Jobs at Beetham Nurseries

Job Vacancies: We're Hiring!

Posted on 2 January, 2019


Full Time Growing Nursery Supervisor

Plants are our passion, and if you share this then we would love to hear from you! We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Nursery Supervisor to join our friendly team in our popular Growing Nursery.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Supervising and leading a small team of staff in the Growing Nursery.
  • Propagation and cultivation of plants throughout the year.
  • Year-round maintenance of the Growing Nursery, ensuring plants are well looked after and the Nursery is kept attractive and tidy at all times.
  • Serving customers and dealing with enquiries.

About You 

  • This is a physically demanding role: you should be fit and able to work in all seasons and weather conditions.
  • Plant knowledge and experience working with plants is a must, as is an enthusiasm for horticulture!
  • You will come into daily contact with our customers, so you will be personable and have good communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a Garden Centre, Nursery or horticultural environment is essential.
  • Supervisory experience is desirable.

Hours:  Full Time, including full alternate weekends. This is a permanent position. 

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.


Full & Part Time 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 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, and ensuring plants are healthy.
  • Assisting customers with queries and requests, including moving items to the tills and some heavy lifting.
  • You will be expected to work in all weather conditions and the role will involve moving plant trolleys and tables that are heavy.

About You 

  • 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 customers queries.
  • Once initial training is complete, you will be expected to work unsupervised and on your own initiative.

Hours 
Full and Part Time positions available, including some weekend work. 

Closing Date
1st February 2019

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 Growing Nursery Assistants to join our friendly team working in a busy, thriving plant area.

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 will be expected 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.

Closing Date
1st February 2019

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.


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.

Hours 
Full time, including weekend work. 

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply along with a covering letter to: Stephen Abbit, Download an application form or ask for an application form in the Cafe or 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


Shop Floor Team Leader

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and team orientated Shop Floor Team Leader 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 Floor Team Leader'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.
  • Taking 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.
  • You will be able 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.
  • 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 along with a covering letter to: Lydia Abbit, 
Download an application form or ask for an application form in the Cafe or 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


General Retail Assistant (Shop Floor)

We are looking for a friendly, motivated person over the age of 16, to join our indoor retail team

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • This is a customer facing role, and as a result customer service is key! You will be dealing with queries and requests.
  • You'll ensure that the shop floor is kept clean, tidy and well organised at all times.
  • Till operation, accurately handling cash and debit card transactions.
  • Ensuring that stock is rotated on a regular basis.

About You 

  • You will have a strong focus on customer service.
  • You will have an interest in the products that we sell.
  • You are personable with strong communication skills.
  • You will be physically fit, as you will be required to unload deliveries and stack shelves.
  • 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.

Please provide a covering letter with your application.

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

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply along with a covering letter to: Lydia Abbit,
Download an application form or ask for an application form in the Cafe or 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


General Cafe Assistant

Due to expansion, we are currently looking for friendly, motivated Cafe Assistants over the age of 18, to join our catering team.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • This is a customer facing role, and as a result customer service is key!
  • You'll ensure that the Cafe is kept clean, tidy and well organised at all times.

About You 

  • You are personable with excellent communication skills.
  • 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 experience in a similar role is a bonus, however not essential as full training will be provided.

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

Please provide a short covering letter with your application.

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