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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.

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

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.


Tills Assistants – Weekends

Part-time, Temporary

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.


Customer Support Assistant – Saturdays

Part-time, Permanent

WORKING SATURDAYS 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 re-siting 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 Saturday only each week.

Full training and uniform are provided.

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.


Christmas Department Sales Assistants

Full-time & Part-time, Temporary

We currently have vacancies for full-time and part-time Sales Assistants in our Christmas Department. Successful applicants will be required to work one or two weekend days.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have relevant experience of working in a retail environment
  • have a friendly personality with excellent customer service skills
  • be professional and well-presented
  • have an ability to work well as part of a team

Full training and uniform are provided.

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

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


Gift Department Sales Assistants

Full-time & Part-time, Temporary

We currently have vacancies for full-time and part-time Sales Assistants in our Gifts Department to work in from September until Christmas. Successful applicants will be required to work one or two weekend days.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have relevant experience of working in a retail environment
  • have a friendly personality with excellent customer service skills
  • be professional and well-presented
  • have an ability to work well as part of a team

Full training and uniform are provided.

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

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


Plant Area Assistant

Part-Time, Permanent

We currently have a vacancy for a part-time Plant Area Assistant, working two weekdays and one alternating weekend day each week.

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.

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.


Cleaner / Sales Assistant

Full-time, Permanent

Gates is a large garden and lifestyle shopping destination on the Rutland/Leicestershire border, offering over 130,000sqft of retail shopping, leisure and restaurants. We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Cleaner / Sales Assistant. This is an interesting and varied role, delivering outstanding customer service and maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the store.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be friendly, approachable and ready to assist customers
  • be honest, reliable and take pride in what you do
  • Maintain cleanliness of the shop floor and throughout the store
  • Duties include sanitary cleaning, floor cleaning and dusting

Applicants must also be professional and well-presented with a keen eye for detail. The successful applicant will be required to work 5 days per week including either Saturday or Sunday.

For further enquiries please phone 01664 454309 and ask for Clare.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Clare Crowther by emailing clare@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.