Watch our short video to meet Nikki and to find out a bit more about working at Perrywood Tiptree.

Front of House
Kitchen


Current Vacancies

  • Tiptree: Coffee Shop - Chef (Weekend)

    We are looking for a Weekend Chef to work within our busy fast paced kitchen. You will need to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a professional kitchen and be enthusiastic and keen to learn and progress within this profession. All our food is freshly prepared on site using the highest quality ingredients, and we serve up to 500 plates of food each day.

    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 31st May

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: Coffee Shop - Coffee Shop Assistant (Weekend)

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

    Deadline for applications:  Friday 31st May

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  • Tiptree Coffee Shop - Pot Washer (Sunday only)

    We are looking for a kitchen pot washer to join our award winning catering team. Our coffee shop seats 260 and is often full, meaning our dish wash staff play a vital role in the success of our business. We are a very busy restaurant, with the right candidate needing drive, enthusiasm, motivation and be able to perform well under pressure.

    Deadline for applications: Friday 31st May

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  • 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 31st May

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  • Tiptree: Retail Sales Assistant - Outdoor Sundries (Full-time)

    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. This role will be mainly working outdoors, looking after areas such as compost, outdoor stoneware and seasonal bulbs. You will be working four days during the week and one day each weekend.

    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 31st May

    Full Job Description
  • Tiptree: Till Assistant (Full-time)

    You will be working in our retail areas; serving customers with plants, products, gift vouchers etc., gift wrapping, 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 Application: Friday 31st May

    Full Job Description | Apply Now
  • Tiptree: Weekend Till Assistant

    You will be working in our retail areas; serving customers with plants, products, gift vouchers etc., gift wrapping and stocking up. We are looking for motivated and cheerful individuals who can follow instructions and make our customers smile.

    Deadline for Application: Friday 31st May

    Full Job Description | Apply Now

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!