Job Vacancies at Thatcham Garden Centre
Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Thatcham 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.
(Full Time 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.
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
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
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.
Please send your CV and cover letter to: Sophie Fowler Restaurant Manager
Applications close –Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Full Time – 40 hours per week – including weekends)
We are currently looking for a full time Leisure Department Manager to work in this fast paced and very customer focused Centre. Working in a busy retail environment within the Garden Centre the successful candidate will be highly motivated, approachable and have excellent people skills. You will have a positive “can do” attitude and be a skilled sales person.
Please note that you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.
Duties will include:
Overseeing the day to day running of the garden furniture, giftware and Christmas areas
Pricing, displaying & merchandising of a variety of products
Quality customer service.
General daily housekeeping
Management of a small team of staff
Dealing with customers both in person and on the phone
Updating department rotas
Ordering of uniform etc for your team
Administration using the online stock ordering system
Requirements of the role:
Must be fully flexible with hours worked to meet business demands
You will have a right first-time approach and a can-do attitude
Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Work well under pressure
Professional and reliable
Good time management
Excellent customer service skills
Highly motivated and enthusiastic with a drive to succeed
Able to work using own initiative
You will ensure the highest standards of merchandising and inventory control are maintained.
Sales focused and accountable for providing great customer service
Reliable and have a keen eye for detail around the customer’s experience in your department.
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.
Please send your CV and cover letter to: James Hearn, Centre Manager
Applications close – Friday 22nd October 2021