Current Vacancies

Plant Area Manager - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a Plant Area Manager at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks. The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily operation of our busy plant area, leading and managing a team of dedicated staff to achieve business goals and deliver outstanding customer service.

Previous Experience: A horticultural background is essential for this role.

Duration: Full time with weekend working rota

Salary: To be discussed at interview

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Cleaner & Housekeeper - South Downs Nurseries

Job Description: We are looking for a hardworking and reliable person to work 25 hours a week (5 hours a day) cleaning our busy garden centre and working up to 2 days a week, when required, with our housekeeping team to deliver an exceptional level of cleaning at our 5* luxury holiday lodges adjacent to South Downs Nurseries.

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

Duration: Monday 10:00-3pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30-1:30, Friday 10-3pm. Occasional Saturdays during 2019.

Salary: To be discussed on application

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Further Details: This role involves working as part of the cleaning team at our garden centre, but also working as part of our housekeeping team to deliver a high standard of cleaning to prepare our 5* holiday lodges ready for the next guest arrival. The ability to work to a high standard under time pressure is essential. 

This is a physically demanding role. A love of cleaning, an eye for detail and a good sense of humour are essential. We often prepare lodges for special events in people's lives such as weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and marriage proposals, so this is also a very rewarding role. 

We offer competitive rates of pay. If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form and email it to Sarah Mead at: 

Volunteer Elves - South Downs Nurseries charity grotto

Job Description: The Budding Foundation are looking for several new elves to join their team of volunteers, running this year's charity grotto at South Downs Nurseries. 100% of proceeds go to charity, last year raising more than £11,000.

Previous Experience: No previous experience required, but a love of Christmas is essential!

Duration: Weekends and some weekday afternoons in November and December. Even if you only have a few hours to spare, please get in touch!

Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary role

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Further Details: Please complete the application form and bring it in to the garden centre or email our head elf: