Plant Department Manager

Job Introduction

Whitakers Garden Centre are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Plant Department Manager.

As a Plant Department Manager you will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the nursery, ensuring that our plants are healthy and our customers are satisfied.

  • Salary £25,000 + DOE
  • Contract Type Full Time
  • Closing Date April 2024
  • Category Whitakers – Plants
  • Location Prescot
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Role Responsibilities.

  • Oversee and manage the care and maintenance of plants within the department, ensuring proper watering, fertilising, pruning and repotting procedures are followed
  • Take charge of inventory management, overseeing the receiving and stocking of plants and supplies to meet customer demand
  • Provide excellent customer service by addressing inquiries and offering expert advice
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and organisation within the plant department to create an appealing and inviting shopping environment
  • Monitor and analyse sales trends to optimise inventory levels
  • Implement strategies to enhance the visual presentation of plants, creating attractive displays to drive sales

The Ideal Candidate.

  • Proven experience in a plant nursery or related field with a strong background in plant care and maintenance
  • In depth knowledge of various plant species, their characteristics and optimal care practises
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Passion for horticulture and a commitment to staying informed about industry trends and advancements

What to expect from our application process.

We know recruitment can be daunting, stepping into the unknown, and we want to make this as smooth as possible for you.  Our process is simple:

Step 1: Application
Send in your application via our Beesley & Fildes Careers website.
Step 2: Review
A member of our recruitment team will then review your application along with the recruiting manager and let you know if you have progressed to the next stage of the process.
Step 3: Interview
If your applications is of interest, you will be invited to interview, where you will receive a tour of the branch and meet key people crucial to the success of your role.
Step 4: Feedback
Your recruiter will be in contact with feedback and, if successful, the details of your job offer! A contract and welcome pack will be sent to you digitally to complete. Once that’s complete you will be given access to our HIVE portal where your induction and relevant training is held for you to complete within one month of commencement

We give back, that’s our commitment to you.

We provide all sorts of support and benefits to our people, from well being to financial.


Wagestream gives you access to your earnings before pay day, allowing you to take control of how you manage your money.


Our standard holidays are 22 days plus bank holidays.  We are closed over the Christmas period and do not open on bank holidays

Cycle to work

Our cycle to work scheme offers tax savings as well as a great way to keep fit!


We have a portal providing a suite of on line development courses for you to embrace should you wish to.  Some are mandatory, some are there to allow you to enhance your learning and drive your career

Employee Purchase Discount

Everyone is entitled to staff discount from day one!

Employee Assistance Programme

Partnering with First Care, we offer an employee assistance programme that provide advice, guidance and counselling to support our people in whatever they may be going through, from legal to bereavement to debt advice, its free and confidential

What our employees say about Beesley & Fildes.

Meet Craig and Chris, two of our valuable members of staff

Craig Halpin

Beesley and Fildes have been very supportive with my career development. They’ve recognised that I have ambitions to step up into senior management in the next few years and have taken steps to ensure that I’m provided with the right training to achieve my goals. They have enrolled me on a level 5 leadership and management course, which fills me with great confidence, that they will support me in this process

Chris Taylor

I’ve been at B&F for over 6 years, I started in 2017 and have progressed through many different positions during my time here. The main thing I love about working here is the people. You get to know everyone, it is a very friendly and supportive environment.