Plant Sales/Retail Assistant (Event Network Europe)

Full-Time, permanent post based in Edinburgh

Starting Salary £15,375

Event Network is looking to recruit a full-time Plant Sales/Retail Assistant to join The Botanics Shop team. Applicants should note there will be a requirement for working on a roster basis which could include weekends.

You will be responsible for welcoming visitors and assisting them within both the shop and plant sales area. Duties will include responsibility for plant care including watering duties, assisting with incoming deliveries, displays and pricing, processing sales transactions and any other ad hoc duties as required by line management.

Applicants must have good plant knowledge, good communication skills and be able to communicate with people at all levels, display good customer service skills, and have previous experience of answering customer enquiries as well as be able to follow established work procedures. In addition, being proactive and be able to take responsibility for your own workload, previous till operation experience and previous experience of following health and safety procedures within a retail environment are desirable.

Click here to download a full job description and person specification. 

If you would like to apply, please send in a CV and covering letter to Sheena Elliot, Store Director at The Botanics Shop, John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ or by e-mail to

If you have not heard from us by 27 of February 2015, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.


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