Working at Perrywood

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to offer a memorable garden centre experience; delivering wow customer service and giving employees, customers, suppliers & community a reason to smile.

Our vision is to inspire people to get more plants in their lives. View our Vision & Values

Current Vacancies

  • Seasonal Nursery Assistant (Full-time/Part-time) - Tiptree

    We grow more than 750,000 plants per year in our modern nursery production area. We are looking for team players who can take on a variety of physical tasks and operate machinery.

    Fixed term contract for 4 months, March to June 2024

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Nursery Assistant (Full-time) - Tiptree

    Do you have experience working within a production nursery? Can you effectively work within a team?

    We are looking for a team player with experience of growing in a commercial environment, ideally with current certificates in spraying, pest and disease control etc.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Plant Area Manager (Full-time) - Tiptree / Sudbury

    We are looking for candidates for two full-time roles – one in Tiptree, Essex and one in Sudbury, Suffolk. We would be also open to hiring a Trainee Manager(s) so please apply even if you don’t meet all criteria.

    We are looking for Managers who can combine an impressive knowledge of plants and gardening with excellent line management and customer service skills. You will mostly be working outside – organising and motivating your team, plant care & maintenance and of course delivering great customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Catering Manager (Full-time) - Tiptree

    Do you have experience within the catering industry? Are you able to confidently manage a large team?

    As Catering Manager, you will oversee the catering function for our flagship Tiptree Garden Centre. You will manage the front of house managers & wider front of house team, creating a positive culture which is focused on delivering exceptional standards and customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

     

     

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  • Retail Sales Assistant (Part-time) - Tiptree

    Can you deliver fantastic customer service? Are you able to work on your own initiative?

    We are looking for cheerful individuals with proven retail experience who can take responsibility for specific product areas; driving sales and delivering excellent customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

     

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  • Weekend Till Assistant (Part-time)

    Are you happy, helpful, and efficient? Can you make people smile?

    We are looking for a Till Assistant to join our friendly Shop Floor team working in our retail areas. As well as serving customers with plants and products, you will be gift wrapping and stocking up. We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who are looking for a career in the garden centre industry and/or within a thriving family business.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Garden Centre Assistant (Part-time) - Tiptree

    You will be working in our retail areas; moving trolleys, assisting with customer queries, moving stock. We are looking for motivated individuals who are looking for a career in the garden centre industry and/or within a thriving family business.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Plant Area Expert (Full-time/Part-time) - Sudbury

    We are looking for someone who can combine an impressive knowledge of plants and gardening with excellent customer service skills. You will mostly be working outside – moving and displaying plants, plant care & maintenance and of course delivering great customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Seasonal Plant Area Assistant (Full-time/Part-time) - Sudbury

    You will be working in our plant areas. Assisting the team in stocking up, moving and maintaining plants and moving trolleys, helping with basic customer queries.

    We are looking for motivated individuals who can follow instructions and communicate with customers.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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  • Retail Sales Assistant (Full-time) - Sudbury

    Are you happy, helpful, and efficient? Can you make people smile?

    We are looking for cheerful individuals with proven retail experience who can take responsibility for specific product areas; driving sales and delivering excellent customer service.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

      Full Job Description  
  • Till Assistant (Part-time) - Sudbury

    Are you happy, helpful, and efficient? Can you make people smile?

    We are looking for a Till Assistant to join our friendly Shop Floor team working in our retail areas. As well as serving customers with plants and products, you will be gift wrapping and stocking up. We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who are looking for a career in the garden centre industry and/or within a thriving family business.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

      Full Job Description  
  • Seasonal Weekend Till Assistant (Part-time) - Sudbury

    Are you happy, helpful, and efficient? Can you make people smile?

    We are looking for a Till Assistant to join our friendly Shop Floor team working in our retail areas. As well as serving customers with plants and products, you will be gift wrapping and stocking up. We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who are looking for a career in the garden centre industry and/or within a thriving family business.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 8th March

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

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If you are applying for a job at Perrywood Sudbury, please visit their website for other information.
Perrywood Sudbury Website

Application Process

Please email your CV and a short covering letter detailing the position you are applying for and why you feel you’re appropriate for the role, outlining any relevant experience. Please be very clear about which position you would like to apply for. Please email jobs@perrywood.co.uk.

We will respond to successful applications within 2 weeks of the closing deadline. We apologise but it is not possible for us to respond to applicants who are not successful.

Perrywood is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible.  If you require any reasonable adjustments, please inform us as soon as you are able so that we can make the appropriate adjustments.

We are always interested in hearing from candidates with proven horticultural or retailing experience. Even if a relevant vacancy is not listed, please send your CV in if you think you have experience we would be interested in. 

We reserve the right to close an advertised vacancy early due to a particularly high response rate.

Unfortunately, we are unable to employ students until they have completed their GCSE’s.

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Perrywood Careers

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Working at Perrywood

Perrywood Tiptree is a family-owned garden centre and nursery run by the Bourne family. Alan Bourne is the MD and Plant Buyer. Karin Bourne has retired from day to day business operations. Their three children – Hannah Powell (Communications & HR Director), Simon Bourne (Retail Director) and Tristan Bourne (Operations Director), make up the rest of the board.

We offer some excellent benefits including:

  • Part-uniform provided
  • Paid holiday
  • Annual Christmas bonus
  • From the start of your employment, you will receive 10% discount on specific items. Following a successful probation period the discount increases up to 20% discount on specific items and after one years service up to 40% discount on specific items.
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Training and development
  • Workplace pension
  • Free parking

Our Tiptree store is 5 minutes from the A12 and easily accessible by car from much of Essex including Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Mersea Island, Coggeshall and further afield. There is also a bus service which stops at our entrance but it is not a regular service.

Our Sudbury store is our second site which we took over in September 2018. It’s an exciting time to join!

Supporting the Community

We have signed the Mindful Employer charter – this is a national initiative supporting employers to take a positive approach towards mental health at work. By signing the Mindful Employer charter employers can make a public declaration of their ambition to support the mental wellbeing of their staff.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

We are a Disability Confident organisation.

Mindful Employer Armed Forces Covenant Disability Confident

Recognition & Awards

Our Tiptree store has been recognised for the work we do, nationally, regionally and within the garden centre industry:

  • Garden Centre of Excellence

    2nd in the Garden Centre Association (GCA) league table of ‘top 100 garden centres in the UK’ 2023
  • Best Destination Garden Centre in the North Thames Region

    Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • UK’s 2nd Best Plant Area

    (in the destination garden centre category) at the Garden Centre Association Awards 2023
  • Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer

    Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023
  • Family Business of the Year

    Family Business of the Year Awards 2022

In recent years we have also won, or been shortlisted, for other awards in catering, customer service, food & drink, gifts retailing and more!

Work Experience

If you are interested in work experience at Perrywood, please email jobs@perrywood.co.uk

Visiting us at Tiptree

Kelvedon Road, Inworth
Tiptree, Essex CO5 9SX
Tel 01376 570777

Directions & Opening Times

Visiting us at Sudbury

Newton Road, Sudbury
Suffolk CO10 0PZ
Tel 01787 466965

Directions & Opening Times