Job Vacancy for Aquatics Department Manager (Full Time)

Hornsea Garden Centre is one of the largest centres in the British Garden Centres family. Located in beautiful surroundings near Hornsea it has recently seen the addition of a new restaurant and a huge development making it a destination garden centre. Hornsea now boasts a new aquatics department as part of the development.

The new aquatics department here at Hornsea Garden Centre is the one stop shop for the fish keeper. With a great range of Marine, Tropical and Cold Water fish. We offer our customers a great selection of accessories along with expert advice to help them get the most out of their aquarium or pond.

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Aquatics Department Manager to continue the development of this department. Previous experience as a retail manager within the aquatics industry is preferred, however, applicants with a proven management background with a knowledge of fish keeping will be considered.

The successful candidate will be:

• Accountable for the operational excellence and financial performance of your department.

• Ensuring the highest standards of display, compliance and livestock inventory control are maintained and that sales revenue targets are achieved and exceeded.

• An inspirational leader for your new team ensuring that they receive clear direction and performance management within a culture of coaching and mentoring.

• Highly commercial and results driven with a proven track record in a Management position.

• Positive and strong communicator and a skilled motivational people manager. Adept at succession planning and performance management.

• Accountable for providing great customer service and have a keen eye for detail around the consumers experience in your department.

• A solution orientated thinker with excellent problem solving skills.

• Maintain standards of cleanliness and biological health of livestock holding systems.

• Responding to customer needs with expert advice and providing excellent customer service

If you are looking for new challenges with in a forward thinking family run business and would enjoy the rewards this role would bring then we would like to hear from you.

Please email your CV and include any relevant fishkeeping experience, toether with a cover letter explaining why you could be an ideal candidate for the position.

rbosworth@britishgardencentres.com

Closing date: Wednesday 19 April 2017

TECHNICAL/SALES SUPPORT – OASE

A vacancy has recently been made available to become a member of the OASE UK team.

OASE are the worldwide market leaders in Water Gardening and pride themselves on their exciting, innovative and market leading products. In the last year OASE has expanded into the Drainage, Irrigation and Indoor Aquatics markets; including the acquisition of biOrb. 

This role requires a great deal of flexibility as no two days are the same. A willingness to learn is essential; as is enthusiasm. You will need to have a keen interest in ponds or aquariums and a desire to provide excellent customer service every day.

The role will include, but is not limited to:

-       Dealing with enquiries in relation to orders and products via email and phone

-       Testing incoming returns and processing necessary paper work

-       To attend OASE exhibitions, customer weekends and site visits when required

The role is based at our offices in Andover in Hampshire so the successful applicant will need to able to travel there each day or relocate to the area.  A full driving license is essential.

At OASE we have a very friendly team who are widely regarded as the best in the industry.  To join us in the next stage of our growth please contact Amanda Crook, Sales Office Manager - a.crook@oase-livingwater.com with CV and covering letter.

Closing date: 10th February 2017