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.

Assistant Catering Manager

Do you have great organisational skills and an ability to both lead and inspire others? We are looking for an organised, positive and motivated Assistant Catering Manager to assist in the day-to-day running of our busy Garden Cafe

Working as part of a friendly team, in a fast paced environment, you will be a quick thinking decision maker with a hands on attitude.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To assist in managing and inspiring a team of chefs and catering assistants.
  • Ensuring a consistently high quality of both food and customer service.
  • Stock taking and ordering cafe supplies.
  • Assisting in the organisation of staff rotas; training and supervising new members of staff.
  • Ensuring Health & Safety regulations are observed and recorded.
  • Greeting and serving customers.

About You

  • You will be a positive team player with a hands on approach, motivating others to achieve their fullest potential and will lead by example.
  • You will have excellent customer service and communication skills and are able to build strong relationships with both customers and staff.
  • You're able to work under pressure, in a fast paced and often changing environment.
  • You have excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • You're comfortable working as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.
  • You will have previous experience in the catering/culinary/hospitality sector, working in a supervisory/management role.
  • You will have knowledge of industry food trends and an excellent understanding of food hygiene.

Hours
8.30am - 5.30pm
42 hours per week to include some weekends on a rota basis.

If you would like to be a part of our team, please apply to:  Claire Cameron, Catering Manager. 
Please provide a covering letter with your application. N.B. Applications without a covering letter will be rejected. 
Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: enquiries@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP

Full Time Commis Chef

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

The Commis Chef will be responsible for making sandwiches and salads and assisting other members of the kitchen team as required. Applicants should be hard working, reliable and have consistently great food production skills.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Some food knowledge and a desire to learn more.
  • Strong, positive and professional communications skills.
  • Good organisational skills and some understanding of cost control / minimising waste.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety.
  • You will have a basic food hygiene certificate.
  • You will be able to follow hygiene procedures and keep records accordingly.  

About You 

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

Full time (no split shifts), including weekend work.

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: Claire Cameron, 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 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 General Retail Assistants

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.

Hours  
Full and part time positions available, including weekend work.

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

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: Claire Cameron,  
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 Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a full time Kitchen Porter over the age of 18 to work in our Garden Cafe.

Reporting to the Catering Managers, Supervisors & Duty Chefs. Appraised by the Catering Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Washing dishes efficiently within a busy kitchen environment and keeping all breakages to a minimum.
  • Completing a daily cleaning rota and keeping written records as appropriate.
  • Assisting the front of house staff wherever necessary.
  • Emptying of bins and waste as necessary.
  • Assisting with putting delivery orders away and maintaining tidy storage areas.
  • Ensuring that any risk assessments are complied with.
  • Maintaining records as required by the Cafe Manager.
  • Complying with all health and safety regulations: HACCP, C.O.S.H.H. Regulations, fire policy and reporting hazards to the management.
  • Performing any other related duties that may be required by your manager or supervisor.

About You

  • You will have a strong focus on customer service.
  • You will be physically fit.
  • 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.

Hours
Full time position, 9am until 5.30pm to include a 30 minute unpaid break.

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

Part Time Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a part time Kitchen Porter over the age of 18 to work in our Garden Cafe.

Reporting to the Catering Managers, Supervisors & Duty Chefs. Appraised by the Catering Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Washing dishes efficiently within a busy kitchen environment and keeping all breakages to a minimum.
  • Completing a daily cleaning rota and keeping written records as appropriate.
  • Assisting the front of house staff wherever necessary.
  • Emptying of bins and waste as necessary.
  • Assisting with putting delivery orders away and maintaining tidy storage areas.
  • Ensuring that any risk assessments are complied with.
  • Maintaining records as required by the Cafe Manager.
  • Complying with all health and safety regulations: HACCP, C.O.S.H.H. Regulations, fire policy and reporting hazards to the management.
  • Performing any other related duties that may be required by your manager or supervisor.

About You

  • You will have a strong focus on customer service.
  • You will be physically fit.
  • 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.

Hours
3 days per week, including some weekends. Part time position, 9am until 5.00/5.30pm to include a 30 minute unpaid break.

If you would like to be a part of our friendly team, please apply to: Claire Cameron,
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 or Part Time Baker (No Experience Necessary)

We are looking for a baker with a flair for creativity, a passion for baking and willingness to learn our recipes as well as create new. We have an on-site bakery which supplies our busy shop and cafe with a delicious range of pies, rolls, breads and cakes. Baking is from scratch and only the finest ingredients are used to create mouth-watering delicacies.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Prepare and make cakes, patisseries, bread etc.
  • Manage, order and control stock.
  • Maintain high standards of presentation at all times.
  • Work closely with and report directly to the Catering Manager.

About You

  • You will have excellent attention to detail with a passion for baking.
  • You will work well with a team and on your own.
  • You will be flexible and willing to adapt in a fast changing environment.
  • You will be professional, approachable, and have some commercial awareness.
  • You will be able to confidently build a strong rapport with other individuals.
  • No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm for baking. Full training will be provided.

Hours
Full Time position, 5 days a week including some weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.
Part time position, 3 - 4 days a week including some weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.

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

Full or Part Time Marketing Assistant

A rare and exciting opportunity has become available for a Marketing Assistant to join our marketing team. 

Duties of the Marketing Assistant will include: 
• Assisting the Marketing Manager and supporting the marketing team with marketing activities.
• Assisting with the production of marketing materials and literature.
• Coordinating the production of a wide range of marketing communications.
• Assisting with the collation of information for promotional literature.
• Writing articles and promotional material for the company.
• Preparing interesting written copy for our website.
• Uploading marketing material to online libraries, internet groups and social media sites.
• Updating and maintaining the Marketing Department's documentation and databases.
• Managing and organising events as well as providing support for existing events as required.
• Ensuring that brand identity and consistency is adhered to at all times; both visually and through written tone of voice.

Requirements of the role:
• A degree in a related subject (creative, marketing or otherwise), not essential but an advantage.
• Experience in a similar role, not essential but an advantage.
• Personable, presentable and articulate.
• Effective project management skills.
• Sound understanding of marketing principles.
• Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas.
• You will be creative as well as computer proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel and Photoshop.
• Strong administration and organisational skills.

You will be self motivated and expected to work well on your own and as part of a team.

If you would like to be a part of our team, please apply to: Mark Battista, Marketing Manager
Please provide a covering letter with your application and indicate whether you are looking for a full or part time position.
Download an application form or ask for an application form at the Information Desk, and return either by email to: mark@beethamnurseries.co.uk or to the following address: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, nr Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AP