Site Maintenance & Yard Person

Job Location

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

Type of Job

Full Time, Seasonal Work (March 1st-30th Sept 2021) but may be extended if the applicant contributes strongly to the business

Published By

David Tucker

Published Date

About the job

We are looking for a multi-skilled, strong, energetic and physically fit person as a Garden Centre Maintenance & Yard Person. Ideally you will also have a good understanding and knowledge of plants. Will include some delivery driving (social distancing rules will apply during Covid19) so need a Full UK Driving Licence. You will be required to attend the Maintenance and repairs of the site as directed by owner on a daily/weekly basis. Outside Stock
· Keep compost and gravels topped up
· Keep water features clean and running
· Keep yard and top area tidy
· Check koi pond – flush koi pond filter through weekly as a minimum and empty the skimmer daily.
· Check site for any noticeable jobs that need to be done i.e. broken plant benches or anything that has been damaged e.g sheds, greenhouses in high winds etc…
· Shed installations for customers
· There may be c.1-2 days delivery driving per week. The delivery driver part of the role requires you to be a friendly and polite individual who has excellent customer service skills as you may be dealing with public at time of delivery (at a safe 2m distance)
· Working with tending plants – watering, pruning, making look good, advising customers on plants


About You

To join us as a Maintenance and Yard person, you must be:

· Able to competently conduct repairs such as put up fences, mend plant benches etc...

· Friendly and able to help & communicate with rest of the team

· Used to going the extra mile for customers

· Qualified to drive a forklift, and a Luton Transit Van copies of certificate and licence will be requested.

· Able to get to work in your own transport.

· Able to help the nursery team with plants

You will be required to work circa 37.5 hours per week (this may include one day at the weekend).

The following are also essential for this role:

· You must have a clean LGV Licence.

· You must have a current certificate to drive a Forklift.

· You must be ‘handy’ and able to fix things like plant benches, fences, gates etc...

· A chainsaw licence would be beneficial


· Discounted cafe food (when it is open)
· Discounts in the garden centre
· On-site parking
· Company events & sociable hours 9-5


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

SHOP: Mon to Sat 9am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10am* - 4.30pm
Shop Tel: 01363 82438
WATERSIDE CAFE (OUTSIDE SEATING ONLY) : Mon to Sat 9am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm 
Cafe Tel: 01363 460466
Bow | Crediton | Devon | EX17 6LA
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