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Shop Assistant

Pin icon YO23 Bishopthorpe
Pound Sterling icon £12,070 (Full-time equivalent (37.5 hours) £23,822 or £12.17 per hour)
Clock icon Part-Time
Calendar icon 14 Jun 2024
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Do you have good plant knowledge and enjoy providing great customer service?

Here at Brunswick Organic Nursery, we are seeking a Shop Assistant to join our team in Bishopthorpe!

Shop Assistant
Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RF

  • Part time: 19 hours per week
  • Permanent position
  • £12,070 (Full-time equivalent is £23,822 based on 37.5 hours)
  • Work pattern: Wednesday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9.30am–4.30pm, Tuesday 9.30am–3pm

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

Brunswick Organic Nursery is a registered charity based in Bishopthorpe, York, which provides a productive and rewarding workplace environment for people with learning disabilities to grow and thrive in.

We build skills and confidence, support wellbeing and develop independence through offering opportunities in different work areas. These include events planning and office administration, crafts, woodwork, cooking and horticulture (growing plants at the garden nursery, growing organic fruit and vegetables, and a contract gardening service for the local community).

About the Role:

As a Shop Assistant, you will play a key role in maintaining our shop's welcoming atmosphere and ensuring smooth operations. Your work will involve customer interaction, handling stock management tasks and being a supportive co-worker for colleagues with learning disabilities..

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve customers with a friendly and helpful attitude
  • Replenish stock and ensure displays are well-maintained
  • Water plants and care for our plant sales area
  • Maintain a tidy and welcoming shop environment
  • Perform data entry tasks for our stock management system

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for someone enthusiastic about plants and customer service, and who can provide support to our diverse team. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good knowledge of plants and gardening is desirable
  • Quick and accurate with computer tasks
  • Confident in learning new software
  • Active and energetic, capable of handling stock movement

Please note: An enhanced DBS check will be sought if you are offered the role.


  • Opportunity to work in a supportive, community-focused environment
  • Engage in meaningful work that makes a difference
  • Access to additional hours during busy periods
  • Training and development opportunities

Apply now to become a part of our dedicated team and help us create a positive impact in our community!

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Retail Assistant, Shop Assistant, Sales Associate, Care Assistant, Garden Centre Assistant, Stock Coordinator, Store Clerk, Customer Service Representative, Horticultural Assistant.