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Posted on 3rd January 2019

Horticultural Team Leader (Perennials)/ Commercial Grower

This is a brand new role due to expansion within the company. We are looking to start this full time position in February 2019.

The job is based behind the scenes where the plants are grown. We are looking for someone to lead a small team on a commercial plant nursery. You will be responsible for maintaining and propagating stock to sell in our retail site, ‘Larch Cottage Nurseries’ as well as managing a small team of 3 or 4 people.

You must be well organised, have a great deal of practical skills and be able to work at a commercial speed. Communication skills are essential as well as some horticultural knowledge. You must be a quick learner and be self motivated.

We are a family business, with a national reputation for the rare and unusual, selling plants by mail order throughout the UK and Europe and through our retail site within the village. We now have one of the largest and diverse plant collections in the country so this is a very exciting opportunity for someone who loves plants and being outdoors.

Normal hours are 8am-5pm, 5 days per week. This role does include some weekend work and is definitely a full time position.

Due to our rural location it is essential you have your own transport.

Salary dependent on ability and experience.

Interviews will be held in January 2019 and only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Cook- ‘A Foodie’ – someone who is passionate about good food!

A new year- a new start !!

This is the perfect job for someone who loves food – healthy, freshly prepared dishes from good quality ingredients with simple, clean flavours – the Mediterranean way!

We are a daytime bistro style restaurant adjoined to the renowned Larch Cottage Nurseries at Melkinthorpe, Penrith.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for cooking to work alongside our head chef. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is happy to work within a small team in a family business. The hours are good (daytime!), the team is fantastic, the food is excellent all within beautiful surroundings!

Your main duties will be to prepare, cook and present food to Larch Cottage Specification under the guidance of our Head Chef. You will work towards gaining the confidence and experience to cover the Head Chef in times of absence.

The role will be varied and also include general preparation of food – i.e peeling and chopping vegetables, preparing salads and sandwiches, assisting with the baking of bread as well as kitchen cleaning duties and assisting with pot-wash etc

You must be flexible and willing to help where needed within the small restaurant team.

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic individual above anything else! Formal qualifications are not necessary as full training will be given.

Normal working hours are 8am-5pm (maybe slightly longer during busy periods). 5 days out of 7. We are looking for a full time person although job share/ part time will be considered.

Please note: Your transport is essential due to our rural location.

Interviews will take place towards the end of January and only successful applicants will be contacted.

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Restaurant Staff

Full Time/Part-time, Permanent.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to join the team in our busy Mediterranean, bistro style restaurant.

Duties will be varied and involve all aspects of working in our restaurant including taking orders, waiting on, washing up, making drinks, food preparation, cleaning, till work etc.

You must be honest, reliable, hardworking and have good communication skills to ensure working practices are kept to a high standard. You must be a team player and have good customer skills.

You must have a passion for good food and good service and must be able to work under pressure during busy periods.

You must be able to work with your own initiative and require limited supervision.

We are a Daytime Restaurant with normal working hours between 8am-5pm.

Full time and Part Time applications will be considered. Please state on your application what your ideal working hours/pattern would be.

It would also be preferred if you could submit a letter or email with your application explaining what interests you to the role and describing your relevant experience.

Please note we are located outside of Penrith and are not on a public transport route and therefore your own transport is essential.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

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