Current Vacancies

Senior Gardener - Paradise Park Attractions

Job Description: We are looking for a senior gardener who will be responsible for the gardens and grounds at Paradise Park. General Responsibilities include: • Maintaining the upkeep of all landscaped areas including keeping lawns hedges and borders neat, tidy and free of weeds • Seasonal planting and pruning. Maintaining existing planting and establishing new planting designs throughout the gardens. • Assisting with both hard and soft landscaping projects. • General repairs and grounds maintenance

Previous Experience: We are looking for someone with the specialist skills and experience required to refurbish, develop and maintain the planting. Plant knowledge and experience working as a gardener or landscaper is essential to this role.

Duration: Full time - Monday to Friday

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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 Darren Clift on 01273 512123.


Retail Manager, Outdoor Sundries - Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: This is an exciting opportunity for a Retail Manager to join our Management team at Old Barn Garden Centre, overseeing our Outdoor Sundries department. The position is hands-on, working alongside and leading a team of staff to deliver very high standards of merchandising and customer satisfaction. You will also be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the garden centre on your rostered weekend working. The role and responsibilities of the Outdoor Sundries Retail Manager will include daily monitoring, control and implementation of Company procedures, merchandising and presentation, accurate pricing and point of sale material, achieving target margins, 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. This role involves some heavy lifting.

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 again if your application is shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Paul Smythe on 01403 710000 or email careers@tatesgardencentres.co.uk


Outdoor Sundries Assistant – Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for someone to work in our Outdoor Sundries Department (composts/pots/paving etc). This role will include heavy lifting, keeping the area clean & tidy, merchandising stock and preparing point of sale.

Previous Experience: A keen eye for detail is required with excellent presentation & customer service skills.

Duration: Full time with alternate weekend rota

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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 Paul Smythe on 01403 710000.


Furniture Sales Assistant - Paradise Park Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for a confident and friendly person with excellent customer service skills to join our furniture sales team.

Previous Experience: Previous experience working in a sales or retail environment is preferred. The successful candidate must be confident, friendly and able to work as part of a team.

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 again if you are shortlisted for interview. All enquiries to Vanessa Danbury on 01273 512123.


Customer Service Supervisor - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a friendly person with excellent customer service skills to join our team as a customer service supervisor. In this role, you will oversee the customer service desk and the running of the tills. You are responsible for: Maintaining a high standard of customer service through friendly ‘meet and greet’, good knowledge of your stock and dealing with all customers in a courteous, efficient and cheerful manner. You will also be required to deal directly with customer queries and complaints always ensuring complete satisfaction or referring them to your line manager. Daily monitoring, control and implementation of Company procedures. Ensuring accurate cash handling, cash-out operation and stock reconciliations. Maintaining a high level of security at all times. Quickly and efficiently attending to any security alarms or other issues in a polite and friendly manner so as to minimise customer dissatisfaction while ensuring shop theft is dealt in accordance with Company policy. Ensuring your department is always covered by a member of staff when you are not on the shop floor. Keeping displays, stock and areas allocated to you clean, safe and well merchandised. Production of Point of Sale material to Company templates. Ensuring that all pricing, product descriptions and offers created or placed by you are correct, accurate and up to date at all times, for self-auditing the areas that you work and immediately notifying your line manager of any potential issues. You must have a working understanding of EMS and be able to check stock levels, prices, produce price labels and perform other day to day functions. Ensuring faulty goods and returns are dealt with in accordance with Company policy.

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

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 again if you are shortlisted for an interview. All enquiries to Sarah O'Brien on 01273 845232.


Full-time Cashier - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a full time cashier to join our team at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks.

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 Sarah O'Brien on 01273 845232.


Goods Inwards/Warehouse Assistant -Old Barn Garden Centre

Job Description: We are looking for someone to join our goods-in team at Old Barn Garden Centre. This role involves dealing with all garden centre goods in/out of the warehouse, helping to load and unload vehicles, checking off deliveries and placing goods in storage ready for picking.

Previous Experience: A goods-in/stockroom background is essential for this role. You will need to be literate, numerate, IT competent & capable of working with a fine attention to detail and to strict deadlines.

Duration: Full time, Monday to Friday

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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 Paul Smythe on 01403 710000.
 


Seasonal Plant Area Assistants - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for seasonal Plant Area Assistants to work in our busy plant area at South Downs Nurseries, to provide a high standard of presentation, plant care and customer service. Full time or part time with alternate working weekend rota. Weekend only shifts also available. Please note: All available shifts include some weekend working.

Previous Experience: Previous retail experience and a basic knowledge of plants would be beneficial but we would also consider someone with an interest in plants who was keen to learn.

Duration: Full time or part time with alternate weekend 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 Gavin Mumford on 01273 845232.


Full-time Furniture Sales Assistant - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a confident and friendly person with excellent customer service skills to join our furniture sales team for the busy Spring and Summer season. This is a seasonal role with an opportunity to become a permanent member of the team.

Previous Experience: Previous experience working in a retail environment is preferred. The successful candidate must be confident, friendly and able to work as part of a team.

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 Gavin Mumford on 01273 845232. 


Part-time Housekeeper - South Downs Lodges

Job Description: We are looking for a hard working and reliable person to join our existing housekeeping team, cleaning our 4 & 5* holiday properties on Fridays. This is a seasonal role until the end of September initially, with a view to extend into the off peak season, if booking levels remain high. You must have an eye for detail and be able to work as part of a team. This is a physically demanding role that requires working to a high standard, under a time pressure. Our properties are located both in Hassocks, adjacent to South Downs Nurseries, and in Hurstpierpoint.

Previous Experience: Previous cleaning experience preferred but full training will be provided.

Duration: Every Friday from 10am - 3pm

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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.