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Working at Groves 

We are family business with a family business ethos to employment.  Luckily, we have a very loyal team here at Groves and as such we don't often have situations vacant that we need to advertise.

We are a business that's growing fast.  We have a garden centre, nursery, restaurant as well as a supporting team in the office. We do a little bit of everything: retailing, marketing, purchasing, sales, IT as well as a whole load of horticulture! So, if you think you might be of use to us, aren't afraid of a bit of hard work and feel confident dealing with the great British public (yes, all roles require exceptional customer service) then we would love to hear from you.  

Whichever way you think you might be able to help Groves grow into the future, let us know today by sending your CV to jobs@grovesnurseries.co.uk. 


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Current Vacancies (June 2019)


Full time position at Groves Nurseries Bridport


Plant Area Team Member


Position summary:

You will be based within an award winning team of nursery men and women who have a strong tradition of growing plants and inspiring the public to do the same. We are looking for a new member of the team to help with plant production, plant maintenance, re – stocking the plant sales area and advising customers. Although horticultural training is important for this position, ‘people skills’ are also paramount as we have a very strong ethos of customer service are keen to maintain the helpful and friendly service. 

Tasks will involve:  

Plant propagation (seed sowing, pricking out, potting on and making up planted containers / hanging baskets), watering, plant maintenance, advising customers, processing plant deliveries, stocking up the plant sales area and visual merchandising of plants.  

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who have relevant horticultural qualifications, who are able to show experience of practical horticulture and for relevant customer service experience.  It is not essential to hold relevant spraying certificates, but these would be advantageous. Confidence with computers is also advantageous. Candidates need to be physically fit as the position involves frequent lifting, bending and pushing fully loaded plant trollies. 
Hours:  We work on a 2 week rota.  The first week you are likely to be needed for 4 weekdays, the second week you are likely to be needed for 6 days, 2 of which will be on the weekend.  Weekend work is essential for this position.
Opening Hours:  Mon – Sat: 8am – 5pm (8 – 6 April – June), Sundays: 10am – 4pm
Location: Groves Garden Centre, West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4BA

Contract & pay:

Permanent contract with a 4 week probation period.
Position available from September 2019
Wages are paid weekly by BACS
All Groves employees get 15% discount in either store 
Hourly rate of pay will be discussed on appointment  and is dependent on experience.
If you would like further information or would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to : Becky Groves (Nursery Manager): becky@grovesnurseries.co.uk

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