Horticultural / Plants Assistant

Temp-Perm Adam Lloyd, Recruitment Consultant in Warehouse/Distribution
  • Post Date: 27/04/2021
  • Salary: £9.00 - £10.00 / per Hour
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Job Description

Horticultural / Plants Assistant

Our clients in Bow are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic 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. The role will also include lots of heavy lifting and manual handling which will require the right candidate to have a certain level of stamina and fitness.

This is a fantastic opportunity to transform your passion into a rewarding career.

The Role
As a Horticultural / Garden Centre Plant Assistant, you will deliver exceptional service to customers and be able to increase plant sales through good advice on plant care. ยท

Other duties will require minor repair work such as plant benches, fences, gates etc. Carpentry and handy skills would be beneficial.

About You

To join us as a Horticultural / Garden Centre Plant Assistant, you will need to:

  • 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).