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Gates is one of the largest independent destination garden centres in the UK, established in 1948 and continually growing and developing in response to customer demand and market trends. Gates Farm Shop focuses on offering the finest locally sourced produce, complemented by the best from national and international producers, as well as quality Beef and Lamb supplied from our own farm in the village.

If you are interested in working for a well-established, innovative and ambitious retailer then Gates may be the place for you. We have a wide variety of roles across the Garden Centre and Farm Shop and are always happy to hear from suitably experienced people.

View the vacancies listed below and simply send your CV and covering letter to the relevant person. If none of the below opportunities are suitable but you are interested in working for Gates, have relevant experience and are people focused please send your details to

Garden Care Retail Assistant

Full-Time, Permanent

We are currently looking for a Garden Care Retail Assistant for our Core Gardening Department, which includes Garden Sundries and Landscaping; working five days a week to include one alternating weekend day.

The department includes the following areas, so knowledge in some or all of these would be beneficial:

  • Hard Landscaping
  • Garden Machinery
  • Garden Tools
  • Fertilisers & Chemicals
  • Watering
  • Garden Hardware
  • Garden Accessories
  • Pots & Planters
  • Compost

The role:

This role requires first class customer service skills. You will help our customers with any queries they might have. It would also be helpful if you have experience of upselling and link sales. You will also be required to merchandise new and existing stock.

On a day to day basis you will be:

  • Assisting customers with product enquiries and purchases
  • Maintaining the appearance of visual displays and department housekeeping
  • Processing stock
  • Delivering an exceptional level of customer service at all times

You will have:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment
  • A keen interest in gardening
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Great self-motivation and a can-do attitude

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Clare Crowther by emailing or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


For more information regarding positions currently available at Gates Garden Centre, please call in and ask at the tills or telephone us on 01664 454309.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter by email to the relevant person listed above or post to:
Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 7QB