Whitehall Careers

Join our friendly team here at Whitehall with our career opportunities

Be part of the Whitehall team with our career opportunities. We will post all our current positions here for all three garden centres.

LACOCK

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR

We are looking for a creative and friendly individual who is passionate about photography to join our team here at Whitehall. As we are approaching our busiest time of year “Christmas” we are looking for someone to help photograph and edit all of our products for the new website that launched in October. This position will work alongside the E-commerce and Marketing team here at Whitehall, managed by the Business Development and Marketing Manager. You must be proactive, able to take direction, come up with new ideas, have a good eye for photography.

Photography Tasks:

  • Photograph new products for our e-commerce website together with lifestyle shots
  • Organise photoshoots for new product e.g. Garden Furniture, Home Decor & Christmas
  • Manage and upload images for all the products on the website
  • Keep imagery and descriptions online up to date
  • Edit photographs in line with branding
  • Organise the image library for the Marketing & Ecommerce team going forward.

Skills:

  • Must have a BA Hons in Photography or an extensive portfolio
  • Competent user of adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & LightSpeed
  • Strong independent worker
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to create beautiful artwork to tight deadlines.
  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure and juggle several projects at the same time
  • Strong and pro-active written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Benefits Include;

  • Free Parking
  • Accrued annual leave
  • Great staff discount
  • Work place pension
Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

 

GIFT & CHRISTMAS WEEKEND SALES ASSISTANTS - SEASONAL

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a weekend assistant working within our Gift and Christmas departments until 2nd January 2022.

The ideal candidates will ideally have a 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.

Days of work will be Saturday and Sunday each week. 

Sales Assistant responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all customers are greeted and offered assistance
  • Assistance and advice on item selections
  • Handling customer queries courteously and efficiently
  • Identifying customer needs through interaction, and taking appropriate action
  • Excellent standard of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintains in accordance with company guidelines

Benefits included: 

  • Accrued holiday entitlement
  • Free Parking
Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

 

GENERAL ASSISTANT - SEASONAL FULL TIME

Be part of an inspirational team as a Seasonal Full Time General Sales Assistant until 2nd January 2022.

The ideal candidate will ideally have a 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.

8 hours per day, working 4 days between Monday to Friday and alternate weekends.

General Assistant responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all customers are greeted and offered assistance
  • Handling customer queries courteously and efficiently
  • Identifying customer needs through interaction and taking appropriate action
  • Maintaining good up-to-date knowledge of the layout of the centre
  • Excellent standard of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintains in accordance with company guidelines
  • Ensure personal compliance with Whitehall’s H&S guideline
  • Maintains a harmonious and cooperative relationship with staff, managers and third parties
  • Trolleys and baskets always available.

Benefits included: 

  • Accrued holiday entitlement
  • Free Parking

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

 

SEASONAL EVENING ASSISTANT

The ideal candidates will ideally have a 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.

To work up to 5 evenings per week,  Monday to Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

General Assistant responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all customers are greeted and offered assistance
  • Handling customer queries courteously and efficiently
  • Identifying customer needs through interaction, and taking appropriate action
  • Maintaining good, up-to-date knowledge of the layout of the centre
  • Excellent standard of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintains in accordance with company guidelines
  • Ensure personal compliance with Whitehall’s H&S guideline
  • Packing of goods is carried out in a professional manner, and carry outs are offered where required
  • Maintains a harmonious and cooperative relationship with staff, managers and third parties
  • Trolleys and baskets always available.

Benefits included: 

  • Accrued holiday entitlement
  • Free Parking
Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

RESTAURANT ASSISTANT - SEASONAL PART TIME

Whitehall Garden Centre is a family run and award winning business.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Restaurant Assistant until 2nd January 2022 within our Lavender Lodge Tea Room at our Lacock branch.

The ideal candidates will ideally have a 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.

Weekend shifts

Restaurant Assistant duties

  • Ensuring all customers are greeted and offered assistance
  • Handling customer queries courteously and efficiently
  • Maintain a harmonious and cooperative relationship with customers and staff alike at all times
  • Ensure all food stored and handled to company standards
  • Clear tables quickly and help keep the restaurant clean, tidy and attractive
  • Undertake general cleaning in kitchen and restaurant
  • Operate a till with speed and efficiency
  • Prepare and serve drinks to the specified standard, in an efficient and friendly manner
  • Efficiently manage till queues, with overall focus on Customer service
  • Transactions handled correctly and courteously
  • Cash, cheque, credit and debit card payments processed correctly
  • Vouchers processed correctly
  • Nil cash discrepancies identified

Benefits Include

  • Free Parking
  • Holiday Pay

Only applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. 

 

SOUS CHEF 

Whitehall Garden Centre is a family run and award winning business.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an inspirational team as a Sous Chef within our Lavender Lodge Tea Room at our Lacock branch.

The ideal candidates will ideally have a passion for fresh food, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential.

To work 4 days during the week plus alternate weekends. Straight shifts. Breakfast and lunch only, approximately 10 evening shifts per year.

Sous Chef duties:

  • Running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef
  • Training junior members of staff
  • Stock control and compliance
  • Ensuring company standards and specifications are met and maintained at all times

Benefits Include:

  • Free Parking
  • Holiday Pay
  • Great staff discount
  • Work Place Pension

Only applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

 

 WOODBOROUGH

ASSISTANT GARDEN CENTRE MANAGER 

Whitehall Garden Centre is a family run and award winning business.

An exciting opportunity has arisen as an Assistant Garden Centre Manager within our branch in Pewsey, Wiltshire. To assist the Garden Centre Manager in the day-to-day running of the garden centre. 

The ideal candidate will have good horticulture experience. A passion for customer service, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with excellent communication skills and great motivation are essential to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Days of work will include working 4 days between Monday to Friday and alternate weekends. 

Assistant Garden Centre Manager responsibilities 

  • Queries and complaints handled with courtesy and referred where necessary 
  • Sales opportunities are generated through staff interaction with customers
  • Feedback from customers is sought and acted upon
  • Excellent standards of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintained in accordance with company guidelines
  • Ensure systems are in place so that all products are accurately priced in accordance with Trading Standards requirements
  • Assist with staff rotas around operational needs, paying particular attention to peak trading periods. Ensure staff are assigned the correct shift patterns and plan meal breaks
  • Resourcing issues communicated to the Garden Centre Manager / HR Manager
  • All staff are aware of their responsibilities under HASAW, and are fully trained in relevant procedures, i.e. fire evacuation, accident reporting, use of dangerous equipment, manual handling, protective clothing
  • Faulty equipment reports acted upon promptly

Benefits included: 

  • 28 days Holiday entitlement per annum
  • Great company discount
  • Free Parking
  • Work place pension

Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

 

GENERAL / RESTAURANT ASSISTANTS

Whitehall Garden Centre is a family run and award winning business. An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Woodborough branch to be part of an inspirational team as either a General Sales Assistant or Restaurant Assistant until 2nd January 2022.

The ideal candidates will ideally have a 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.

Varied hours available. 

General Assistant responsibilities 

  • Ensuring all customers are greeted and offered assistance
  • Handling customer queries courteously and efficiently
  • Identifying customer needs through interaction, and taking appropriate action
  • Maintaining good, up-to-date knowledge of the layout of the centre
  • Excellent standard of merchandising and housekeeping are established and maintains in accordance with company guidelines
  • Ensure personal compliance with Whitehall’s H&S guideline
  • Packing of goods is carried out in a professional manner, and carry outs are offered where required
  • Maintains a harmonious and cooperative relationship with staff, managers and third parties
  • Trolleys and baskets always available.

Benefits included: 

  • Accrued holiday entitlement
  • Free Parking
Only applicants successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

For all applications please send your CV and Cover Letter to: careers@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

 

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