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At Notcutts we value our employees. They are our single best asset. Since we founded our company in 1897, we’ve been lucky to have the very finest people on our team, making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop.


The cornerstones of our business are Quality, Expertise, Service and Inspiration. In our colleagues we prize:

• Confident and concise communication
• Flexibility
• Putting the customer first
• Team work

If you think you have the qualities, experience and character to work with us – we’d love to hear from you!

At Notcutts we are regularly recruiting for General Retail and Catering Assistants within our stores. For further information on these types of vacancies please contact the store directly. All other latest vacancies can be found below. If you need to get in touch, please feel free to contact us at:

 


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HR Department

Notcutts Garden Centres,

Ipswich Road,

Woodbridge,

Suffolk,

IP12 4AF

 

Email - recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

Telephone - 013943 83344

Fax - 01394 445307 

 

Thank you for your interest in working for Notcutts Garden Centres.

Please be aware that you will only be contacted should we feel that your experience matches our requirements and therefore wish to take your application further.


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CHEF - Ashton Park
Notcutts is a family owned National Garden Centre . As part of our core values, we believe in Quality and Customer Service, we thrive in helping our customers find inspiration. At Notcutts we value our employees and believe in making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop.

Our Restaurants are an important part of our centres and a significant reason for our customers to visit us. We aim to produce tempting, home cooked, quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional British fare.

We are currently looking for a talented Chef to join our Kitchen team in our Ashton Park Garden Centre restaurant.

The successful candidate must have experience of working in a fast paced commercial kitchen and be able to deliver food made from scratch to the highest standards. The role offers hours of work most Chefs can only dream of! 30 hours per week, working alternate weekends, no late nights or split shifts, working in great environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a desire to develop or looking to gain some work life balance back.

A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant, in addition we offer a generous discount, pension contribution, EAP, uniform and free parking.

If you believe you are the person for this role please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to : recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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OUTDOOR SECTION HEAD - Booker
We have a position available as Outdoor Section Head working within the outdoor area of our Booker Garden Centre.

As the Outdoor Section Head you report into the Outdoor Manager and will have responsibilities within the outdoor department, making effective use of resources to ensure high standards of customer service, minimised wastage and maximised profits.

Successful candidates will have proven experience of managing in a retail environment, a good level of plant/horticultural knowledge, commercial awareness and analytical skills matched by their ability to manage and motivate a successful team of which they can be proud.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week averaged over a two week working pattern including bank holidays and weekends.

This is an exciting time for our business as we work towards achieving challenging ambitions.

Please note you will only be contacted should we wish to take your application further. Thank you for the interest you have shown in working for Notcutts Garden Centres

If you believe you are the person for this role please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to : recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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CHEF - Victoria
25 - 30 hours per week / 5 working days per week (8:30/9:30 am to 3:00/5:00 pm)

Alternate weekends off


Notcutts is a family owned National Garden Centre . As part of our core values, we believe in Quality and Customer Service, we thrive in helping our customers find inspiration. At Notcutts we value our employees and believe in making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop.

Our Restaurants are an important part of our centres and a significant reason for our customers to visit us. We aim to produce tempting, home cooked, quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional British fare.

We are currently looking for a talented Chef to join our Kitchen team in our Victoria Garden Centre restaurant.

The successful candidate must have experience of working in a fast paced and call order service commercial kitchen and be able to deliver food made from scratch to the highest standards.

The role offers hours of work most Chefs can only dream of! 25 - 30 hours per week, working alternate weekends, no late nights or split shifts, working in great environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a desire to develop or looking to gain some work life balance back.

A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant, in addition we offer a generous discount, pension contribution, EAP, uniform and free parking.

If you believe you are the person for this role please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANTS / KITCHEN PORTERS - Wheatcroft
Notcutts is a family owned national garden centre chain. As part of our core values, we believe in Passion and Inspiration and Expertise.

At Notcutts we value our employees. They are our single best asset. Since we founded our company in 1897, we’ve been lucky to have the very finest people on our team, making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop.

We are passionate about what we do and seek to provide our customers with inspiration from our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. Notcutts restaurants are renowned for delivering exciting & tasty dishes & bakery from locally sourced produce, by its team of passionate chefs.

Full and Part Time General Restaurant Assistants
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team on a full and part time basis. Successful candidates will have the ability to work as part of a team, operate a cash till, and not forgetting a talent to communicate with and serve customers.

Full and Part Time Kitchen Porter
Responsibilities include ensuring the kitchen and pot wash area meets food hygiene regulations and all areas are kept clean and tidy.

For all of these roles, the candidate is preferred to have own transport due to the location of the Garden Centre, free car parking is provided.

All the roles detailed above offer hours of work most restaurant staff can only dream of! Various hours available, alternate weekends, no late nights and no split shifts, working in great environment, with great teams. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and prosper or for those looking gain some work life balance back.

Other benefits of working for Notcutts includes pension contribution, generous discount, EAP programme, and uniform.

If you believe you are the person for this role please forward your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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JUNIOR BUYER - Woodbridge
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Gifts department at our Support Centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk as a Junior Buyer on a permanent basis (there will also be occasional travel to meet the requirements of the role).

As a Junior Buyer, your role will encompass selecting and developing the gifts and non-gardening range for our Garden Centres. Reviewing products and identifying new opportunities, you will work with the other members of the team to build a compelling product range to suit our customer base.

The ideal candidate will have an eye for customer trends, have confident communication and negotiation skills, a passion and enthusiasm for customers and products and be an excellent team player focused on driving sales and profitability. Strong organisation and planning skills to work in a fast paced environment with regularly changing priorities are essential.

You can expect a competitive salary plus great benefits including a generous company discount, free parking at our support centre, pension contributions and Employee Assistance Programme.

If you believe you are the person for this role please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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BUYERS ADMINISTRATOR - Woodbridge
We are currently looking to recruit a Buyers Administrator, to work within our busy Buying team in our Support Office in Woodbridge.

As part of the role, you will be involved in liaising with overseas suppliers to collate documentation and answer and resolve queries. You will also be involved in organising the team schedules and booking travel arrangements, preparing and reviewing sales data, assisting in the preparation of seasonal reviews, dealing with Garden Centre queries and working collaboratively with other areas of the business. Your role will be varied and you will carry out both routine administrative work and be working as part of the team to execute various ad hoc requests.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional computer skills, particularly in outlook email and calendar, power point, word and excel, coupled with a high level of accuracy and numeracy and the ability to work with and understand a huge amount of data. Along with a flexible and positive approach to work and excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, the successful applicant will be a confident team player with time management and organisational skills, who is used to working on their own initiative in a fast paced environment. The ability to drive will be advantageous as there will be a requirement to visit our garden centres around the UK on occasions.

This is an ideal first time role within a buying department, or a great opportunity to move into an exciting and varied position with the opportunity for progression.

We offer a competitive salary plus great benefits including a generous company discount, free parking at our support centre, pension contributions and Employee Assistance Programme.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this role and you are interested in utilising your skills and experience within our Support Centre, working within our Buying Departments, please apply today to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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MERCHANDISING ASSISTANT - Woodbridge
We are looking to recruit a Merchandising Assistant within our Gifts Department at our Support Centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk for a maternity cover contract of approximately 12 months.

As a Merchandising Assistant, your role will encompass analysing and interpreting sales and stock data, sales forecasting at line level, control of intake, effective use and control of the replenishment system and ensuring effective distribution of stock through level setting and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of Excel, excellent numerical skills to provide concise and accurate reports and outstanding organisational skills, with an analytical approach to work. The ability to work well under pressure and prioritise work effectively is essential, as is having confident written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience of having worked in a retail head office environment would be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary plus great benefits including a generous company discount, free parking at our support centre, pension contributions and Employee Assistance Programme.

If you believe you are the person for this role please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and why we should consider you to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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CHEF - Woodford Park
Notcutts is a family owned national garden centre chain. As part of our core values, we believe in Quality and Customer Service, we thrive in helping our customers find inspiration.

At Notcutts we value our employees and believe in making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop.

Our Restaurants are an important part of our centres and a significant reason for our customers to visit us. We aim to produce tempting, home cooked, quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional British fare.

We are looking to recruit a Chef in our Woodford Park Garden Centre Restaurant. As the Chef you will have the opportunity to work with fresh seasonal menus, always within or exceeding margin targets. You will support the Head Chef and the Restaurant Manager in developing the Restaurant Team to meet their full potential. You will also be expected to demonstrate your skills and illustrate your enthusiasm and knowledge within the restaurant environment.

If a work/family life balance is important to you, then this role should be ideal, working an average of 40hrs per week over a 2 week working pattern includes alternate weekends, occasional bank holidays and occasional evenings to support special events. Hours a chef can only dream of ! In return we offer a competitive salary, plus pension contribution, EAP, free car parking and a generous discount in our centres.

Want to Apply? Please send your current CV with a covering letter to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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PLANT/HORTICULTURAL ASSISTANT - Woodford Park
Notcutts is the third largest Garden Centre Group in the UK and the largest privately owned, by the Notcutts family. With increased interest in gardening, the rise of celebrity gardeners and ‘grow your own’ it is a great time to be in the Garden Centre business. At Notcutts we value our employees and believe in making Notcutts a great place to work and a great place to shop. We are looking to recruit General Assistants to work with our horticultural team and indoor retail team at our Woodford Garden Centre. Specific responsibilities will cover all areas of customer sales and service, whilst maintaining a high level of merchandising standards.

The successful candidate will have an ability to confidently communicate, have strong numeracy skills with a proven sales ability. They will also need horticultural knowledge.

It is also important that the candidate is able to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative, operate a till, assist with planning displays and promotions, put out and maintain stock quality and not forgetting a talent to communicate with and serve customers.

This is a full time positions and will include working alternate weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis and some flexibility regarding hours may be required.

Want to Apply? Please send your current CV with a covering letter to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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