Position
Plant Buyer - Full Time
Our Ref
GCHQ/05/PLANTBUYER
Job Location
Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA
Job Description
We require an outstanding Plant Buyer to join the team based at our Garden Centre Headquarters in Ampfield, nr Romsey, Hampshire.

As well as being one of the most renowned Garden Centre groups in the UK, Hillier Nurseries are also one of the Country's leading growers of hardy nursery stock and have been awarded a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the past 69 years. We are justifiably proud of our worldwide reputation for quality, plantsmanship and innovation and are keen that the business continues to expand and develop.

This role will have total responsibility for developing and sourcing the range of plants available at Hillier Garden Centre's and will work with the garden retail team and the Head of Purchasing to create a robust and innovative selection for our customers.

The right person will be:
An outstanding plant buyer with experience in the UK and International markets
Have a strong horticultural pedigree and be passionate about plants
Be an experienced negotiator and knowledgeable in using market and statistical data to help deliver optimal performance
Have the relationship building skills to develop existing partnerships as well as develop new sources
Be a self-confident and assertive buyer with the insight and creativity to help the business develop a unique offering

Applications, including a full CV and cover letter to: Sue Johnson, Personnel Manager, Hillier Nurseries, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Salary
A competitive salary
Benefits
A competitive package
Application Closing Date
May 29th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
FULL TIME GARDEN CENTRE ASSISTANT
Our Ref
GC07/05/GCA
Job Location
Hillier Garden Centre, Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks, RG18 9TG
Job Description
We currently have a vacancy for a full-time General Assistant at our Garden Centre in Newbury. Hours will be 37.5 per week to include alternate weekends (with a day off in the week) and some Bank Holidays.

Applicants should have a keen gardening interest and must have previous retail experience as well as enthusiasm and self-motivation. Duties will be varied including till operation, stock handling and advising and assisting customers. You should also have an outgoing, friendly personality and be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

This role is physically demanding and will require a certain amount of heavy manual handling. A FLT licence would be an advantage.

If you are interested in the above position, please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter to: Leanne Draper, Personnel Assistant, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA. e-mail leannedraper@hillier.co.uk
Salary
Dependent on experience
Benefits
Benefits will include, uniform, training, company pension scheme and staff discount after a qualifying period.
Application Closing Date
June 26th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
PART TIME CATERING ASSISTANT
Our Ref
GC14/05/CSA
Job Location
Hillier Garden Centre Chichester, Main Road, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8FL
Job Description
We currently have a vacancy for a part time Catering Assistant at our Chichester Garden Centre. This is a permanent position and hours of work will be 15 hours per week.

You may also be required to work some additional hours,such as some Bank Holidays and stock take.

You will be providing a quality catering service to our visitors. Ideally you will have some catering experience. A basic food hygiene certificate would be an advantage, however training will be given.

Flexibility, enthusiasm, dedication and a high level of customer service are most important.

Duties will include cash handling, preparing and serving food and snacks to a high standard. Ensuring all health and safety standards are met including cleaning of the kitchen and all associated tasks.

If you are interested in the above position, please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter to: Leanne Draper, Personnel Assistant, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA. email leannedraper@hillier.co.uk
Salary
Dependent on age and experience
Benefits
Benefits will include, uniform, training, company pension scheme, staff discount after a qualifying period.
Application Closing Date
June 26th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
PART TIME COFFEE SHOP ASSISTANT
Our Ref
GC01/0106
Job Location
Hillier Garden Centre Horsham, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DN
Job Description
We currently have a vacancy for a part time Coffee Shop Assistant at our Winchester Garden Centre. Hour's of work will be 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday with some cover required for holiday periods. You may also be required to work some additional hours,such as some Bank Holidays and stock take.

You will be providing a quality catering service to our visitors. Ideally you will have some catering experience. A basic food hygiene certificate would be an advantage, however training will be given.

Flexibility, enthusiasm, dedication and a high level of customer service are most important.

Duties will include cash handling, preparing and serving food and snacks to a high standard. Ensuring all health and safety standards are met including cleaning of the kitchen and all associated tasks.

If you are interested in the above position, please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter to: Leanne Draper, Personnel Assistant, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA. email leannedraper@hillier.co.uk
Salary
Dependent on age and experience
Benefits
Benefits will include, uniform, training, company pension scheme and staff discount after a qualifying period.
Application Closing Date
July 10th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
PART TIME GARDEN CENTRE ASSISTANT
Our Ref
GC01/0206
Job Location
Hillier Garden Centre, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DN
Job Description
We currently have a vacancy for a part time Garden Centre Assistant at our Garden Centre in Winchester for 15 hours a week working Monday - Friday.

Applicants should have a keen gardening interest and must have previous retail experience as well as enthusiasm and self-motivation. Duties will be varied including till operation, stock handling, display of merchandise as well as advising and assisting customers. You should also have an outgoing, friendly personality and be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. A high level of customer service is important.

If you are interested in the above position, please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter to: Leanne Draper, Personnel Assistant, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA. e-mail leannedraper@hillier.co.uk
Salary
Dependant on experience
Benefits
Benefits will include, uniform, training, company pension scheme and staff discount after a qualifying period.
Application Closing Date
July 10th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
HILLIER GARDEN CENTRES - MANAGEMENT TRAINEES
Our Ref
SR/MAN/TRAIN
Job Location
Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA
Job Description
We are delighted to be able to offer a two year training opportunity which may lead to a management position within the Company.

We are seeking enthusiastic dedicated people, who are prepared to be flexible and willing to learn, who are also able to relocate on a temporary basis. Your own transport would be an asset.

You do not need any formal qualifications but you will need to be articulate, have an eye for detail, numerate and be computer literate to intermediate level.

The training will involve work based placements for up to 6 months in any one area e.g. 6 month's in a plant area, 6 month's in a shop, 4 month's in a coffee shop and 2 month's at head office. You will also be required to undertake work placements in other divisions e.g. wholesale and amenity nurseries.

Chelsea, Gardening Club events and Hillier Holiday's will also form part of the prospectus.

Although there is no guarantee of a management position on completion of the course, it is anticipated that those persons who have successfully completed the training will be eligible for promotion as and when a vacancy occurs.

The course is full time, 37.5 hour's per week.

To apply: Please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to Sue Johnson, Personnel Manager, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA or email: suejohnson@hillier.co.uk

The next course commences in September 2015
Salary
A competitive salary
Benefits
Free Car parking, Staff discount and Pension scheme after qualifying period
Application Closing Date
August 28th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk




Position
Plant Area Manager
Our Ref
GC09/0106
Job Location
Hillier Garden Centre, Leighton Buzzard Road, Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BA
Job Description
We are seeking a dynamic Plant Area Manager for our Garden Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

The successful candidate will be a skilled team leader, highly motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and able to think creatively in order to maximize sales and profit.

He or she will be a good problem solver who knows how to get the best from a team and who is able to see the 'bigger' picture.

Good plant knowledge is important, a willingness to learn and passion for plants and gardening is essential.

The position will involve:

* Leading the plant area team to provide excellent customer service, and a product range that will inspire

* Stock control, purchasing of stock and associated maintenance of the plant area.

* Working to and exceeding budgets and targets

* Some responsibility for health & safety on site

* Being a keyholder

* Responsibilities when Duty Manager to include: banking/cashing up and taking responsibility for the whole site in the Garden Centre Manager's absence

The ideal candidate will be dynamic and passionate about our plants with a desire to develop their career within our award winning business.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to: Leanne Draper, Personnel Assistant, Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9PA or e-mail leannedraper@hillier.co.uk
Salary
Dependant on experience
Benefits
A competitive package
Application Closing Date
July 17th, 2015
If you are interested in the above position please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to:

Sue Johnson
Personnel Manager,
Hillier Nurseries Ltd,
Ampfield House,
Ampfield,
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9PA.
Telephone 01794 368733 or email suejohnson@hillier.co.uk