Job Vacancies at Winnersh Garden Centre

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

 (Part Time – 25-30 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for 2 x Cooks 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 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
Fully flexible in terms of hours worked to meet the business needs (scope for additional hours)

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 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: Paula Rodella, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – 12th October 2021

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Front of House Assistant

(2 x Part Time – 5- 15 hours per week – including weekends)

Temporary 16 Weeks

We are looking for 2 x Front of House 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 results driven with good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment.

Previous experience in a similar role in a similar environment would be an advantage. Also, a good working knowledge of till systems is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

You will need be fully flexible as this will involve weekend and bank holiday working.

Duties include:

Waiting tables
Taking customer orders
Serving food
Making hot drinks
Till operation
Clearing and cleaning duties
Adhering to company policies

Skills required:

Excellent customer service skills
Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team
Good communication skills
Professional and reliable
Remain calm under pressure
Fully flexible with days and hours worked to meet business needs

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:  Paula Rodella Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close –12th October  2021

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Goods In Assistant

(Part Time – 20 hours per week – Mon-Fri 10:00am to 2:00pm)

Temporary Contract - 3 months

We are currently looking for a temporary Goods In Assistant 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.  The successful candidate should be physically fit as some heaving lifting may be required.  Previous work with forklifts would also be an advantage.

Duties include:

To check goods in against delivery notes for accuracy and damages
Notify the relevant Department via the Delivery Note of any shortages
Notify relevant Department of any damaged goods received and place in the Quarantine section, awaiting further instruction
Assist when required with the physical movement of stock from the Goods In area to the warehouse and/or packing and putting away stock
Ensure all stock movements are accurately recorded
Stock take and stock control
Perform deliveries
Booking in deliveries to the Centre

Knowledge and Skills:

Must have previous relevant experience
Good attention to detail
Methodical and able to work at pace
Ability to work to procedures
Good communicator
PC literate with good administration skills
Experienced in manual handling
Ability to prioritise workload
Flexible and trustworthy
Alphabetically and numerically literate
Must be flexible in terms of hours and days worked.

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:  Emily Bartholomew, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Tuesday 28th September 2021