Garden Centre Manager

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Job Category
CHaSE | Social Enterprise
Trowbridge, Palmer Gardens
£37,000 - £42,000 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

Who are we?


Shaw Trust is a progressive charity on an exciting journey to help five times more people over the next five years. For over 30 years we have supported disabled and disadvantaged people to make positive changes to their lives through training and employment, and our ambitious plans need the right people to help us transform many more lives, in many more ways.

What we do is exciting, fulfilling and diverse and it’s about to get even better. As well as employment services, we work with kids in schools, help offenders in prisons, and empower people to take part in activities that many of us would take for granted.

Apart from being a commercial garden centre Palmer Gardens trains more than 40 disabled people so working with us gives you far more benefits than a standard package; it gives you the chance to help turn someone’s life around.

What we need?

Our Palmer Gardens Garden Centre is being transformed with bold new product initiatives and a plan to redevelop the existing site to double income. The new General Manager has the opportunity to make a real difference and will be fully accountable for the success of the business by maximising income and profitability and ensuring that we offer the best training opportunities possible for our service users.

You’ll need to use your sector knowledge to drive the business forward through strategic thinking and planning. You’ll raise the profile of Shaw Trust and build our presence in the community we serve.

Are you right for the job?

  • Do you have significant garden centre management experience?
  • Do you have a track record of achieving sales and contribution targets?
  • Do you have change management experience?
  • Do you have experience of product buying?
  • Do you have high standards of presentation and customer service skills?
  • Do you enjoy working in and engaging with your local community?
  • Do you motivate people, work well in a team and stay focused under pressure?


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