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Front of House
Kitchen


Current Vacancies

  • Front of House Assistant (Full-time)

    Join our busy restaurant team who cater for an exceptional number of customers every day. We are looking for a cheerful and outgoing individual who will greet our customers with a smile. Each team member plays a variety of roles according to daily needs, working both front of house, assisting customers with our counter service including barista drinks and till, clearing customer tables and working our back of house dish wash area. You will need experience of working in a waitressing, hospitality or catering role.

    Deadline for applications: 29th January 2018

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

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  • Coffee Shop Assistant (Part-time)

    We are looking for happy and outgoing individuals to join our hard-working team, serving an exceptional number of customers every day. Each team member plays a variety of roles according to daily needs, working both front of house, clearing customer tables and working our back of house dish wash area. There are three positions available, all working 8 days a fortnight with two working alternate weekends and one working every Sunday.

    Deadline for applications: 29th January 2018

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

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  • Buyer (Part-time, Maternity Cover)

    We are looking for someone to join our buying team to take responsibility of buying within Home & Gift and Outdoor Living departments. You will need to be aware of the current trends on the high street (for customers of all ages) and be able to follow the look and feel of the Perrywood brand.

    Deadline for applications: 31st January 2018.  Interviews will take place as we receive CVs from candidates who fit the criteria.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206262117. For this job, please do not apply directly to Perrywood.

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  • Shop Floor Assistant (full-time)

    Entry level position with excellent career prospects within our busy garden centre. 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: 22nd January 2018

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the Application Process shown below.

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  • Nursery Assistant (Seasonal)

    We are looking for two or three nursery assistants who can work in our plant production nursery – taking on a variety of physical tasks and operating machinery. Full-time working weekdays 8.30am (8am in some weeks) to 5pm from mid February to May.

    Deadline for applications: 21st January 2018. Interviews will take place as we receive CVs from candidates who fit the criteria.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Rosalind at SVC recruitment agency, email rdorning@svcgroup.co.uk tel. 01206262117. 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.

  • 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).