Job Vacancies at Hitchin Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Hitchin 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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Sales Assistant

(8 x Part Time – 15 hours per week - including weekends)

Temporary Contracts of 3 months

We are currently looking for 8 x temporary Sales Assistants to work in this fast paced, exciting and very customer focused department. You 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.  The successful candidate should be physically fit as some heaving lifting may be required.  Experience of retail and till systems preferred but full training will be given as required.

Duties will include:

 Pricing, displaying & merchandising stock

Replenishing stock
Cash handling
Till operation
Customer service
Assisting customers with their purchases
General housekeeping

Requirements of the role:

 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
Highly motivated and enthusiastic with a drive to succeed
Able to work using own initiative
Keen to learn with a passion for the products we sell

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: Gareth Hampson, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Monday 5th October  2021

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Cook

(Part Time – 20 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a part time  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:

We offer benefits including onsite Parking 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 and cover letter to: Louise Pettican, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Friday 3rd September  2021