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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 Coffee Shop Assistant to work in our busy coffee shop & restaurant. This varied role includes serving customers, preparing hot drinks, clearing tables, serving food to tables as well as some kitchen cover as required.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in a catering role is preferred, but not essential as 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 a Kitchen Assistant to work in our busy kitchen at South Downs Nurseries. Day time hours – no evenings or split shifts.
In this role you will be required to:
• Help with the daily operation in the kitchen. preparing food in line with our branded menu.
• Have good knowledge of food safety legislation.
• Work well within a team to produce meals to the highest standards, whilst reaching our target service times from kitchen to table.

Prerequisites

Previous experience working in the catering industry is essential for this role.

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 a Kitchen Assistant to join our busy restaurant team. The ideal candidate will be required to provide a quick and efficient service.

Prerequisites

Previous kitchen experience is preferred for this role. Must be 17 years of age or above.

Duration

Sundays 8.30AM-5.00PM

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 part time Coffee Shop Assistant to work in our busy coffee shop & restaurant.

This varied role includes serving customers, preparing hot drinks, clearing tables and serving food to tables.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in a catering role is preferred, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duration

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.

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 a plant area assistant to work in our busy plant area. The role includes duties such as customer service, watering, plant care & maintenance, stock replenishment and merchandising.

Duration

Full Time with Alternate weekend working on a rota.

Prerequisites

An interest in plants and some horticultural knowledge is essential for this role.

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 Plant Area Manager with expert horticultural knowledge and management experience. You will be responsible for overseeing our retail plants business at Old Barn Garden Centre, Horsham 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 our 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.

Duration

Full Time with Alternate weekend working on a rota.

Prerequisites

To be successful in this role, you will need:
*expert horticultural knowledge
*excellent computer skills
*customer service skills
*people management experience
*excellent communication skills
*high standards of merchandising and displays
*Meticulous attention to detail

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 Part time cashier to join our busy team at Old Barn garden Centre. You will be responsible for accurate till operations, serving customers in a cheerful manner and provide excellent customer service at all times.

Duration

Part time hours which include weekdays and alternate weekends. 21 – 24 hours a week.

Prerequisites

No experience necessary
Excellent customer service skills

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.

Description:

You are responsible for the smooth operation of all ‘back of house’ and kitchen activities. You are also responsible for assisting the Coffee Shop Manager with the day to day operation of the coffee shop and covering for the manager’s duties in their absence.

Main Responsibilities

• Production of meals to the highest standards within the target service times from kitchen to table.
• Process management of washup & table service.
• Food management and hygiene controls to 5* food Standards Agency Rating standard at all times.
• Ensuring that all compliance matters are strictly applied at all times.
• Ensuring the highest standard of safety and food hygiene including all equipment under your control.
• Ensuring all records are up to date and accurate including wastage, temperature checks and cleaning schedules. Taking immediate remedial action when required.
• Ensuring correct stock rotation, labelling and dating of stock.
• Ensuring all staff under your control adhere to the Company procedures and policies. Ensuring that all staff are trained in the ‘safe methods’ from the SFBB Diary and all staff follow the safe methods at all times. Diary completion daily including recording of problems and changes.
• Ensuring allergen sheets are complete and up to date and are correctly filed and food allergen labelling is in accordance with current legislation.
• Maintain an up to date database file of supplier provenance and other claims (gluten free, free range etc.). Ensure that no food item is detailed on any POS without a valid certificate of provenance.
• Management control and monitoring of booking in procedures onto Company systems. Rectification of negative stock.
• Management and control of wastage and accurate completion of wastage reports.
• Purchase of goods from approved suppliers
• Stocktaking.

Labour management:
• Organisation and control of day to day labour.
• Staff presentation and uniform compliance.
• Ensuring that staff are happy and motivated. Referring any issues to line manager.
• Staff training.
• Take all necessary measures to minimise the risks involved when employing young persons.
• Taking adequate steps to prevent accidents arising from lone, out of hours or remote working.

Prerequisites

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

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.

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 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 Catering Assistant to work in our busy coffee shop at weekends. This varied role includes serving customers, preparing hot drinks, clearing tables, serving food to tables as well as some kitchen cover as required.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in a catering role is preferred, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duration

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

Responsible for the day to day supervision of the plant area department under their control.

You will need a good knowledge of plants, and be able to help and to advise customers on a wide variety of gardening topics. Able to organise deliveries into your department, and display and merchandise plants in a fast-paced environment.

You will need to be able to organise your team to ensure that your department is always covered by yourself or colleagues, able to provide excellent customer service and plant care. You need to be capable of organising and maintaining the highest standards of presentation, plant care and customer service at all times.

Prerequisites

Would suit both someone already in the garden centre trade or alternatively, an experienced supervisor with good horticultural knowledge.

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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