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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.

We now have a team of around 200 people working at Gates Garden Centre in a wide range of roles across Retail, Hospitality & Catering, Operations, eCommerce, Marketing and Administration. With an exciting range of new developments coming up, we are always looking for exceptional people to join us.

So, if you are interested in working for a well-established, innovative and ambitious retailer then Gates may be the place for you. We 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 jack@gatesgardencentre.co.uk.


Customer Support Assistant – Saturdays

Part-time, Permanent

WORKING SUNDAYS ONLY

We are a busy, dynamic, long established, family run company recognised for giving outstanding customer service.

We are looking for a highly motivated, engaging person who has a keen awareness of customer service to join our busy Customer Support Team. Reporting to the Sundries Manager you will have a practical approach, enjoy varied physical work and be a team player.

The key areas of the job involves:

  • Assisting customers with compost and heavy items around the site
  • Moving stock around the site using trolleys and pallet moving equipment
  • Sweeping, tidying and maintaining the garden centre to a high standard including resiting trolleys and baskets
  • Processing stock and maintaining displays
  • Picking and collating products ready for collection and delivery

The ideal candidate will be professional, well presented and have excellent customer service skills. Additionally, have an interest in gardening, a keen eye for detail, be accurate with figures and pricing and have a flexible approach in a busy retail environment. The successful applicant will be required to work on Sunday only each week.

Full training and uniform are provided.

For further details please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Natalie.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Natalie Gregg by emailing tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


Chef

Full-time, Permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Chef in our Garden Restaurant, working approximately 40 hours per week, to include weekends. No evenings or split shifts. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

As a member of our kitchen team, you will be responsible for ensuring all food and associated products are prepared, cooked, served and presented to our high standards. With excellent customer service skills, you should also be professional, well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy and fast paced environment.

Applicants should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during school/college holiday periods and bank holidays.

We offer competitive rates of pay for the right candidate.

For further enquiries please phone 01664 452837 and ask to speak to Will.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Will by emailing restaurant@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


Plant Area Assistant

Full-Time, Permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Plant Area Assistant.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in a Garden Centre or other horticultural training or background
  • Have a friendly personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our customers
  • Have excellent knowledge of plants, plant care and maintenance
  • Have some knowledge of plant pests and diseases
  • Be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities
  • Have an ability to work well as part of a small team

Applicants must also be professional and well-presented and have excellent customer service skills.

You will be required to work one alternating weekend day.

For further information please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Matt.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Matt Peck by emailing matt@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


Till Supervisor

Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a full time Till Supervisor to join the team at Gates Garden Centre, working five days a week to include one alternating weekend day.

The role

You will help to manage a small team of staff in our busy Garden Centre Till area. General day to day duties to include:

  • Reconciling & Balancing tills & floats
  • Assisting customers with product enquiries and purchases
  • Upselling and cross-selling
  • General housekeeping of the till area
  • Stock control

The candidate

  • Must have experience of retail till systems
  • Able to work in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Highly organised, accurate and reliable with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent numerical and organisational skills
  • Team player, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Excellent customer service skills

Full Training and uniform will be provided.

For further details please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Natalie.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Natalie Gregg by emailing tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


Till Assistant

Full-time, Permanent

We are currently looking for a full-time Till Assistant / Operator to join our growing team.

You will be comfortable working as part of a team, whilst showing an outgoing and energetic personality. You will be approachable, friendly, presentable and efficient in your day to day work.

The main purpose of the Till Operator role is to process customer purchases through the tills accurately and efficiently.

Key responsibilities

  • Operation of our modern tills
  • Serve customers quickly, efficiently and in a friendly manner
  • Ensure customers have the best shopping experience at the checkout
  • Process cash and card payments with a high level of accuracy
  • Assist customers with their purchases
  • Provide a high standard of customer service.
  • General housekeeping of the till area

About you

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Work well under pressure
  • Professional and reliable
  • Great customer service skills

Full Training and uniform will be provided.

For further details please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Natalie.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Natalie Gregg by emailing tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


Till Assistant – Weekends

Part-time, Permanent

We are currently looking for part-time Till Assistants to join our growing team, working either one or both weekend days each week.

You will be comfortable working as part of a team, whilst showing an outgoing and energetic personality. You will be approachable, friendly, presentable and efficient in your day to day work.

The main purpose of the Till Assistant role is to process customer purchases through the tills accurately and efficiently.

Key responsibilities

  • Operation of our modern tills
  • Serve customers quickly, efficiently and in a friendly manner
  • Ensure customers have the best shopping experience at the checkout
  • Process cash and card payments with a high level of accuracy
  • Assist customers with their purchases
  • Provide a high standard of customer service.
  • General housekeeping of the till area

About you

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Personable and able to develop strong, effective relationships
  • Work well under pressure
  • Professional and reliable
  • Great customer service skills

Full Training and uniform will be provided.

For further details please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Natalie.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Natalie Gregg by emailing tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk or post to Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham LE15 7QB.


HOW TO APPLY

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.