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Job Opportunities

The following positions are currently available:


Variety of Grotto Roles

Part-Time and Full-Time posts available

4 week days & 1 weekend day OR
2 or 3 week days & 1 weekend day OR
1 or 2 weekend days

Candidates will be self-motivated, able to offer a flexible approach to working times and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required. You should be well presented and feel comfortable performing in an imaginative and magical role, whilst delivering exceptional customer service.

You will be responsible for welcoming families to our Santa’s Grotto, as well as creating a memorable experience for all. A considerable amount of interaction and improvisation is required throughout. Age over 15 years is preferred.

Other very important role!

Experience in the role is not essential, although a warm heart and gentle demeanour is. Red uniform, white beard and padded belly all provided. We need candidates with all types of availability in order to fill various shifts.

For more information please phone 01664 454309 and ask to speak to Laurence.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Retail Security Guard

Part-Time, Seasonal

We currently have a vacancy for a seasonal, part-time Retail Security Guard, initially up until Christmas.

Duties include acting as a visual deterrent, dealing with and responding to incidents, and completing any necessary paperwork and reports. Excellent customer service skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate well on all levels. You must be confident and robust in dealing with potentially volatile situations, whilst having the ability to remain polite and calm.

This is a key role within our team and the ideal candidate must be a team player; as well as being vigilant, trustworthy and reliable. All candidates must be smart in appearance and have a flexible approach to working days and times.

For more information please phone 01664 454309 and ask to speak to Laurence.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Receptionist

Part-Time

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Receptionist to join our team here at Gates Garden Centre. You will be required to work 3 days per week, including one alternating weekend day. You 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.

You will be based primarily on the information desk, taking calls, answering customer enquiries and using our back office systems. You should possess excellent customer service skills and a good team working ability, be self-motivated, computer literate and accurate when entering data. The role will also involve doing stock takes and answering customer queries. A good knowledge of Excel is required.

For further information please email tills@gatesgardencentre.co.uk.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Kitchen Porter

Full-Time, Part-Time

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time or part-time Kitchen Porter, working weekdays (number of days to be agreed) plus one weekend day.

Applicants should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.

Applicants must be professional and well presented and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. They must also be a self-motivated team player who is able to work unsupervised in a busy environment.

For further information please phone 01664 452837 and ask to speak to Rob.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Restaurant Assistants

Full-Time, Part-Time

We currently have vacancies for  full-time and part-time Restaurant Assistants, working a minimum of 16 hours per week, to include one weekend day.

With excellent customer service skills, you should be professional and 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.

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

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Customer Service Assistant

Part-Time

We currently have vacancies for part time Customer Service Assistants. The role will require you to work one alternating weekend day.

You will be self-motivated, able to offer a flexible approach to working times and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required.

You should be well presented, have an interest in the products on sale and possess excellent customer service skills, along with the ability to handle any administration required.

The job involves assisting customers with compost and heavy items, collecting trolleys and baskets etc. Applicants therefore must be physically fit as lifting is required.

For more information please telephone Lawrence on 01664 454309.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


In Store Visual Merchandiser

Full-Time Permanent

As one of the region’s top destination garden centres, Gates offers over 10,000sqm of indoor and outdoor retail and leisure space. With a strong seasonal focus and a renowned Christmas experience, our retail displays are ever-changing and highly creative to attract and inspire our customers.

Due to our on-going retail expansion, we are currently looking for a full-time Visual Merchandiser with exceptional creative talent and a keen eye for maximising every sales opportunity. You will be responsible for creating displays which are focused on seasonality, promotional activity and commercial opportunities to ensure sales are maximised. You will build excellent relationships with our departmental sales teams, working together to achieve the highest standards.

You will have previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a garden centre or department store environment. Experience of Christmas retail display would also be a distinct advantage.

We are looking for someone who can work well as part of a team, but also has the self-motivation to work unsupervised to deadlines. Hours are 8.00am to 5.30pm five days per week, to include one weekend day.

For more information about this role please call 01664 454309 and speak to Jack Gates.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


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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.

To apply for any available position, please print and complete the Employment Application Form.

Once completed please post to:

GATES GARDEN CENTRE

Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 7QB

Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 7QB

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