We are an exciting Destination Centre located on the Leeds/Bradford Border with easy access from the motorways and with on-site parking. We offer a fast moving, dynamic and welcoming team environment. We are continuing to grow and develop so this role has career opportunities for the right person. The team has grown from 45 to 170 people and we have built a strong reputation as a part of the local community.
If we were to tell you that our aim is to be one of the best employers across the UK, then hopefully that goes some way to demonstrate our commitment to our People and Culture, which is why we have a dedicated People and Culture team at Tong Garden Centre.
Their purpose is to attract, recruit, engage and develop the best people into our business.
Meet Neil, our Head of People and Culture (pictured in the centre) who ensures that we have a culture which is focused on our 6 core Values:
We are proud to work here and always give a warm, friendly ‘’Yorkshire’’ welcome to everyone
We have a ‘can do’ attitude and find solutions to any problem
We work in a proffesional way with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment
We love to ‘get stuck in’ and react positively towards change
We take responsibility for our work and ownership of our actions - making sure we deliver on our promises
We own our mistakes and learn from them
We take pride in our work, producing the best of our ability
We pass on knowledge to help others make the right decision or to do the right thing
We are respectful, courteous and considerate towards everyone and everything
We take pride in delivering the needs of others
We respect and care for the environment we work in
We are open minded and non judgemental
We give honest advice and feedback in a sincere and genuine way
We are consistent and reliable in our approach
We make time for others when they need us the most
We are inquisitive and ask questions to give the right advice
We use our knowledge and experience to educate each other
There is no ‘faffin’ here, just giving 100% of our effort, every day
We strive to learn and grow - just like our pots and plants
We lead by example at all times
We settle for ‘Great’
Our approach is ‘Your team is my team, and my team is your team’
We help and support each other to provide a great experience for everyone
We communicate clearly and effectively with each other so things run smoothly
We are resourceful and versatile in our approach
If you think these behaviours match who you are and the kind of place you are looking to work, then get in touch.
Here are a few of the great benefits of working for us:
- A great, fun, friendly working environment
- Growing staff facilities, with new facilities planned for 2020/21
- Up to 33%* staff discount in store (*Discount varies across the store, including concessions)
- Family and friend open days
- Free car parking
- Colleague recognition schemes
- Pension contributions
- Bonus* (*depending on the level of your role)
- A strong set of Values and great behaviours
- Opportunity to work remotely* (*where your role allows it)
- Opportunity for company sponsored development
- Various staff events
These are just the start, we are constantly reviewing our employee offering as we aim to become one of the best employers in the UK.
There are many of us that make up a great team, here is a summary of each department:
Grasshoppers (Play Team) – If you love working with children, then Grasshoppers would be the place for you! We have a huge indoor and outdoor play area for the kids to have fun while those looking after them get some time to relax and have a bite to eat in our Play Restaurant.
Restaurant – we have a lovely restaurant which caters for everyone, all day. Our restaurant and kitchen teams ensure that all our visitors are well fed and watered with some delicious treats whenever they visit us. Here is a sneak peak at what it’s like to work with the restaurant team…
Retail – Our retail team is made up of Till and Customer Services, Food Hall (including our very own Butchers, Bakers and Deli), Giftware, Garden Sundries, Furniture and our outdoor Plants and Warehouse teams. We also have our famous Christmas and Grotto during the winter months, so if you love Christmas, you’ll love us even more!
Head office – we also have a number of head office functions to help us perform at our best, those being Accounts, Marketing, People and Culture and Commercial team.
All available jobs at Tong Garden Centre will be displayed below, for details of how to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Due to the current situation, regrettably we are not in a position to recruit externally, at the moment, until all our existing team have returned from furlough. We always welcome people expressing their interest in joining Team Tong, however we prefer to demonstrate our Honesty Value and let you know what’s happening with recruitment at the moment.
We always post our vacancies here, when we have some, but feel free to get in touch to ask any questions. We are keen to hear particularly from those who have particular knowledge and a passion for working with plants, given the nature of what we do.
In the meantime, we hope you are all staying safe.
Do you love to clean? Do you spot the smallest bit of dust and love to get the hoover or duster out? We need you! We want to create a safe and clean play area, so this is one of the most important roles we are recruiting for. Get in touch if you’re keen to help us create a sparkling work place and play area for our visitors.
We are looking for 2 part-time cleaners to share the following days/hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – all 0800 - 1500
We are looking for people who are flexible and who can step in to cover each other during periods of annual leave.
To apply hit the apply button or email email@example.com Please include what days you are available to work. Previous cleaning experience is essential.
To apply for one of the roles advertised above, pleased click on the job title and then following the link. Alternatively if there aren’t any roles of interest, you can send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a passion for fishkeeping? We’re always happy to hear from fellow fish keepers.
Why not send us your details and tell us what you love about fishkeeping and if we have an
opportunity arise to join our team we can let you know.
Please send to Tong@maidenheadaquatics.co.uk