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Vacancies at Esher

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently operating two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that they can enjoy their role. Please see below our current vacancies.

TEMPORARY TRACTOR DRIVER

Hours: Monday to Friday plus overtime
Salary: £21,504 (plus potential for on-site accommodation with role)
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our
philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that
everyone can enjoy their role.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Tractor Driver to join the Farm team at Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Tractor driving and general farm jobs in conjunction with the rest of the staff according to season
  • Grass mowing, seed drilling and planting machine operation
  • Plant bed forming and marking out of growing areas
  • Assisting in the operation of crop irrigation
  • Estate maintenance

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous tractor driving experience.
  • Enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative.

Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:

  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site.

Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 11th May 2018

 

 

 

PYO SALES ASSISTANTS

Hours: Full-time including every weekend
Salary: £6.41ph to £8.12ph
Location: Esher, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity for Sales Assistants to join the Pick Your Own team at our Esher site.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Have some experience and enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, and experience in a retail environment.
  • Have previous use of till systems.

Our PYO Assistants are required to work every weekend (Saturday’s and Sunday’s) and either 4 mornings or 4 afternoons during the week.

We are looking for candidates to start towards the end of May (exact start date depends on the season) working through to 31st October. The working week is approximately 35 hours per week.

Ideally successful candidates will start towards the end of May working through to 31st October.  We also have a limited number of vacancies June-August.

Preference will be given to candidates who are available for the duration of the season and without any holiday commitments.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30th April 2018

 

 

FARM SHOP MANAGER

Hours: Full time - rota basis including alternate weekends.
Salary: £35,532 - £41,184
Location: Esher, Surrey

Potential accommodation available with role

Thompson Bros (Esher) Ltd, trading as Garsons, is a duel site family run retail business operating out of Esher in Surrey and Titchfield in Hampshire.

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced Retail Manager to develop the Farm Shop at our Esher site. With an exciting shop development in the pipeline this is the perfect opportunity for a career minded individual to stamp their mark.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Ensuring you and your team deliver first class customer service.
  • Set and agree budgets for the shop.
  • Maximise sales and profitability, leading your team to achieve the store’s targets.
  • Controlling costs and managing operational routines.
  • Ensuring high standards and the correct management of all store processes.
  • Recruit, coach and develop your team.
  • Effectively delegate to all team members.
  • Ensure the appraisal system is utilised fully and all individuals goals are SMART.
  • Identify and introduce quality product that sets us apart from the supermarkets and online traders.
  • Negotiate best terms with suppliers.
  • Prioritise, plan and adjust schedules to optimise costs and maximise sales.
  • Be involved in setting and delivering short and long term strategy.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an impressive track record of retail management at a senior level.
  • Be enthusiastic and self-driven, with the ability to inspire and motivate all team members.
  • Be innovative and forward thinking in your approach to management.
  • A strong communicator at all levels.
  • Thrive with autonomy and understand its importance to team members.
  • Be customer driven, understanding the importance of detail.

Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:

  • A highly competitive basic salary within the market.
  • Annual sales bonus based on increased turnover.
  • Annual margin bonus.
  • Personal goals bonus on successful attainment – 6% of annual salary.
  • Team summer and Christmas parties.
  • Free parking.
  • Company discount card.
  • Company uniform.
  • Long service award.
  • Pension scheme.

The opportunity to make a difference and be part of family run business who believes in developing all its team, ensuring managers have autonomy to impress.

Closing date for completed applications: 4th May 2018

 

 

 

 

SALES ASSISTANT – OUTDOOR LEISURE

Hours: Full time (rota basis to include alternate weekends)
Salary: £17,484 - £20,868
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our
philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that everyone can
enjoy their role.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Assistant to join the outdoor leisure team at our Garden Centre in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Ensure merchandising and housekeeping standards of the outdoor leisure department are kept to the Garsons standards.
  • Ensure displays are innovative, practical and maintained, and that these are refreshed on a regular basis.
  • Provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Order product using our retail management system.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have retail shop floor experience within a busy environment.
  • Be competent and confident with computer work.
  • Enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative.

Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:

  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site.

Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 23rd April 2018

 

 

ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – GARDEN CARE

Hours: Full-time, rota basis including alternate weekends
Salary: £21,504 – £22,812
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that everyone can enjoy their role. We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Supervisor to join the Garden Care team at our garden centre in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Ensure merchandising and housekeeping standards of the sundries department are kept to the Garsons standards.
  • Ensure displays are innovative, practical and maintained, and that these are refreshed on a regular basis.
  • Provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Order product using our retail management system.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.
  • Be responsible for the whole department in the absence of your Line Manager.
  • Assist your Line Manager in their role and undertake any task as deemed reasonable.
  • Cashing up tills and assisting in locking up at the end of the day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have retail shop floor experience within a busy environment.
  • Be competent and confident with computer work.
  • Enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative. Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:
  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site.

Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 11th May 2018

 

 

ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – PLANTERIA

Hours: Full-time, rota basis including alternate weekends
Salary: £21,504 – £22,812
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that everyone can enjoy their role. We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Supervisor to join the Planteria team at our garden centre in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Ensure merchandising and housekeeping standards of the sundries department are kept to the Garsons standards.
  • Ensure displays are innovative, practical and maintained, and that these are refreshed on a regular basis.
  • Provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Order product using our retail management system.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.
  • Be responsible for the whole department in the absence of your Line Manager.
  • Assist your Line Manager in their role and undertake any task as deemed reasonable.
  • Cashing up tills and assisting in locking up at the end of the day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have retail shop floor experience within a busy environment.
  • Be competent and confident with computer work.
  • Enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative. Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:
  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site.

Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 11th May 2018

 

ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – TILLS

Hours: Full-time, rota basis including alternate weekends
Salary: £21,504 - £22,812
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that everyone can enjoy their role. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced till operative to join our Customer Service team at our garden centre in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are:

  • The ability to provide a positive customer experience.
  • A professional manner when dealing with customer enquiries.
  • Accurate and efficient use of the Tills.
  • Ensure merchandising and housekeeping standards of the garden centre are kept to the Garsons standards.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.
  • Be responsible for the whole department in the absence of your Line Manager.
  • Assist your Line Manager in their role and undertake any task as deemed reasonable.
  • Cashing up tills and assisting in locking up at the end of the day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have retail shop floor experience within a busy environment.
  • Be competent and confident with computer work.
  • Enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative.

Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:

  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site. Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 23rd April 2018

 

 

ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – FARM SHOP

Hours: Full Time – Rota based alternate weekends
Salary: £21,504 - £22,812
Location: Esher, Surrey

Garsons is an award winning family run independent business currently running two sites at Esher and Titchfield. Our philosophy is to develop our team and ensure that the right level of autonomy is given to each individual so that everyone can enjoy their role. We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Supervisor to join the team at our Farm Shop in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Ensure merchandising and housekeeping standards of the shop are kept to the Garsons standards.
  • Be responsible for the whole department in the absence of your Line Manager.
  • Assist your Line Manager in their role and undertake any task as deemed reasonable.
  • Provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Order product using our retail management system and processing GINS.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.
  • Cashing up tills and assisting in locking up at the end of the day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Competent with using computers and Excel knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Enjoy dealing with and advising customers.
  • Have a passion for good food.
  • Enjoy working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative.

Garsons offers the following staff benefits as part of its package:

  • Staff discount card.
  • 28 days paid holiday.
  • Long service award.
  • Christmas and summer parties.
  • Free PYO fruit and veg at designated times at our Esher site.
  • Free parking on site.

Garsons are a Gold Accredited Investors in People organisation.

Closing date for completed applications: 1st May 2018

 

 

Apprentice Commis Chef

Location: Esher, KT10 8LS
Salary: £4.05 - £7.50
Type: Full Time

 

Do you have a real passion for cooking but have not necessarily considered a career as a chef? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for two Apprentice Commis Chefs to join our team at our fantastic Garson's Farm Restaurant in Esher.

We are looking for a driven, ambitious and passionate individual who is looking to take their first step into a Commis Chef role. You will be supported to complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship with the view for you to progress into a Chef de Partie role in the future.

You’ll be working for the World’s largest caterer, a Company that employ more Chefs that anyone else so we know a thing or two about developing our people for real careers. 

Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity for a Commis Apprentice chef to join and learn from a team of passionate experienced chefs at a fast paced state of the art restaurant. Working with freshest seasonal ingredients picked daily from the historic Garson’s farm on which the restaurant is situated.

  • Ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up when busy
  • To prepare and follow recipes 
  • Ensure food is prepared to required standards checking for taste, presentation and quality
  • Ensure the effective control of a specific station within the kitchen
  • To carry out the directions from more senior members of the kitchen brigade
  • Ensure all food waste is minimised, recorded and where possible re-used
  • Working under the guidance of senior chefs to deliver staff meals for the kitchen and restaurant team
  • Ensure you know all about the food being prepared and cooked including any potential allergens
  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what they do or what they fail to do
  • Correctly use work equipment, personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instructions provided to you
  • Be prepared to help the rest of the team in a willing and positive manner
  • Adhere to Health, Safety and Hygiene regulations and legislation

You will receive support from your Head Chef throughout the Apprenticeship Programme and be awarded opportunities to compete at culinary competitions aimed at apprentices, as well as gain further experience by supporting events within the business.

Ideal Candidate:

  • We are looking for a self-motivated, passionate individual with a willingness to learn and develop.
  • No previous experience is required, just a passion for food and the will to succeed.

Package Details

35 hours per week -  5 out of 7 including weekends. Closed in the evenings

Please see the hourly rates of pay below:

18-20: £5.60
21-24: £7.05
25 and over: £7.50

 

 

 

Apprentice Chef De Partie

Location: Esher, KT10 8LS
Salary: £4.05 - £7.50
Type: Full Time

Do you have a real passion for cooking but have not necessarily considered a career as a chef? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Chef de Partie to join our team at our fantastic Garson's Farm Restaurant in Esher.

We are looking for a driven, ambitious and passionate individual who is looking to take the next step in their Chef career. You will be trained up in every section of the kitchen by all of our senior chefs who will support every step of the way as you learn to master all of our recipes and how to deliver them in a fast paced restaurant.

You will be supported to complete the Chef De Partie Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up when busy
  • To prepare Mise en place and follow recipes 
  • Ensure food is prepared to required standards checking for taste, presentation and quality
  • Ensure the effective control of a specific station within the kitchen
  • To carry out the directions from more senior members of the kitchen brigade
  • Ensure all food waste is minimised, recorded and where possible re-used
  • Working under the guidance of senior chefs to deliver staff meals for the kitchen and restaurant team
  • Ensure you know all about the food being prepared and cooked including any potential allergens
  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what they do or what they fail to do
  • Correctly use work equipment, personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instructions provided to you
  • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for HSE purposes
  • Be prepared to help the rest of the team in a willing and positive manner
  • Ensure you come to work regularly and on time
  • Adhere to Health, Safety and Hygiene regulations and legislation

Ideal Candidate

  • Passion for food, up to date with current industry trends
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Trustworthy, honest and
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Works well under pressure

Package Details

35 hours per week -  5 out of 7 including weekends. Closed in the evenings

Please see the hourly rates of pay below:

18-20: £5.60
21-24: £7.05
25 and over: £7.50

 

 

 

SALES ASSISTANT/BUTCHER – BEVAN’S BUTCHERS

Hours: Your will be working a two week ROTA with two days off per week, you will be expected to work weekends.
Salary: Based on experience
Location: Esher, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity for a sales assistant/Butcher to join Bevan’s Butchers team in the farm shop in Esher.

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Greeting and serving customers
  • You will be trained in the various different cuts and types of meat, you will also be trained on cooking times in order to advise our customers.
  • Ensure housekeeping standards are kept to the Bevan’s standards.
  • Ensure displays are innovative, topped up and maintained, and that these are refreshed on a regular basis.
  • Provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Carry out every day duties such as advising customers; stock replenishment; stock taking; lifting and moving stock.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Ideally you should have a level 1 Hygiene certificate (not essential)
  • A strong team player
  • Polite and helpful
  • Good English and maths
  • Plenty of patience
  • Good time-keeping
  • Pride in appearance
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Willing to learn new things

If you’re confident, passionate about food, love working with the public and can boast bags of stamina – this is the job for you!

Bevan’s offers the following staff benefits:

  • Staff discount
  • In house training
  • 28 days paid holiday
  • Company pension
  • Free parking on site

Please collect an application form from the Butchers counter located in the Farm Shop.

Garsons Restaurant Experienced Barrista (FOH)

Hours: Fully flexible 20 hours  minimum
Salary: £7.40-£8.40 ph
Location: Esher, Surrey

The ideal candidates will:

  • Experience in a fast paced environment with high volume of sales
  • Barrista experience is essential
  • Enjoy and have some experience of working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, and experience in a retail environment.
  • Have previous hospitality experience (essential)

As a team member, you're expected to work with colleagues to meet our customer’s needs and help maintain the high standards of the restaurant. We are looking for candidates to start as soon as possible. Working hours and shifts may vary, and we expect the candidate to be available during seasonal and school holidays.  

The following staff benefits form part of this package:

  • Staff discount
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata)
  • Free parking on site

To apply, or for further information regarding any restaurant vacancies, please email: u87504@compass-group.co.uk

Garsons Restaurant Team Member (FOH)

Hours: Full time to include every weekend
Salary: £7.40-£8.40 ph
Location: Esher, Surrey

The ideal candidates will:

  • Enjoy and have some experience of working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, and experience in a retail environment.
  • Have previous hospitality experience (essential)

As a team member, you're expected to work with colleagues to meet our customer’s needs and help maintain the high standards of the restaurant. We are looking for candidates to start at the end of August where possible. Working hours and shifts may vary, and we expect the candidate to be available during seasonal and school holidays.  

The following staff benefits form part of this package:

  • Staff discount
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata)
  • Free parking on site

To apply, or for further information regarding any restaurant vacancies, please email: u87504@compass-group.co.uk

Garsons Restaurant Chef Vacancies – Chef de partie (hot/cold, pastry, breakfast)

Hours: Full time rota to include weekends
Salary: negotiable
Location: Esher, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity for chefs with experience to join our expanding restaurant kitchen team at Esher restaurant.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Enjoy and have some experience of working as part of a highly motivated team.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, and experience in a retail environment.

The positions which have become available are for experienced Breakfast/fryer Chef, Chef de Partie Pastry & Savoury with volume informal dining knowledge with in Store experience.

We also have a need for kitchen/deli assistants.

You will cater for up to 450 covers daily over 5 of 7 days, including weekends, but closed in the evenings. You will need to have your own transport or live locally to Esher.
The food offer incorporates breakfasts, deli bar with toasties, baguettes and grab & go salads together with traditional & contemporary British classic main courses as well as an array of cakes and pastries.

To apply, or for further information regarding any restaurant vacancies, please email: u87504@compass-group.co.uk