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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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PART TIME HORTICULTURAL ASSISTANT - Maidstone
We are currently looking to recruit a Horticultural Assistant to join and complement our existing horticultural team at our Garden Centre in Maidstone. Working on a part time basis of 16 hours working weekends and some bank holidays.

We're looking for someone who already has a passion for plants, who doesn’t mind working outside, enjoys working as part of a team and thrives on providing customers with an excellent service …. with a smile!

You will not need to be an expert in plants, however some knowledge would be an advantage but a want and desire to work in this area of the garden centre is essential ..... we can train and develop the rest!

Why join our team?
A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant in addition we offer a generous staff discount (following successful completion of a 3 month probation period), uniform, pension, Employee Assistance Programme and free parking.

So if you have a real interest in providing a fantastic customer experience and you are passionate about plants, please apply today by sending us your CV and a covering letter to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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GENERAL RETAIL ASSISTANT - Maidstone
We are looking to recruit General Retail Assistants within our Garden Centre in Maidstone.

Permanent and temporary (maternity cover) positions are available, working on a Full-Time basis, (40 hours per week), there will be a requirement to work alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

Responsible for providing excellent customer service and always going the extra mile to help and inspire customers, your role will be to ensure that our high standards are maintained in store by carrying out duties such as creating merchandising displays and restocking as required, whilst always being on hand to assist our customers.

Successful candidates will have an ability to work as part of a team, interacting with customers in a confident and friendly manner. Previous experience of operating a cash till would be an advantage.

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

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

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PLANT/HORTICULTURAL ASSISTANT - Oxford
We are looking to recruit a General Assistant to work with our horticultural team at our Oxford Garden Centre.

Working on a part-time basis within our Plant Area, 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 within the Plant Area.

Successful candidates will have some horticultural knowledge and an ability to work as part of a team. Experience of interacting with customers in a confident and friendly manner with the ability to give advice and guidance on our full range of plants, will be desirable.

It should be noted that the majority of our Plant Area is outside, so you should be prepared to work outdoors in all types of weather!

We offer a competitive salary, pension contribution, generous employee discounts (upon completion of a 3 month probation period), Employee Assistance Programme, uniform and free parking.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply today 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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CHEF - Staines
We have exciting opportunities for talented Chefs to join our Kitchen team in our Staines Garden Centre restaurant.

The successful candidates 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! Positions available for weekend only working + occasional Bank Holidays (min 16 hours per week) and Full-time 40 hours per week, working alternate weekends and some bank holidays. No late nights or split shifts, working in a great environment with fantastic fresh produce. 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, Employee Assistance Programme, uniform and free parking.

If you believe you are the person for either of these roles, please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and which position you are applying for to: recruitment@notcutts.co.uk

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PLANT/HORTICULTURAL ASSISTANT - Tunbridge Wells
We are looking to recruit a General Assistant to work with our horticultural team at our Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre.

Working on a full-time basis within our Plant Area, 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 within the Plant Area.

Successful candidates will have some horticultural knowledge and an ability to work as part of a team. Experience of interacting with customers in a confident and friendly manner with the ability to give advice and guidance on our full range of plants, will be desirable.

It should be noted that the majority of our Plant Area is outside, so you should be prepared to work outdoors in all types of weather!

We offer a competitive salary, pension contribution, generous employee discounts (upon completion of a 3 month probation period), Employee Assistance Programme, uniform and free parking.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply today 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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PART TIME HORTICULTURAL ASSISTANT - Victoria
We are currently looking to recruit a Horticultural Assistant to join and complement our existing horticultural team at our Garden Centre in Victoria (Featherstone) WF7 6BS. Working on a part time basis of 16 hours over 3 days per week with a 2 week rota as detailed below:

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday or Friday

Week 2: Saturday, Sunday & Monday

We're looking for someone who already has a passion for plants, who doesn’t mind working outside, enjoys working as part of a team and thrives on providing customers with an excellent service …. with a smile!

You will not need to be an expert in plants, however some knowledge would be an advantage but a want and desire to work in this area of the garden centre is essential ..... we can train and develop the rest!

Why join our team?
A competitive salary awaits the successful applicant in addition we offer a generous staff discount (following successful completion of a 3 month probation period), uniform, pension, Employee Assistance Programme and free parking.

So if you have a real interest in providing a fantastic customer experience and you are passionate about plants, please apply today by sending us your CV and a covering letter 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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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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CHEF - Woodbridge
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Chef to join our Kitchen team in our Woodbridge 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! A Full-time role of 45 hours per week, working alternate weekends and some bank holidays. No late nights or split shifts, working in a great environment with wonderful fresh produce and seasonal menus. 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, Employee Assistance Programme, uniform and free parking.

If you believe you are the person for either of these roles, please let us have a copy of your CV with a covering letter detailing your current salary and which position you are applying for 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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