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Are you looking for full or part time employment? Could you deliver excellent customer service? If you would like to work in a friendly and pleasant environment why not join our dedicated team at Hayes Garden World.


This year Fairy World has an added attraction: DRAGONS !!
To complement our Fairies and Dragons, we need some Gnomes.
We will be opening on the 1st April and this will be seasonal through to October, including all school holidays and every weekend.
Our Gnomes must have:
  • Good Customer Service Skills
  • Love working with Children
  • Be very Creative at helping children with different crafts
  • Happy talking to parents and selling our magical gifts and tickets
  • Making lunch boxes
  • And of course…..YOU MUST LOVE DRESSING UP !!
Hours are flexible and can be Full Time, Part Time or just Weekends


Outdoor Plants Team Members

1 x Team Member weekends only – 16 hours

1 x Full Time position 40 hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Member within our innovative Outdoor Plants Department at our beautiful garden centre in the heart of the Lakes.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of plants ideally supported by an Horticultural qualification. They will have the ability to communicate well with our customers delivering excellent standards of customer care. Working in a busy retail team environment they will have a hands-on approach to all duties within this department.

If you are passionate about plants, love working outdoors and would enjoy sharing this enthusiasm with our customers, we would love to hear from you.

A 40 hour working week will include every other weekend and bank holidays on a rota basis for the full-time position, and 16 hours for the weekend position.


Garden Furniture/BBQ Department

Full-Time Team Member

40 hours per week - working every other weekend and Bank Holidays on a rota basis

8.45 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday and  10.00 am to 5.30 pm Sunday

If you are a confident individual who enjoys meeting the public and working in retail, then this could be the job for you. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • High standards of customer service
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good communication / organizational skills
  • Positive and pleasant attitude
  • Interest in DIY/ Garden Furniture and BBQ’s

Staff Discount Scheme, Company Pension Scheme, Free transport to and from work (selected areas)


Pets & Aquatics Team Member

Full Time 40 hours per week – working every other weekend and Bank Holidays on a rota basis

We are looking for a confident and energetic assistant to work alongside the current team. The right candidate will be able bodied (able to safely lift 25kg) as this is a very physically demanding position.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and has a can-do attitude. Excellent customer service skills are vital, along with the ability to talk to customers and advise them on pet, aquatic and pond care, whilst being able to attune to their needs, therefore building good rapport, customer trust and loyalty.

A knowledge of pond filtration and maintenance would be beneficial as would a good understanding of all aspects of aquatic animal husbandry. We also require you to have an interest and understanding of canine, feline and small animal behaviour, along with basic nutritional knowledge. Ongoing training will be given in all areas.


Full Time Catering Assistants x 2

40 Hours per week, working every other weekend and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

Working inside in our Terrace Café, we need someone with a friendly and enthusiastic nature.  This is a very fast paced and hands on environment, so if you love the hustle and bustle and enjoy customer service, we would love to hear from you. Experience in this field is desirable, but will be train for the right applicant.


Hayes Garden World offers free transport to and from work from selected areas and at selected times.

Please contact Julie Plank for an application & job description

Contact Details: Tel: 015394 33434 or email us

If we have no vacancies at present but you would like to work within a garden centre environment then please email your CV, stating what area you would like to work in and we will keep your details on file.

Alternatively please download an application form and send it to Hayes Garden World, Calluna House, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0DW.

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