Plant Centre & Garden Shop Assistant

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Like working outdoors? Have an interest in plants / gardening?

Happy to interact with the public and provide customer service? If any of these tick a box for you, an exciting opportunity has come up to join our team at The Walled Garden in Moreton which might suit you! Our beautiful and quaint plant centre reopens Spring 2022 and we’re looking for a friendly and enthusiastic individual to help us run things smoothly!

From the Walled Garden we sell nursery grown plants and some gardening essentials supplied by our partner site Thorngrove garden centre. We also have a very small garden shop which sells gifts, hot drinks, and snacks. This new position is for an assistant to help deliver brilliant customer service, but also help maintain the plants and support the plant centre manager through a number of different tasks.

Please read the full job description below and use the application form if you wish to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Job Role: Plant Centre & Garden Shop Assistant
Department: Commercial
Location: Moreton
Reports to: Cristi Dumitrescu
Remuneration & Rewards Package, include sleep-in rates, bonuses, etc.
  • £ 9.90/hour
  • 32 days annual holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) – pro-rata for part-time staff
Working Days/Hours: 5 days per week, 9am – 5pm, weekend and Bank Holiday working on a rota


Type of Contract:



Full Time x Part Time Zero Hours
Salaried Hourly Paid TTO-Term Time Only
Notice Period: after probation period One Month


Main purpose of job role: In this role you will carry out numerous duties in our Plant Centre and Garden Shop, assisting in the operation of The Walled Garden as a visitor attraction and learning environment for the students at Employ My Ability.
Key tasks:
  • Keeping the Garden Centre area tidy and well maintained, including the maintenance of the plants we stock, e.g. watering, pruning, checking for pests and diseases
  • Ensuring all customers are acknowledged and provided with attentive and courteous service at all times
  • Advising and assisting customers with their plant choices and shop purchases
  • Serving hot drinks, snacks and ice creams when required
  • Experienced in or have the ability to learn and use point of sale software (IPOS), IT skills, and be detailed when inputting data and ringing up sales.
  • Assist in maintenance of Kitchen Garden and Family and Farm area as required, including feeding and watering animals
  • This position includes weekend work
  • Training will be provided
For this role, we’re looking for:


  • An interest in horticultural maintenance and gardening
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Passionate about delivering a high standard of service
  • Focused on customer service and enjoy meeting people
  • A keen eye for detail, highly organised and motivated
  • Well presented, confident, with a positive can do attitude
Safeguarding: Employ My Ability is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protections/adult safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, and an enhanced DBS check.
Equality & Diversity: Employ My Ability is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Employ My Ability is a Disability Confident  employer.

Data Protection: All documentation relating to applicants will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act.


Apply using our application form. (click here to download)

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