Garden Centre Supervisor

Garden Centre Supervisor / Buyer required

Job Ref ADV446

Working in a busy retail environment within the Garden Centre the successful candidate will be highly motivated, approachable and have excellent people skills. You will have a positive “can do” attitude and be a skilled salesperson in order to drive sales through great standards and exemplary customer service.

You will be supporting the Garden Centre Shop Manager to ensure the smooth running of the store.

This is a varied and challenging role with wide-ranging duties including:

  • Assisting with achieving sales, service and profit margin targets and effectively running the store in the manager’s absence.
  • Promoting high level of retail standards, ensuring signage is accurate and seasonal displays are turned round in a timely manner.
  • Where needed, supporting the team operationally with stock management, customer service.
  • Ensuring the centre is on brand, well-stocked with inspirational, shoppable displays and accurate point of sale. With particular focus on the gardening sundries departments.
  • Administering systems accurately, including our time and attendance and EPOS systems.
  • Receiving complaints and resolving problems in a calm and confident manner.
  • Ensuring all store processes and procedures are followed and deliver follow up training if required.
  • Ensuring adherence to legal and company policies and procedures and undertaking disciplinary actions if the need arises.
  • Areas of responsibility to include: garden equipment, fertilisers and chemicals, garden ornamentation, birdcare, growing media, to name just a few.

To be successful in this role as Garden Centre Supervisor you will need to demonstrate a strong track record of achieving sales and effectively managing people in a retail setting.

We are looking for:

  • Someone with good Horticultural knowledge
  • Collaborative team player
  • Customer focused
  • Able to learn new processes and systems quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Open to ideas and suggestions from others
  • Professionalism, positivity, patience, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and numeracy
  • IT literacy
  • Well organised and driven to meet multiple deadlines
  • We provide a competitive wage, as well as a generous employee discount. Uniform is provided and there is plenty of free on-site parking. Pay will depend on the experience.

This is a full time and permanent position, working on average 40 hours per week. You will be required to work one weekend day each week.

Applicants should apply by bringing a CV and covering letter, explaining why they would be suitable for the role, into the garden centre and ask for John, Laura or Phil.

If you would like more information regarding the role, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01332 700800 or email Phil on

This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. horticruitment are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

If you would like more information on the Garden Centre Association please click here and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) please click here

Gardener - Live Out - EC5412

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a sole gardener to work on a beautiful private garden in South Derbyshire.

With stunning views of Melbourne Pool, the 1.5-acre diverse and mature garden drops steeply by paths and steps to lawns with herbaceous borders and banks of shrubs. Numerous paths lead to different areas providing a variety of planting opportunities - a bog garden, glade, shrubbery, herbaceous and grass borders, a herb and vegetable garden, rose tunnel, orchard and small woodland. The role will include planting and care of plants, vegetable growing, developing borders, pruning of trees and shrubs and all aspects of garden, path and fountain maintenance. The garden is open to the public through the NGS at least twice a year, for a large annual festival and through arranged group visits.

The owners are deeply involved with the garden and and they are looking for someone with a real passion for horticulture to work closely with them and manage the garden to a high horticultural standard.  The ideal candidate will have excellent plant knowledge and experience of plant care, seed sowing, propagation, vegetable growing etc. He / She will be a self-starter and have excellent time management skills. The successful applicant will be organised in their approach, able to keep a log, plan the year and be able to demonstrate that plan.

As the property is based on steep slopes, applicants need to be physically fit and active. Other requirements for the role are good communications skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. He / She should be prepared to work outside in all weathers, be flexible and have good time keeping skills. An ability to operate a range of garden machinery will be necessary for the role, so that chainsaw and spray certificates are required.  However if these certificates are currently not held, as long as there is the willingness to acquire, the client would support the training.

This is an excellent opportunity for a gardener looking to further develop their skills and knowledge and work closely with friendly and knowledgeable owners.

SALARY:        Up to £24,000 DOE     
LOCATION:   South Derbyshire
JOB No:          EC5412

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this 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 Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.