Horticultural Assistant

Job Location

Bow Garden & Aquatic Centre, Bow, Crediton EX17 6LA, UK

Type of Job

Full Time, Permanent

Published By

David Tucker

Published Date

15 October 2021, 08:00:00

About the job

We are looking for a friendly, energetic and physically fit person as a Garden Centre Horticultural / Plants Assistant to join our friendly team and assist with the sales of our growing plant range. You will have a passion for plants & gardening, with ideally a Horticulture qualification or at least a good understanding and working knowledge of plants. This is a fantastic opportunity to transform your passion into a rewarding career.

Requirements

You must have a passion and strong understanding of outdoor plants and also ideally house plants. Have great communication skills & be friendly & helpful with customers. Ideally have experience of working in a garden centre or garden department within a larger retail store. Be strong enough to lift e.g. bags of compost & gravel, & garden furniture, to help load customer cars. Be happy to work outside in all weathers. Due to our countryside location, a full and valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential. A qualification in a horticultural related subject would also be an advantage. A forklift licence would be beneficial, though training could be given for this. If you are used to driving a van that would also be beneficial . You will be required to work circa 35 hours per week (this may include one day at the weekend).

The following are also ideal for this role:

· Able to fix things like plant benches, fences, gates etc... Carpentry and handy skills would be beneficial.

Benefits

Benefits:

Discounted cafe food.
Discounts in the garden centre.
On-site parking.
Company events & social hours.

Address

Bow Garden & Aquatic Centre, Bow, Crediton EX17 6LA, UK