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Plant Area Assistant Manager

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your CV to or submit it in person, attention to the 'HR Department.' We regret that due to the high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to all. If you do not hear from us within the next 14 days, consider your application for the Assistant Plant Area Manager position unsuccessful.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Plant Area Assistant Manager to join our team at Carpenders Park Garden Centre reporting to the Directors of the business and closely collaborating with the Plant Area Team, this role involves line management all plant area employees in addition to overseeing the production team. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership values, a commitment to developing knowledge, and a hands-on approach to the daily management of the plant department.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Plant Area, maintaining the highest standards of retail and reporting to the Directors.
  • Line manage the Plant Area Team and oversee the production team
  • Daily management of the plant department, including maintenance of all plant sub-departments
  • Work closely with customers, providing advice and handling queries


Skills and Experience:

  • Supervisory/management experience
  • Excellent customer service skills and
  • Excellent Plant Knowledge
  • Stock management
  • Experience with EPOS systems
  • Key holder and security responsibilities
  • Good communication skills with the ability to train others and work as part of a wider team
  • Proactive approach to health and safety with an H&S qualification


Desired Qualifications:

  • PA1 and PA6 certification


Added Benefit:

  • Forklift licence
  • First aid certificate
  • Fire marshal training


Desirable Attributes:

  • Have worked in a similar position
  • Have good plant & general horticultural knowledge
  • Have experience of merchandising and supplier ordering
  • Have sales experience


We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, free uniform and free staff car parking. 


This is a fab opportunity within a fun & friendly company. If you fit the criteria above, then apply now!


Due to the high number of applicants we receive sadly we cannot reply to everyone, therefore if you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.


Our Garden Centre

Carpenders Park Garden Centre, Little Oxhey Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 5BA

Mon - Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4.00pm


Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Sunday 10am-4.00pm

Monday 9am-5.30pm