Bishop's Avenue

London

SW6 6EE

Mon - Fri :   9am - 6pm

Sat :   9am - 6pm

  Sun : 11am - 5pm

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We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Manager and Gardeners.

Please see below for job descriptions.

To apply, please email your CV with a cover letter for the attention of Jorge at manager@palacegardener.com

 

Deputy Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Garden Centre Deputy Manager to take responsibility for the retail operations. The Palace Gardener is an independent garden centre, located in a beautiful location in Fulham; offering a unique experience, gardening services and a wide and carefully curated collection of plants and other gardening products. We are looking for an energetic, experienced and inspiring individual with an eye for detail and excellent customer service skills.

We offer the opportunity to:

  • Be part of and motivate a very enthusiastic team and use your leadership skills.

  • Enjoy a very special location and environment.

  • Career progression.

  • Showcase your passion for plants and horticulture.

  • Develop interpersonal skills by liaising with other businesses within the horticulture industry.

  • Thrive by offering personalised and leading customer service.

  • Enjoy a generous bonus scheme based on sales and targets and company pension scheme.

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

  • Reporting to the General Manager, you will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the industry and current trends. You will be involved in the buying process, as well as store operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of the store, including sales, customer service, maintaining store standards and liaising with contractors.

  • Assisting in the recruitment, training, scheduling and supervising of all staff members and ensuring that all company policies, procedures and directives are being followed.

  • Providing guidance and support for department heads in buying, inventory management, maintenance of stock and visual merchandising.

  • Working with external workshop providers to deliver a programme of customer events.

  • Working as an integral member of the retail team as and when required.

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Experience in a customer service role, preferably in retail

  • Good horticultural knowledge

  • Excellent command of spoken English

  • Ability to lead a team

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Strong time-management, organisation, planning and problem-solving skills

  •  An eye for detail and a can-do attitude

 

 

Gardener 

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at The Landscape Gardener, sister company to The Chelsea Gardener and The Palace Gardener,

We are looking for an experienced Gardener to join our Maintenance and Planting department which services private clients based in South West London. This includes Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Clapham and Battersea, with ongoing garden maintenance and seasonal planting.

We offer the opportunity to:

  • Be part of and motivate a very enthusiastic team.

  • Showcase your passion for plants and horticulture.

  • Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 depending on experience

  • Hours of work: 7:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday

  • Holiday: 20 days + bank holidays

  • Preferring to promote from within, career progression is very possible within our team. Our Maintenance Manager was promoted through the ranks from entry level Gardener within 2.5 years, so if you’re looking to progress and expend your skill set this is the job for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting into the Maintenance Manager, the gardeners are paired in teams of two and work a set number of clients on a rolling schedule, as well as one off planting jobs as they arise.

  • The job is varied servicing a variation of garden types and calls for a strong background in gardening.

  • The Gardeners work closely with the Landscaping team and there is the opportunity to gain experience working alongside our Contracts Manager on the landscaping team as well.

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Strong horticultural knowledge is a must and we will be looking for candidates with practical experience in a similar role, as well as an academic horticultural background.

  • Excellent command of spoken English

  • We expect all of our gardeners to have strong communication skills, strong written English, be well presented, polite, hardworking and ultimately maintain our high level of client care.

  • Working within this small and friendly team, this hire must be a team player at heart, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and be happy to muck in and help out!

  • Full UK driving license is also a must.