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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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RESTAURANT SUPERVISOR - Booker
We are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Restaurant Supervisor in our Garden Centre Restaurant in Marlow.

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.

As the Restaurant Supervisor you will be part of the overall Garden Centre management team and directly responsible for both Front of House and the Kitchen, ensuring a smooth operation throughout. As you would expect we pay special attention to our customers and therefore require an outstanding People Manager to ensure that our customers expectations are met.

Previous hands on, management experience within a restaurant / service counter operation is essential. The ability to step in when needed, both in the kitchen and front of house will be a requirement of the role. This is an ideal "next level" position for someone who has experience of working within a busy kitchen/restaurant environment, but now wants to get involved as a Number 1, in the full running of a busy kitchen and restaurant.

You should have previous experience of supervising within a busy kitchen and restaurant environment. You should be prepared to work alongside your team to develop, coach and lead them into delivering their best at all times. It is essential you have an understanding of financials especially profit and loss and will be expected to recognise and comply with full industry legislation.

This role offers hours of work most hospitality industry candidates can only dream of! 40 hours per week, working alternate weekends, with absolutely no late nights and no split shifts and of course, the opportunity to work in a great environment with a great team and a great Company.

A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant, in addition we offer a generous Company discount (upon successful completion of probation period), pension contributions, Employee Assistance Programme, uniform, free parking and the opportunity to develop your career in a great business.

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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RESTAURANT ASSISTANT - Booker
Our Restaurants are an important part of our Garden Centres and a significant reason for our customers to visit us. That's because we offer tempting, home cooked, quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional British fare.

We now have a vacancy for a part time Restaurant Assistant to work within the restaurant in our Garden Centre in Booker, Marlow. Working a minimum of 24 hours per week, including weekends and bank holidays.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team, who prides themselves on providing a high degree of customer service. The successful candidate will have an ability to operate a cash till, work as part of a team and have a talent to communicate with and provide exceptional service to our customers. Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided.

Benefits include a competitive salary, generous colleague discount (following successful completion of the probationary period), uniform, company pension, employee assistance programme and free parking.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply today with your cv to recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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RETAIL GENERAL ASSISTANT - Booker
We are looking to recruit a Retail Assistant within our Garden Centre in Booker, Marlow. Working on a part-time basis including weekends and bank holidays (approx. 16 hours per week).

Working within the cash till areas, you will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and always going the extra mile to help and inspire customers, ensuring that our high standards are maintained in store. Successful candidates will have an ability to work as part of a team, interacting with customers in a confident and friendly manner. You should ideally have experience of operating a cash till as this will be the main focus of the role.

We offer a competitive salary, pension contribution, generous employee discounts (upon completion of probation period), Employee Assistance Programmes, uniform and free parking.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply today with your cv to recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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RESTAURANT ASSISTANT - Oxford
We have a vacancy for a part time Restaurant Assistant (16 hours per week) to work within our busy restaurant in our Oxford Garden Centre.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The successful candidate will have an ability to operate a cash till, work as part of a team and have a talent to communicate with and provide excellent service to our customers. Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided.

The role will involve working some weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Benefits include a generous colleague discount (following successful completion of the probationary period), uniform, company pension, employee assistance programme and free parking.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply today to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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OPERATIONS MANAGER - Oxford
We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager at our Oxford Garden Centre in Nuneham Courtney. The role of Operations Manager is a key role within the garden centre management team, reporting to and supporting the General Manager in the smooth and efficient running of the centre, by improving profitability and ensuring that general high standards are maintained throughout.

Specific responsibilities of the role include stock management, customer service, financial performance, health and safety, facilities management and HR.

The Operations Manager is directly responsible for managing and developing a small team which includes general assistants, a stock controller and goods inward assistant.

Successful candidates will have proven experience of managing in a retail environment, with an understanding of stock management, strong commercial awareness and analytical skills. An equal ability to manage and motivate a successful team in a customer focused environment, is also required.

This is a full-time role, working 40hrs per week (including some weekends and bank holidays).

In return, we offer a competitive salary, generous employee discounts (following successful completion of probationary period), Company pension contributions, Employee Assistance Programme, uniform, free parking, alternate weekends off and the opportunity to develop your career in a great business.

If you believe that you have skills and experience to perform this role, then please apply today with your cv 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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TEMPORARY CUSTOMER CARE ADMINISTRATOR - Woodbridge
We are currently looking to recruit a Temporary Customer Care Administrator to join our friendly and hardworking team based at our Support Office in Woodbridge, Suffolk, on a 4 month fixed term contract to assist with our busy Christmas season. Our Customer Care team deliver outstanding and professional customer service to our loyal and valued customers from across our eighteen garden centres and website.

The role will entail handling and resolving all customer care enquiries that are received from a variety of sources, including from our call centre, garden centres, social media, and support office. This will involve using our online customer care system and ensuring that any issues are dealt with and resolved as quickly as possible and at all times giving the very best customer care as possible.

The role includes direct contact with customers by phone, email or letter, to answer queries and resolve issues, therefore excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential. The confidence to be able to deal with all types of people and challenging situations, whilst always remaining calm under pressure is also required for the role.

Working 37.5 hours per week, the days of work will be predominantly Monday to Friday, with some out of hours and weekend working also being required on occasions, to meet the needs of the business. It should also be noted that the role will require the successful candidate to work on Christmas Eve.

Previous customer care experience working within an office environment would be beneficial, but we are open to the right attitude with transferable skills.

A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant, in addition we offer a generous employee discount (after completion of a 3 month probationary period), Company pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and free parking.

So, if you have a real interest in providing a fantastic customer experience and you are passionate about excellent customer service, please apply today by emailing your CV to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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TEMPORARY MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR - Woodbridge
We are looking for a Temporary Marketing Co-ordinator to join the team at our Woodbridge support office on a 4 month fixed term contract, commencing in September 2018.

Specific responsibilities for this position would be to support a fast paced marketing team in delivering a wide range of marketing activities. Working closely with marketing leads you will bring together content and co-ordinate information between buying and merchandising teams, Garden Centre teams and agencies. You will support the team through updating planning schedules and effective administration.

Key skills and experience required for success in this role are:

  • A confident, highly motivated and experienced team worker, with strong organisation, planning and administrative skills
  • Marketing experience
  • Retail and customer experience focused with a passion for service standards
  • Great communicator
  • Ability to work at pace and with great energy.
  • Understanding of budgeting and cost control.


In return, we offer a competitive salary, Company pension, generous Company discounts (following successful completion of probation period) and free car parking.

If you believe you are the person for this role please forward your CV with a covering letter 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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