Welcome to Brigg Garden Centre's Recruitment Page

Job vacancies at Brigg Garden Centre. Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Brigg Garden Centre. We are always looking for new talent to join our team so if you think you would like to work for this forward thinking family owned business then why not apply for one of the job roles below. You can apply for jobs by sending in your CV to the addresses provided in the job descriptions and / or by filling in the application form.

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Assistant to the Group Restaurant Manager

British Garden Centres is looking for an Assistant to the Group Restaurant Manager to join their established team.

The newly appointed Assistant to the Restaurant Manager should have a proven track record in a similar role. This is a very varied role and no two days will be the same in this fast paced environment. You will be working with people from different disciplines within the operations team. You will be asked to hit the ground running and assist in the continuing growth of development work across the group of garden centre restaurants.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

• Partner the Restaurant Manager in the development of restaurant operations within British Garden Centres

• General assistance in their day to day duties.

• Management of the Restaurant Managers diary

• Dealing directly with the Restaurant Manager and making sure their plans are executed within the business.

• Receiving and dealing with correspondence.

• Arrange and keep minutes in meetings.

• Assisting the Restaurant Manager in contacting suppliers to obtain quotations.

• Communication of information to the company directors and garden centre management and staff.

• Skills Required

• Critical and analytical thinking abilities

• Strong mathematical skills and good at number crunching.

• Ability to collect interpret data quickly and correctly and retain for future reference

• Strong negotiation skills required.

• Organised & able to prioritize work in a fast paced proactive and often reactive business.

• Great communication skills, confident in liaising with internal and external parties and contractors.

• Self-motivated with potential to keep on growing.

• Travelling will be required.

• You must be proactive and able to work in a team & independently.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon experience.

What we offer...

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, 28 days holiday and staff discounts across all of our brands including the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to the email address below or if you have any further questions

please contact Ricky at:

[email protected]
Closing Date for applicants is Friday 27th September, 2019.

GROTTO STAFF REQUIRED

(Mrs Claus, Santa, Elves and 'Head Elf' required)

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SANTA - Full time/ Part Time

(Monday to Friday, inc weekends.)

The Grotto Experience is designed to be a magical experience for children.  It is essential that you are of a cheery disposition and great with children. You will have superb customer service skills, acting or entertainment skills would also be advantageous.

Closing Date: Friday 20th September, 2019

Please email Jan your CV letting us know your availability

[email protected]

QUOTING ‘Brigg Santa’

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MRS CLAUS - Full time/ Part Time

(Monday to Friday, inc weekends.)

As Mrs Claus it is essential that you are of a cheery disposition and great with children. You will have superb customer service skills and be able to entertain large parties.You will be assisting Santa in his grotto as well as taking part in our ‘Breakfast with Mrs Claus’ which involves breakfast and tea time sessions. We are looking for someone with a real passion for entertaining.

Closing Date: Friday 20th September, 2019

Please email Jan your CV letting us know your availability

[email protected]

QUOTING ‘Brigg Mrs Claus’

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ELVES - Full time/ Part Time

(Monday to Friday, and selected weekends.)

We are currently looking for Elves to help Santa at his Grotto. The Grotto Experience is designed to be a magical experience for children.  As an Elf it is essential that you are of a cheery disposition and great with children. You will have superb customer service skills, acting or entertainment skills would also be advantageous. You will be responsible for handling money and be able to work under pressure. 

Closing Date: Friday 20th September, 2019

Please email Jan your CV letting us know your availability

[email protected]

QUOTING ‘Brigg Elves’

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HEAD ELF/Grotto Manager - Full time

(Includes Weekend Work.)

Full time position starting from October with help of set up and initial planning. Responsibility of ensuring efficient and smooth running of the Brigg Grotto Experience. You will be managing a team of 40 elves plus Santas’ and Mrs Claus’.

 Weekend work from 9th November is essential. Experience in the event management field would be preferable. You will need a fun and enthusiastic attitude and a passion for entertaining groups.

Closing Date: Friday 20th September, 2019

Please email Jan your CV letting us know your availability

[email protected]

QUOTING ‘Brigg Head Elf’

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Accounts Assistant

We are currently going through a period of sustained growth and have an exciting opportunity within our team who are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Full Time Accounts Assistant to join a small busy Accounts team. 

Reporting to the Finance Manager and based at Brigg Garden Centre you will be required to process all aspects of accounting.

Main responsibilities and duties

• Dealing with all aspects of the Purchase Ledger

• Dealing with supplier queries

• Reconciliation of income including cash and card payments

• Bank reconciliation

• General office administration

Skills Required

• Previous accounts experience including purchase ledger/sales ledger

• Experience in Sage 200 or similar preferred but not essential as training can be provided

• Previous experience of working in a fast moving environment with the ability to meet tight deadlines

• Excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills

• Excellent customer service/people skills

• Polite, calm and approachable persona

• Must be a team player with a flexible ‘can do’ approach

• Adherence to British Garden Centres company procedures, requirements and standards

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, 28 days holiday and staff discounts across all of our brands including the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Lisa Pickard, Finance Manager
on [email protected]

Closing date for applicants is Friday 30th August, 2019

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Restaurant Front of House Assistants

(Seasonal Part Time, 10-16hrs)

This is part time temporary position during the Christmas period (November & December)We are looking for a person with a passion and flair for the restaurant
and catering industry.

This is a very hands on role as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and results driven with good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment.

Previous experience in a similar role in a similar environment is essential.
A good working knowledge of till systems is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

Skills required:

• Excellent customer service skills
• Maintaining high standards of cleanliness

• Adhering to company policies

As a large company we can offer a competitive salary that is negotiable dependant on previous experience.

For more information please contact Danny Taylor, Restaurant Manager or email your cv to [email protected]

Closing Date for applicants is 23rd August 2019

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Plant Department Manager

(Full Time inc Weekends)

We are looking for a Plant Area Manager to join our forward thinking team. Previous experience as a Plant Area Manager within the industry is preferred, however, applicants with a proven management background with a knowledge of plants will be considered.

Working in the plant area this is a high volume environment with fast a turnaround. The successful candidateshould be physically fit as this is a very hands on role. A good knowledge of plants is essential to the role as isgood customer service and a high standard of visual merchandising.

The successful candidate will preferably possess either a horticultural qualification will be in training or hadpractical horticultural experience, to include:

• Plant Identification
• Able to identify pests and diseases • Knowledge of Plant Husbandry

The successful candidate will be:

• Accountable for the operational excellence and financial performance of your department.

• Ensuring the highest standards of display, compliance and livestock inventory control are maintained and that sales revenue targets are achieved and exceeded.

• An inspirational leader for your new team ensuring that they receive clear direction and performance management within a culture of coaching and mentoring.

• Highly commercial and results driven with a proven track record in a Management position. • Positive and strong communicator and a skilled motivational people manager.

• Accountable for providing great customer service and have a keen eye for detail around the consumers experience in your department.

• A solution orientated thinker with excellent problem solving skills.

In return we offer a very competitive salary and staff benefits and an excellent working environment set in
a beautiful location. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our growing company and forward thinking team. Please send in an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae along with a cover letter in a Word Document format to Catherine Connah.

[email protected] Closing date for applicants is Friday 13th September 2019

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