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Current Vacancies

  • Tiptree: Trainee Plant Area Assistant (Full-time)

    The ideal role for somebody who is keen to be one of our Plant Area Assistants or Experts but doesn’t yet have much practical experience or in-depth knowledge. This is a great opportunity to learn on the job alongside an extremely knowledgeable and award winning team. We are looking for a positive and confident individual, with good common sense, who can problem solve and is keen to learn.

    To apply for this role only, please contact our recruitment agency representative Rosalind Dorning at SVC Group Ltd by email RDorning@svcgroup.co.uk or telephone 01206 262117.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: Logistics Manager (Full-time)

    We are looking for an individual to manage logistics between our three sites. This role will involve running operations and line managing our warehouse and delivery team efficiently. You will need a logical and systematic approach to work  and be able to manage your own time, and those around you, to prioritise and complete tasks.

    To apply for this role only, please contact our recruitment agency representative Rosalind Dorning at SVC Group Ltd by email RDorning@svcgroup.co.uk or telephone 01206 262117.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: HR Manager (Full-time)

    We’re looking for someone who can bring enthusiasm and efficiency to this role, looking after 200+ employees who do a variety of tasks across the garden centres, coffee shops and plant production nursery. You need to be forward thinking as we have a fresh approach to HR. The role will involve both project work and day to day management.

    To apply for this role only, please contact our recruitment agency representative Stephanie Harris at Waddington Brown  by email stephanie.harris@waddingtonbrown.co.uk or telephone 01473 359159 .

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: Nursery Manager (Full-time)

    We are looking for an experienced grower of bedding plants, who can lead and motivate a team. You need a passion for plants and growing, and know what it takes to produce consistently high-quality plants.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

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  • Tiptree: Till Assistant (Part-time)

    You will be working in our retail areas; serving customers with plants, products, gift vouchers etc., gift wrapping and stocking up. You will be working three weekdays from 10am to 2pm and one full weekend day. We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who can follow instructions and make our customers smile.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

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  • Tiptree: Coffee Shop - Sous Chef (Full-time)

    We are looking for a strong, confident Sous Chef with experience of working in a busy fast-paced kitchen. You need to be a competent all-rounder, a great communicator and able to cover all sections of the kitchen, serving up to 500 plates of food a day, deputising for senior chefs in their absence.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

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  • Tiptree: Coffee Shop - Front of House Assistant (Full-time)

    Our busy restaurant team cater for an exceptional number of customers every day. Applicants must be outgoing and happy to talk to customers. In return we offer training, time and a half pay at weekends and no evening hours.

    To apply for this role only, please contact our recruitment agency representative Rosalind Dorning at SVC Group Ltd by email RDorning@svcgroup.co.uk or telephone 01206 262117.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: Coffee Shop - Kitchen Porter (Full-time)

    We are looking for a kitchen porter to join our award winning catering team. Our coffee shop seats 270 and is often full, meaning our kitchen porters play a vital role in the success of our business. The right candidate must have drive, enthusiasm, motivation and be able to perform well under pressure. Experience is not essential it is desired.

    To apply for this role only, please contact our recruitment agency representative Rosalind Dorning at SVC Group Ltd by email RDorning@svcgroup.co.uk or telephone 01206 262117.

    Deadline for application: Friday 29th March

    Full Job Description

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email us 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.

Alternatively you can post your CV and letter to:

Personnel department, Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries, Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 9SX

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. I’m afraid we are unable to answer queries about individual applications by phone or email. Recent previous applicants need not apply. 

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. 

If you are interested in working at Perrywood please keep an eye out for new vacancies on this page, or sign up to our newsletter.

Gallery

  • Celebrating UK's Best Plant Area UK (destination category)
  • Some of the Coffee Shop Front of House team
  • Plant Area Expert
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Sales Assistant
  • Coffee Shop Chefs
  • Garden Centre Assistant
  • Perrywood Coffee Shop
  • Outdoor Plant area
  • Home-Cooked Food at Perrywood Plant Nursery, Made Using the Freshest IngredientsHome-cooked food made using the freshest ingredients
  • Our Rising Stars
  • One of our knowledgeable plant area team
  • Marie Curie staff talk
  • The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team Bronze Award
  • The Greatest Pot Wash Team Gold Award
  • Coffee Shop team charity fundraising

Working at Perrywood 

We are a family owned business, Alan & Karin have run the business for over 30 years and now do this with their children Hannah, Simon and Tristan. We offer some really good benefits and our Tiptree store has been recognised for the work we do, nationally, regionally and within the garden centre industry:

  • UK’s Best Plant Area – (in the destination garden centre category) at the Garden Centre Association Awards 2018
  • Garden Centre of Excellence – 3rd in the Garden Centre Association (GCA) league table of ‘top 100 garden centres in the UK’
  • Best Destination Garden Centre in the North Thames Region – Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2017
  • Gold award for The Greatest Garden Centre Team and The Greatest Merchandising Team – Garden Trade News Greatest Awards 2017
  • Gold Award for The Greatest Plant Retailing Team – Garden Trade News Greatest Awards 2017
  • The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation and Creativity and Best Indoor Lifestyle Retailer – Garden Centre Association Regional Awards 2017
  • Bronze Award for The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team and Gold Award for The Greatest Pot Wash Team – Garden Trade News, Greatest Catering Awards 2017
  • Best Destination Garden Centre in the Region for Christmas – Garden Centre Association Regional Christmas Awards, 2017

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

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. Watch this space for changes over the coming months, it’s an exciting time to join!