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Freelance Garden Designer – Stewarts Landscaping

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-employed garden designer to work in collaboration with Stewarts Landscaping.  We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual, sympathetic to clients’ needs and with excellent knowledge and skills of creating garden designs.  Enquiries that come through to us will be passed on to you (no commission taken).  In return these clients must only be recommended Stewarts to quote and carry out the build/soft landscaping works.

Our own team build and plant quality professional small to large gardens within approximately a 20-mile radius from our base near Wimborne, BH21 7DF and Christchurch, BH23 4SA,  so would be looking for designer around these areas or in nearby villages or towns.

The suitable freelancer must be able to demonstrate by way of portfolio submission the following range of skills:

  • Excellent long-standing proven design track record, with good verbal, written, and presentational communication skills
  • Technical understanding of landscaping construction when designing the gardens.
  • Able to carry out full accurate site surveys on own.
  • Excellent horticultural plant knowledge, and the ability to produce soft landscaping and planting plans sympathetically with clients’ needs and wishes.
  • Accurate hand drawn or using vector works or similar.

Please send your application/letter along with as much information and detail about you (including your website if you have one):

Miss Rebecca Moy
Stewarts Landscaping
Gods Blessing Lane
Broomhill, Holt
Wimborne
BH21 7DF or
e-mail: Rebecca.Moy@Stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 11th September 2020 (Extended)

Outdoor Plants Supervisor – Stewarts Christchurch

At Stewarts our plants matter more than anything. We want to be the best plant retailers ever, offering great quality in a really friendly environment.

An opportunity has arisen at Stewarts Christchurch to join our Outdoor Plants team on a full time basis, assisting the Buyer/Manager in the running of the outdoor plants department.

Horticultural knowledge is important and experience in a retail environment on a supervisory level is essential. Candidates will have a hands on approach but the role will also include the need for computer knowledge due to internal systems used for orders and stock. Good communication and team working skills are required as is the desire to deliver a high level of customer service. Please note that some heavy lifting will be involved as this is a physically demanding environment. A forklift licence is ideal but not essential.

The position involves working an average of 39 hours per week
Mondays to Fridays and alternate weekends (non-negotiable) with a fixed day off during the week – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays

It will also include working late nights on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. on a rota basis (once we are back open on Thursday evenings) and assisting at Company events as and when required.

In return we offer competitive salary, uniform, free parking, contributive pension scheme, generous staff discount scheme after probationary period and a pleasant working environment.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy then please send us your C.V. and/or completed application form together with a covering letter indicating why you are the perfect candidate for this role:

HR Department
Stewarts Head Office
8 Christchurch Business Park
Radar Way
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4FL
or email us: jobs@stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 12th October 2020

Cook – Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre (Titchfield)

An 8th Generation business that knows about plants and everything about gardening. It’s our passion! But we also love good homemade food, locally sourced or home reared, fresh and seasonal.

Catering is a very important part of our business and we are looking for foodies to join our team at our Coffee Shop at Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre. We pride ourselves on the high quality food and service
we offer together with a fun and happy atmosphere.

We are on the look out for an extra team member. Someone who loves their food and would like to help us produce outstanding quality for our customers. You will be working alongside our Senior Cook helping produce lovely meals and run the kitchen in his absence. Experience in a similar business and relevant catering, health & hygiene training is required.

The vacancy involves working Mondays to Fridays and alternate weekends with a fixed day off during the week working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with late nights until 8 p.m. on a rota basis once we are back open on Thursday evenings.

In return we offer competitive salary, uniform, free parking, staff discount scheme after probationary period, contributive pension scheme, no split shifts and a pleasant working environment.

If you are interested in joining our team please complete a job application form, which can be downloaded from our website or collected from one of our Garden Centres and send it with a covering letter to:

HR Department
Stewarts Head Office
8 Christchurch Business Park
Radar Way
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4FL
email: jobs@stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 18th September 2020 (Extended)

Till Operator – Stewarts Broomhill (Wimborne)

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team at Broomhill working within our Tills/Customer Service department. Duties will include operation of tills, serving customers and dealing with customer queries, so a confident and friendly approach is a must!

Applicants must be computer literate and ideally have experience of cash handling and customer service in a similar environment, however full training can be provided.

The vacancy will involve working an average of 25 hours per week as follows:

Week 1 – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, working 9 am to 4 pm Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays and 10 am to 5 pm Sundays with 30 minutes break each day.

Week 2 – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, working 9 am to 4 pm Tuesdays and 9 am to 5:30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays with 30 minutes unpaid break each day.

Please note your own transport is required due to our countryside location.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive rate of pay, generous employee discount after probationary period, contributive pension scheme, free uniform, free parking and a pleasant working environment.

If you wish to apply for any of this vacancy then please send your C.V. or completed application form together with a covering letter to:

HR Department
Stewarts Head Office
8 Christchurch Business Park
Radar Way
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4FL
email: jobs@stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 30th September 2020

Home & Lifestyle Sales Assistant – Stewarts Christchurch

Our Home & Lifestyle Department has been getting busier and busier as we endeavour to offer a wider and more interesting selection of items for the individual and their home than ever before. Items will include plants, gifts, cards, books, food, home ware, jewellery and much much more.

We are now looking for an exceptional Sales Assistant with a special interest and knowledge of Indoor Plants to join this ever changing department. You will be passionate about the products we sell and have excellent customer service skills. Working well with minimal supervision, you will be proactive with a keen eye for detail in order to maintain stock and visual merchandising standards, so experience in a similar retail environment will be highly favourable. Horticultural knowledge would be a definite plus.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive rate of pay, generous employee discount after probationary period, contributive pension scheme, free uniform, free parking and a pleasant working environment.

This vacancy involves working an average of 23 hours per week – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays as follows:

Week 1 – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Week 2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays

If you are committed to customer satisfaction and fulfil the above criteria for this vacancy then we would love to hear from you. Please complete an application form or send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role:

HR Department
Stewarts Head Office
8 Christchurch Business Park
Radar Way
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4FL
or email us: jobs@stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 18th September 2020 (Extended)

Coffee Shop Assistants – Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre (Titchfield)

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team at Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre in Titchfield, Fareham, working in our Coffee Shop on a part-time basis.

Duties will include counter service, operation of tills, clearing tables and assisting with kitchen duties.

Applicants should possess good communication, team working and customer service skills as well as having a good level of health and safety/hygiene knowledge. Previous catering experience in a similar environment would be an advantage.

We have 2 vacancies for 20 hours a week as follows:

Vacancy 1 – Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vacancy 2 – Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In return we offer competitive rates of pay, uniform, free parking, staff discount scheme after probationary period, contributory pension scheme and a pleasant working environment.

If you wish to apply for either of these vacancies, then please send us a covering letter with your CV or application form, which can be downloaded from our website and send to:

HR Department
Stewarts Head Office
8 Christchurch Business Park
Radar Way
Christchurch
BH23 4FL or
email: jobs@stewarts.co.uk

Closing Date: 18th September 2020

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