Job Vacancies at East Durham Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at East Durham 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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Cook/Chef

 (Part Time – 16-25- hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a Chef/Cook 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 kitchen
Thorough understanding of allergens and food safety
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
Knowledge of HACCP
Able to manage multiple orders
Professionalism and reliability
Remains 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: Nicola Glaister, Restaurant Manager

nglaister@britishgardencentres.com

Applications close – Tuesday 18th January  2022

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Garden Centre Manager

(Full Time - 45 hours per week - including weekends)

We are looking for a professional, hands-on Garden Centre Manager with commercial vision and an ability to lead, develop and inspire the team. The successful candidate should be physically fit as this is a very hands-on role. A knowledge of plants would be preferred but is not essential to the role, however, excellent customer service and a high standard of visual merchandising is required as is previous management experience.

Duties include:

Achieving operational excellence and managing the financial performance of your centre.
Ensuring the highest standards of display, compliance and inventory control are maintained.
Reporting to Regional Manager.
Supporting Department Managers to ensure that they receive clear direction and performance management within a culture of coaching and mentoring.
Accountable for providing great customer service and have a keen eye for detail around the consumer’s experience in your centre.
Maintaining and monitoring Health & Safety in accordance with all statutory, legal and company policies.

Skills required:

Commercial and results driven with a proven track record in a managerial position.
Positive and strong communicator and a skilled motivational people manager.
A solution orientated thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
The ability to work to tight time scales.
Computer literate.
Good merchandiser with a flair for great displays.

Job Type:

The successful candidate must be flexible and willing to work weekends and bank holidays as required.  Please note some heavy lifting may be involved with this role.

What we offer:

Benefits include onsite 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:  Lee Cove, Regional Manager

lcove@britishgardencentres.com

Applications close – Monday 10th January 2022

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