Plant Area Assistant (Outdoor)

£16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Dianne Saunders
Full Time
Contract Type

This large independent Garden Centre is looking to increase its Plant Area team. They are looking for someone who can combine an impressive knowledge of plants and gardening with excellent customer service skills. You will mostly be working outside - moving and displaying plants, plant care & maintenance and of course delivering great customer service.

The Role

You will undertake daily watering and stocking up of the outdoor plant areas.
You will create dynamic displays, which encourage customer sales.
You will confidently answer customer queries, and be knowledgeable about planting combinations and looking after plants.
When needed you will assist in other areas of the business, including working on the till, and nursery production.

Your capabilities:
You'll have a passion for plants. You must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment, be commercially aware and understand how to care for plants in a retail environment.
You understand what makes a high quality shopping experience for your customers.
You are creative, and know effective planting combinations.

The Candidate

Horticultural experience essential, whether that's in the form of a relevant qualification and/or experience of working in a garden centre, plant retail or a similar environment.
Good plant knowledge - essential
Good customer service & communication skills - essential
You'll need to work five days a week, including one day at the weekend.
You'll need to work some bank holidays (as part of a rota with other assistants), but will be given a day's holiday in lieu and paid time and a half.

You will report into the Plant Area Supervisor (Outdoor).
You will work closely with Assistants in the Plant Area (Outdoor, Bedding & Houseplant), Nursery and Retail areas.
Occasionally work with other supervisors and office staff.

Rewards and Benefits

Hourly wage to be discussed (Paid time and a half at weekends). In addition you will receive the following benefits:
Discount - after one year employees are entitled to receive a 20% discount for the garden centre (some exceptions apply)