Garden Furniture Department Head

Posted: 15 Nov 2021
Location: Crawley
Company: Squires Garden Centres

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our forward-thinking family owned company, which is committed to our staff, growing our business and setting high standards.

You will head the Garden Furniture Department at our Crawley Centre, supervising a team of full time and part time staff.  This key role will also include Duty Management cover.

Candidates must have proven knowledge and experience with the ability to sell high value furniture sets.  A passion for retail, customer service and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is essential.  You will be flexible, highly motivated, commercially aware, and have the ability to create dynamic displays.

Hours: Full time, including alternate weekends

At Squire’s we know that it’s our people who make the Company successful. Since 1936 the purpose of our business has been the happiness of those who work in it. Both our employees and our customers are extremely important to us.

We want our employees to be known for their friendliness, helpfulness, and good customer service, with their whole ethos being ‘nothing is too much trouble for our customers’.  In turn we will provide an extensive benefit package, please see below.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Employee Discount – 50% in Restaurants and10% in Garden Centre on joining, increasing to
  • 20% after 3 months service, 25% after 2 years’ service and 30% after 5 years’ service.
  • Holiday (including bank holidays) – 5.6 weeks on joining increasing to 6.2 week after 2 years’
  • service and 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service.
  • Bonus – We reward our employees with a non-contractual bonus at Christmas, based on the
  • profit of the company in any financial year. (first year is dependent on start date)
  • Pension – We are all aware of how important it is to save for our retirement. We offer a
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan to new employees. If you pay into the plan and meet the
  • government criteria, the company will too, and these contributions will be invested.
  • Attendance – Our employees with 100% attendance in a financial year, are rewarded with
  • Squire’s gift vouchers.
  • Made A Difference Scheme (M.A.D) – a reward scheme for team members who make a
  • difference to our business through; outstanding customer service, over and above normal
  • duties or initiatives that have grown / inspired the business. There is a monthly winner and a
  • ‘team member of the year’. All winners select a gift to receive.
  • Learning & Development -You can look forward to a wealth of learning opportunities with us
  • that will enhance and develop you with the skills and confidence you need.
  • Free parking – available to all employees in the designated parking areas on our sites.

About us

Squire’s is a family-owned group of 16 garden centres based in Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and Berkshire. We are committed to growing our business and to promoting the highest standards in horticultural retailing. We want our staff to enjoy working with us in a friendly, energetic customer focused environment.