Garden Centre Assistant

6.15 - 8.50 GBP Hourly + Benefits
12 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Exceptional Plant Nursery Staff Required
Part-time. 2 days a week plus holiday cover. Competitive Salary plus benefits.
Darsham Nurseries is a small, independent plant nursery, shop & restaurant in coastal Suffolk.
Working as part of the Nursery team, you will ensure plants are grown and nurtured to a suitable standard to be sold, or used as produce for the Caf??. We have four main work areas to the Nursery, and you may be required to work in any or all of them. Currently these areas are:
* Retail Nursery
* Polytunnels
* Potager
* Gardens & Lawns
All areas have tasks in common which you are expected to undertake, these are:
* Watering keep plants watered according to their specific requirements
* Plant grooming removing weeds from pots, removing dead, damaged and diseased growth, topping up compost
* Weeding removing weeds from beds, borders and paths
* Composting chopping materials before adding to the correct bay, watering and turning as necessary, and sieving when ready
* Tidying and cleaning assist in keeping all shared areas clean and tidy
* Site management making sure everywhere is always looking at its best
* Annual Planting Plancontributing to the development and updating of the annual planting plan, and helping to implement it
Each distinct area has additional tasks, such as customer interaction and selling in the Retail Nursery, or sowing and propagation in the Polytunnels. Although the work is varied, it can also be repetitive.
Requirements of the Garden Nursery Assistant role are:
* Confident and friendly personality
* 'Can-do' attitude
* The ability to work in a small team
* Cash handling and operating a till
* Excellent customer service skills
* An interest in horticulture and food
Benefits of the Garden Nursery Assistant role are:
* Attractive and friendly working environment
* Working for an independent that cares about its customers
We assume that you are experienced and able to cope with a busy shift in a calm and happy way. Your ability to learn is essential, as is being friendly and relaxed, and having the confidence to sell. You will constantly demonstrate your expertise and passion for the plants we grow and sell.
We have good transport links to Southwold, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Woodbridge and London.
If you are looking for a part-time Garden Nursery Assistant role where you can be an integral part of developing a business, then please apply with a current CV