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Craft Centre Supervisor Vacancy


Fancy getting involved with the excitement and theatre of running a vibrant Craft Centre?


We are looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced Department Supervisor to manage our recently refurbished Craft Centre.


Monkton Elm Garden Centre is an award winning, family owned, independent garden centre based in Taunton, Somerset.


We plan to grow our Craft Centre over the next few years and we want the person in this role to be a huge part of that, so being extremely motivated and driven is a must! You will be comfortable managing and motivating a small team of knowledgeable staff, whilst also having the creativity to think of innovative ways to drive sales, run workshops and increase efficiencies during busy periods. You will have experience in a retail environment and enjoy the energy of a busy retail environment. Our staff and customers are very important to us so you will need to lead in setting high retail standards and ensuring we are continually improving and providing first class customer service. This role will report directly to our Store Manager.

If you think job is for you, you should be able to show:

  • A minimum of 3 years retail management experience

  • A good level of knowledge of the craft and hobbies sector, including fabrics, wools, sewing machines, paper & art materials and craft gifts

  • Crafting must be your thing. But so should Customer Service. Every day, you must want to go out & deliver amazing customer service. It must be what defines you!

  • Ideally you will also have a passion for delivering or managing workshops covering a range of different activities

  • Be inspiring! Being able to make customers and staff passionate about everything to do with craft and hobbies.

  • Proven experience of successfully managing and developing a dedicated team to achieve business targets

Key responsibilities: 

  • To manage sales, orders, stock levels and stock availability in close liaison with the Store Manager

  • To liaise with the marketing team and carry out marketing activity for the centre

  • To ensure all daily and weekly administration tasks are fully compliant (includes cashing up daily and weekly)

  • To assist in managing staffing needs (produce weekly rotas, manage annual holidays)

  • To ensure that all shop staff appropriately supported and informed about all products, services, events etc and that training records are updated accordingly

  • To ensure that shop is always clean and tidy

  • To ensure continuous and effective communication with team members and management

  • We are looking for candidates who are looking to join an independent family business and are prepared to work flexible hours and days, including alternate weekends.


Above all we really are looking for someone who is:

  • Happy, kind, open, engaging and friendly demeanour

  • Team player

  • Able to think on your feet

  • Health and Safety conscious



We are a family owned company who understand that it is the staff who make the business successful.


If you would like to be part of our continued success, please email Kate Kempson on ( or call her on 01823 412381.


Location: Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN

Salary/Benefits: Competitive rate of pay dependent on experience

Contract type: Full time

Hours: 40 hours per week (including working on alternate weekends)

Posted date: 12.02.2020

Closing date: 29.02.2020

The Elm Tree Restaurant - Part & Full Time 


We have job vacancies in our busy restaurant. Full time, part time and weekend staff required. Pick up an application form from the reception desk in the main garden centre or download the form below.

For specific details please email our Restaurant manager here: or telephone the garden centre on 01823 412381


If you would like to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to or via post.


Alternatively Pick up an application form from the reception desk in the main garden centre or download the form below.

Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Monkton ​Heathfield,

Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QN​.

​Tel: 01823 412381




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​Normal Opening Hours:

​Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm

Sunday   10.15am - 4.15pm

(Doors open at 10am on Sundays for browsing time)

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