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Plymouth Vacancies

Horticultural Specialist Customer Advisor – Plymouth Based Garden Centre – £23,000 to £27,000

Ideally, we are seeking people who have a wide range of horticultural knowledge who can assist customers on the shop floor with their purchases and advise as needed.


Applicants will need good previous experience with growing your own food, bedding plant knowledge and be able to advise on shrubs / hedging / etc.


You may have worked as an allotment gardener, market gardener, nursery grower, landscape gardener, or just have a great knowledge of garden plants and garden products. Knowledge of gardening and being able to help customers buy the correct products is essential.


Obviously, we are looking for people with positive, friendly personalities who enjoy customer interaction. The purpose of the role would be to increase the average customer spend on the shop floor each day and locate high spending customers who require attention and assistance with advice. Applicants need a commercial mind and understand the role they have is to increase customer spend.


If successful at the interview stage, we would need to initially assess your ability in the role on the shop floor so starting pay will be at a lower level for a short agreed period until you have proved yourself but quickly progresses to £11 to £13 per hour once we are confident that you have the skills and attitude needed.


The role would suit experienced people with great soft skills and the successful applicants could work either part time or full time between 10am to 4.30pm each day on a rota basis Monday to Sunday. Weekend working will be required as will bank holidays in peak trading periods.


Our company can offer excellent career opportunities so if you can combine horticultural knowledge with supervisor / management skills then you could progress with our company.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good horticultural knowledge and people skills

• Applicants will need to also water plants / carry out plant care duties and merchandise stock when needed.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be a 5 day rota between Monday to Sunday to include at least 1 weekend day but probably 2 weekend days.

• Normal weekly working hours will be 20 to 35 hours per week

• Holiday is calculated pro rata based on hours worked

• After an initial period successful hard working applicants will be offered the opportunity to join our company performance bonus scheme which increases hourly pay by approx. 10% – this incentive scheme is judged and rewarded based on personal performance and company sales results.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy plants and products directly from Europe and the Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification.

• Interviews will be held within the next few days

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of an application form and an informal chat about the roles on offer.

Garden Centre staff wanted – Plymouth Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 8 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located at Vinery Lane, Plymouth.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview

Garden Centre Payment / Cashier staff wanted – Plymouth Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 3 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located at Vinery Lane, Plymouth.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Part time vacancies available – Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays – contact us if you are looking for weekend and school holiday work


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.




About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.



How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview

Garden Centre Management Trainee – Plymouth Plants Galore – £25,000 to £35,000

Our company is rapidly expanding our retail garden stores across Devon / Somerset. We are now the number one garden plant grower and retailer in the Westcountry region.


We can offer new recruits on to our management training program fast track progression to senior store management positions within 3 to 12 months depending on ability, commitment, and attitude. Our trainee management scheme is ideal for applicants who have previous retail / supermarket (maybe even horticultural) experience and understand the significant effort and commitment required to run a successful retail garden store. Applicants would immediately join our retail teams as a trainee manager and be fast tracked in each department across the store until they were fully trained and able to become either an assistant manager or store manager. Our company plans to continue to open new stores in the next five years and we need to find, train and progress talented young managers to key positions as they become available.


All trainee managers would work alongside our experienced and dedicated head office retail operations management team and you would receive full garden retail training and guidance on all store duties, procedures, and policies, be involved in organising store layout and taught how to handle staff management. Our team of managers can teach you how to do the job but you must have drive, energy, commitment, intelligence and enthusiasm to be successful.


Applicants would need to be physically fit and able to lead a team of 10 to 16 staff when merchandising our stores. If you enjoy working in a busy retail store offering excellent customer service and presenting fantastic attractive stores to the general public then we would like to meet and discuss the role with you.


Management roles available at the stores

• Store Manager

• Assistant Store Managers x 2

• Payment Area Supervisor / Dry Goods Merchandising Supervisor x 2

• Garden Plant Supervisor / Goods in Management x 2

• Cashier / Till Operator Training Manager x 2


Skills that we require for this position:

• This role is physically hard work and you are on your feet all day. You need to enjoy garden plant and garden sundries merchandising, cleaning the store, running departments and payments areas and taking payments and providing customer service.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – all our garden centres are on the outskirts of their local town and having a driving license would be helpful for career progression.

• Applicants must have good I.T. skills and enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be 5 full day rota between Monday to Sunday. Weekend and bank holiday working are required. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months. On occasion our managers work 5/6 days per week.

• Working hours – between 40 and 48 hours on average per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants hourly rates of pay starting from £11/£12 per hour. Experienced managers who can instantly make an impact with good business acumen and experience would be offered £12 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.


Newton Abbot Vacancies

Horticultural Specialist Customer Advisor – Newton Abbot Based Garden Centre – £23,000 to £27,000

Ideally, we are seeking people who have a wide range of horticultural knowledge who can assist customers on the shop floor with their purchases and advise as needed.


Applicants will need good previous experience with growing your own food, bedding plant knowledge and be able to advise on shrubs / hedging / etc.


You may have worked as an allotment gardener, market gardener, nursery grower, landscape gardener, or just have a great knowledge of garden plants and garden products. Knowledge of gardening and being able to help customers buy the correct products is essential.


Obviously, we are looking for people with positive, friendly personalities who enjoy customer interaction. The purpose of the role would be to increase the average customer spend on the shop floor each day and locate high spending customers who require attention and assistance with advice. Applicants need a commercial mind and understand the role they have is to increase customer spend.


If successful at the interview stage, we would need to initially assess your ability in the role on the shop floor so starting pay will be at a lower level for a short agreed period until you have proved yourself but quickly progresses to £11 to £13 per hour once we are confident that you have the skills and attitude needed.


The role would suit experienced people with great soft skills and the successful applicants could work either part time or full time between 10am to 4.30pm each day on a rota basis Monday to Sunday. Weekend working will be required as will bank holidays in peak trading periods.


Our company can offer excellent career opportunities so if you can combine horticultural knowledge with supervisor / management skills then you could progress with our company.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good horticultural knowledge and people skills

• Applicants will need to also water plants / carry out plant care duties and merchandise stock when needed.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be a 5 day rota between Monday to Sunday to include at least 1 weekend day but probably 2 weekend days.

• Normal weekly working hours will be 20 to 35 hours per week

• Holiday is calculated pro rata based on hours worked

• After an initial period successful hard working applicants will be offered the opportunity to join our company performance bonus scheme which increases hourly pay by approx. 10% – this incentive scheme is judged and rewarded based on personal performance and company sales results.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy plants and products directly from Europe and the Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification.

• Interviews will be held within the next few days

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of an application form and an informal chat about the roles on offer.


Warehouse Supervisor – Newton Abbot Based – £26,000 to £31,000

This is an hourly paid role which starts at a lower level and progresses quickly to £12 to £14 per hour. Successful management applicants would earn between £26k to £31k per year including bonus payments within 12 months. In the first 3 to 6 months you would be able to graduate to this level of remuneration based on a successful training and probation period. We can offer excellent training and are seeking candidates who want to progress their pay quickly over a 6 month period and who are able to take the responsibility for running a retail store.


The successful applicants will work closely with the warehouse management team and our head office buying team and receive full training and guidance on warehouse management and staff management. We can teach you how to do the job but you must have lots of energy, commitment and enthusiasm to be successful.


Ideally, we are seeking experienced warehouse managers / supervisors who have previous experience of using forklifts, checking in deliveries, handling paperwork, have good office admin skills regarding communication of admin to our office, and are able to manage staff effectively in the picking and pricing of our products. We are seeking managers who are physically fit and able to lead a team of 6 to 8 staff. If you have lots of common sense and enjoy working in a busy warehouse environment then we would like to meet and discuss the role with you.


Working hours would reflect your commitment to run a busy warehouse supplying products to a garden centre chain of stores. We reward all managers on an hourly rate of pay and you would need to commit during peak trading periods to work 40 to 50 hours per week at busy times to ensure the performance of the store is to standard. If extra commitment / effort is required, we would expect our managers to lead by example.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver or personal own transport

• Applicants must have good basic I.T. and office skills


Details of this Role

• Fast track training program designed to get you fully up to speed within 3 to 6 months with your specific job role

• Normal working hours will be a 5 day rota between Monday to Sunday to include at least 1 weekend day.

• Normal weekly working hours will be 40 per week – During peak seasonal trading working hours will increase to 40 to 50 hours to suit the needs of the business

• Holiday is calculated pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• After an initial period successful hard working applicants will be offered the opportunity to join our company performance bonus scheme which increases hourly pay by approx. 10% – this incentive scheme is judged and rewarded based on personal performance and company sales results.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy plants and products directly from Europe and the Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification.

• Interviews will be held within the next few days

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of an application form and an informal chat about the roles on offer.


Garden Centre staff wanted – Newton Abbot Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 10 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located at Forches Cross, Newton Abbot.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview

Garden Centre Payment / Cashier staff wanted – Newton Abbot Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 4 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located at Forches Cross, Newton Abbot.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Part time vacancies available – Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays – contact us if you are looking for weekend and school holiday work


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview

Garden Centre Management Trainee – Newton Abbot Plants Galore – £25,000 to £35,000

Our company is rapidly expanding our retail garden stores across Devon / Somerset. We are now the number one garden plant grower and retailer in the Westcountry region.


We can offer new recruits on to our management training program fast track progression to senior store management positions within 3 to 12 months depending on ability, commitment, and attitude. Our trainee management scheme is ideal for applicants who have previous retail / supermarket (maybe even horticultural) experience and understand the significant effort and commitment required to run a successful retail garden store. Applicants would immediately join our retail teams as a trainee manager and be fast tracked in each department across the store until they were fully trained and able to become either an assistant manager or store manager. Our company plans to continue to open new stores in the next five years and we need to find, train and progress talented young managers to key positions as they become available.


All trainee managers would work alongside our experienced and dedicated head office retail operations management team and you would receive full garden retail training and guidance on all store duties, procedures, and policies, be involved in organsing store layout and taught how to handle staff management. Our team of managers can teach you how to do the job but you must have drive, energy, commitment, intelligence and enthusiasm to be successful.


Applicants would need to be physically fit and able to lead a team of 10 to 16 staff when merchandising our stores. If you enjoy working in a busy retail store offering excellent customer service and presenting fantastic attractive stores to the general public then we would like to meet and discuss the role with you.


Management roles available at the stores

• Store Manager

• Assistant Store Managers x 2

• Payment Area Supervisor / Dry Goods Merchandising Supervisor x 2

• Garden Plant Supervisor / Goods in Management x 2

• Cashier / Till Operator Training Manager x 2


Skills that we require for this position:

• This role is physically hard work and you are on your feet all day. You need to enjoy garden plant and garden sundries merchandising, cleaning the store, running departments and payments areas and taking payments and providing customer service.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – all our garden centres are on the outskirts of their local town and having a driving license would be helpful for career progression.

• Applicants must have good I.T. skills and enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be 5 full day rota between Monday to Sunday. Weekend and bank holiday working are required. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months. On occasion our managers work 5/6 days per week.

• Working hours – between 40 and 48 hours on average per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants hourly rates of pay starting from £11/£12 per hour. Experienced managers who can instantly make an impact with good business acumen and experience would be offered £12 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.


Garden Product Buying & Logistics Administrator – Newton Abbot based – £30,000 to £33,000

Our garden centre company is seeking an experienced administrator to join our buying administration team. We can offer excellent career opportunities as we rapidly expand our garden stores and nurseries, and successful applicants can make consistent progression and become a key manager within our business.


Applicants with previous office experience will need to adjust to working in a garden centre environment which sometimes requires a flexible attitude to workload and general working environment. This is not a typical 9 to 5 office job or location and applicants will be at the centre of a busy garden centre office resolving problems and dealing with deadlines alongside other managers. The role will occasionally require extra commitment beyond that of a normal office role but we reward hard work and career minded individuals with excellent rates of pay.


Working within our expanded buying department alongside our buying and logistics manager you will be fully trained to deal with the following workload:

• Buying and Transport Logistics Assistant – weekly contact with suppliers across the UK, Europe and the Far East placing orders and liaising with regard to the importing of garden plants and garden sundry products to our nurseries and warehouses.

• Co-ordinating all deliveries, delivery information and details with other departments, nurseries and warehouses within the business to ensure correct information is sent across the business each day / week regarding incoming products.

• Ensuring all product spreadsheets and supplier information is kept 100% accurate and up to date.

• Organising purchases for all nurseries and sites for sundries and all day-to-day business needs.

• Gradual progression to take over responsibility for a product category for the company and provide full cover for manager’s role when on holiday / sick etc


Skills that we require for this position:

• Applicants need a high degree of accuracy and excellent spread sheet skills with excel. Applicants need personal interest in the product range and commitment to get details 100% correct with all suppliers.

• Good I.T. skills / experience on computers generally – we are especially interested in finding applicants who enjoy spreadsheets and computer work / projects and have a strong I.T. interest.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written – able to write and compose emails / letters when representing the company in all circumstances.

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – our nursery is on the outskirts of Newton Abbot and there is regular public transport but having a driving license would be helpful.

• Applicants must enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday with seasonal support needed on key busy weekends through April and May and some bank holidays. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months.

• Hour’s negotiable – normally 8.30am to 5.30pm – between 35 and 40 hours per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants with great IT skills hourly rates of pay starting from £12/£13 per hour. Experienced administrators with the great IT skills and general business experience would be offered £13 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.

Horticultural Planning & Growing Program Administrator – Newton Abbot based – £30,000 to £33,000

Our garden centre company is seeking an experienced administrator to join our horticultural planning and buying team. We can offer excellent career opportunities as we rapidly expand our garden stores and nurseries, and successful applicants can make consistent progression and become a key manager within our business.


Applicants with previous office experience will need to adjust to working in a garden centre environment which sometimes requires a flexible attitude to workload and general working environment. This is not a typical 9 to 5 office job or location and applicants will be at the centre of a busy garden centre office resolving problems and dealing with deadlines alongside other managers. The role will occasionally require extra commitment beyond that of a normal office role but we reward hard work and career minded individuals with excellent rates of pay.


Working within our expanded horticultural buying department alongside our buying and logistics manager and horticultural director you will be fully trained to deal with the following workload:

• Weekly planning, purchasing of ingredient products and co-ordinating of horticultural growing program with each of our nurseries to ensure the successful growing of over £4 million of garden plants.

• To assist our horticultural director with numerous various tasks in the day to day management of the nurseries.

• Co-ordinating all deliveries, delivery information and details with other departments, nurseries and warehouses within the business to ensure correct information is sent across the business each day / week regarding incoming products.

• Ensuring all product spreadsheets and supplier information is kept 100% accurate and up to date.

• Organising purchases for all nurseries and sites for sundries and all day-to-day business needs.

• Assistance within the buying department to offer holiday cover / sickness cover regarding the buying / logistics involved in the buying of all products for the company.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Applicants need a high degree of accuracy and excellent spread sheet skills with excel. Applicants need personal interest in the product range and commitment to get details 100% correct with all suppliers.

• Good I.T. skills / experience on computers generally – we are especially interested in finding applicants who enjoy spreadsheets and computer work / projects and have a strong I.T. interest.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written – able to write and compose emails / letters when representing the company in all circumstances.

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – our nursery is on the outskirts of Newton Abbot and there is regular public transport but having a driving license would be helpful.

• Applicants must enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday with seasonal support needed on key busy weekends through April and May and some bank holidays. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months.

• Hour’s negotiable – normally 8.30am to 5.30pm – between 35 and 40 hours per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants with great IT skills hourly rates of pay starting from £12/£13 per hour. Experienced administrators with the great IT skills and general business experience would be offered £13 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.

Accounts and Business Administrator – Newton Abbot based – £30,000 to £33,000

Our garden centre company is seeking an experienced general business administrator with a solid background as an accounts assistant / manager. We can offer excellent career opportunities as we rapidly expand our garden stores and nurseries, and successful applicants can make consistent progression and become a key manager within our business.


Applicants with previous office experience will need to adjust to working in a garden centre environment which sometimes requires a flexible attitude to workload and general working environment. This is not a typical 9 to 5 office job or location and applicants will be at the centre of a busy garden centre office resolving problems and dealing with deadlines alongside other managers. The role will occasionally require extra commitment beyond that of a normal office role but we reward hard work and career minded individuals with excellent rates of pay.


Working within our expanded accounts department alongside our accounts manager you will be fully trained to deal with the following workload:

• Accounts Assistant – weekly accounts administration for a busy garden centre company with over 100 employees. This will include working with Sage line 50.

• Learning to calculate and prepare 4 weekly payroll. To also learn about and manage employee pensions and prepare other wage related reports and information.

• Admin support for a wide range of general issues including Health and Safety, Human Resources, Business Compliance, Utility management, Insurance Issues, etc.

• Vehicle Fleet Management – Managing a fleet of delivery lorries and vehicles, forklifts, machinery, etc and ensuring compliance with government legislation.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Good I.T. skills / experience on computers generally – we are especially interested in finding applicants who enjoy spreadsheets and computer work / projects and have a strong I.T. interest.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written – able to write and compose emails / letters when representing the company in all circumstances.

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – our nursery is on the outskirts of Newton Abbot and there is regular public transport but having a driving license would be helpful.

• Applicants must enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday with seasonal support needed on key busy weekends through April and May and some bank holidays. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months.

• Hour’s negotiable – normally 8.30am to 5.30pm – between 35 and 40 hours per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants with great IT skills hourly rates of pay starting from £12/£13 per hour. Experienced administrators with the great IT skills and general business experience would be offered £13 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.

Exeter Vacancies

Horticultural Specialist Customer Advisor – Exeter Based Garden Centre – £23,000 to £27,000

Ideally, we are seeking people who have a wide range of horticultural knowledge who can assist customers on the shop floor with their purchases and advise as needed.


Applicants will need good previous experience with growing your own food, bedding plant knowledge and be able to advise on shrubs / hedging / etc.


You may have worked as an allotment gardener, market gardener, nursery grower, landscape gardener, or just have a great knowledge of garden plants and garden products. Knowledge of gardening and being able to help customers buy the correct products is essential.


Obviously, we are looking for people with positive, friendly personalities who enjoy customer interaction. The purpose of the role would be to increase the average customer spend on the shop floor each day and locate high spending customers who require attention and assistance with advice. Applicants need a commercial mind and understand the role they have is to increase customer spend.


If successful at the interview stage, we would need to initially assess your ability in the role on the shop floor so starting pay will be at a lower level for a short agreed period until you have proved yourself but quickly progresses to £11 to £13 per hour once we are confident that you have the skills and attitude needed.


The role would suit experienced people with great soft skills and the successful applicants could work either part time or full time between 10am to 4.30pm each day on a rota basis Monday to Sunday. Weekend working will be required as will bank holidays in peak trading periods.


Our company can offer excellent career opportunities so if you can combine horticultural knowledge with supervisor / management skills then you could progress with our company.


Skills that we require for this position:

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good horticultural knowledge and people skills

• Applicants will need to also water plants / carry out plant care duties and merchandise stock when needed.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be a 5 day rota between Monday to Sunday to include at least 1 weekend day but probably 2 weekend days.

• Normal weekly working hours will be 20 to 35 hours per week

• Holiday is calculated pro rata based on hours worked

• After an initial period successful hard working applicants will be offered the opportunity to join our company performance bonus scheme which increases hourly pay by approx. 10% – this incentive scheme is judged and rewarded based on personal performance and company sales results.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy plants and products directly from Europe and the Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification.

• Interviews will be held within the next few days

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of an application form and an informal chat about the roles on offer.


Garden Centre Management Trainee – Exeter Plants Galore – £25,000 to £35,000

Our company is rapidly expanding our retail garden stores across Devon / Somerset. We are now the number one garden plant grower and retailer in the Westcountry region.

We can offer new recruits on to our management training program fast track progression to senior store management positions within 3 to 12 months depending on ability, commitment, and attitude. Our trainee management scheme is ideal for applicants who have previous retail / supermarket (maybe even horticultural) experience and understand the significant effort and commitment required to run a successful retail garden store. Applicants would immediately join our retail teams as a trainee manager and be fast tracked in each department across the store until they were fully trained and able to become either an assistant manager or store manager. Our company plans to continue to open new stores in the next five years and we need to find, train and progress talented young managers to key positions as they become available.

All trainee managers would work alongside our experienced and dedicated head office retail operations management team and you would receive full garden retail training and guidance on all store duties, procedures, and policies, be involved in organising store layout and taught how to handle staff management. Our team of managers can teach you how to do the job but you must have drive, energy, commitment, intelligence and enthusiasm to be successful.

Applicants would need to be physically fit and able to lead a team of 10 to 16 staff when merchandising our stores. If you enjoy working in a busy retail store offering excellent customer service and presenting fantastic attractive stores to the general public then we would like to meet and discuss the role with you.


Management roles available at the stores

• Store Manager

• Assistant Store Managers x 2

• Payment Area Supervisor / Dry Goods Merchandising Supervisor x 2

• Garden Plant Supervisor / Goods in Management x 2

• Cashier / Till Operator Training Manager x 2


Skills that we require for this position:

• This role is physically hard work and you are on your feet all day. You need to enjoy garden plant and garden sundries merchandising, cleaning the store, running departments and payments areas and taking payments and providing customer service.

• Good levels of English – spoken and written

• Good mental math skills – addition / subtraction / multiplication / etc

• Car Driver / own transport – all our garden centres are on the outskirts of their local town and having a driving license would be helpful for career progression.

• Applicants must have good I.T. skills and enjoy organising office admin / paperwork in good order and have an equally good system for managing daily computer information so that important files / emails / etc can be located effectively.


Details of this Role

• Normal working hours will be 5 full day rota between Monday to Sunday. Weekend and bank holiday working are required. We offer a bonus incentive scheme designed to encourage flexibility and commitment to the company during peak trading months. On occasion our managers work 5/6 days per week.

• Working hours – between 40 and 48 hours on average per week

• Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – up to 28 days per year

• Pay is negotiable – we can offer younger enthusiastic applicants hourly rates of pay starting from £11/£12 per hour. Experienced managers who can instantly make an impact with good business acumen and experience would be offered £12 to £15 per hour depending on their ability, background and commitment to the company. Our company will agree a fast-track training program in writing with regular pay reviews as targets are achieved.

• We fast track excellent staff to higher positions within our company within months and in return we require commitment, flexibility and solid hard working intelligent performance.


About our Company

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy garden plants from Europe and horticultural sundry products directly from the UK and Far East and retail these products from our massive garden centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

• If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other key office / management employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details or email your CV to hr@growndirect.co.uk with a cover letter stating your interest and background.


How to Apply for this Role

• Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to jobs@growndirect.co.uk as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview. Interviews will take place within 14 days but often sooner.

• Please ensure that the title of the job you are applying for is displayed in the subject of the email for easy job identification. We are advertising many roles in the company and this helps avoid mistakes.

• The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of application forms and an informal chat about the roles on offer – please bring a full list of questions if invited to an interview.

Garden Centre Payment / Cashier staff wanted – Exeter Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 3 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located near Topsham, Exeter.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Part time vacancies available – Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays – contact us if you are looking for weekend and school holiday work


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview


Garden Centre staff wanted – Exeter Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 8 staff at our garden centre / horticultural nursery located near Topsham, Exeter.


Higher Rates of Pay for Younger People

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work in our garden centre and warehouse carrying out a wide range of tasks which include watering of plants, cleaning and tidying of the retail store, garden plant and dry goods merchandising, taking payments at our tills,

picking of warehouse orders, pricing goods, general retail tasks, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

• Ability to take payments and serve customers in our payment area


Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview

Yeovil Vacancies

Horticultural Nursery Production / Despatch staff wanted – Yeovil Based – £9 to £10 per hour

We have immediate start vacancies for 10 staff at our horticultural nursery located near Martock, Yeovil.


Rates of Pay

We can offer the following higher rates of pay:

17 to 18 years of age – £7.00 per hour plus 10% bonus*

19 to 23 years of age – £8.50 per hour plus 10% bonus*

23 years of age and older – £8.91 per hour plus 10% bonus*


*After initial training period, good reliable hard-working employees would be invited on to our performance bonus scheme where you can increase your hourly pay by 10% dependent on company sales and your personal performance each 13 week period.


Immediate Starters wanted – please see how to apply details below and we can interview / hold trial days starting from next week.


Successful applicants will work on our horticultural nursery carrying out a wide range of tasks which include cleaning and tidying of the nursery, picking of plant orders, pricing garden plants, production and growing of garden plants, etc.


The work is very physically demanding and requires applicants to be on their feet all day, to lift and carry all day, and carry out repetitive manual tasks in our glasshouse as needed. All applicants will need to be physically fit and able to carry out this type of manual work. This work is ideal for applicants seeking to stay fit and healthy and looking for work that suits these criteria.


Applicants need the following skills:

• Positive friendly personality with can do attitude.

• Reliable transport / lift to work

• Good English skills

Details of this role

• Applicants will need to work Monday to Sunday on a 5-day week rota including weekend work as needed

• Options to work 40 to 50hrs per week, starting from 7-8am & finishing at 4.30-6pm –times subject to seasons requirements.

• Holiday is up to 28 days paid on a pro rata basis subject to hours worked.

• The role will be supported with on-site training, but candidates must be self-motivated to learn.

• We offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment.


About Us

• Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon & Somerset- we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

• Our retail stores are called Plants Galore, for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

• We employ between 60- 100 staff depending on the season.

• If this role is not quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options within our business – please see our website for more details.


How to Apply

• Please send your CV to jobs@growndirect.co.uk – We will only respond to successful interviewees.

• Please state the job title in your emails subject heading for easy reference.

• Interviews will be held within the coming days & weeks

• The interview will be a friendly informal chat about the job role & involve completion of an application form

• Please bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview


HGV 2 Driver for Horticultural / Garden Centre Company – £10.50 per hour

Our Devon based horticultural garden centre business operates a large nursery in Yeovil growing £3 million of garden plants for sale through our own garden centres. We seek an experienced HGV 2 driver to deliver our garden plants and dry goods between our nurseries and garden centres. The position would be as follows:


1. Driving our company lorries between Yeovil, Exeter, Newton Abbot and Plymouth making deliveries and collections as required each week.

2. Carrying out all duties in line with expected procedures and policies


Applicants with the following Skills would be ideal for this position:

1. Good levels of English – spoken and written

2. Car Driver – our nursery is on the outskirts of Yeovil and there is limited public transport

3. Previous experience of building works, DIY, repairs and maintenance skills

4. Interest in working on a horticultural nursery physically helping with day to day production and dispatch


Details of this role

1. Mainly Monday to Friday but at peak trading times Saturday and Sundays / bank holidays must worked by rota.

2. 35 hours to 45 hours per week – early starts would be required most days – starting from 6am to 8am

3. Holiday is pro rata based on hours worked – approx. 28 days

4. The role will be supported with full training by one of our HGV drivers

5. We can offer £10.50 per hour depending on your experience and skills – this equates to around £22,000 per annum

6. After six months, applicants will be given the option of joining our bonus scheme which increases hourly pay by approx. 10% – this incentive scheme is based on personal performance and company sales results.

7. We can offer excellent career opportunities for applicants looking for long term permanent employment with a consistently profitable company that has been operating for over 60 years and has a solid financial base and business model. In a world of doubt and change – our company is expanding and moving forward.


About our Company

1. Our family business operates from five nurseries located in Devon and Somerset and we are one of the largest grower / retailers of garden plants in the South West.

2. Our business specialises in growing garden plants, but we also buy plants and products directly from Europe and the Far East and retail these products from our massive centres located across the Devon and Somerset region.

3. Our retail stores are called Plants Galore and for more information visit our website at www.growndirect.co.uk

4. We employ between 60 and 100 staff depending on the seasonal nature of our business.

5. If this role isn’t quite right for you then we have a number of other employment options in our horticultural garden centre business – please see www.growndirect.co.uk for more details


How to Apply for this role

1. Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to [Email address hidden] as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview.

2. Please ensure that the title of the job is pasted in the subject of the email for easy job identification

3. Interviews will be held within the next few days and weeks

4. The interview process will be friendly and involve completion of an application form and an informal chat about the roles on offer

5. Please remember to bring a comprehensive list of questions to the interview