Temporary External Gardening Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a Temporary 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

Position starts 1st March 2022, 3 days a week (Wed, Thurs & Fri) 9AM – 5PM

Contract term: Temporary position until August 31st 2022

CV’s to:

Mr Trevyn Riekert,

Thetford Garden Centre, 

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL


Visual Merchandiser/Christmas/Clothing Manager

An exciting opportunity is available to join this successful, long established independent family business as a Visual Merchandiser/Christmas/Clothing Manager to oversee the successful running of the Christmas and Clothing Departments.

Main responsibilities to include:

  • To implement & oversee the visual merchandising initiative right across the business
  • To manage the efficient running of Christmas & Clothing departments
  • To drive the sale and profitability of the Christmas & Clothing departments
  • To coach and develop the teams

Skills/experience required:

  • An understanding, experience of and interest in Visual Merchandising, Clothing and
  • Management experience with a retail background
  • Strong merchandising skills and a creative flair is essential
  • The ability to project manage the ranging, building, displaying and running of a Christmas Department
  • Experience of product ranging and buying
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel to trade shows etc.

Applicants must understand the importance of great customer service, be able to think on their feet and have strong organisational and interpersonal skills. 43 hour week to include alternate weekends and alternate late-night Friday working. Competitive salary, pension scheme, 28 days holiday, staff discount.

CV and Cover Letter to:

Julian Chittock

Thetford Garden Centre

Kilverstone, Thetford

IP24 2RL


Pets & Aquatics Supervisor

Full Time including alternate weekends

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

Main duties will include:

  • To ensure all compliance checks are completed thoroughly
  • To ensure livestock well-being is of highest priority 100% of the time, with the ability to identify any issues or problems
  • To lead and develop the department assistant to help drive the department further
  • To be customer focused with a positive attitude
  • To ensure all fish systems are maintained
  • To support the department manager with developing both pet and aquatic departments further
  • To drive the sales and profitability of the pet and aquatics departments
  • To ensure the retailing standards are maintained at all times

Hours of work:

Week 1: Mon 8:45-6pm, Tues 8:45-6pm, Weds 8:45-6pm, Thurs OFF, Fri 8:45-6pm, Sat OFF, Sun OFF

Week 2: Mon 8:45-6pm, Tues 8:45-6pm, Weds 8:45-6pm, Thurs OFF, Fri 11-8, Sat 8:45-6pm, Sun 9:45-5pm

Cover Letter & CVs to: Mr Chris Gooderson,

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


Senior Internal Gardening & Outdoor Living Manager

Garden Care, Machinery, Furniture, BBQ’s, Pet & Aquatic Departments

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

A creative, innovative and experienced manager who is strong and enthusiastic is required to lead the strategic development of the Internal Gardening & Outdoor Living offer to a market leading position with a focus on trends and consideration to our brand image.

Applicants must have a wide knowledge in Garden Care & Outdoor Living products, experience in buying, 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 Internal Gardening & Outdoor Living offer to a market leading position, ensuring synergy throughout the departments
  • To work closely with the department teams to improve the sales and profitability ensuring budgets are achieved
  • To support the visual merchandising of the Internal Gardening & Outdoor Living departments, co-ordinating and communicating with the VM team.

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, uniform, staff discount, subsided staff menu, welfare support and the chance to join a strong, progressive, and successful team.

Cover Letter and CVs to:

Mr Julian Chittock

Thetford Garden Centre, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL


Kitchen Porter

This is a great opportunity to join an established business in our successful restaurant. This is a position within our Kitchen team offering full time hours per week in various shift patterns.

The right candidate will need to have experience in a busy working environment, be good team player and have an interest in good food service. This role can be an opportunity for career progression for the right candidate.

Main duties include:

  • To lead & motivate wash up team
  • Ensure crockery/cutlery & pots are thoroughly cleaned
  • Clean food prep areas & equipment
  • Unload food & equipment
  • Keep stockroom/fridges/freezers well organised
  • Keep work surfaces/wall and floors clean & sanitised
  • A positive, can-do attitude is a must
  • Applicants must be 18+

CVs to: Mr James Feuer

Thetford Garden Centre

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL



This is a great opportunity to join an established family 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

CVs to: Mrs Claire Dear
Thetford Garden Centre,
Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RL


Full Time General Sales Assistant

Main duties will inclide:

  • 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

Hours of work:

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 8:45am – 5:30pm

Alternate Saturday 8:45am – 6pm

Alternate Sunday 10am – 4pm

Cover Letter & CVs to – Mr Chris Gooderson

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