Careers at Whitehall Garden Centres

The Whitehall Group is a family run business established over forty five years ago, comprising of two Garden Centre’s, an award winning Farm Shop, Restaurant and a Farming Business.

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Current Vacancies

Lacock Vacancies


Restaurants Manager

Our award winning Orangery Restaurant serves traditional cooked meals, homemade cakes and coffees, our Lavender Lodge vintage style tearoom serves homemade cakes, afternoon teas, light lunches and brunch and during the Christmas season our Ice Café serves hot dogs, beef burgers and hot chocolate to our Ice Skaters.

As Restaurants Manager, you will be responsible for managing and motivating staff in all Restaurants, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times and assisting with the day-today running of the Restaurants.

You must have experience in managing a team within the Restaurant industry and be familiar with high volume catering whilst understanding and implementing Health & Safety standards. 

Your days of work will include working 4 days between Monday to Friday every week and alternate weekends. Bank Holidays are required.

Good Salary Package available for the right candidate.

Restaurants Manager responsibilities & skills:

  • Coordinating the operation of the restaurants during scheduled shifts. 
  • Managing staff and providing them with feedback. 
  • Responding to customer complaints. 
  • Ensuring that all employees adhere to the company's uniform standards. 
  • Meeting and greeting customers and organising table reservations. 
  • Advising customers on menu and wine choice. 
  • Training and motivating staff. 

Housekeeping responsibilities & skills: 

  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety. 
  • Checking stock levels and ordering supplies. 
  • Preparing cash drawers as required. 
  • Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate. 

Benefits included: 

  • 28 days holidays per year (pro-rata) 
  • Fantastic discounts after 3 months 
  • Free Parking

  Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted



Patisserie Chef - 12 Month Maternity Cover (possibly becoming permanent)

 

Whitehall Garden Centre, a family run and award winning business since 1968 creates delightful experiences for garden lovers, foodies and children of all ages.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Patisserie Chef reporting to the Head Chef.

We require a qualified patisserie chef who has excellent communication skills, experience and great motivation to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

A passion for customer service and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment are essential.

The ideal candidate will have an internationally recognized catering qualification and a proven track record in baking and preparing a variety of desserts and pastries.

 

Days of work over a 2 week rolling rota are as follows;

 Week 1, 6 days working with a rest day during the week

Week 2, 4 days working with a rest day during the week plus rest days on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Key responsibilities include:

 

·Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene and health and safety.

·Checking stock levels and ordering supplies.

·Provide a safe & clean working environment according to Health and Safety legislation and regulations.

·Help ensure all food purchases are correct for the level of trade and that produce arrives in good condition.

·Ensure all products are dated correctly in line with company procedures.

·Ensure you are totally familiar with and adhere to all recipes.

·Ensure that you are trained on all equipment that you are required to use 

·Adhere to weekly cleaning schedules in line with company procedures.

·Report all complaints, incidents, accidents and other irregularities to the Head Chef.

·Ensure you wear and maintain the correct protective uniform at all times.

·Maintain and service all equipment regularly to a safe and hygienic standard. Report any failure of equipment to the Head Chef.

·Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate.

 Benefits

 ·Attractive package: according to experience

·Generous Staff discount schemes

·Great social events

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

  

Full Time & Part Time Garden Furniture/Christmas Sales Assistants  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Garden furniture / Christmas Sales Assistant reporting to the Seasonal manager.

The ideal candidate will ideally have retail knowledge and passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Full-Time Days of work over a 2-week rolling rota are as follows;

·Week 1, 6 days working with a rest day during the week

·Week 2, 4 days working with a rest day during the week plus rest days on Saturday and Sunday

Sales Assistant responsibilities & Skills

·Generates Sales opportunities through interaction with customers

·Maintains a harmonious and cooperative relationship with staff, managers and third parties

·Feeding back on current and new products to optimise range and stock availability

·Excellent standard of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintains in accordance with company guidelines

·All products are accurately prices and labelled in accordance with company policy and trading standards requirements

·Ensure personal compliance with Whitehall’s H&S guidelines 

  Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted



Contact Details - Whitehall Garden Centre Lacock

Email Application forms to: jobs@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

Whitehall Garden Centre,
Corsham Road,
Lacock,
Chippenham,
Wiltshire,
SN15 2LZ

Telephone: 01249 730 204
Fax: 01249 730 755


Whitchurch Vacancies

Front of house Restaurant Manager         

As Restaurant Manager, you will be responsible for managing and motivating staff, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times and assisting with the day-today running of the Restaurant.

You must have experience in managing a team within the Restaurant industry and be familiar with high volume catering whilst understanding and implementing Health & Safety standards. 
Your days of work will include working 4 days between Monday to Friday every week and alternate weekends. Bank Holidays are required.

Good Salary Package available for the right candidate.

Restaurants Manager responsibilities & skills:

·Coordinating the operation of the restaurants during scheduled shifts. 

·Managing staff and providing them with feedback. 

·Responding to customer complaints. 

·Ensuring that all employees adhere to the company's uniform standards. 

·Meeting and greeting customers and organising table reservations. 

·Advising customers on menu and wine choice. 

·Training and motivating staff. 

Housekeeping responsibilities & skills: 

·Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety. 

·Checking stock levels and ordering supplies. 

·Preparing cash drawers as required. 

·Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate. 

Benefits included: 

·28 days holidays per year (pro-rata) 

·Fantastic discounts after 3 months 

·Free Parking

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

Restaurant Assistants

Whitehall Garden Centre, a family run and award winning business since 1968 creates delightful experiences for garden lovers, foodies and children of all ages. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Restaurant Assistant. 

We require assistants with excellent communication skills and great motivation to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

The ideal candidates will have a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. 

Full Time days of work over a 2 week rolling rota are as follows; 

  • Week 1, 6 days working with a rest day during the week 
  • Week 2, 4 days working with a rest day during the week plus rest days on Saturday and Sunday. 
Weekend days of work to include Saturdays and Sundays

Key responsibilities & Skills: 

  • Deliver excellent customer service, at all times 
  • Serve and present beverages quickly and efficiently 
  • Make customers aware of offers on our great food and drink range 
  • Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training 
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedures and licensing law 
  • Showing a genuine interest in other people and willingness to help 
  • Flexible approach to working hours whereby you may be requested to work various shifts in line with the needs of the business 
  • Displays effective verbal communication skills 
  • Helping in any area of the business when circumstances dictate 
  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety. 

Attractive package: according to experience 

  • Generous Staff discount schemes 
  • Great social events 
  • Free parking 

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

Chef Full Time         

Our award winning Restaurant serves traditional cooked meals, homemade cakes and coffees.

We are looking for a Full Time Chef to work alongside our Head Chef. You will be working on all kitchen duties in an extremely busy environment working sociable hours with alternate weekends off. The successful applicant will have previous experience and training in the food industry. In addition they will play an integral role and have the ability to work independently as well as supporting our catering team whilst remaining calm under pressure. 

Your days of work will include working 4 days between Monday to Friday every week and alternate weekends. Bank Holidays are required. 

Ensure the highest possible standard of hygiene is practiced and maintained by the entire kitchen brigade to meet Health & Safety regulations and food preparation guidelines –

Chef Key responsibilities & Skills:

      • To follow all instructions given by the Head Chef
      • Assists and participates in the preparation of a wide variety of foods
      • Estimates food needs, reviews inventory to assure that adequate supplies are available, requisitions food and other supplies from stockroom.
      • Receipt and storage of all provisions, fresh and frozen, in accordance with current food hygiene regulations including correct stock rotation and storage. Ensuring that all food is labelled clearly and correctly.
      • Coordinates food service activities to have meals prepared at scheduled time.
      • Participates in the cleaning of kitchen.
      • Packages and freezes food to comply with health regulations.
      • Operates all food service equipment and machinery.

Benefits

      • 28 days holidays per year
      • Fantastic discounts after 3 months
      • Free Parking

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted


Contact Details - Whitehall Garden Centre Whitchurch

Email Application forms to: receptionw@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

Whitehall Garden Centre,
Norton Lane,
Whitchurch,
Bristol,
BS14 0BT

Telephone: 01275 832 296
Fax: 01275 835 953


Woodborough Vacancies

 

 

Restaurant Manager

As Restaurant Manager, you will be responsible for managing and motivating staff, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times and assisting with the day-today running of the Restaurant.

 

You must have experience in managing a team within the Restaurant industry and be familiar with high volume catering whilst understanding and implementing Health & Safety standards. 


Your days of work will include working 4 days between Monday to Friday every week and alternate weekends. Bank Holidays are required.

Good Salary Package available for the right candidate.

 

Restaurants Manager responsibilities & skills:

·Coordinating the operation of the restaurants during scheduled shifts. 

·Managing staff and providing them with feedback. 

·Responding to customer complaints. 

·Ensuring that all employees adhere to the company's uniform standards. 

·Meeting and greeting customers and organising table reservations. 

·Advising customers on menu and wine choice. 

·Training and motivating staff. 

Housekeeping responsibilities & skills: 

·Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety. 

·Checking stock levels and ordering supplies. 

·Preparing cash drawers as required. 

·Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate. 

Benefits included: 

·28 days holidays per year (pro-rata) 

·Fantastic discounts after 3 months 

·Free Parking

 

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

 

 

Weekend Cook/Kitchen Assistant

Our fantastic Restaurant serves traditional cooked meals, homemade cakes and coffees. 

We are looking for a Weekend Cook/Kitchen Assistant to follow instructions given by the Head Chef. You will be working on all kitchen duties in an extremely busy environment working sociable hours. The successful applicant will have previous experience and training in the food industry. In addition they will play an integral role and have the ability to work independently as well as supporting our catering team whilst remaining calm under pressure. 

Your days of work will include Saturdays, Sundays and possibly Bank Holidays. 

Key responsibilities & Skills:

  • To follow all instructions given by the Head Chef
  • Assists and participates in the preparation of a wide variety of foods
  • Estimates food needs, reviews inventory to assure that adequate supplies are available, requisitions food and other supplies from stockroom.
  • Receipt and storage of all provisions, fresh and frozen, in accordance with current food hygiene regulations including correct stock rotation and storage.
  • Ensuring that all food is labelled clearly and correctly.
  • Coordinates food service activities to have meals prepared at scheduled time.
  • Participates in the cleaning of kitchen.
  • Packages and freezes food to comply with health regulations.
  • Operates all food service equipment and machinery.

Benefits

  • 28 days holidays per year (Pro-Rata)
  • Fantastic discounts after 3 months
  • Free Parking

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

 

Restaurant Assistant

Whitehall Garden Centre, a family run and award winning business since 1968 creates delightful experiences for garden lovers, foodies and children of all ages. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Restaurant Assistant. 

We require assistants with excellent communication skills and great motivation to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for customer service with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. 

 

Days of work over a 2 week rolling rota are as follows; 

Week 1, 6 days working with a rest day during the week 

Week 2, 4 days working with a rest day during the week plus rest days on Saturday and Sunday. 

Key responsibilities & Skills: 

  • Deliver excellent customer service, at all times 
  • Serve and present beverages quickly and efficiently 
  • Make customers aware of offers on our great food and drink range 
  • Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training 
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedures and licensing law 
  • Showing a genuine interest in other people and willingness to help 
  • Flexible approach to working hours whereby you may be requested to work various shifts in line with the needs of the business 
  • Displays effective verbal communication skills 
  • Helping in any area of the business when circumstances dictate 
  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene, and health and safety. 

Attractive package: according to experience 

  • Generous Staff discount schemes 
  • Great social events 
  • Free parking 

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

 


Contact Details - Whitehall Garden Centre Woodborough

Email Application forms to: jobs@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

Whitehall Garden Centre,
Nursery Farm,
Woodborough,
Wiltshire,
SN9 5PF

Telephone: 01672 851 249


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