Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies Sous Chef
Up to £22,230
8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday and alternate weekends; working 10 days a fortnight.

Our multi award winning restaurant has a unique Sous Chef vacancy. Unique because we can give you an amazing work-life balance. No split shifts, only a couple of evenings a year, alternate weekends off and you get to spend with your family Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday - as we are closed!

We are a family business who passionately believe that a happy, healthy team with a great work-life balance is integral to our success.

Our restaurant has a fantastic team of 60 who prepare, cook and serve fresh, home-made food and fabulous cakes to a very busy 235 covers. We specialise in high volume casual daytime dining, and our aim is to excel in food retailing with a wow factor.

As a sous chef in our team, you will need to:
Ability to demonstrate kitchen skills at a quality fresh food level.
To prepare breakfast and lunch for our hot servery style service ( not cooking to order)
Supply food in adequate quantities for the day’sbusiness, whilst controlling and minimising wastage.
Effective multi-tasker; must be able to accomplish daily tasks around a busy breakfast and lunch service.
Work alongside the head chef and senior sous chef to undertake ordering and contributing towards completing statutory documents with regards food hygiene.
Contribute to the menu development process to continually move forward to stay fresh.
Have good knowledge of allergens and dietary requirements to help us expand our offering.
Have experience in a similar role in a busy fat-paced kitchen.

Personal Attributes:
Ability to stay calm and focused when the pressure mounts.
An eye for detail to ensure the highest standards are achieved.
Strong t3am player and problem solver.
Have excellent communication skillls.
Positive and warm personality.
Smart appearance.

What will you get:
Up to £22,230 pa , depending on experience.
Great work-life balance, majority daytime shifts and no split shifts.
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday off as we are closed.
8am - 5pm, 45 hr week.
Working Monday-Thursday with a weekend on/ weekend off rota.
Great discounts on products and food.
Access to free fitness programme.
Half yearly social events for the whole company.
Family business which gives you a rewarding work environment.

Restaurant Customer Service Champion & Cashier Operator
Various Hours Available
Position 1: 8 hrs, Saturdays, 10-6
Position 2: 8hrs, Sunday, 9.30-4.30
Position 3: 16 hrs, Friday & Saturdays, 9-5
Position 4: 16 hrs, Tuesday & Sunday, 10-6
Position 5: 16 hrs, Thursday 8.30-4.30 & Sunday 11-6
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our outstanding team in our family business.

The role includes:
*Greeting and assisting customers so they feel welcomed and well attended to.
*Operating the till and ensuring customers’ orders are accurate and assist in their
delivery when appropriate.
*To have a flexible approach to work, and be happy to do a variety of tasks as
required.

Your capabilities:
* You must be customer-focused, with an optimistic and approachable manner.
*Ability to work the till accurately and to thrive in a busy, fast paced environment.
*To have excellent communication skills and to be compassionate and be able to
recognize when customers or colleagues need help.

The ability to speak Welsh and English would be an advantage.
Full and ongoing training will be given.

To apply send an email or letter and CV to Melanie Sewell
melanie.frongoch@gmail.com


Trainee Plant Area Assistant, part time
The ideal role for somebody who is keen to be one of our Plant Area Assistants or Experts
but doesn’t yet have much practical experience or in-depth knowledge. Learn on the job
alongside an extremely knowledgeable and award winning team. We are looking for a
positive and confident individual, with good common sense, who can problem solve and is
keen to learn.

Our plant area is at the heart of the business and has helped us win many awards.
You will be working outside or in greenhouses – moving and displaying plants, plant care &
maintenance and of course delivering great customer service. 

Key duties
• You will be trained to undertake daily watering and stocking up of the plant areas
• You will learn how to effectively merchandise plants, to encourage sales
• You will learn how to answer customer queries, and build up your plant knowledge by
learning from the rest of the team and by working in different departments 
• You will be given the chance to work across our plant area teams – bedding / houseplants /
outdoor – to learn as much as possible
• When needed you will assist in other areas of the business including our nursery production
team

Your capabilities
• You’ll have a passion for plants and are keen to learn
 • You can follow instructions and complete tasks effectively within a set time frame

Requirements
• You are enthusiastic about plants and have grown plants in your house or garden 
• Experience in customer service or events roles – preferred
• A horticultural qualification - preferred 
• Good communication skills - essential 
• You’ll need to work 3 days a week, including one day at the weekend 
• You’ll need to work some bank holidays (as part of a rota with other assistants), but will be
given a day’s holiday in lieu.
• Report into a Department Manager 
• Work closely with other team members in the Plant Area (Outdoor, Bedding &
Houseplant), Nursery and Retail areas
 • Occasionally work with other managers and departments dependant on business demands.

Rewards and Benefits
Hourly wage to be discussed. In addition, you will receive the following benefits:
Receive 20% discount (some exceptions apply)
We have a focus on well-being, which includes free fitness sessions, free yoga classes and
arranged walking clubs.
Part-uniform provided, Training & development, as required. 

We have an e-learning scheme called GROW, and also take part in other training with
product suppliers and external trainers.
Free parking

Trainee Plant Area Assistant, Full-time
The ideal role for somebody who is keen to be one of our Plant Area Assistants or Experts
but doesn’t yet have much practical experience or in-depth knowledge. Learn on the job
alongside an extremely knowledgeable and award winning team. We are looking for a
positive and confident individual, with good common sense, who can problem solve and is
keen to learn.

Our plant area is at the heart of the business and has helped us win many awards.
You will be working outside or in greenhouses – moving and displaying plants, plant care &
maintenance and of course delivering great customer service. 

Key duties
• You will be trained to undertake daily watering and stocking up of the plant areas
• You will learn how to effectively merchandise plants, to encourage sales
• You will learn how to answer customer queries, and build up your plant knowledge by
learning from the rest of the team and by working in different departments 
• You will be given the chance to work across our plant area teams – bedding / houseplants /
outdoor – to learn as much as possible
• When needed you will assist in other areas of the business including our nursery production
team

Your capabilities
• You’ll have a passion for plants and are keen to learn
 • You can follow instructions and complete tasks effectively within a set time frame

Requirements
• You are enthusiastic about plants and have grown plants in your house or garden 
• Experience in customer service or events roles – preferred
• A horticultural qualification - preferred 
• Good communication skills - essential 
• You’ll need to work five days a week, including one day at the weekend 
• You’ll need to work some bank holidays (as part of a rota with other assistants), but will be
given a day’s holiday in lieu.
• Report into a Department Manager 
• Work closely with other team members in the Plant Area (Outdoor, Bedding &
Houseplant), Nursery and Retail areas
 • Occasionally work with other managers and departments dependent on business demands.

Rewards and Benefits
Hourly wage to be discussed. In addition, you will receive the following benefits:
Receive up to 20% discount (some exceptions apply) .
We have a focus on well-being, which includes free fitness sessions, free yoga classes and
arranged walking clubs.
Part-uniform provided, Training & development, as required. 

We have an e-learning scheme called GROW, and also take part in other training with
product suppliers and external trainers.
Free parking

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator
We have an exciting new position available at Fron Goch within our marketing
and events team. The role is varied from day to day and different times of the
year require different skills.

Full time, permanent position.
Team benefit include:
great discounts, free access to fitness and well-being courses, family
staff parties, awards ceremonies and a great lifestyle job within an
award winning family business.

Social Media Marketing
We are seeking an individual that is able to monitor, develop and build our
Fron Goch social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. The
ideal candidate will be able to correctly and professionally engage with our
customers in both Welsh and English. Working closely with the marketing
team to create engaging and relevant posts, stories and vlogs.

Key skills include:
- Keep engaging, audience and brand appropriate content for Fron Goch
social media platforms
- Working on developing Youtube /short videos ie. how to grow tomatoes etc
- Instagram - develop stories. #followings
- Facebook - continue to build brand. Communicate. Respond to
messages/comments etc
- High professional standard of welsh written and oral communication skills,
ability to adapt writing style to brand voice.
- Design skills (on a tool such as Photoshop) and video editing skills –
preferred but not essential.

The job also involves, assisting the Marketing Manager with:
Translating and proofing our Fron Goch Loyalty Mailer and bi-annual doorstop
mailer.
Creating point of sale material for use online and around the store.
Developing in house Point of sale material.
Building the in house Fron Goch team monthly newsletter.

Events
We are looking for someone that is happy and confident in the role as event
team leader. The events at Fron Goch are an area of development and we
are looking for someone whom is able to confidently act as 'host' to children’s
Christmas, half term, community groups and specialized classes. This can
range from meeting and greeting families at Christmas to running children's
craft sessions, assisting with Community school projects and hosting fashion
shows. It is a fast paced, customer focused role that requires good
communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
This role also requires that you are able to organise and input into the
development of future events. We are aiming to develop our Community
events within the next 12 months to include classes for Dementia patients,
onsite and offsite school visits and community project work.

Working with the Marketing Manager and Events Team to play an active lead
role in hosting all events. Key skills include:
Excellent time, people and organisational skills and a willingness to learn is
essential.
The ability to interact with all ages, engage fully and maintain a professional
approach in all activities and events.


This is a full time position. Standard hours are weekdays, however you will be require to include weekends and key holiday periods such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween etc when necessary due to the nature of events and busy times of the year.

Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 depending on experience and suitability to the role. The role is one that facilitates the chance for you to accelerate your career and succeed in an environment where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. Every day you will get to work alongside helpful and down-to-earth colleagues who are dedicated and ambitious. If you are the right person for the role we will offer you exciting and developing assignments and you will get to be part of a fantastic journey within a dynamic, developing business.



ABOUT FRON GOCH
We have won many retail and restaurant awards. Currently we hold the award
for Best Garden Centre in the North West and Best Restaurant in the UK in
our category within the GCA.
We are a family business and value our employees as much as our
customers. We strive to give our employees a great working environment with
good life balance and prioritise well-being.

To apply:
Please send a covering letter and CV to : justin.frongoch@gmail.com
Closing date: April 30th, 2019.