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Front of House
Kitchen


Current Vacancies

  • Outdoor Plant Area Expert (Full-time)

    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 and maintenance and of course delivering great customer service.

    Deadline for applications: 7th May

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206 262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

    Full Job Description
  • Weekend Garden Centre Assistant (Plant Area)

    We are looking for motivated individuals who can follow instructions and communicate with customers.  You will be working in our plant areas; stocking up benches with plants, moving and maintaining plants and moving trolleys, assisting with customer queries.

    Deadline for applications: 7th May

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  • Seasonal Plant Area Assistant

    We are looking for anyone with experience of maintaining or selling outdoor plants to help us during our busy season; with watering, maintenance, stocking benches and customer enquiries. Temporary work while we recruit into a permanent position. Can be flexible on hours/days worked etc. Must include one weekend day. Start date – immediate.

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  • Shop Floor Assistant (Full-time)

    This role is for 5 days a week, including one day at the weekend. You will be working in our retail areas; moving trolleys, assisting with customer queries and moving stock on.

    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: 1st May

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206 262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

    Full Job Description
  • Weekend Chef de Partie

    We are looking for a Weekend Chef de Partie to work Saturday 7.30 – 5 and Sunday 7.30 – 4 and some adhoc week days (no evening hours) within our busy fast-paced kitchen, that serves up to 500 plates of food a day.  All our food is freshly prepared on site daily with a focus on special dietary menus and allergens.

    You are passionate and enthusiastic looking to learn and progress within this profession.  You have worked in a similar professional kitchen for a minimum of a year or are a chef currently working towards a qualification in culinary arts.

    Deadline for applications 25th April

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206 262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

    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

  • Some of the Coffee Shop Front of House team
  • Coffee Shop Chefs
  • Retail Sales Assistant
  • 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 2017
  • Hats for Headway 2016
  • One of our knowledgeable plant area team
  • Marie Curie staff talk
  • The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team Bronze Award 2017
  • The Greatest Pot Wash Team Gold Award 2017

Working at Perrywood

We are a family owned by Alan and Karin, they have run the business for over 30 years. We offer some really good benefits and have been recognised for the work we do, nationally, regionally and within the garden centre industry.

  • Garden Centre of Excellence – 4th 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
  • Greatest Afternoon Tea Experience Award 2015
  • Eleventh position in the Garden Centre Association’s top 100 British garden centres league table for second year running January 2017

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

We are located in Inworth, a village between Tiptree and Kelvedon. We are 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.

We currently employ more than 160 staff, and many of them have been with us for several years. One in sixteen have been with Perrywood for ten years or more, a fifth have been with us five years or more and 35% have been employed by Perrywood for three years or more (Figures correct in November 2017).