Job Vacancies at Hemel Hempstead Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Hemel Hempstead 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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Line Cook

(24-40 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:  Clinton Tavares, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Wednesday 28th July 2021

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Plant Manager

(Full Time – 40 hours per week - including weekends)

We are looking for a Plant Manager to join our forward-thinking team. Working in the plant area is a high-volume environment with a fast turnaround. The successful candidate should be physically fit as this is a very hands-on role. A good knowledge of plants is essential to the role as is good customer service and a high standard of visual merchandising.

The successful candidate will possess either a horticultural qualification, will be in training or had practical horticultural experience.

Duties include:

Actively working in the daily horticultural tasks of the Centre.
Assisting the Centre Manager to maximise sales and profit by ensuring the efficient and effective management to Company standards, of the commerciality, merchandising, replenishment and housekeeping across the Garden Centre.
Establish and maintain high horticultural and retail standards.
Manage and support overall plant health within the Centre.
Lead and motivate the staff in their team.
Manage stock control of the department.
Support Centre Manager in daily H&S tasks and paperwork, ensuring Health & Safety standards are always adhered to and maintained.
Generate ideas and assist in the development of even better methods of working within the department.
Help to achieve a high standard of customer service.
Assist with complaints and queries from staff and customers.
Assist where needed with the recruitment, training, development and individual performance of staff within the Centre to a high standard.
Carry out additional duties as and when required such as managing store and to attend events in the absence of the Centre Manger.
Assist when needed to effectively and efficiently plan and manage key events such as Christmas, Bank Holidays and Season Centre change.

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:  Julius John, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Friday 23rd July 2021

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Café Assistant

(Full Time – 40 hours per week - including weekends)

We are looking for a Café Assistant who has 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 out in all areas of the Restaurant.  Hospitality, restaurant or retail experience preferred, however full training will be provided where necessary.

You will need to be flexible and able to work during the week and at weekends.

Your responsibilities will include:

Till Operation
Taking cash and card payments
Cleaning & clearing tables
Taking customer orders
Running food
Washing up duties
Making hot and cold drinks
Helping with food preparation
Serving customers
General housekeeping

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:

We offer great benefits including 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:  Clinton Tavares, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Monday 19th July 2021

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Cafe Supervisor

(Full Time – 40 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a Café Supervisor 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 work to a very high standard and 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 supervisory role within the hospitality industry is essential.  You should also have relevant kitchen experience as well as Front of House and Back of House skills.

You will be required to work some weekends and bank holidays and must be flexible during busy holiday periods. There are no evenings or split shifts.

Duties include:

To establish and maintain excellent standards of guest service
Manage small team of staff
Assist with stock taking
Plan staff rotas
Adhere to company policies and ensure that these are fully communicated to all team members
To establish and maintain the highest standards of hygiene in accordance with Health & Safety

Skills required:

Excellent customer service skills
Strong FoH and BoH skills
Able to work on one’s own initiative
Barista experience essential
Maintaining high standards of cleanliness
Level 2 Basic Food Hygiene
Adhering to company policies

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and 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:  Clinton Tavares, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Wednesday 14th July 2021