Retail Assistant - Gifting

Vacancy Type - Fixed term 12 months

Hours of Work
- Full Time (includes an alternative weekend rota)

: Cambridge (Great Shelford)

Closing Date: 20th November 2021

Job Ref: 123456



What’s the role about?

As a seasonal retailer, our goods are constantly changing and evolving month by month. Our growing gifting team are constantly improving the options available instore. We are looking for a new member of the team to aide us over the next 12 months to accomodate for expected growth.

There is an opportunity that this role may become permanant, but the focus will be on making short term improvements and aiding the overall team to achieve this.  

Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude to working with both customers and other staff members to maintain the level of quality that Scotsdales is known for.  

What you'll be doing

You will be responsible for ensuring goods are appealingly displayed and the working area kept clean and tidy. You will be confident with customers and offer guidance and advice and look for making additional sales. Your duties will also include coordinating stock deliveries, stock handling and pricing.

This is an amazing opportunity to use your natural flair and show a positive attitude as you will find yourself working across the store including till cover (when required).

Who we're looking for

Demonstrating a high level of customer service, being proactive and flexible within your working day are all the things we look for in Scotsdales people.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please use our online application form below. 

Additional Information:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


Benefits for working at Scotsdales include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at all locations
  • 25% staff discount upon conclusion of probation period

  • Free uniform and onsite clothing supplied

  • Opportunities for personal training and development whenever possible
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 5% basic salary


Scotsdales Garden Centre
Cambridge Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5JT

Requirements: x number of years retail experience, customer servcie experience, etc. 

Additional Information

Closing Date: 20th November 2021

To apply for this vacancy please use our online form below.

We only accept on-line applications. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team via

Equal Opportunities Statement

Scotsdales Garden Centre celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a fair and equal society, free from discrimination.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early and therefore we encourage you to apply for this position early.

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Why should you work at Scotsdales?

Staff Benefits

Holiday pay / staff discounts / pension scheme / performance reviews / flexible scheduling / long service awards / cafe discounts / learning and staff development / career advancement / free onsite parking

Staff Culture

Understanding people and their needs is essential to the Scotsdales culture. We aim to make all staff feel welcomed and included from their first day to thier last.

Opportunities and Training

Providing a platform for growth and development is crucial to the Scotsdales team. We're constantly trying to help our staff better their skills to achieve more both at Scotsdales and beyond.


Everyone is welcome at Scotsdales. Equality, diversity and inclusion is very much at the forefront of our thoughts. Whoever you are, whereever you work or whatever you do.

Staff Stories

Artificial Christmas trees

Each month our Plants teams choose their 'Plant of the Month.' Alongside these monthly choices are fun facts about the plant in question. 

Each of our chosen plants of the month will be displayed as such instore so make sure to to view this month's plant in advance of your visit. 

Staff Quotes

Artificial Christmas trees

We don't just want to sell plants, we want to educate people on the importance of plants in their homes and around the world. 

Our Plant finder works as an encyclopaedia that showcases information and images for over 14,000 plants. 

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Our Vision

"We are passionate about plants and 100% committed to sourcing and supplying the healthiest, happiest plants we can."
Our Mission

"We will always prioritise to our local growers first for our stock requirements."

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