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Head Chef

This is a great opportunity to join an established business in our busy, successful restaurant.

We are currently looking for an experienced Head Chef who shares the same passions that we do – creating fantastic food from fresh, local ingredients with the aim of exceeding customer expectations every time.

To lead and develop the kitchen staff with a strong emphasis on team-work. Evolving the catering offer to a market-leading position, developing both Lime Kiln Kitchen, The Norfolk Pizza Co. and in-store events.

KEY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

• Experience working as a Head Chef in a busy commercial catering operation.

• Leadership and coaching experience with a hands-on approach.

• Creativity – the ability to create new menus with a hands on approach and eye for detail.

• Ability to drive the sales and profitability of the catering offer.

• An understanding of legislation and compliance

• A positive attitude and outgoing personality

Hours:

42hrs per week (including alternate weekends).

CVs to:

Julian Chittock

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

julian.chittock@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Indoor Living Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a creative and enthusiastic person to join our busy Giftware and Houseplant department.

Main duties to include:

  • To serve customers to a high standard
  • To merchandise and maintain stock to a high level
  • To proactively serve customers and actively sell to ensure weekly targets are met
  • To assist other areas of the business when required including tills (training will be provided)

Applicants must be confident, enthusiastic and able to learn quickly. Applicants must also have great people skills and preferably have worked in a retail environment. A knowledge of Houseplants is also an advantage. Flexibility is required and extra hours a possibility. Competitive pay, staff discount and full training is provided.

Hours of work:

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 5pm

Cover letter & CV’s to:

Mrs A Levett

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

amanda.levett@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Temporary Plant Area Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a temporary seasonal plant area 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 knowledge and passion for plants to customers and enthuse them will be crucial.

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 department.
  • Willing to work in all weathers.  

Hours: Mon: 8.45am – 6pm & Tues-Thur 8.45am – 5.30pm.

Contract Term: Temporary position until July 31st.

Please send a current CV and covering letter to:

Mr M Hudson.

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

Alternatively, E-mail a current CV and covering letter: mark.hudson@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Aquatics Assistant

Full Time including alternate weekends

Applicants must be enthusiastic and passionate about fishkeeping, with a real “can do” attitude and friendly approach.

Main duties will include:

• To maintain all fish systems including coldwater, tropical and pond
• To ensure livestock wellbeing is of highest priority 100% of the time, with the ability to identify any issues or problems
• To work closely with the department supervisor to help develop the department further
• To be customer focused with a positive attitude

Hours of work:

Monday & Tuesday: 9am – 4pm

Wednesday: 8:45am – 6pm

Friday: Week 1 8:45am – 5pm, week 2 11am – 5pm

Alternate Saturday: 8:45am – 6pm

Alternate Sunday: 9:45am – 4pm

Cover Letter & CV’s to:

Mr Chris Gooderson,

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

chris.gooderson@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Chef

This is a great opportunity to join an established business in our busy, successful restaurant. Working alongside the Head Chef as a key member of our kitchen team, serving all fresh locally sourced produce.

Key Skills Required:

  • Experience gained working as a Chef/Cook in busy restaurant/catering operations
  • Creativity – the ability to assist in creating new menus 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
  • Pizza making experience is an advantage but not necessary

Cover Letter & CV’s to:

Mr James Feuer, 
Thetford Garden Centre, 
Kilverstone,
Thetford,
Norfolk
IP24 2RL

Email: james.feuer@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Senior External Gardening & Sustainability Project Manager

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

A strong, enthusiastic, and experienced manager is required to lead the strategic development of the external gardening offer to a market leading position with a focus on sustainability throughout. 

Applicants must have a wide knowledge in horticulture and sustainability, with experience in retail and personnel management. They must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and know how to achieve KPIs effectively.

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead the strategic development of the external gardening offer to a market leading position
  • To work closely with the external gardening team to improve the sales and profitability of the department ensuring budgets are achieved
  • To drive the sustainability agenda and coordinate and communicate all activity across the business

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.

Please Covering Letter and C.V. to:

Julian Chittock
Thetford Garden Centre
Kilverstone
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 2RL

Email: julian.chittock@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk