Current Vacancies

Retail Sales Assistant and Stock Controller

A vacancy has just arisen for a full or part-time sales assistant combining the job with that of our stock controller.  The duties of the latter comprise running our technical business support systems, including, for example, the back offices for our till and internet sales programs (entering and updating all data and images), the telephone and IT network and the piped music system.  Accordingly, good IT skills are essential.  The incumbent also covers a till and is a full member of the our retail sales team so good customer service skills are also essential.  It would be advantageous to have worked in a retail environment to appreciate the hands-on culture, but retail experience is less important than a willingness to learn quickly and to pitch in, often literally getting one’s hands dirty.  The business is open 7 days a week and is busiest at the weekend.  Accordingly, it will be mandatory to work either a Saturday or Sunday every week.


Sous Chef

Now our new bistro is open, we need a sous-chef to support our head chef.  The position can be part or full time, but will require working every Sunday.  The Head Chef will oversee the fine dining cuisine for the bistro, but he needs somebody to prepare the Sunday Carvery and to take responsibility for the cooking of the Garden Cafe dishes.  Good baking skills would be an advantage as all cakes, pies and quiches are made in-house.  We seek candidates with a catering qualification from a recognised catering college, but lengthy experience is not required as we can offer training.  We do not open regularly in the evenings so the working hours are very sociable, from 8.30am to 4.30pm and do not include split shifts.


Catering Assistants

We are about to open a new bistro and now have vacancies for one full time and two part time catering assistants working front of house, serving customers and hot beverages.    We are seeking a mix of candidates, with or without relevant professional experience, but some form of customer service experience is essential.  All staff will be required to work one fixed weekend day per week.


Weekend Catering Assistants

Our catering facilities are at their busiest at the weekends so we are seeking up to weekend staff to supplement the team, working front of house, serving food and beverages. The vacancies are ideal for students, but applicants must be aged 17 or over (exceptionally we will take mature 16 year old candidates approaching their 17th birthday, but for a maximum shift of 5 hours).


Further Information

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 or post to the following address:

Mr S Lewis
Dunscar Garden Centre Limited
106 – 116 Southport New Road,
Lancashire, PR4 6HY

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