Careers at Hayes
Make the change and join the Hayes family
Hayes Garden World has been in the same family since it was started over 200 years ago and that is the ethos by which we treat our staff, as family. We look out for each other and if you do encounter family problems which have the potential to affect your work life the company will do everything possible to support you while you get things back on an even keel, and we all need a little helping hand at some point in our lives. The family still run the company day to day and are justifiably proud of their achievements and encourage the staff to follow this ethos and be proud to work at the most prestigious store in the Lake District and one of the premier garden centres in north west England.
As part of our commitment to the environment we provide staff transport from Barrow, Ulverston and Kendal, so if you think you live too far from the store then maybe not so. Our staff tend to stay with us for a considerable amount of time, the team leader of the Outdoor Plant department has just recently been awarded the RHS medal for 40 years’ service to horticulture with the same company. Many of the staff have met their partners while working for Hayes with both continuing to work for the company. Whether you are looking for a full-time position or just a few hours to fit around other commitments we are sure to be able to work with you. We don't work in the evening, except for one or two special occasions such as Bonfire Night and Christmas late night openings, so you can always be sure that you will be able to spend your evenings with family and friends.
The successful candidates for the Warehouse/Christmas department will be part of a small team who will play a major part in the creation of selling the dream with our spectacular displays, enjoyed by thousands of customer’s. The Christmas department is where you can pass your creative knowledge onto our customers who are always needing hints and tips on how they can re-create the effects in their own homes, so if you love communicating your passion for design then this role is the one for you. Don’t worry if you think you haven’t a creative bone in your body you will soon pick up tips from the core staff and the our merchandiser Caroline.
As one of the country’s largest retailers of Garden Furniture we have a huge showroom with a team committed to customer service and as one of their members you would be able to fully communicate your ability to give the customer all the necessary information to enable them to have their perfect outdoor living space. If you have a love of utilising your outdoor space as much as possible whether it’s just for the weekend barbecue or just to enjoy the sun then this job is for you, you can help make a difference to people’s lives.
Once our customers have ‘shopped ‘til they’ve dropped’ the perfect spot to ease those aching feet is the Four Seasons Restaurant with it’s gorgeous views over the Lakeland fells. We have recently revamped the restaurant, removing tables and adding lots of greenery to give the customers more privacy. The menu has also been brought into the 21st century with a mix of main and light meals and of course our famous home-baked scones and custard tart are still one of the main attractions for customers. If you think you can deliver a warm friendly welcome to our customers and love working as part of a small dedicated team then this is the position for you, full and part-time positions available..
We also require checkout assistants, both full and part-time, so if talking to the general public is right up your street then this is the job for you. The successful applicants will need to be engaging and friendly; don't worry if you don't know anything about gardening this position is all about making the sure the customer leaves happy and wanting to return.
We are also seeking someone to work in the Garden Products department; this department deals with all the gardening tools, outdoor containers, water features, gardening chemicals and all the bird feed. You don't need to be an expert gardener as training will be given but if you know your forks from your spades and want to learn more about gardening then this position would be ideal.
If you just want a position for a short period then we have a place in our Customer Services department to provide maternity cover. This position involves dealing with customer queries, taking orders and sorting out any problems involved with their order. This department is based in Kendal.
Please click here for more information on the various positions available and fill out the application form, we have both full and part-time positions available so we may have the perfect hours to fit in with your other commitments. Last date for applications is Sunday 4th July so don't delay let us have your applications as soon as possible.