Come and join the team here at tong garden centre

JOINING TEAM TONG

We are an exciting Destination Garden Retail 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.

All availble jobs at Tong Garden Centre will be displayed below, for details of how to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

We also hold a monthly Assessment Centre where we invite potential employees on site to discuss opportunities and their suitable skills, if you would like to receive notifications about these events please provide your details using the adjoining signup form.

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  1. People Manager

    Competitive salary, dependent on experience, plus bonus, pension, life assurance, staff discounts

    Full time role

    A Great Company

    This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful growing business with ambitious expansion plans. 

    Tong Garden Centre was acquired in May 2015 and the team have spent the last 4 years transforming the centre into one of the top garden centres in the UK. This has only been achieved through the people we are proud to call our team. This team has grown from 45 to over 160 today with many more roles to be created as we embark on our biggest redevelopment project yet. 

    At the same time, we have been working hard on our systems and processes as we ready the business for future expansion and new sites. The business has been recognised within the industry and outside as we have collected numerous awards which are, again, testament to the effort of our team.

    Our ambition is to have 4 or 5 centres in the North of England, each at the centre of their own communities. Our concept has been refined to include a great mix of gardening and other retail products, fantastic food to eat on site or to buy and take home as well as great entertainment for all the family in our play areas or events space. In short, we feel we are creating a great balance of retail and leisure experiences that meet the needs of today's families.

    A Great Role

    This role reports to our Managing Director and commands a place in the senior leadership team. We need someone to continue to develop our HR systems and practices, help support our managers on a day-to-day basis and help to further develop our team at every level. 

    The successful candidate will be results focussed, and able to work across teams with the integrity and discretion expected of someone in this kind of role. We are a very proactive business who make things happen, we need a HR professional who shares this approach.

    It's demanding but we also hope it will be very exciting as you will have a unique opportunity to shape something special that works for our business. We need you to be results driven and accountable for the development of the organisation through training and leadership growth, internal communications and employee relations.

    You will manage the whole team member employment cycle from attraction, recruitment experience, selection, on-boarding, development, retention and engagement. You will deliver all HR data administration and reporting on HR metrics. This will include policy development to ensure we are fair and consistent and adhere to legal compliance.

    This role will allow you to develop and deliver the “Great” People Strategy Plan, in order to meet the objectives of the business. This will include the management, administration and team development on the use of new processes, systems and procedures including the HR information system and rota planning software.

    A Great YOU!

    To succeed in joining the Tong Family you will need the following

    =        CIPD Qualification with a HR generalist background in a fast-paced retail environment

    =        Strong knowledge of Employment Law in order to lead the management on all HR policies, processes and procedures across large site teams

    =        The ability to provide pragmatic HR advice  

    =        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    =        You have excellent IT and administration skills, along with a ‘can-do’ attitude, lots of energy and the ability to respond to our dynamic and fast-paced environment

    =        Experience of building HR frameworks, policies and processes, leadership development, culture and organisational development

    =        Have already coached, advised and supported a management team in order to drive the development and performance of their teams in accordance with designed frameworks

    =        Have created frameworks, policies and processes surrounding performance management, appraisals, competencies, absence management, job descriptions and engagement exercises

    =        Be flexible! This is a 7-day a week business and we want you to be involved with and understand the teams at all levels

    =        To innately build collaborative relationships in order to get the best out of people

    =        You naturally coach, give honest feedback and hold people accountable, acting as an ambassador and custodian of our values and behaviours


    What We offer in return
    Our offer is a Great Role with a Great Company and the opportunity to work in an environment that possess a positive work/life balance environment. We are an ever-growing business and this is an exciting opportunity to shape the HR function within our dynamic business.


  2. Grasshoppers Catering Assistant Seasonal Roles

    Hours are 8.30am-3pm

    Working 5 days out of 7 and includes weekend

    We are a GREAT, fast moving and welcoming team environment. The team has grown from 45 to 160 people and we have built a strong reputation as a part of the local community.

    What you will need to succeed

    =        Friendly personality

    =        Sales and Customer Service experience

    =        Enjoy interacting with Parents and children

    =        Willing to pitch in and help other team members

    =        Ability to work at pace in a very busy retail environment

    =        Eye for detail and quality focus to produce attractive meals

    =        Experience handling and preparing food

    =        A food Hygiene Certificate is desirable

    What you will be doing

    =        Preparing and Cooking food to order

    =        Completing Food Hygiene checks, following Food Safety Standards and completing all relevant paperwork

    =        Stock rotation

    =        Serving customers and taking payment using an EPOS till

    =        Using the coffee machine

    =        Stock Replenishment

    =        Cleaning and tidying

     

    What we offer in return

    Fast paced and dynamic environment that suits people with a positive, can do attitude

    Opportunity to progress as our business continues to grow

    Tight knit team

    Staff discounts

    Training & Development

    If this sounds of interest please forward a copy of your CV to carrie@tonggardencentre.co.uk

     

     

  3. Garden Centre Team Member - Furniture/Leisure Team

    Part time or Full time but will include weekend work

    Our Company

    We are an exciting Destination Garden Retail 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. We currently have a large Furniture/Leisure area that displays a vast array of sets in exciting displays.

    What you will need to succeed

    =        Experience of serving Customers

    =        Experience of selling Garden Products and Furniture would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite

    =        You will need to be organised, efficient, dynamic and super friendly

    =        Able to multi task to ensure that you can maintain exciting displays, advise customers on the ranges, organise deliveries and process financial agreements

    What you will be doing

    =        Supporting Customers in selecting a range that suits their needs

    =        Advising on Product details and specifications

    =        Maintaining displays and merchandising products

    =        Helping Customers to their Cars

    =        Processing Financial applications

    =        Ensuring our customers have a “GREAT” customer service experience

     

    What we offer in return

    =        Fast paced and dynamic environment that suits people with a positive, can do attitude

    =        Opportunity to progress as our business continues to grow

    =        Career levels

    =        Pension

    =        Death in Service

    =        Staff discounts

    =        Training & Development

    =        An environment that understands the importance of a work/life balance

    If this sounds of interest please get in touch!

  4. Garden Centre Team Member / Deliveries Assistant

    Part time or Full time but will include weekend work

    Our Company

    We are an exciting Destination Garden Retail 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.

    What you will need to succeed

    =        Experience of serving Customers

    =        Experience of selling Garden Products would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite

    =        You will need to be organised, efficient, dynamic and super friendly

    =        Able to multi task to ensure that you can maintain exciting displays, advise customers on the ranges, organise deliveries and deliver great customer services

    =        Go out with the driver and deliver products to our Customers in a friendly and efficient manner

    What you will be doing

    =        This is a varied role which will include working in Store on a number of Departments but also going out with the designated driver to deliver products to Customers

    =        Supporting Customers in store, selecting a range that suits their needs

    =        Advising on Product details and specifications

    =        Maintaining displays and merchandising products

    =        Taking due care and attention to Customers property to ensure their goods are delivered in perfect condition

    =        Ensuring our customers have a “GREAT” customer service experience

     

    What we offer in return

    =        Fast paced and dynamic environment that suits people with a positive, can do attitude

    =        Opportunity to progress as our business continues to grow

    =        Career levels

    =        Pension

    =        Death in Service

    =        Staff discounts

    =        Training & Development

    =        An environment that understands the importance of a work/life balance

    If this sounds of interest please get in touch carrie@tonggardencentre.co.uk

     

  5. Garden Centre Team Member - Stone Yard

    Part time or Full time but will include weekend work

    What you will need to succeed

    =        Experience of serving Customers

    =        Experience of selling Garden Products would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite

    =        You will need to be organised, efficient, dynamic and super friendly

    =        Physically strong as the role includes handling product deliveries of heavy stone products

    =        Fork lift license is advantageous but not a must have

    =        A can-do attitude and a want to pitch in

     

    What you will be doing

    =        This is a varied role which will include working in Store over Christmas, helping the Plants team in busy seasons, late nights over busy seasons

    =        Supporting Customers in store, selecting products that suit their needs

    =        Advising on Product details and specifications

    =        Maintaining displays and merchandising products

    =        Ensuring our customers have a “GREAT” customer service experience

     

    What we offer in return

    =        Fast paced and dynamic environment that suits people with a positive, can do attitude

    =        Opportunity to progress as our business continues to grow

    =        Career levels

    =        Pension

    =        Death in Service

    =        Staff discounts

    =        Training & Development

    =        An environment that understands the importance of a work/life balance

    If this sounds of interest please get in touch carrie@tonggardencentre.co.uk

     

     

To apply:

  • Drop a letter and CV in at reception
  • Or email hr@tonggardencentre.co.uk to send a CV and covering letter (Please state the role you are applying for)

Seasonal Grasshoppers Assistant

April - September

What you will need to succeed

  • Friendly personality
  • Sales and Customer Service experience
  • Enjoy interacting with Parents and children
  • Willing to pitch in and help other team members
  • Ability to work at pace in a very busy retail environment

What you will be doing

  • Serving customers at the counters
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Using the coffee machine
  • Supervising and maintaining play equipment
  • Stock Replenishment
  • Till operation
  • Cleaning and tidying the Play area
  • Clearing tables
  • Pitching in with the Food Vans

Seasonal Grasshoppers Assistant - Catering Van

Working 5 days out of 7 and includes weekend

8.30am-3pm

 

What you will need to succeed 

  • Friendly personality
  • Sales and Customer Service experience
  • Enjoy interacting with Parents and children
  • Willing to pitch in and help other team members
  • Ability to work at pace in a very busy retail environment
  • Eye for detail and quality focus to produce attractive meals
  • Experience handling and preparing food
  • A food Hygiene Certificate is desirable

 

What you will be doing 

  • Preparing and Cooking food to order
  • Completing Food Hygiene checks, following Food Safety Standards and completing all relevant paperwork
  • Stock rotation
  • Serving customers and taking payment using an EPOS till
  • Using the coffee machine
  • Stock Replenishment
  • Cleaning and tidying

Maidenhead Aquatics

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