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South Downs Nurseries

South Downs Nurseries and Garden Centre, based in Hassocks, is our largest centre. From our nurseries here, we grow many of the plants we sell in our garden centres.  Our plant area is one of the largest in Sussex and is supported by a dedicated team of plant experts. Here you will find a large choice of indoor and outdoor living and gift ranges to inspire you. The Malvern Show Village showcases the most comprehensive range of quality garden buildings available in the U.K.

Description:

We are looking for a warehouse assistant to join our team working 5 days a week from Tuesday to Saturday.
Warehouse responsibilities:

• The safe and secure operation of the goods in yard and on-site storage of goods.

• The storage of shop overstock in a manner suitable for quick and efficient daily store picking.

• The incoming and outgoing stock into and from the warehouse and stores.

• The care of stock to avoid damage or loss.

• Daily picking for store top up.
Goods In:

Assisting with incoming deliveries as required.
Goods out:

Assisting with the picking, packing, loading, quality checks and distribution of inter branch transfers and customer deliveries, including driving delivery van as required. Loading delivery vehicles to ensure for timely/speedy despatch.

Prerequisites 

Previous experience working in a warehouse is preferred for this role, but full training will be provided. You must be hardworking, computer literate & numerate with a good attention to detail.

Duration

Full Time – Tuesday to Saturday (5 days a week)

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

You are responsible for the supervision and organisation of the goods out and deputising for the warehouse manager in their absence. This is a hands on role working alongside and supervising colleagues.
General Responsibilities
Goods out

Management of all goods out and distribution processes including:

• The picking, packing, loading, quality checks and distribution of inter branch transfers and customer deliveries, including driving delivery van as required.

• Delivery schedules, drivers and distribution.

• Loading delivery vehicles to ensure for timely/speedy despatch. Monitoring vehicle tracking and driving hours to ensure minimum down time is achieved.
You are also responsible for supporting other stock maintenance and warehouse processes including
Warehouse

• The storage of shop overstock in a manner suitable for quick and efficient daily store picking.

• The control and responsibility for incoming and outgoing stock into and from the warehouse and stores.

• The care of stock to avoid damage or loss.

• Daily picking for store top up.
Goods In

• Assisting with Incoming deliveries in coordination with the goods in team.

• Managing stock inventory once booking in has been completed.
Stock control and loss prevention

• Management of stock awaiting return or credit.

• Taking necessary action to prevent colleagues do not mishandle or damage stock.

• Ensuring all gates and security doors are kept secure at all times.
Team management

• Labour

• Efficient and cost effective labour management

• Stock control

• Stock taking

• Stock loss prevention

• Training
Ensuring all colleagues under your control are fully conversant with Company procedures relevant to their role.
General:

• You must have a working understanding of Company systems and procedures to be able to perform all the day to day functions relating to your position.

• Ensuring all areas are safe and free from hazards.

• First aid duties as required.

• Keyholder duties as required.

• Out of hours stocktaking, late night shopping, Christmas shopping duties as required.

• Ensuring compliance with health & hygiene, safety, legislative and company administrative regulations.

• This position requires a valid forklift licence.

Prerequisites 

You will be a team player, with knowledge of supervising and motivating people, and an in-depth working knowledge of warehouse functions. Previous experience working in a warehouse is essential for this role.

You must be computer literate and numerate, with a good attention to detail. Full training will be provided on our IT and stock systems.

Duration

Monday to Friday, 42.5 hours a week.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for some cashiers to join us on a seasonal contract from March to cover our busy Spring and Summer season. You will be responsible for accurate till operation, serving customers in a cheerful manner and providing excellent customer service at all times. There may be an opportunity to extend your seasonal contract.

Prerequisites 

Previous experience in a retail role is preferred, but full training will be provided.

Duration

Various shifts available but this role includes some weekend work.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our team at South Downs Nurseries, working in our Home and Gift department. This role involves merchandising of stock, creating visual displays and providing a high standard of customer service at all times

Prerequisites 

Previous experience in a retail environment if preferred for this role. The successful applicant will have a good eye for detail and be able to work as part of a team.

Duration

Part Time with alternate weekend working

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our head office buying team, based at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks.
In this role, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the Company product database, production of reports and returns, order analysis and production.
General Responsibilities
• Sales and product data analysis to highlight slow moving and excess stocks.

• Investigating and correcting anomalies in stock setup and ordering.

• Production & analysis of stock and sales reports.

• Assisting with ranging and the production of orders.

• Assisting Group buyers as required.

• Product database maintenance.

• Assisting with the production of Point of Sale.

• General office administration.

Prerequisites 

You will need excellent analytical, literacy and numeracy skills with good computer competency and a good working knowledge of excel spreadsheets.

Duration

Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our team, working in our busy outdoor sundries department. This department includes composts, garden pots, paving & landscaping supplies as well as small storage sheds and garden features such as statues, arches and arbours.
You will be responsible for:

– Ensuring stock is out on display, merchandised to a high standard with the correct point of sale materials.

– The safe storage of any overstock.

– Maintaining a high level of customer service through friendly ‘meet and greet’, good knowledge of your stock and dealing with customers in a courteous, efficient and cheerful manner.

– Dealing with customer enquiries to achieve customer satisfaction at all times. immediately referring any unresolved issues to your line manager.

– Achieving full knowledge of the products and sales offers in your department.

– Keeping your line manager updated on stock requirements, overstock, stock shortages and customer requests.

Prerequisites 

Previous experience in a retail environment is preferred for this role. Basic computer skills to access our epos systems, respond to emails and create & print point of sale material are required for this role. This is a physical role that includes heavy lifting so a good level of fitness is required. A forklift licence is required for this role, but training can be arranged if you don’t currently hold one.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our team at South Downs Nurseries. You will be responsible for cleaning all areas of the garden centre, including our customer toilets, in line with our daily and weekly checklists.

Prerequisites

Previous experience working as a cleaner is preferred, but full training will be provided.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

This is a temporary contract for the Spring & Summer season until October 2024, with the possibility of extending depending on booking levels. Working as part of the housekeeping team, you will deliver the highest standard of cleaning to prepare our 5* holiday accommodation ready for the next guest arrival.

Prerequisites

Previous cleaning experience is preferred for this role, but full training will be provided. A good attention to detail is essential. This is a physically demanding role so a good level of fitness is required.

Duration

Every Friday 10-3pm plus some Mondays as required.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for a Department Manager for our small but busy nursery based at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks.

You will be required to:

  • Coordinate the production plan of plants grown on the nursery.
  • Manage a small team, while minimising production and labour costs and maintaining high quality standards.
  • Oversee the day to day nursery operations. Organisation of workload. Potting and general plant care. Stock control.
  • Crop protection. Monitoring pest control. Maintenance of nursery facilities and equipment.
  • Coordinate the induction, training and coaching of the nursery team.
  • Liaising with garden centres for collating and supplying of plants. Inspect and clean plants ready for despatch.
  • Assist in the general maintenance of the plant nursery.
  • Ensure the plant nursery meets all health and safety regulations.

Prerequisites

Expert horticultural knowledge and experience working with plants is essential for this role. The successful applicant must hold PA1 and PA6 qualifications.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are seeking a Horticultural Manager with expert horticultural knowledge and management experience. You will be overseeing our retail plants business at Hassocks and managing your team to maintain excellent standards and customer service. You will be working closely with our group buyer for stock planning and communicating with own wholesale nursery and other growers to acquire stock and maximise sales and profit. You will need to show excellent commercial awareness and understanding of profitability from driving retail sales while controlling stock levels and other costs. You will be managing, coaching and training at all levels to ensure your team are maintaining the highest quality plants for sale and delivering a first-class customer service. Tates Garden Centres are a long established family run business in Sussex with a friendly and enjoyable working environment. Assistance to relocate to the area or Company accommodation is available.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are seeking a Web Shop Assistant to join our online retail team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in managing our online product listings, processing orders, and providing exceptional customer service.

Prerequisites

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential.

Duration

Part Time or Full Time

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our team at South Downs Nurseries, working in our indoor garden sundries department. This role involves merchandising of stock, creating POS and providing a high standard of customer service at all times. Some heavy lifting will be required.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in a retail environment if preferred for this role. The successful applicant will have a good eye for detail and be able to work as part of a team.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekend working rota

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Old Barn Garden Centre

Old Barn Garden Centre and Nursery became part of the Tate family business in 2018 and has since been completely redeveloped into a destination garden centre with a 200 seater restaurant and coffee shop. Our Garden and Lifestyle shop provides inspiration for your home and garden and sources many unusual items to create an individual style and elegance. Because we grow our own plants, you will always find friendly knowledgeable staff on hand to help at our extensive nursery. You will also find a wide range of garden buildings, hot tubs and conservatories from our specialist concession partners.

Description:

We are looking for some cashiers to join us on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for accurate till operation, serving customers in a cheerful manner and providing excellent customer service at all times. This is a varied role, and will include working in our retail food section, plus cash out operation.

Duties will include:
Previous experience in retail or customer service is preferred for this role, although full training on all aspects of this role will be provided

Duration

Full time and Part time hours available, to include alternate weekends.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We cultivate and nurture an extensive range of plants in our Nursery which is situated behind our Old Barn Garden Centre. To support the growth of our Nursery we are looking to expand our Nursery Team. We are looking for a team player who is passionate and hard working and who thrives on delivering great customer service. This is an exciting and varied role which offers the opportunity of working both in an office and outdoors.

Key Duties:

• Supporting with administration duties including processing orders and invoicing.

• Daily communication with head office, suppliers, customers, lorry drivers and contractors.

• Quality and quantity control of plants at dispatch.

• The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks when required

• General maintenance and plant care – includes watering, weeding, pruning, cleaning etc.

• Plant production: Potting by hand or machine
Prerequisites

Your capabilities:

• Ability to work both inside and outside in varied weather conditions

• You must be able to bend, lift and pull/push trolleys with plants.

• Ability to work as a member of a team or on your own

• A keen interest in plants and related products, and current experience of growing within a commercial environment

• Experience of working in a production nursery, Garden Centre or similar environment is essential

• Good communication, attention to detail and able to prioritise tasks.

• A good knowledge of Outlook, Excel (Intermediate level).

• Knowledge of Passfield software would be desirable.

Duration

Full time.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for a coffee shop assistant to work in our busy coffee shop and restaurant.

Duties will include:
Full training will be provided.

Duration

Full time or part time, with alternate weekend working.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for a full time cook to work in our busy kitchen. This role will include preparing and cooking meals to company recipes and standards.

Duties will include:
Previous kitchen experience is essential for this role.

Duration

Full time, with alternate weekend working.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our Outdoor Leisure team at Old Barn Garden Centre.
Duties will include:
You will be part of the sales team for furniture, barbecues and garden machinery. This role also includes assembling items, customer service & after care as well as merchandising stock.
Prerequisites
We are looking for someone with great communication and customer service skills. Previous experience in a retail environment is preferred for this role. Full product training will be provided.

Duration

Part time (3 Days) with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for a Plant Area Assistant to work in our plant department. This will include plant maintenance and care and also advising customers.

Prerequisites

Full training will be provided.

Duration

Full Time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for an outdoor sundries assistant. This will include assisting customers, merchandising of stock including statues, pots, compost and landscaping as well as general maintenance and housekeeping of the outdoor sundries area. Some heavy lifting will be involved.

Prerequisites

Full training will be provided. A good level of physical fitness is required for this role.

Duration

Full time with alternate weekends.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Mayberry Garden Centre

As a city-based garden centre, Mayberry Garden Centre offers an excellent range of our most popular gardening and plant products, alongside unique gift and lifestyle ranges. Here, you will also find a selection of our best-selling garden buildings on display.

Paradise Park Garden Centre

Paradise Park Garden Centre, based in Newhaven, opened its doors to the public in 1989. At Paradise Park, you will discover a large plant area and a knowledgeable team of friendly staff who are able to help you find everything you need for your home and garden.Alongside the large garden centre, you will find some of the finest gardens in Sussex, with several small lakes, waterfalls, fountains and plant houses.

Description:

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will be required to provide a quick and efficient service.

Duties will include:
Previous kitchen experience is essential for this role.

Duration

Part time weekend working. 8:00am-17:00pm Saturday or Sunday.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for a full time cook to work in our busy kitchen. This role will include preparing and cooking meals to company recipes and standards.

Duties will include:
Previous experience is essential for this role.

Duration

Part Time – Alternate Weekends Only

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

Chef required for coffee shop and restaurant at Paradise Park, Newhaven Join our friendly team with great daytime working hours, 5 days a week with weekend rota.

Our chef role includes a blend of cooking and overseeing food preparation and production in accordance with our branded menu and assisting with stock control, buying and compliance with all food regulations.

Prerequisites: Previous kitchen experience is essential for the role.

Duration:

Full Time – alternate weekend working rota

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Description:

We are looking for someone to join our team at Paradise Park Garden Centre, working in our indoor garden sundries department. This role involves merchandising of stock, creating POS and providing a high standard of customer service at all times. Some heavy lifting will be required.

Experience:
Previous experience in a retail environment is preferred for this role and a keen interest in gardening. The successful applicant will have a good eye for detail and be able to work as part of a team. Full training will be given.

Duration

Full Time with alternate weekend working rota.

Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form online. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview.

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