Join Our Team! Current job vacancies at Johnstown Garden Centre listed below:

KITCHEN PORTER - FULL TIME (MONDAY TO FRIDAY)

We are currently seeking a Kitchen Porter to join our team in The Garden Café.

The successful candidates will be part of our Kitchen Team, helping with maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the kitchen.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all washing of pots and kitchen equipment.
  • Ensure all kitchen and floor areas are free from waste/rubbish.
  • Ensure all food deliveries are accountable and safely stored away.
  • Work in accordance with the company's HACCP plan and carry out any duties as advised by the Head Chef.
  • Assist the chefs with daily food preparation.
  • Assist in the waste management/recycling programme in the kitchen/café areas.
  • Cleanliness/Organisation is essential in this role.

Hours of Work:

The successful candidate must be available to work 5 days per week, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5/5:30pm.

RETAIL HORTICULTURIST (FULL-TIME)

We are currently seeking a Full-Time Retail Horticulturist to join our plant area and store team.

The Retail Horticulturist will be part of our Horticultural Team, helping with sales and maintain the high level of customer service and advice of Johnstown Garden Centre.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • To provide a professional, friendly and efficient service to the Garden Centre's customers, understanding their needs and requirements, working to exceed these wherever possible.
  • To assist in proactively driving sales and service across the store through a strong sales team with excellent product knowledge and customer service.
  • To provide a point of contact for customer enquiries/complaints, dealing with these through a successful outcome and maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • To demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic, committed and flexible attitude towards customers and other team members, recognising the importance and benefits of effective team working.
  • Ability to assist with tasks and the day to day running of the Garden Centre.
  • Keep up to date with current product knowledge and consumer trends.
  • Ensure all relevant POS, plant labelling and displays are correct and up to date.
  • Assist management by overseeing goods inward, stock control and stock taking, ensuring they are carried out in line with company policies.
  • Follow Health and Safety protocols within the business.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will be able to demonstrate a love of gardening and a good general knowledge of gardening and plants.
  • Will be a people person, be extremely customer focused and results driven.
  • Must be able to build and maintain customer relationships, delivering an excellent customer experience.
  • Will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.
  • Will be self-motivated yet be a team player.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to a changing retail environment.
  • Be able to confidently communicate with the customers
  • Have a positive a conscientious, flexible and ‘can do’ working style.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in horticultural retail, or general retail is not essential, but candidates with suitable experience will be at an advantage. Those without experience in retail must be able to convince us that their past employment/experience has provided them with skills that they can transfer to a busy horticultural retail environment.
  • A horticultural qualification is not essential, a love of gardening and plants is. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of gardening knowledge to be part of a professional, friendly and motivated horticultural retail team.
  • A successful candidate will be one who is willing to continue learning and expand their knowledge of horticulture so as to assist in proactively driving sales and providing excellent product knowledge and service to our customers.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be subject to amendment.

Hours of Work:

The successful candidate must be available to work any 5 out of 7 days on a rotating roster system in place, to include weekends and bank holidays.

Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00am to 6:00pm.

If you are interested in being considered for either of the above listed positions, please submit a cover letter outlining your availability, together with a Curriculum Vitae to info@johnstowngardencentre.ie