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Careers at Yarnton

Grow with Us!

Yarnton Home & Garden is a destination home and garden store located just north of Oxford. The business has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years to what it is today – an award-winning retailer with customer experience at the heart of everything we do.

We would not be where we are today without an amazing team, and as we grow we are looking to recruit the right people to take the business confidently into the future.

If you would like to be part of our journey, please email us your CV and a line telling us why we should consider you to hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk  or see our vacancies below.


FOOD & BEVERAGE ASSISTANTS – CAFÉ & MAGIC GARDEN SOFT PLAY
PERMANENT, SATURDAYS ONLY

About the role

We are looking for a brilliant and dynamic general assistant to join our team. 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.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To assist with serving high quality food and drink.
  • To host parties and assist parents in creating a fun and magical day for the Birthday Child & all guests (Magic Garden).
  • To help keep the Magic Garden and Café 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 (Magic Garden).
  • To ensure our customers feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Undertake training as required.
  • Undertake cleaning duties.

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience working with young children (desirable).
  • Trained barista with relevant food and hygiene certificates (desirable).
  • Friendly and approachable with high energy levels.
  • Positive and relaxed even in high stress situations.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Problem solving skills and high expectations, use of initiative.
  • High expectations of customer service.

What we offer:

  • Hourly pay rate
  • Competitive holiday entitlement.
  • 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 Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.


FINANCE MANAGER
PERMANENT, FULL-TIME 

About the role

We are looking for a full time Finance Manager to join our fun, hardworking and forward-thinking team in our ever-expanding centre, just north of Oxford.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading all financial and accounting activities and being the first point of contact for all local finance matters.
  • Working closely with the management team to improve cost control and budgeting and on the streamlining of systems and procedures.
  • Working closely with the company’s accountants and auditors.
  • Processing and managing the company payroll.
  • Paying supplier invoices in a timely manner, purchase ledger.
  • Monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Producing comprehensive monthly management accounts, budgets and forecasts and year end reporting.
  • Reporting Directly to the Managing Director you will attend supervisory board meetings.
  • Managing a small team of finance assistants.

The ideal candidate:

  • You will be a strong communicator who is confident to liaise across departments.
  • This is a hands-on role where you will be involved in all financial aspects of the business.
  • Excellent planning, organising and decision-making skills are essential.
  • You will be comfortable working accurately under pressure and multi-tasking with a positive attitude.
  • You must be computer literate with a good working knowledge of Sage and Excel.
  • You will have a relevant accountancy qualification (ideally AAT).
  • Experience of the retail sector in an accounts capacity would be an advantage.
  • You will have proven experience in a similar role at a managerial level.
  • You will be proactive and inquisitive about learning new skills and tasks.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 Days holiday.
  • Training and development to advance your career.
  • Generous staff store discount.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • On-site parking.
  • Referral programme.
  • Discounted or free food.
  • Company events.

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 Store Manager at hello@yarntonhomegarden.co.uk.