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Restaurant Server 25hrs


This is an exciting time to join the Ladybird Restaurant located in Laylocks Garden Centre. Due to the expansion and development of the garden centre, we have decided to develop the restaurant. The restaurant is such a vital part of the garden centre becoming increasingly popular.

As stated above we are currently undergoing a refurb of the kitchen and front of house. We will be reopening the restaurant w/c 31st January with the start date being the 7th of Feb 2022. Because of the expansion we are on the look out for excellent waiter/food runner/server to join our team.


  • Setting up the front line with the small wares, plate ware and equipment needed to effectively serve all food items

  • Keeping the station restocked, cleaning small, large trays and tray stands, reading order tickets and placing them onto the ticket minder

  • Tracking cooking times on all food orders and checking them for plate presentation, appearance and the proper degree of doneness and to take them to the correct tables

  • Garnishing finished meals according to the restaurant’s procedures and specifications and assisting servers as needed, to improve the dining experience of guests

  • To clear table for new customers as soon as they become available

  • To clear tables as soon as customers have finished and to mention our dessert menu.

  • To help with the overall cleaning/hygiene and restocking of the front of house

  • To help the servers as and when you can

About you:

You will be confident, friendly and a personable person.

  • Multitasking skills to ensure guests get their orders quickly

  • Organisational skills to easily locate bar patrons and tables to fulfil orders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure customers’ requests are met

  • Ability to remain on your feet for several hours

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to remain calm under stressful situations

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • over 21

  • 2 years of hospitality experience


  • Driver license

This is for 25hours per week

Starting at 9:30am - 2:30pm Monday - Friday

This job can potentially go into full time in the near future.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Plant /Nursery Assistant 40hrs



This is an exciting opportunity to join our family run business. With over 35years trading we have built a great reputation with our customers of great customer service and plant quality. We still grow a huge 60% of plants on site which we will continue to grow over the coming years. The garden centre has started a 5 year development plan which saw our first development being built in 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working individual who has a passion for horticulture.We need someone who has the ability to work on their own and as a team, who has excellent communication and customer service skills, who is able to work outside in all conditions and be able to assist and advise customers on their purchases when asked.


  • You will need to be physically fit as there is an element of heavy lifting.

  • You must have strong plant knowledge and have the experience of working in a production nursery and in a garden centre.

  • Driving License

  • You must have a passion for horticulture and want to grow with the business

  • 2 years minimum within the horticultural industry



  • Forklift license

  • Garden centre Experience

Day to Day roles:

Production Nursery:

  • plant care (watering, pruning, sweeping),

  • General Nursery duties, e.g. potting, weeding etc

Garden Centre:

  • Compost duties

  • Serving customers

  • General retail duties

The role is 40hours per week, with alternate weekend working.

You will have a weekday off every week.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

Start date: February 1st

Expected start date: 01/02/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Contract