.
• An understanding of legislation and compliance
• A positive attitude and outgoing personality are a must
• A strong desire to have autonomy in your job and ambition to develop your career in line with the business growing
• Have a flexible approach to working

CVs to: James Feuer
Thetford Garden Centre,

Thetford, Norfolk,

IP24 2RL

General Sales Assistant (Machinery)

Main duties will include:

Work closely within machinery department

Customer service focused

Administrative duties

Building of machinery

Supporting all departments where necessary – including till work

General maintenance and standards within department

Key skills required:

Retail/sales experience preferred

Friendly and positive approach with a “can do” attitude

Flexibility, adaptability and able to work using own initiative

Sales driven

Basic IT skills


Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:45am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 8.45am – 6pm

Alternate Saturday 8.45pm – 6pm

Alternate Sunday 10am – 4pm

Cover letter & CV’s to:

Mrs Marie Turner,

Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL