These positions will be available from July to cover both the Summer holidays and beyond. They involve working in the main shop one or two days every weekend and occasional weekdays during school holidays. Accordingly they are likely to suit students. For employment legislative reasons there is a minimum age limit of 17 for employment. Duties include serving on the tills, fetching and carrying for customers, loading customer vehicles, collecting trolleys, litter picking, helping with customer deliveries, cleaning and light grounds maintenance.
Retail Sales Assistant
We expect to have a vacancy from the end of June for a part time Retail Sales Assistant working on Sundays and Mondays. Priority will be given to those with plant centre experience or keen gardeners. However, we will also consider applications from candidates with interests, experience or specialist knowledge relevant to sales of country clothing, interior furnishings or cook shop products.
We are planning an expansion of our catering department in late August, for which we will need additional staff. The new positions will entail working in the Garden Café to assist with customer service, baking and preparation of meals and beverages. The new positions are likely to be part time working any hours between 10am and 4pm, including one weekend day.
Later in the year or early next year we may have the following vacancies but please do not apply before they are advertised:
The successful candidate for this new position will fully deputise for the Managing Director and take responsibility for all operations on site and the line management of all non administration staff, including those of the Catering, Retail Sales and Plantarea departments. The aim is that this will free up the two principal shareholders to concentrate on strategic planning and oversight of major site developments.
This is the Company’s senior position below director level and candidates must be capable of managing in a multi-disciplined environment and helping to grow the business to break through the £2M pa turnover barrier. The new General Manager will thus need strong retail and management skills but will not necessarily have horticultural or garden centre experience. Experience as a senior departmental manager in a supermarket, department store or DIY multiple would be relevant. Most important will be a track record of high standards, commitment and ability to train and develop small teams. The manager will be responsible for 3 department managers and a total team of nearly 30 people and more as the centre develops. Whilst it will not be essential to have experience of managing such a large team, it will be necessary to have managed teams of at least 12 people and some experience of managing more than one department at a time.
Retail Sales Assistant and Plant Advisor
Working in the Garden Centre Shop as a Retail Sales Assistant with particular responsibility for the Garden Care department and advising customers on the propagation and care of plants. The successful candidate must therefore be a keen gardener with a sound knowledge of plants. It is currently envisaged that this will be a part time position, including one weekend day, but applications for full time work may be considered.
Retail Sales Assistant and Florist
Working in the Garden Centre Shop as a Retail Sales Assistant with particular responsibility for the care of the houseplants and the appearance of the silk flower and floristry areas. In addition the successful applicant will be preparing silk flower arrangements and also part of the site-wide visual merchandising team. In 2014 these responsibilities may include preparation of fresh cut flowers. The successful applicant must therefore have floristry experience and ideally some qualifications in the craft. It is currently envisaged that this will be a part time position, including one weekend day, but applications for full time work may be considered.
Retail Sales Assistants
Priority will be given to the recruitment for the two Retail Sales Assistant positions above. However, we may also have a vacancy for one or two more full or part time Retail Sales Assistants with the requisite experience to specialise in sales of our newest product lines. We would thus be prepared to consider applications from candidates with interests, experience or specialist knowledge relevant to sales of country clothing, interior furnishings or cook shop products.
For all currently vacant positions advertised please send a completed application form or a letter of application (eg CV with covering letter) clearly stating for which position(s) the application is made and preferred working hours by email to email@example.com or post to the following address:
Mr S Lewis
Dunscar Garden Centre Limited
106 – 116 Southport New Road,
Lancashire, PR4 6HY