Jobs in Paignton

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Supervisor for our Plants department based at Otter Garden Centre, Paignton.

Otter Garden Centres are a leading independent retailer with seven garden centres across the South of England. We pride ourselves on our wide range of quality home-grown plants and the excellent customer service standards provided in our branches.



  • Have a positive ‘can-do’ approach
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Be happy working outside in all conditions

Experience of working in a similar environment is preferred, although full training will be provided as required.

The Role     

To supervise the retail plant area, to ensure the day-to-day operation runs smoothly at all times.

Key Objectives

  • Maximise sales potential by having appropriate stock levels and the right plants in the right place
  • Create inspirational displays to drive sales and ensure the plant area is interesting for our customers
  • To ensure high standards of plant health
  • Provide horticultural related advise to customers
  • Lead a small team to ensure the department operates successfully – organise and allocate tasks
  • Ensure department is clean and tidy, and stock is displayed correctly with appropriate signage
  • Ensure company guidelines are followed at all times

     The personal skills required for this role

  • You will be a team player and confident communicator with the drive and energy to work with a great team and provide high standards of customer service
  • Passionate about delivering the best possible experience for our customers and enjoy working in a busy retail environment
  • Supervisory skills and good communication and organisational skills, and experienced at leading a team
  • You will have a good knowledge of plants and horticulture and a strong retail background

Please note this role will include physical work with some heavy lifting.

The interview will include a walk through the plants area where you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of plants and horticulture.



This role is for 39 hours per week across 5 days to include one weekend day.

How to Apply

If you have any questions on the role please email

To apply please email your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to


Location: Otter Garden Centres , Paignton

Published: 12th March 2020