Job Vacancies at Chipperfield Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Chipperfield 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.

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Front Of House


(1 x Full Time– 35 hours per week - including weekends)

(2 x Part Time- 20 hours per week- including weekends)


We are looking for 3 x Restaurant Assistants who have a passion and flair for the restaurant
and catering industry.  This is a very hands-on role and as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and have good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and will be expected to help in all areas of the Restaurant.  Hospitality, restaurant, or retail experience preferred; however full training will be provided where necessary.

Your responsibilities will include:

Till Operation
Cleaning tables
Taking customer orders
Washing up duties
Helping out in the kitchen
Serving customers

Skills required:

Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Work well under pressure
Professionalism and reliability
Good time management
Excellent customer service skills

What we offer:

Benefits include onsite parking and staff discounts for the Garden Centres and Restaurants 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 and cover letter to: Danielle Tearle Hiring Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Friday 29th October  2021

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Line Cook

(Full Time 35 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a person with a passion and flair for the restaurant and catering industry. This is a very hands on role and 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. 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.

Duties include:

Prepare, cook and present food quickly and efficiently to a high standard
Work safely around the kitchen equipment
Maintain accurate food ordering and stock levels
Assist in keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic and tidy at all times
Monitor portion size and waste

Skills needed:

Experience of working in a busy kitchen
Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Creative at making dishes but also able to work to specs
Baking cakes and other home bakes would be an advantage
Experience of cooking carvery
Knowledge of HACCP
Able to manage multiple orders
Professionalism and reliability
Remain calm under pressure
Good time management
Level 2 basic food hygiene

Job Type:

The successful candidate must be able to cover shifts and be able to adapt to both kitchen and front of house when needed.  As a family run business, we understand the importance of work/ life balance so our working hours for cooks mean no evening work or split shifts are required.

What we Offer:

Benefits include free car parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as 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 and cover letter to: Danielle Tearle Hiring Manager

[email protected]

Applications close –Thursday 28th October 2021

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EPOS Supervisor

(Full Time – 39 hours per week – Monday-Friday)

We are currently looking for an EPOS Supervisor to work in this fast paced and very customer focused Centre. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, approachable and have excellent people skills with a positive “can do” attitude plus a keen eye for detail.

This is a very hands on role and as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and have good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment.  Full training will be provided where necessary.

Duties Include:

Booking in orders
Dealing with all aspects of EPOS system
Responsible for incoming deliveries
Receipting deliveries in on HHT
Pricing and sorting stock
Sanity checking deliveries on system
Ownership and filing of delivery notes
Manage paperless invoice system

Skills Required:

 Experience of working in a stock management EPOS role ideally within a large retail environment with several stores.

The ability to work independently on tasks assigned to a high standard.
You will be analytical, a problem solver and have great investigative skills.
You will have a right first-time approach and a can-do attitude.
You will be computer literate with a good knowledge of Excel.
General IT knowledge.
Experience of working with stock control databases would be advantageous.

 What we offer:

Benefits include onsite parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as 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 and cover letter to: Peter Rooney, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Friday 15th October 2021

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Grounds Maintenance Assistant

(Part Time – 21 hours per week-Including weekends)

We are currently seeking a Grounds Maintenance Assistant to join our team at Chipperfield Garden Centre.  Working in a very busy garden centre this is a very varied position. The successful candidate should be physically fit as this is a very hands on role. Some experience in a general maintenance is essential to the role as is good customer service.

Duties include:

 General grounds maintenance

Cut grass verges
Planting
Furniture building
Window Cleaning
Painting

The successful candidate will:

 Be experienced in a retail environment

Have good customer care skills
Be professional and reliable
Able to prioritise work
Good time management skills

What we offer:

We offer benefits including free car parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as 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 and cover letter to: Peter Rooney, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Friday 15th October 2021

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Line Cook

 (Full Time – 30 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a person with a passion and flair for the restaurant and catering industry. This is a very hands on role and 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. 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.

Duties include:

Prepare, cook and present food quickly and efficiently to a high standard
Work safely around the kitchen equipment
Maintain accurate food ordering and stock levels
Assist in keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic and tidy at all times
Monitor portion size and waste

Skills needed:

Experience of working in a busy kitchen
Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Creative at making dishes but also able to work to specs
Baking cakes and other home bakes would be an advantage
Experience of cooking carvery
Knowledge of HACCP
Able to manage multiple orders
Professionalism and reliability
Remain calm under pressure
Good time management

Level 2 basic food hygiene

Job Type:

The successful candidate must be able to cover shifts and be able to adapt to both kitchen and front of house when needed.  As a family run business we understand the importance of work/ life balance so our working hours for cooks mean no evening work or split shifts are required.

What we Offer:

Benefits include free car parking and staff discount for our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as 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 and cover letter to: Paul Ward, Restaurant Regional   Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Thursday 30th September 2021

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Restaurant Assistant

(Full Time & Part Time – 16 – 35 hours per week - including weekends)

We are looking for 3 x Restaurant Assistants who have a passion and flair for the restaurant
and catering industry.  This is a very hands-on role and as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and have good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and will be expected to help in all areas of the Restaurant.  Hospitality, restaurant, or retail experience preferred; however full training will be provided where necessary.

Your responsibilities will include:

Till Operation
Cleaning tables
Taking customer orders
Washing up duties
Helping out in the kitchen
Serving customers

Skills required:

Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Work well under pressure
Professionalism and reliability
Good time management
Excellent customer service skills

What we offer:

Benefits include free parking and staff discounts for the Garden Centres and Restaurants 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 and cover letter to:  Paul Ward, Regional Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Wednesday 8th September 2021