Jobs at Beetham Nurseries

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Posted on 6 January, 2018


Retail Floor Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Retail Floor Manager to join our team.

We are looking for an experienced shop manager to join our team, overseeing the successful management of our popular Garden Centre and Gift Shop. The role is primarily based on the shop floor, and you will be working in a busy, dynamic environment that changes every day – so you'll need to be confident when it comes to multitasking and managing multiple priorities. You are a people person with a knack for getting the best out of others, inspiring them to work to their full potential whilst doing so yourself.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Managing the Garden Centre and Gift Shop: you will be responsible for the management of the store's overall operations, working to maximise profits through the organisation of promotions, use of sales skills, and management of sales volumes and figures.

  • You will be responsible for a team of staff. This will include interviewing and hiring new staff members, overseeing HR processes such as management of holidays and weekly rotas, providing staff training, resolving any legal or health and safety issues, and ensuring high standards are consistently met and maintained.

  • You will be able not only to provide excellent customer service yourself, but also to ensure your team does so!

About You

  • Previous management experience is essential.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills are a must: you're able to both motivate and inspire your team, setting and maintaining consistently high standards.

  • You're a strong team player and are comfortable working with others, both on a person to person basis and with the various teams at Beetham Nurseries. That being said, you're equally comfortable working independently, thinking on your feet and taking initiative.

  • You are able to efficiently delegate and prioritise tasks in a busy, fast paced environment.

  • You have a strong awareness of the current market and industry competitors.

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: 
Stephen Abbit, Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: management@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP 


Full Time Shop Supervisor

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and team orientated Shop Supervisor with a flair for creativity and a passion to drive sales. You will help to provide assistance to and share some of the responsibilities of managing the store. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Till operation, accurately handling cash and debit card transactions.
  • Reporting to the Shop Manager, the Shop Supervisor's role is to provide assistance and excellent customer service to customers.
  • Participating in the day-to-day running of the store.
  • Supervising store employees, managing and merchandising stock, and handling any other task set by the Shop Manager.
  • To take responsibility for opening and closing the store as necessary. 
  • Ensuring the shop floor is kept clean, tidy and well organised.

About You 

  • You will have a strong focus on customer service.
  • You should be physically fit, as there will be an element of heavy lifting.
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to adapt in a fast changing environment.
  • You will come into daily contact with our customers, so you will be personable and have good communication skills.
  • You will be professional and approachable, have excellent commercial awareness and be a confident team leader.
  • You will be able to confidently build a quick and strong rapport with other individuals.
  • The role will include some weekend work.
  • You will have a minimum of 1 year's experience working in a similar position.

Hours     
Full time position, including some weekend work. 

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: 
Ed Abbit, Download an application form, or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: management@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP or alternatively, send us your C.V.


Outdoor Plant Area Assistants (Seasonal)

Plants are our passion, and if you share this then we would love to hear from you! We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Outdoor Plant Area Assistants to join our friendly team working in a busy, thriving plant area.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Ensuring the outdoor plant area is maintained to a high standard. This includes watering plants, sweeping, general housekeeping, ensuring plants are healthy and the area remains attractive.
  • Assisting customers with queries and requests, including moving items to the tills and some heavy lifting. 

About You 

  • You should be physically fit, as the plant trolleys and tables are heavy, and able to work in all weather conditions.
  • An interest in plants is a must; plant knowledge is desirable, however full training will be provided.
  • You will come into daily contact with our customers, so you will be personable and have good communication skills.
  • Computer skills would be an advantage, in order to research answers to customer queries.
  • Once initial training is complete, you will be expected to work unsupervised and on your own initiative.

Hours 
Part time, including some weekend work. 

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: 
Fiona Cameron, Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: plants@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP or alternatively, send us your C.V.


Full & Part Time Growing Nursery Assistants (Seasonal)

Plants are our passion, and if you share this then we would love to hear from you! We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Outdoor Plant Area Assistants to join our friendly team working in a busy, thriving plant are

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • To assist with all customer needs & enquiries in a polite, efficient manner, operating the tills when required.
  • To undertake any duties associated with stock maintenance e.g weeding, pruning or watering.
  • Reception, pricing and presentation of stock as required. This will also include the preparation of plants for sale in the nursery or at plant shows.
  • To ensure the Growing Nursery looks tidy and visually pleasing at all times.
  • The role will involve an element of heavy lifting, as you will be required to assist customers with loading heavy or bulky items into their car.

About You 

  • You should be physically fit, as there will be an element of heavy lifting, and able to work in all weather conditions.
  • You will come into daily contact with our customers, so you will be personable and have good communication skills.
  • Horticultural knowledge is a bonus, but not essential – full training will be provided!
  • You are happy to assist in other areas of the Garden Centre if required: although the majority of the role is located in the Growing Nursery, there may be times when your assistance is required elsewhere.
  • You are a team player, however are equally happy working unsupervised on your own initiative.

Hours    Full & Part time seasonal positions available, including some weekend work. 

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to:   
Alyson Woods, Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: plants@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP or alternatively, send us your C.V.


Visual Merchandiser

We're looking for a creative Visual Merchandiser to join our team. You will have an eye for detail and plenty of artistic flair, as you work to create beautiful displays which make an impact and promote our products at the same time.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • You will be responsible for creating stunning, seasonal product displays which present stock to its fullest potential.
  • You will liaise between the buying and retail teams, keeping up to date with stock levels, promotions and seasonal changes.
  • The majority of your time will be spent on the shop floor, working to ensure a tidy, aesthetically pleasing environment at all times.

About You 

  • Creativity is key: you have artistic flair and love to show products off to their full potential.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • You will be comfortable working as part of a team, liaising with various departments and working alongside others. You will also be able to work independently on your own initiative.
  • You are personable and have excellent communication skills. You will come into contact with our customers on a regular basis, so you should be approachable and able to answer customer queries.

Hours   
Full time.

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: 
Stephen Abbit, Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: management@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP or alternatively, send us your C.V.


Full & Part Time General Retail Assistants

We are looking for friendly, motivated people to join our indoor retail team at Beetham Nurseries, providing a high level of customer service in our Gift Shop & Garden Centre.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • This is a customer facing role, and as a result customer service is key! You will be dealing with queries and requests both in person and over the phone, as well as working on the tills.
  • You'll ensure that the shop floor is kept clean, tidy and well organised at all times, and will have the opportunity to assist in the creation of product displays should this be of interest.

About You 

  • You are personable with strong communication skills, as you will be in daily contact with our customers.
  • You're happy to work as part of a close-knit team, as well as being confident working independently and on your own initiative.
  • Previous retail experience is a bonus, however not essential – we will focus on your character and skills.
  • The role will include some weekend work, so being available on weekends is a must.

Hours   
Full & part time positions available, including some weekend work. 

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to:  
Ed Abbit, Download an application form, or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: management@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP or alternatively, send us your C.V.