Job vacancies at Woodthorpe Garden Centre. Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Woodthorpe 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 – 24 hours per week – including weekends)

Temp contract of 6 months available

We are looking for a Cook 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 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.

Please note you will need to be flexible as you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

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 commercial kitchen
Excellent communication skills
Able to work as part of a team or on own initiative
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
Professional and reliable
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:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, up to 28 days holiday (FT) 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:  Lisa Malloch, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Monday 16th April 2021

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Kitchen Porter

(Part Time – 24 hours per week – including weekends)

Temporary contract for 6 months

We are currently looking for a Kitchen Porter to join a busy Restaurant in our large Garden Centre group.  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 position is beneficial, however we are looking for somebody who is hard working and committed.

Please note that you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

Duties include:

Ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible.
Collect and wash up pots and pans.
Clean food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery.
Unload food and equipment deliveries.
Keep the storeroom organised.
Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.

 Skills required:

 Experience of working in a busy kitchen

Excellent communication skills
Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team
Able to multi task and work at speed
Professional and reliable
Remain calm under pressure
Good time management
Level 2 basic food hygiene

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, up to 28 days holiday (FT) 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 covering letter to:  Lisa Malloch, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Monday 12th April 2021

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Front of House Assistant

(Part Time – 24 hours per week – including weekends)

Temp contract of 6 months available

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.

Previous 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.

You will need be fully flexible as 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

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, up to 28 days holiday (FT) 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:  Lisa Malloch, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Monday 12th April 2021

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Garden Centre Assistant

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

We are currently looking for a Garden Centre Assistant to join our large Garden Centre Group. As an integral part of the team you will work in all areas of the Centre and you should be physically fit as this is a very hands on role and some heavy lifting will be required. Experience in retail is also desirable to the role as is good customer service, however, full training will be provided where necessary.

Duties include:

Pricing, displaying & merchandising of a variety of products
Replenishing stock
Assisting customers with their purchases
Loading and unloading vehicles
Till operation
General housekeeping
Quality customer service

Requirements of the role:

Must be fully flexible and able to work weekends
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
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

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include a pension, 28 days holiday (FT) 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:  Ashley Reeson, Centre Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Sunday 11th April 2021