Garden Centre Manager (trainee position) – Exeter Based - £30,000 to £35,000 (BB-FEA48)
Found in: Talent UK
Description:This is an hourly paid role which starts at a lower level and progresses quickly to £13 to £15 per hour. Successful management applicants would earn between £30k to £35k per year including bonus payments within 2 years. In the first 12 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 12 month period and who are able to take the responsibility for running a retail store.The successful applicants will work closely with our retail operations management team and receive full training and guidance on store duties, store layout 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 candidates with horticultural experience and knowledge, but we will interview strong candidates with similar retail background and experience. We are seeking managers who are physically fit and able to lead a team of 10 to 16 staff to operate and merchandise our stores. If you have lots of common sense and 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.Working hours would reflect your commitment to run a busy garden centre store. 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 • 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 for more details How to Apply for this Role • Please send your CV (and a covering letter if you wish) to 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.
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