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Job Opportunities

The following positions are currently available:


Patisserie Chef / Baker

Full-time, Permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Patisserie Chef/Baker in our Garden Restaurant, working 5 days per week on a rota basis, including weekends. No evening or split shifts.

A minimum of two years experience in a relevant position is essential, as you will be responsible for baking a range of cakes, breads and pastries for our restaurant, coffee shop and new farm shop.

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.

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.

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

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Cook

Full-time or Part-time

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time or part-time cook in our Garden Restaurant, working a minimum of 16 hours per week, to include one weekend day. No evening or split shifts.

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.

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.

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

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Restaurant Assistant

Part-time (16-32 hours per week)

We currently have vacancies for part-time Restaurant Assistants, working 16-32 hours per week, including weekends.

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 Mark.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Coffee Shop Barista

Full-Time or Part-Time

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time or part-time Coffee Shop Barista, working in our newly refurbished Courtyard Coffee Shop. Days are negotiable but must include at least one weekend day.

It is essential that you are already a trained Barista, able to prepare and serve a variety of authentic coffee drinks. 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.

For further enquiries please phone 01664 454309 and ask to speak to Mark.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.


Retail Assistants – Farm Shop

Part-Time, Permanent

Gates Garden Centre is opening a brand new, large farm shop alongside an already successful destination garden centre. We are now seeking Retail Assistants to join us in the Farm Shop. Successful applicants will receive a competitive salary, working a part-time pattern of 12-24 hours over 3-5 days (including either Saturday or Sunday).

We aim to offer great value to our customers on a wide range of speciality food goods. We support this with a focus on delivering ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer service.

Our Retail Assistants are very important as they represent Gates when they serve many hundreds of customers every week. This is an important responsibility and comes with a high degree of trust.

The role:

  • Serving customers quickly, efficiently and in a friendly manner
  • Ensuring customers have the best shopping experience, both in the shop and at the checkout
  • Excellent product knowledge in order to advise and answer customer queries
  • Caring for stock (rotation is key) to ensure customers leave with food in perfect condition
  • Handling deliveries
  • Keeping the shop in great shape and looking its best at all times
  • You will be expected to cover occasional other shifts when colleagues are absent on annual leave.

About you:

  • You will have previous customer service and/or shop/till experience
  • A flexible team player, who is energetic, enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Excellent customer service skills and a friendly personality
  • Professional, responsible and well-presented

For more information please contact Craig on 01664 454309.

To apply please complete the application form below.


Till Assistant

Part-Time (approx 30 hours)

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Till Assistant. You will be required to work approximately 30 hours per week, including one weekend day.  However, 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.

Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills.  The work will primarily be on the tills, requiring you to be self-motivated, literate, numerate and accurate when entering transactions.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below.

Alternatively, you can call in to pick up an application form and obtain further information from the tills.


Garden Sundries and Landscaping – Department Manager

Full-Time, Permanent

Gates Garden Centre is one of the largest independent destination garden centres in the UK, with an excellent reputation for quality and exceptional service standards. Based in an idyllic rural location on the Rutland/Leicestershire border, Gates offers over 10,500sqm of retail and leisure space.

We are currently seeking a department head to manage our Garden Sundries department; working five days a week to include one alternating weekend day. This is an exciting opportunity for an already experienced retail manager with a passion for delivering excellent customer service.

This is an important role within our business as it involves managing one of our largest departments and teams, and includes overall responsibility for customer service.

The role involves:

  • Running the department and managing the team
  • Product research and selection
  • Driving sales and profitability
  • Regular reporting against targets
  • Managing stock rotation and control
  • Maintaining the appearance of visual displays and department housekeeping
  • Delivering an exceptional level of customer service at all times
  • Developing your staff, which includes the Customer Service Team
  • Maintaining harmony and co-operative relationships between staff
  • Communication with other department heads and centre managers

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Great self-motivation and a can-do attitude
  • Be well presented

The Sundries Department includes product in the following areas:

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

For further information please speak to Jack on 01664 454309.

To apply please complete the Employment Application Form below and send it, together with your full CV, to Gates Garden Centre at the address below.


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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