Working at St Peters Garden Centre.

Here at the garden centre we have a great team of people that work extremely hard to achieve the highest standards. Our staff are our greatest asset which has helped us win awards, and celebrate 30 years of trading.

St Peters Garden Centre is a family owned business and is a great place to work, we have some of the most dedicated staff who will help you to settle in, it will feel like you are part of the family from the moment you arrive.

Current Vacancies

Garden Shop Supervisor

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Garden Centre Team. The role will be responsible for the core product ranges for Gardening & Wild Bird Care.

You will be expected to plan seasonal ranges, order on a weekly basis, unpack goods and receive orders on our EPOS system. It is imperative that you can also be flexible, support other teams during the seasonal sales peaks, and manage your time accordingly. You would also have key holder responsibilities.

Customer experience is extremely important to us, and having the right people, in the right places, at the right time is key to making our business work.

You must be passionate about customer services & experience – Approaching, helping and inspiring customers in a friendly and polite way. You will have excellent communication skills & must enjoy talking to people.

You will be responsible for the performance of your categories. We strive to deliver ‘best in class’ & therefore, you must be pro-active, be able to use own initiative, and have a passion for driving sales.

This is a full time and permanent position working on a 6/4 rota (4 weekdays plus alternate weekends), 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.

In return we offer a competitive benefits package including: 28 days holiday per annum (inclusive of bank holidays), staff discount, a company pension scheme, free uniform & free parking.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and are interested in the role, please apply in writing by no later than Friday 6th September 2019, and include a copy of your CV to:

Mr Chris Schofield –

Trainee Butcher/Apprentice

We are looking for a trainee butcher/apprentice for Blakes Butchers within our Foodhall. Approx 40hrs per week on a 5 days out of 7 rota with alternate weekends off. On the job training will be given. Duties to include setting up displays, preparing meats, making sausages & burgers, serving customers, stock control , cleaning.

This job can be an apprenticeship if required.

In the first instance email your c.v to

Father Christmas Lookalikes*
During November and December we run a wonderful Christmas Grotto which is packed full of activities & fun for the children [and adults], and of course, a meeting with Father Christmas.
In addition, we also run a ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event, where children and families come in for one of our famous cooked breakfasts and get to meet Father Christmas and receive a brilliant gift.
We are looking for Father Christmas lookalikes to work in our grotto & breakfast events.
Candidates will need to be great with children and have a love for Christmas! To be successful, you will need to think on your feet, and be able to stay in character throughout.
We will provide full training, and we have a number of existing experienced lookalikes who can show you the ropes. Father Christmas experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.
* Don’t worry we will provide a full quality costume including individual wigs.
We have a number of shifts available during November & December. These are usually 4 hours long, but can be up to 6 hours if covering the breakfast event as well.
Rates of pay are competitive, and in-line with national living wage.
We donate a proportion of the proceeds to local charities, so not only can the role be extremely rewarding, making Children’s Christmas’ special, but you are also raising money for great local causes.
If you believe you have the right personality and you meet the requirements we would love to hear from you. Please apply by emailing a CV to: or by dropping a CV to the information desk within the Garden Centre. Please mark any CV’s to highlight they are for the Father Christmas Lookalike positions.
If you wish to have a chat to understand the role a little further, before applying, please call Megan on 01905 357595.

*Christmas Grotto and Funfair*

Seasonal Staff required;
Grotto Elves & Funfair Assistants.
These positions are temporary during the festive period. Perfect for those seeking seasonal work. Required mid-November up to Christmas. Involves weekend work. Fun and outgoing personality a must.

To apply please send a CV to; (enter Christmas Seasonal Staff as the subject title.)