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

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

  

 

Whitchurch Vacancies

Garden Sundries Senior Advisor

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 permanent Garden Sundries Senior Advisor.

We require you to have excellent communication skills 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. 

You will report to the Garden Centre Manager. 

 

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: 

  • Ensures stock is cared for appropriately 
  • Excellent standards of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintained in accordance with company guidelines 
  • All products are accurately priced and labelled in accordance with Company Policy and Trading Standards requirements 
  • Controls wastage, damage and returns 
  • Fully aware of relevant procedures, i.e. fire evacuation, accident reporting, use of dangerous equipment, manual handling, protective clothing 
  • Ensure personal compliance with the HASAW Act and other H&S legislation, e.g. COSHH, RIDDOR, and with Company H&S guidelines 
  • Products merchandised to minimize ‘blind spots’ in the Garden Shop Area 
  • Suspected security incidents reported to management 
  • Provide assistance with Company Stock Taking exercises in other parts of the Garden Centre as and when requested 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a strong team player 
  • Able to remain calm and positive under pressure 
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of Health and Safety regulations and standards 
  • Co-operates fully with line management and product managers, 
  • Feeding back on current and new products to optimise range and stock availability 
  • Maintains good control over stock levels, including accurate ordering and stock clearance in agreement with line manager. 

Attractive package: according to experience 

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

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted



Chef / Cook – Full Time

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

We are looking for a Full Time Chef/Cook to follow instructions given by the 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



Front of House Restaurant Manager - Full Time

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 Front of House Restaurant Manager.

We require you to have excellent communication skills 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.

You will report to the company’s Directors.

 

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:

  • 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. 

Attractive package: according to experience

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

 

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

 

Front of House Restaurant Assistant Manager - Full Time

Whitehall Garden Centre, a family run and award winning business 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 Front of House Restaurant Assistant Manager.

We require you to have excellent communication skills 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.

You will report to the Restaurant Manager / Garden Centre Assistant Manager & Garden Centre Manager

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:

    • Assist with coordinating the operation of the restaurants during scheduled shifts. 
    • Assist with 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

    • 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 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

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

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