Nursery Assistant - Garden Shop

Job Type Rural Estate Enterprises
Location Stockbridge - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 17/10/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £18,843.77 - £21,835.17
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 39


What’s the role about?

The purpose of the Nursery Assistant is to assist in the development of product lines, develop sales and support with the day to day running of the Garden Shop, liaising with the management team to improve range and stock control, enhancing the customer experience and focusing on maintaining profit margins. To highlight the nursery and its position within the wider John Lewis Partnership  horticulture business.

Why you will love working at the Leckford Estate

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What you’ll be doing as a Nursery Assistant (Retail)

  • Working with Nursery partners to develop sales in the Garden Shop

  • Working with the Nursery and Landscaping teams to fulfill customer orders

  • Liaising with suppliers, placing orders and stock control

  • Gaining understanding of the bespoke EPOS system

  • Compliance with procedures and standards

Please see the attached job description for full details relating to this role.

What you’ll have

  • Retail Experience & a passion for excellent customer service

  • Willingness to learn in an Indoor/outdoor Nursery environment

  • Desirable experience skills and qualifications in retail / horticulture

What else can you bring

  • Certificate in Horticulture desirable 

  • Retail experience essential 

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary function of this role is to maintain and develop the retail offer of the Garden Shop within the Nursery, Assisting in sourcing suppliers, maintaining working relationships with existing contacts, finding new innovative products to enhance the range of products available. This is a customer service role involving working with Nursery Specialists to exceed customers needs in a busy and demanding environment, excellent standards of service will be expected to represent the Waitrose brand. Some lifting and carrying of items for customers will be necessary as a delivery service is offered in the Nursery. All relevant training will be given. To drive sales, customer service and profit at the nursery. To highlight the nursery and its position within the wider JLP horticulture business providing profitable support and solutions to horticulture projects where possible

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Retail - Nursery Assistant Job outline.docx 


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