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Florist required in Covent Garden, London

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden are recruiting for Florist

About Us

This year, Petersham Nurseries will bring nature and elegance to the heart of Covent Garden with an unparalleled lifestyle destination that captures the unique spirit and rare beauty of Petersham Nurseries, Richmond. A central courtyard within a listed block in prime Central London location will be transformed into an inspirational haven. Petersham Nurseries will occupy 16,000 sq.ft. and include two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden store and a delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist.

Petersham Nurseries has created a place of calm where you can reconnect with nature, restoring a sense of balance and space. By celebrating aspects of the home, garden and food, we offer a destination that encourages you to step back and embrace a lifestyle of positive living.’

Lara Boglione

The Role

In order to fulfil Petersham Nurseries’ vision we are hoping to create a workplace with a focus on creativity and thoughtfulness. We are looking for passionate individuals who would share our philosophy of simplicity, affinity to nature and responsibly sourced produce, and will help us creating an unrivalled setting within the urban environment of Covent Garden.

Petersham Nurseries’ successes will be realised not just through the vision and dedication of the family, but through influence, ideas and contributions from a new team of invested individuals. We are looking for employees who would have an enthusiasm for Petersham Nurseries itself, as well as considerable knowledge and love of their own passions – be it horticulture, design, philosophy, travel or art. We are looking for people with relevant life experience, reflected in mindful, engaging and clear communication, in approachable, supportive and collaborative style. We welcome intelligence, imaginative thinking, and curiosity about the world. We are keen for our people to help us continue finding ways of turning the ordinary into extraordinary in all aspects of our business.

Apart from the above Desirables we are looking for the following Essentials:

•            City of Guild Level 3 or a relevant equivalent

•            5 years of contract experience and confidence in all aspects of floristry

•            Ability to produce hand-tied bouquets to company specification, as well as on the spot bespoke items with Petersham Nurseries sensibility

•            Passion for nature and related lifestyle

•            Self-training and self-motivational attitude

•            Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

•            Natural rapport building, maintenance and development of customer relationships

•            Mindful communication and consistent approachability

•            Immaculate self-presentation

•            Natural flair for design

•            Schedule flexibility and ideally a driving license

Key responsibilities

•            Producing hand-tied bouquets to company specification, as well as on the spot bespoke items with Petersham Nurseries sensibility on a daily basis

•            Styling displays and installing arrangements on site (in store and restaurants)

•            Growing the business through establishing and fulfilling corporate relationships

•            Conditioning and maintenance of floristry product at the highest level, including display items throughout the store, restaurants and courtyard

•            Providing expert advice on flowers and their care to customers

What we offer

In return for the dedication of our team, we offer a supportive and friendly working environment with accommodating scheduling, generous staff benefits and progression paths. Each new team member will be actively involved in comprehensive induction, which will be shaped and developed by their creative participation. Our employment reward scheme includes the following:

•            Competitive pay

•            Performance related bonus scheme

•            Opportunity to grow and progress with the brand

•            Meals on duty

•            Pension scheme

•            Child care vouchers

•            Ride to work scheme

Please email us your CV to careers@petershamnurserie.com

We look forward to hearing from you.