Sundries Manager

Sundries Manager required

Job ref G007

This is a family run business with one single store. Often referred to as a rural department store, the centre offers a wide range of products including, indoor and outdoor plants departments, garden tools and accessories, homeware, gifts, and pet supplies. Additional features include a farm shop, restaurant, coffee shop, children’s play area and a dedicated dog walking field. The centre generates a turnover of over £10 million a year.

Job Description:

The sundries manager will report to the Head of Horticulture and be responsible for all non-living aspects of the garden centre within the sundries and landscaping departments. A key part of the role will be buying for the department to include product research and selection with an awareness of the pre-ordering seasons within garden centres. The candidate will be responsible for 4 full time members of staff which can fluctuate depending on the season.  The aim is for candidates to be 30% office based with the rest of their time being on the shop floor. It is expected that the candidates will ensure the sales area and the staff are well presented at all times and reinforce and promote an exceptional level of customer service.

The following skills are essential:
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Strong customer service skills and experience
  • Familiarity with KPI’s and ability to quickly identify strong sellers and weaker lines
  • Experience of stock management, processing deliveries, pricing, regular stock takes and ordering new stock.
  • Good merchandising skills with an ability to implement POS for new promotions.
  • Good communication skills with staff, other department heads and centre management
Hours:

40 hours a week with an expectation to work alternate weekends.

If this Sundries Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matt Parker on 01233 732767 or matthew@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sundries Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sundries Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Tree Planter

Tree Planter required

Job Ref P888

Our client is a specialist plant nursery and landscape company based in Leicestershire and is dedicated to maintaining and creating wonderful landscape gardens. Specialising in mature and large plants, such as mature plants, pleached trees, screening trees and multi-stem trees. Their extensive experience means they are able to give their clients the best advice to help make the most of their plants. 

Job Description:

They are now looking for a motivated Tree Planter to join their friendly and enthusiastic team to assist with their professional planting service; and have the opportunity to be part of their next phase of the story as they look to expand the nursery in the coming year.

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

-Travelling nationwide as part of a small team to install the tree planting schemes

-Moving, planting and potting trees and shrubs, which are 3-6 metres in size.

-Preparing plants at the nursery for transportation.

-Adhering to all health and safety procedures.

-Providing a professional and efficient service for the customers.

-During quieter periods, working on the nursery where required.

Key Skills and Requirements:

-Due to the size of the plants that are grown on the nursery, applicants must be physically fit and willing to work outside in all weathers.

-A full clean driving licence is essential, as applicants will be expected to travel to the customers which are located nationwide, with occasional overnight stays.

-The ideal candidate will have basic gardening skills, with experience in implementing and installing trees, and hedges.

-Holding a digger licence is a great advantage, but not essential as training can be given.

If this Tree Planter vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Tree Planter vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Tree Planter vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Plantarea Assistant Manager

Plantarea Assistant Manager

Job Ref H002

The role of Plantarea Assistant Manager is now available at a family-owned centre, based in Leicester. The Retail Manager is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the site with products ranging from seed and bulbs to mature trees, along with pots, compost and tools and a vast selection of sundries. There is a small team of 3 full time staff as well as several part time staff all working together to provide excellent customer service. The centre will be expanding, and significant investment made to increase sales and services.

Our client is passionate about horticulture as well as achieving customer satisfaction, the appointment of Plantarea Assistant Manager is a key position for the business.

Job Description

The successful candidate would be reporting to the Retail Manager, and responsible for the outdoor area, including designated buying to set parameters, the merchandising and maintenance of all products, and customer service. They would also have to assist/lead in the development and motivation of the Plantarea team and the monitoring of their performance.

Key Responsibilities

-Working with the Retail Manager to ensure the smooth running of the CPC.

-Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.

-Assisting the Retail Manager with cash handling, invoices and any additional paperwork that is required.

-Key Holder – Covering for the Retail Manager on their weekday and alternate weekend off work, and providing cover for the Retail Manager when on business days off site, days off or holiday/sickness.

-Ordering plants and product to pre-determined levels and within designated parameters from specified suppliers.

-Checking and receiving deliveries of product following the required procedure.

-Merchandising of product to the required standards.

-Maintenance of stock through watering and health control to the required standard, ensuring wastage is minimized.

-Maintaining signage to the required standard for Merchandising and Sales.

-Ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained.

-Ensuring all staff in the outdoor area are fully informed and carry out their duties in an efficient manner.

Candidate Skills 

As the Plantarea Assistant Manager, you’ll need to have the following experience; A proven track record in garden centre retailing: you will know this working environment well in terms of the products & tips on how to care for a plants.

-Good plant knowledge

-Several years’ experience working in a Plantarea or Plant Nursery

-You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

-A meticulous eye for detail and brilliant written and verbal communication skills

-A strong work ethic, a humble attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

If this Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener - EC8064 - This position has now been filled

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and experienced Head Gardener to manage and maintain the private gardens on a large historic sporting estate near Leicester.

The family seat has been here for 800 years, and the Grade II* listed Georgian Hall sits within 110 acres of Parkland and 8 acres of gardens. The gardens include a scented garden, shrub rose garden, herbaceous and ericaceous borders, water features, walled kitchen garden, cut flower garden and four glasshouses. The kitchen garden supplies the house with fruit and vegetables. There is also a woodland garden and orchard that are currently being restored and enhanced.

The garden is private, only opening to the public on a few occasions a year for charity. The Head Gardener will be managing up to two gardeners and therefore will have good awareness of Health and Safety and the execution thereof. In keeping with the family commitment to the environment, it is desired to make the garden more self-sufficient in areas such as composting, leaf mould, stock plants, cutting and propagation and the reduction in the use of chemicals and the Head Gardener will lead these initiatives.

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum level 2 horticultural qualification and a minimum of 10 years of experience working in a similar environment. He / She will have excellent plant knowledge, experience with designing borders and implementing plans as they will be executing the final phase of the owner’s vision and long-term plan for the garden. Spray certificates PA1/PA6, chainsaw certificates, maintenance, crosscutting and felling and first aid qualifications are required for the role, however training will be given if required. The successful candidate will have experience with propagation from cuttings and grafting as well as greenhouse management experience especially with unheated greenhouses growing camellias.

Additional responsibilities occasionally include assisting in the preparation of the garden for charity functions and church fund raising events, preparing and supplying firewood to the Hall in the winter and coordinating with the house to supply vegetables and cut flowers for the family, shoot lunches and other functions. A full driving licence is essential and experience with tractors and trailers would be advantageous. Ability to operate a range of garden machinery and good craft skills are also desirable for the role.

Accommodation is provided for the successful candidate in the form of a 2/3 bedroom cottage within walking distance of the job location. Council Tax is paid by the employers and all other bills are paid by the tenant. Shopping centres are within 2 miles.

SALARY:        Circa £28,000  
LOCATION: Leicester, Leicestershire
JOB No:          EC8064

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Skilled Gardener - Live in - EC5390 - This position has been filled

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join a beautiful family Estate in Leicestershire. This role would suit a qualified and experienced gardener with the drive and initiative to maintain a horticulturally diverse garden to a high standard.

The estate consists of 15-acres of public garden and 1 ½ acres of private garden containing woodlands, open parklands, herbaceous borders, rose garden, kitchen garden, ornamental trees, flowering shrubs, a walled garden with potting sheds, glasshouse and spacious lawns.

Initially, the key responsibilities of the Skilled Gardener will be the overall taming and maintenance of the grounds including mowing, trimming, sorting and maintaining shrubs and edging. Therefore, applicants should hold demonstrable experience in each of the above garden areas. For 2019, there are exciting plans for diverse development projects that will be implemented with the onboarding of a new Head Gardener. This role will give the Skilled Gardener an excellent opportunity to work closely with the Head Gardener on these projects, a chance to develop their skillset and provide their own input where possible.

Applicants for this position should hold academic horticultural qualifications, preferably at Level 3 or above, experience of gardening on private estates, and good plant/horticultural knowledge in general.  The ability to work to a high degree of detail is essential. Suitable applicants will hold certificates in spraying (PA1/PA6) and ideally have a chainsaw certification. Candidates must be able to undertake basic routine machinery maintenance (strimmers, mowers and hedge cutters etc.) and should hold a full UK driving licence.  He/she must be physically fit, friendly and positive in their outlook to maintain the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the estate.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a friendly team on a large and significant estate, in a beautiful part of the country, for friendly and generous owners. Accommodation is provided, depending on requirements. Council Tax and Utilities are covered by the Landlord.

SALARY:        £23-25k depending on experience 

LOCATION:  Leicestershire

JOB No:         EC5390

If this Skilled Gardener vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk 

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Skilled Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for Skilled Gardener will have been unsuccessful.

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