Indoor Sales Assistant / Houseplant Assistant

  • Dean's Garden Centre
  • Dean's Garden Centre, Stockton on the Forest, York, UK
  • Jan 09, 2020
Full time Retail

Job Description

Job title: Indoor Sales Assistant / Houseplant Assistant


This will be a permanent full-time position, which includes working alternate weekends and half of the Bank Holidays that we are open. The working pattern is 10 days per fortnight on a rota basis, with Tuesday being the initial weekly day off (however please note this is subject to change).


The position includes some involvement in our houseplant department and greenhouse with bedding plants, tomato plants etc during the months of March, April, May and June. Therefore, knowledge and interest in both houseplants and bedding plants would be useful.


Hours of work

Monday to Saturday
October to February – 9.00am to 5.30pm

March to September – 9.00am to 6.00pm


We have a late night opening on a Tuesday, the Garden Centre is open until 8.00pm.



10.15am to 4.30pm/4.45pm


Personal skills & Requirements

As being a sales assistant requires a lot of customer interaction, being helpful and polite is a vital requirement, in addition to this you will need:

  • To enjoy working with the public
  • To have good communication skills
  • To be physically fit as the work requires being on your feet for most of the day and requires stock to be lifted
  • To have a knowledge and interest in houseplants
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • To have a confident manner
  • To be flexible
  • To have had retail experience including till work
  • To have a good understanding of the indoor products a Garden Centre sells, plus knowledge of the outdoor products would also be useful


Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • To give help and advice to customers.
  • To work on the check out and information desk as per the rota.
  • To work in the Houseplant department which would involve:

- Advising customers on plants

- Watering and maintaining the plants

- Observing for any pests and diseases

- Keeping the department clean and tidy

- Receiving incoming deliveries of plants, and to check the items received against the delivery note and to record and  - report any shortages or discrepancies.

  • To price, merchandise and display new stock and to ensure the sales area is topped up with stock from the storerooms ensuring stock rotation is maintained at all times.
  • To have an understanding of the EPOS system, RF scanners and label printer and to keep up to date with any changes or new introductions with the system.
  • To assist with maintaining the cleanliness and high standards of the Garden Centre, this includes dusting the stock and shelves, sweeping up, vacuuming and general cleaning and tidying up
  • To be aware of Health and Safety matters and security matters and be vigilant at all times
  • To maintain a good knowledge of the products within your normal working area and to maintain a basic knowledge of the products within the Garden Centre.
  • It is essential that good communication is maintained at all times with customers, fellow employees and the management.
  • You may be required to work one day per week on the outdoor sales area.


This list is not exhaustive and as part of your job you may be asked to carry out some duties that are not listed.

Application forms are available on our website:

Completed application forms, CV and covering letter to be returned to:


Mrs H Jones

Dean’s Garden Centre

Stockton Lane


York. YO32 9UE


The closing date for applications is Monday 27th January 2020.