Now Hiring: Full Time Retail Assistant

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We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking Retail Assistant to join our team and help us to bloom. In particular if you are passionate about house plants then we'd love to hear from you!

Garden Kitchen Retail Assistant Job Specifications

Essential skills

  • Excellent people skills, able to listen to customers and colleagues and communicate clearly.

  • Positive attitude and application

  • Enthusiastic about plants!

  • Ability to deliver retail standards / requirements as listed above, flexible hard-working approach.

  • Respectful approach to all Pugh's policies including health and safety, and use of staff uniforms

  • An openness to develop new skills and be an active part of new projects and developments

  • Working weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis will be required

  • Confident use of telephones.

Desired skills (these can be further developed as you work within the team)

  • EPOS till experience

  • Retail experience, merchandising of plants and associated products

  • Plant maintenance skills

  • Delivering team targets

  • Some basic I.T. skills may be required at times.

To apply, please send a full and up to date CV to

Garden Kitchen department standards and staff requirements

We require all staff in this department to work together, under the shop managers direction and the senior managers / directors leading – Teamwork, clear respectful 2-way communication and a positive attitude are all valued requirements of our team members.

We aim to keep on improving our customer service, plant quality and ranges, average transaction values, clarity of merchandising, inspiring displays, uncluttered paths, and overall housekeeping / plant maintenance across the whole department. We are passionate about these retail standards and will continue to improve them with your help for the ongoing strengthening of ‘The Pugh's brand’.

We run a commercial business, in a very competitive market, so all team members are required, and encouraged, to assist us achieve our financial targets in order that we can continue to develop our business plans.

To develop our business we need to develop our people – we encourage you to maximise your potential, and we value your input into our plans. We see staff training and development as essential for all of us.

Because of the seasonal fluctuations of our business we expect all team members to be flexible in their approach and happy to help other departments as required and agreed between relevant managers.

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