Jobs at Beetham Nurseries

Jobs at Beetham Nurseries

We have lots of talented people here at Beetham, and we are always looking for more great people to join us. Please see our current vacancies below. If we do not have the right opportunities available for you now, please visit again soon as this is the first page we will update when we start searching for new people.

We are currently undergoing an exciting period of expansion, and as a result a number of positions have opened up for friendly, motivated people to join our team.

​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.
Note: No plant knowledge is required for this role.

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 15-20 existing staff. The role 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

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

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 Time Cafe Assistant

The Garden Cafe is currently looking for a full time Cafe Assistant to work 5 days a week, including some weekends.

Applicants should be hard working and have excellent customer service skills. Experience in a similar role is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. Once trained, you will be expected to work unsupervised and on your own initiative.

Note: applicants must be over the age of 18 as you may be required to serve alcohol.

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply 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

Part Time Customer Delivery Driver

We are looking for a Customer Delivery Driver to join our team.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • This is a customer facing role, and as a result customer service is key!
  • The position will involve heavy lifting so you must be physically fit.
  • You will be out and about most of the time but when you’re not, you’ll be at the store, assisting with stock control and general jobs like keeping the warehouse tidy.


    About You

  • You will have a strong focus on customer service.
  • You will have held a full driving license for at least two years, and be able to drive a 3.5 tonne van.
  • You must also have no more than six points on your license.
  • You are personable with strong communication skills.
  • You will be physically fit, as you will be required to load and unload deliveries.
  • You're happy to work as part of a close-knit team, as well as being confident working independently and on your own initiative.
  • The personal qualities that you bring to the role will be every bit as important as your skills and attitude.
  • You will be friendly and approachable and willing to go the extra mile to make our customer’s delivery experience the best that it can be.
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred.

    Hours
     

    This is a part time position to include 3 set days a week, Monday-Friday.

    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