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.

CV’s to:

Mr Jonathan Copelin,

Thetford Garden Centre,

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

jonathan.copelin@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.

Part time and full time positions are available.

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

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 Sous Chef in busy commercial catering or restaurant operations
  • Creativity – the ability to assist in creating new menus with a hands on approach and eye for detail
  • Running the Kitchen operation in the Head Chefs absence
  • An intrinsic understanding of legislation and compliance
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • A strong desire to have your career in line with the business growing

CV’s and Cover Letter to:

Mr James Feuer

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

james.feuer@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

Till Assistant (Part Time)

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.

Main duties to include:

  • To operate the tills and take payment
  • To provide excellent customer service as standard
  • To ensure tills and customer service as standard
  • To assist other areas of the business when required
  • Must be flexible to cover holiday and overtime

Applicant must be confident, enthusiastic and able to learn quickly. You will be a lasting impression to our customers and so you will have a great responsibility to provide a high level of customer service at all times. Retail experience is preferable but not essential as full training will be given.

Hours of work:

Sunday 10am – 4pm

CVs to:

Mrs Marie Turner

marie.turner@thetfordgardenentre.co.uk

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

Senior External Gardening and Sustainability 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 and sustainability, 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
  • 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, subsidised staff menu, welfare support and the chance to join a strong, progressive and successful team.

Cover letter & CV to

Mr Julian Chittock,

Thetford Garden Centre,

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

julian.chittock@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

External Gardening Assistant – (Part Time, Weekends)

An opportunity has arisen for a Part Time External Gardening Assistant to join our busy External Gardening Department, working weekends only.

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 is important.

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 as soon as possible.

CV’s to:

Mr Jonathan Copelin,

Thetford Garden Centre,

Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2RL

jonathan.copelin@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

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

Hours:

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

marie.turner@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk

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,
Kilverstone,

Thetford, Norfolk,

IP24 2RL

james.feuer@thetfordgardencentre.co.uk