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Here at Chessington Garden Centre we're always on the lookout for passionate and motivated people to join our team. As a family business for over 40 years our team remains the key to driving the business forward, and we pride ourselves on our knowledge and helpful staff who aim to offer continuous high levels of customer service. From highly trained plants people to aquatic specialists we aim to make sure any question is answered by just the right person.

We also understand our customer's needs and strive to make shopping at Chessington Garden Centre an enjoyable and relaxing experience, whether it's gardening, lifestyle or a visit to our new Sedum restaurant, our staff are always there to help.


All current vacancies will be posted here on our web site. So if you think any of the positions detailed suit you or anyone you know, then we would love to hear from you.

Please download and complete the required application form and send it to us for the attention of the HR department or as requested.

Please ensure that only one position is applied for on each application form and that all sections are completed.

Click Here to download a copy of our application form (Requires Adobe Reader, Click Here to download the latest version).
Part Time

Landscapes Assistant
Hours:

Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm  

Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm 


Salary: Competitive with Benefits


The Role
This is a part-time role/s reporting to the Landscapes Manager. You will be responsible for: 

  • Daily care of the Landscapes Department including stock management and replenishment, processing payment of customer orders, maintaining accurate point of sale information and maintenance of displays.
  • Supporting the team with customer service including answering incoming phone enquiries
  • Helping and giving advice to all levels of customer from beginner through to experienced contractors
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed to comply with company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person
  • You must be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must be a good communicator and be able to achieve high quality customer care
  • Retail experience with landscaping and landscaping materials is preferred but not essential
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative
If you are interested in any of these roles please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Full Time

Till Supervisor
Hours: Sunday, 9:30am - 4:30pm & Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Salary: Competitive with Benefits

The Role

This is a full time role reporting to the Services Manager. You will be responsible for:

  • Operating the computerised tills and barcode scanners at the various tills around site
  • Processing vouchers and other promotional materials
  • Completing card and cash transactions
  • Entering accurate contact details for customer deliveries
  • Be aware of legal requirements with regard to age restrictions (Eg Alcohol & knives)
  • Daily care of the Tills department including cleaning
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person

  • Will be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must show leadership to other members of staff
  • Will be a good communicator and be able to achieve high quality customer care
  • Will be able to work under pressure, quickly and accurately
  • Will  be numerate and be comfortable handling money
  • Will be able to work unsupervised and use their own initiative
  • Will be confident with the ability to be diplomatic when dealing with customer issues

Retail experience is preferred but not essential If you are interested in any of these roles please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Soft Landscaper & Garden Maintenance Operative
Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4:30pm
Salary: Competitive with Benefits


This is a full-time role reporting to the Garden Design & Build Managers. Your duties will include:

The Role 

  • Assisting your team leader to ensure project completion is achieved on schedule
  • Providing an on-site liaison with the clients
  • Able to carry out fencing and timber sleeper bed construction
  • Able to carry out planting projects and demonstrate a good working knowledge of site preparation, setting out, planting, staking, mulching, feeding and aftercare
  • Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with current legislation and company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person
  • You must be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must have a passion for landscaping and the environment
  • You must be able to work as a team member in a busy Landscape design department
  • You must be able to use your own initiative
  • You must be a good communicator and be able to achieve high quality customer care
  • Will have a full clean driving license
Please note all successful applicants will be required to undertake a driver license check in addition to our normal reference checking.    If you are interested in this role please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Shop Sales Assistant
Hours: Sunday, 9:30am - 4:30pm & Monday - Thursday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Salary: Competitive with Benefits


The Role

This is a full-time role reporting to the Gardening Manager. You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the shop team with customer service including tills cover
  • Helping and giving advice to all levels of customer from beginner through to experienced hobbyists
  • Ensuring stock levels are maintained and displays are tidy
  • Daily care of the shop including cleaning and ensuring promotional materials are correct and up to date
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed including Main Tills
The Person
  • Will be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • Will be able to quickly build a good rapport with customers
  • Will be confident with giving advice and information
  • Will be able to use your own initiative
  • Retail experience is preferred but not essential
If you are interested in this role please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Restaurant Assistant

Hours: 5 Days out of 7 earliest start 08.00 latest finish 18.30 
Salary: Competitive with Benefits

The Role


We are looking for a Restaurant Assistant to join the team in our award winning "Sedum Restaurant".  We are looking for fun, energetic and enthusiastic people who will be reporting to the Catering Manager. You will be responsible for:

  • The daily care of the restaurant including restaurant set up, close down, table clearing and cleaning
  • Assisting the restaurant team with customer service of hot & cold food
  • Operating the restaurant tills
  • Maintaining the stock levels of all products associated with the Restaurant
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed to comply with food hygiene requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person
  • You must be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must have a passion for working with fresh food
  • You must have a good working knowledge of food hygiene, preparation and storage
  • You must have previous experience of working in a similar role
  • You must hold, or be willing to work towards, an accredited basic food hygiene certificate.
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative
  • You must be able to communicate with customers
  • You must be able to work one day over the weekend
If you think this job would suit you and you would like to join the team please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Kitchen Porter

Hours:
10:00am – 6:00pm, 5 days out of 7
Salary: Competitive with Benefits

We are looking for a kitchen porter to join the team in our award winning "Sedum Restaurant".  We are looking for fun, energetic and enthusiastic people to help in our very busy restaurant.

The Role

  • Keeping a constant flow of  clean cutlery and crockery to the restaurant
  • Ensuring all crockery and cutlery is cleaned to the highest standard
  • Keeping the kitchen cleaned to the highest standard.
  • Assisting with deliveries including packing away of stock
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed to comply with food hygiene requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person
  • You must be able to work under pressure
  • You must have a good working knowledge of food hygiene, preparation and storage
  • You must have previous experience of working in a similar role
  • You must hold, or be willing to work towards, an accredited basic food hygiene certificate.
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative
  • You must be able to communicate with customers
If you are interested in any of these roles please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Outdoor Plants Assistant
Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Salary:
Competitive with Benefits

The Role


This is a full-time role reporting to the Outdoor Plants Managers. You will be responsible for:

  • Daily care of the Outdoor Plants department including pruning, watering and cleaning
  • Supporting the team with customer service
  • Helping and giving advice to all levels of customer from beginner through to experienced hobbyists
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed to comply with CITES requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person
  • You must be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must be a good communicator and be able to achieve high quality customer care
  • You must have a passion for outdoor plants
  • Retail experience with plants is preferred but not essential
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative
If you think this job would suit you and you would like to join the team please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.


Outdoor Plants / Houseplants Assistant
Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday & 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday to Thursday

Salary: Competitive with Benefits 

The Role 

This is a full-time role working between the Outdoor Plants & Houseplants Departments as required.  Reporting to the Houseplants & Outdoor Plants Managers you will be responsible for:

  • Daily care of the Outdoor & Houseplants departments including pruning, watering and cleaning
  • Supporting the team with customer service
  • Helping and giving advice to all levels of customer from beginner through to experienced hobbyists
  • Ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed to comply with CITES requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Providing support in other areas of the business when needed
The Person

  • You must be well presented, outgoing and friendly
  • You must be a good communicator and be able to achieve high quality customer care
  • You must have a passion for plants
  • Retail experience with plants is preferred but not essential
  • Retail experience with floristry would be an advantage
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and use your own initiative
If you think this job would suit you and you would like to join the team please click here to complete and submit our online application form or you can send your hand written application form to: The Personnel Manager, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG.