Our small, friendly sales team in our retail area are looking to recruit a staff member to work Sundays from March until the end of September 2024, alongside an experienced member of our current team. You may also be required to cover the occasional Saturday to cover absences.
We are passionate about plants and customer service and you need to share our passion. You will be working directly with our customers, offering horticultural advice and making sales. Good communication skills are key, as is self-motivation and computer literacy. We will give you training to use our sales and stock control technology to the necessary standard for this role.
You will be required to water, weed and keep the sales area tidy and stocked when not serving customers. Please note that this is a physical job which requires some manual lifting, for example plants, boxes and bags of compost. The role also entails a lot of walking. As you can imagine we work outside for almost the whole of the working day whatever the weather.
Our weekend opening hours are
Sunday 10am - 4pm. March – End of September
Saturday 10am - 5pm March – End of September
The successful candidate would be expected to be on-site half an hour prior to opening and to finish work approx. 30 mins after closing time.
The person will need to have either a horticultural qualification or demonstrate a keen interest and basic knowledge of herbaceous perennials. We will also require details of two referees that we can contact.
This job would suit a horticultural student of 18 or over or an adult with good horticultural experience, plus customer services skills.
Please note that we are situated in a rural location. You’re likely to need your own transport to get to and from the nursery, although there is a bus stop at the bottom of the lane.
ESSENTIAL AND DESIRABLE CRITERIA
Horticultural qualification and/or demonstrable knowledge of and experience with herbaceous perennials. Essential.
Experience of customer service. Essential.
Cash handling skills including use of a ‘til, EPOS and payment terminals: Desirable
Good communication skills. Verbal and listening. Essential.
Literacy. Able to read instructions, match plant labels. Essential.
Numerate: Able to count stock and undertake basic mathematical calculations: Essential.
Computer literacy and familiarity of email and Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and the use of databases. Desirable.
Lone working: Comfortable working alone while your co-worker is on break or elsewhere on the nursery: Essential.
Physically fit: Able to lift and carry up to 15Kgs , experience of working in an environment which requires you to be on your feet all day. Essential
All weathers: experience of working in a safe manner in all weathers. Essential
Health and safety: takes responsibility for own and others health and safety. Essential
How to Apply
Please email email@example.com either to ask for more information or to apply enclosing a brief CV and the contact details for your two referees
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 1st March 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.