Plant area assistant (Planted containers)

Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Location: Tiptree, Essex
Company: Perrywood
Salary: £8.60/hour
Closing Date: 26th April 2018

Perrywood are looking for a motivated individual who is creative with an excellent eye for shape and colour. You will be given extensive in-house training on how to plant up and merchandise our indoor and outdoor planted containers. We sell thousands of these a year and they also inspire customers to plant up their own versions.

Key duties

  • You will learn how to plant up indoor and outdoor planted containers, keeping standards consistently high
  • You will learn how to merchandise the containers to maximise sales, and to maintain plant quality
  • You will be aware of the changing seasons and work closely with us to come up with new container ideas e.g. Christmas & Mother’s Day gifts
  • You will plant up display containers for our car park and garden centre entrance
  • When needed you may assist in other areas of the business, including in the plant area and in nursery production

Your capabilities

  • You are creative, and have a good eye for colour and shape
  • You can take instruction, but can also use your own initiative when working alone
  • You are motivated to see each task you are given through to completion, and can ‘learn by doing’
  • You are interested in plants and gardening. Some plant knowledge is preferred but not essential


  • Good communication skills - essential
  • Evidence of creativity, ideally through an art or floristry qualification - essential
  • You’ll need to work 5 days a week, including one weekend day ( Pay: Time and a half at weekends)
  • You’ll need to work some bank holidays, but will be given a day’s holiday in lieu
  • Full on the job training will be given

For further information or to send your CV please contact