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Careers at Yarnton

Grow with Us!

Yarnton Home & Garden is fast becoming a destination garden centre and homewares store with a fresh new style and outlook! We currently have employment opportunities for people who can blossom with our vision and join us on this exciting journey.

If you think you have the passion, have a ‘can do’ attitude and are willing to go that extra mile for our customers and the team, then you’ll be just what we’re looking for!

Now you know more about us, we would love to hear about you!

Sow the seed by dropping us an email with your CV to hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk or take a look at our current vacancies below…

 


CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ASSISTANT
PART-TIME, PERMANENT 

About Yarnton Home & Garden

Yarnton Home & Garden is a vibrant home and garden store located just north of Oxford. The business has undergone transformation and expansion over the last few years, and we are on the lookout for positive, enthusiastic and energetic people to take the business confidently into the future.

About the role

We are looking for a brilliant and dynamic Customer Experience Assistant to join our fun, hardworking and forward-thinking Customer Experience team in our ever-expanding garden centre. This is a part-time role working 24 hours per week and days of work will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Our team is continuously working to achieve more and grow with us as the business grows. Becoming a part of our close-knit team means taking ownership from day one and producing a high standard of customer service and other tasks. We are looking for someone to start a successful, rewarding, and exciting career with us.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Go the extra mile for our customers, making sure they have an amazing experience with us.
  • Providing customers with amazing customer service while processing transactions at our Garden and Home tills.
  • Share knowledge and experience with colleagues to help support others in building confidence.
  • Supporting the retail team with shop floor duties as and when required.
  • Raising and feeding back any customer comments with your line manager.
  • At times, you may be required to support other departments due to business needs.

We are looking for:

  • A strong communicator who is confident to liaise across departments.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • No experience necessary as full training will be given.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and multi-tasking.
  • A good work ethic.

What we offer:

  • Hourly pay rate.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • 20% staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Customer Experience Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


PLAY & CAFÉ ASSISTANT MANAGER
FULL-TIME, PERMANENT – WORKING ALTERNATE WEEKENDS

We are looking for a brilliant and dynamic Play & Café Assistant Manager to join our fun, hardworking and forward-thinking Magic Garden team at our ever-expanding Garden Centre, just north of Oxford.

Yarnton Home & Garden is a garden centre undergoing a huge transformation and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help take our centre to the next level.

Becoming a part of our close knit team means taking ownership from day one and producing a high standard of customer service and other tasks. We are looking for someone to start a successful, rewarding and exciting career with us, our team are continuously working to achieve more and grow with us as the business grows.

Job Purpose & Context

To assist the Magic Garden Manager in creating a safe, fun and harmonious environment for children and parents to enjoy. To assist in managing a small team and to create positive relationships throughout the site.

Job Role

  • To assist in creating, organising, prepping, planning, and running events and classes.
  • To supervise the café when required, preparing, and serving high quality food and drink, placing orders and working with the restaurant team.
  • To be a senior member of the Magic Garden team, delegating tasks to team members.
  • To host parties and assist parents in creating a fun and magical day for the Birthday Child & all guests.
  • To help keep the Magic Garden safe by understanding the health and safety measures required.
  • To ensure that children can explore a wide range of experiences, develop friendships, learn and have fun.
  • To ensure parents feel comfortable and relaxed while their children play.
  • To follow policies and procedures set out by Magic Garden & Yarnton Home and Garden alike.
  • Undertake training as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as required from time-to-time.

Person specification

  • Previous experience working with young children (essential).
  • Previous experience hosting parties or events (desired).
  • Trained barista with relevant food and hygiene certificates (desired).

Skills and abilities

  • Friendly and approachable with high energy levels.
  • Positive and relaxed even in high stress situations.
  • Must be able to talk in front of large groups of people.
  • Confident to host a party with activities alone.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Problem solving skills and high expectations, use of initiative.
  • High expectations of customer service.

This role will be based on a rolling rota of 4 days per week and alternate weekends. Salary is dependent on age and experience.

If you are the ideal person for this role, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Soft Play Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


WEEKEND TOY SHOP SALES ASSISTANT
PART-TIME, PERMANENT 

About Yarnton Home & Garden:

Yarnton Home & Garden is a vibrant home and garden store located just north of Oxford. The business has undergone transformation and expansion over the last few years, and we are on the lookout for positive, enthusiastic and energetic people to take the business confidently into the future.

About the role

We are looking to fill this important role with a positive and organised Weekend Toy Shop Sales Assistant. You will be required to gain in-depth product knowledge and help our customers across a range of areas by delivering first class customer service, including booking-in of customers to our Magic Garden. You may also be asked to assist the Play Assistants in cleaning the soft play area during session changes.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Becoming proficient using our Epos system.
  • Maintaining a clean and presentable Toy Shop for our customers.
  • Sharing your product knowledge with our customers.
  • Signing in our customers to the Magic Garden and assisting the Play Assistants as and when required.
  • Giving our customers a fantastic and consistent level of customer service.
  • Escalating any customer feedback to the Operations Manager.

We are looking for:

The right candidate will be friendly, engaging, self-motivated, flexible, and hardworking with the ability to multi- task and at times work independently. The role is part time working 9am – 5:30pm Saturday and 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 Days holiday per rata.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Customer Experience Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


SHOP FLOOR SALES ASSISTANT
FULL-TIME, PERMANENT – WORKING ALTERNATE WEEKENDS

About Yarnton Home & Garden:

Yarnton Home & Garden is a vibrant home and garden store located just north of Oxford. The business has undergone transformation and expansion over the last few years, and we are on the lookout for positive, enthusiastic and energetic people to take the business confidently into the future.

About the role

We are looking to fill this important role with a dynamic and organised Shop Floor Sales Assistant. You will be required to gain in-depth product knowledge and help our customers across a range of areas on the shop floor by delivering first class customer service. We are looking for the right person to start an exciting and rewarding career with us.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Becoming proficient using our Epos system.
  • Maintaining a clean and presentable Shop Floor for our customers.
  • Sharing your product knowledge with our customers.
  • Unloading deliveries and assisting the Visual Merchandising Team to create displays.
  • Giving our customers a fantastic and consistent level of customer service.
  • Complete daily task sheets.

We are looking for:

The right candidate will be friendly, engaging, self-motivated, flexible, and hardworking with the ability to multi- task and at times work independently. You will be a great problem solver, happy to work in a fast-paced environment and be productive at all times. This role is full time, working alternate weekends.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 days holiday.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.

If you would like to be part of our fun and growing business, please email a covering letter and CV, quoting the job title as the subject, to our Customer Experience Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.