Current Vacancies

General Manager - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: This is an exciting opportunity for a manager to lead the operational aspects of the site including maintenance and development, human resources, administration and sales, working closely with group buyers and Directors. The position is hands-on, working alongside and leading a team of department supervisors, and sales assistants to deliver very high standards of merchandising and customer satisfaction. The role and responsibilities of the General Manager will include daily monitoring, control and implementation of Company procedures, merchandising and presentation, short-life product management, accurate pricing and point of sale material, achieving target margins, minimising wastage, stock control, loss prevention as well as dealing effectively with customer complaints and queries.

Previous Experience: The ideal candidate must be an experienced retail manager from either the garden centre, supermarket or high street retail sector. The candidate must have experience of working and managing a large multi-million pound store and be capable of managing, organizing and caring for 80+ employees. Horticultural knowledge is not essential for the position. Experience in back office store management systems and front of house retail is essential. The General Manager will lead all retail and non-retail functions within the centre including health and safety, security, warehousing, deliveries and goods in, stock transfers and coordination of contractors and maintenance teams.

Duration: Full time, Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for interview. If you would like to submit your CV in support of your online application, please email this to careers@tatesgardencentres.co.uk 


Senior Catering Administrator - Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for an experienced Senior Catering Administrator to work closely with the Group Catering Manager to assist with HR management, compliance and Company processes. Based at our brand new restaurant development at Old Barn garden centre Dial Post, near Horsham, you will also be required to step in and assist in the day to day operation at any level as required. This is a permanent part time position of approximately 25 – 30 hours a week.

Previous Experience: Applicants must have previous experience at a senior level dealing with HR recruitment, colleague appraisals and ideally, the day to day management of a large catering business.

Duration: Part-time 25-30 hours per week

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Paul Smythe on 01403 710000.


Seasonal Part-time Till Assistant - South Downs Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for someone to join our team on the tills over the Christmas period.

Previous Experience: Previous retail experience preferable but full training will be given.

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application form. We will contact you again if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Sarah O'Brien or Ruth Grundy on 01273 845232.


Full Time Kitchen Assistant - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a kitchen assistant in our busy coffee shop & restaurant at South Downs Nurseries.

Previous Experience: Previous experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duration: Full Time with alternate weekend rota

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview. For futher information, please call 01273 845232 and ask to speak to Rosie or Katie in the Coffee Shop.


Full Time Kitchen Porter - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a Kitchen Porter in our busy coffee shop & restaurant at South Downs Nurseries.

Previous Experience: Previous experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duration: Full Time Monday - Friday

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview. For futher information, please call 01273 845232 and ask to speak to Rosie or Katie in the Coffee Shop.


Weekend Kitchen Assistant - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person to work as a Weekend Kitchen Assistant in our busy coffee shop & restaurant at South Downs Nurseries.

Previous Experience: Previous experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.

Duration: Every Saturday and Sunday

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for an interview. For futher information, please call 01273 845232 and ask to speak to Rosie or Katie in the Coffee Shop.
 


Weekend Cook - Paradise Park Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for a cook to join our team in our restaurant and kitchen at Paradise Park, Newhaven. You'll be supported by an experienced friendly team in an enjoyable working environment, with excellent working hours. You will be involved in all sections in the kitchen and other day to day kitchen duties including stock control and compliance with all food regulations. You will be responsible to providing management cover, overseeing the whole team on days that you are rota’d to do so. Position required for every weekend but a job share would be considered on either a 1 day a week basis or an alternate weekend.

Previous Experience: Previous experience working in a catering environment is essential for this role.

Duration: Part-time weekend working

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application form. We will contact you again if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to careers@tatesgardencentres.co.uk


Part-time Coffee Shop Assistant – Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for an friendly, hard working person with great customer service skills to join our team at Old Barn Garden Centre, Dial Post RH13 8NR, working Monday to Friday from 11am - 3pm.

Previous Experience: Previous catering experience preferred but full training will be given.

Duration: Part-time, Monday to Friday 11am-3pm

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Paul Smythe on 01403 710000.

 


Full-time Cashier - Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for a full time cashier to join our team at Old Barn Garden Centre, Dial Post, RH13 8NR.

Previous Experience: We are looking for a friendly person with excellent customer service skills to join our team as a cashier. Previous retail experience preferred. This is a full-time role with an alternate weekend working rota.

Duration: Full time with alternate weekend working rota

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Further Details: Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application form. We will contact you if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Paul Smythe on 01403 710000.


Head Gardener - Plant Houses - full time or part time

Job Description: A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced horticulturist with good experience in amenity horticulture, plant care and garden design to renovate and redevelop the visitor attraction plant-houses at Paradise Park, Newhaven. You will be solely responsible for developing and maintaining the plant collections and integrating new educational aspects of the Attraction in association the promotional team. You will also be assisting the general gardening team with planting, weeding pruning, hedge cutting and mowing at this and other locations as required.

Previous Experience: A good knowledge of ornamental plant care is essential.

Duration: Full time or part time

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