Job Vacancies

Retail Plant Nursery Sales Assistant (Seasonal)

Working under the day to day control of the Retail Nursery Team Leader, we are looking for a motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic candidate to join our retail plant nursery team at our Tamworth nursery. The successful candidate will experience a variety of work throughout the nursery including providing expert gardening advice and guidance to our valued customers.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serving customers using our till and card terminals
  • Offering customer care and gardening advice
  • Liaising with the retail nursery team leader to assist with stock control
  • Merchandising of internal and external products in a methodical and eye pleasing display and replenishment of stock.
  • Maintaining plant stock to a high standard to include watering, pruning, tidying and weeding.
  • Have experience of working within a physically demanding role (as manual handling and lifting will be a requirement of the role)
  • Planting up of seasonal hanging baskets and pots.
  • Assembling orders for customer collection.

Skills and experience

  • Good horticultural and gardening knowledge essential.
  • Outgoing, personable and friendly with excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Enjoy working outside ….. come rain or shine!
  • Be well presented, organised and punctual.
  • Good IT skills preferred.
  • Previous retail experience desirable.

This is a seasonal role as our retail nursery is open from March until October and closed during the winter. We would anticipate the following hours per week to be available:

  • March :        Up to 20hrs per week
  • April:           Up to 40hrs per week
  • May:            Up to 40hrs per week
  • June:            Up to 40hrs per week
  • July:             Up to 20hrs per week
  • August:        Up to 20hrs per week
  • September:  Up to 20hrs per week
  • October:      Up to 20hrs per week

We can offer some flexibility on days/hours of work although we would require a start time of 9am on week days worked.  Some weekend working may be required. Our retail nursery opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Rate of Pay: £8.30 per hour

10% Staff Discount.

If you would like the opportunity to work in a busy, friendly and pleasant environment please email your current CV to hr@brooksidenursery.co.uk or post to: Human Resources Manager, Brookside Nursery, School Lane, Hints, Tamworth, B78 3DW

 


Horticultural Order Packing Team Members

Temporary, seasonal contract

Working under the day to day control of the Order Packing Team Leader, we are currently looking for enthusiastic Order Packing Team Members to work in our busy Horticultural Packing Department at our Tamworth Nursery during spring 2019.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Accurately pick and pack ‘Plug Plants’ into packing boxes and containers
  • Compile and label customer orders
  • Replenish stock in our packing greenhouses
  • Loading and unloading of order trollies
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work area
  • Ensure daily packing goals are met
  • Maintain a high level of health and safety standards

Skills and experience

  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, busy environment
  • Excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 20kg
  • Ability to stay on feet for long periods of time with frequent walking
  • Ability to work well as a team but be self-motivated and independent at times
  • Some plant knowledge or relevant experience would be useful but not essential

Rate of Pay: £8.30 per hour

This is a temporary 10-week contract running from early-March 2019 to mid-May 2019. Shifts are available from 2 days to 5 days per week. Our normal working day is from 8:30am until 4:30pm however there can be some flexibility on start time or finish time to accommodate those with caring or parental responsibilities.

If you would like the opportunity to work in a busy, friendly and pleasant environment please email your current CV to hr@brooksidenursery.co.uk or post to: Human Resources Manager, Brookside Nursery, School Lane, Hints, Tamworth, B78 3DW

 
Brookside Nursery