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Opening Times
Mon-Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Thurs  9.00am - 7.00pm
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Job Vacancies Across Our Company



A unique opportunity has arisen for a position within our plant area team together with the responsibility of assisting to maintain the gardens within the Garden Centre and Birdworld.

The ideal candidate will have

• A good level of plant knowledge
• Experience in planting and maintaining gardens.
• Good customer service skills
• Able to work under own initiative , but also work well within a team.

Hours Monday – Friday 09:00 am - 5:30pm 

Garden Centre application form


Kitchen Porter required to wash up by hand and machine in our busy restaurant. Experience desirable but not essential as training will be provided. 30 hours a week. Meets living wage. Restaurant application form

Weekend General Catering Assistant: Saturdays 9.30am till 5.30pm Restaurant application form

Weekend General Catering Assistant: Sundays 9.30am till 5pm Restaurant application form



Junior Graphics Administrator.
Looking to recruit a full time (junior) graphics administrator for a busy in-house department, producing artwork for both print and online platforms. This role is based at Birdworld but will occasionally assist with creating artwork across other divisions of our company.
A varied role including, but not limited to, the production of adverts, point of sale, leaflets, large-scale banners/posters and maintaining signage across the site.
A mixture of in-house printing as well as preparing print-ready files for printing off-site.
Working closely with Events and Marketing, a good understanding of brand guidelines as well as the ability to interpret work briefs is essential.
Awareness of print processes with good attention to detail.
Capable of working independently as well as within a team.
Good organisation and communication skills.
Ability to prioritise and manage own workloads.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office advantageous (on PC).
The role will involve maintaining the in-house wide-format printer and supplies.
Experience of WordPress advantageous but not essential.
Also to assist with phone answering and Front of House roles if required.
Required to work a 10-day fortnight with alternate weekends off plus a regular day off in the week.
A portfolio or sample artworks would be welcomed in support of applications.


Birdworld currently has a vacancy for a Livestock Support role.
The successful applicant will help the aviculture team in the daily husbandry needs of our large bird collection and assist across the livestock teams with general maintenance related to life support and exhibit basic maintenance.
We are looking for a keen individual wishing to provide first class support within our avicultural and wider livestock teams.
The ideal candidate will be fit, have a keen interest in birds and aquatics, and be prepared to work in all weather conditions.
Full training will be given, though previous experience with animal husbandry, life support maintenance and basic DIY skills would be a benefit.
Closing Date: We are not setting a closing date but will fill the position as soon as we have a suitable candidate, so please do not delay your application!
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, willing and knowledgeable, whilst being keen to learn more and having a good team ethic and the desire to help in providing high quality displays to compliment our conservation and educational roles.

Birdworld Application form

Grounds and Gardens assistant.

This wide ranging and very hands on role will work as part of a small team which oversees all areas of the Birdworld grounds and gardens. The role is involved with the following tasks and duties.
• Mowing and strimming
• Hedge cutting.
• Some tractor work
• Some simple border maintenance
• Toilet cleaning.
• Car parking
• Paths, bins, litter and general tidiness.
• Fencing
• Waste management and recycling streams.
• Helping to build seasonal event displays such as Halloween and Christmas.
• Other general maintenance duties.
• This job description outlines the main duties of the role and within reason is not exhaustive.
The successful applicant would need to be very practical, hardworking, have some basic horticultural skills, an understanding of garden machinery and enjoy working in a public environment. Ideally, they will also hold a basic chainsaw licence, spraying licence and be competent at tractor driving.
This role is based on a 40-hour week, Monday to Friday and would involve working some bank holidays.

Birdworld Application form


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Full time Plants Sales Person required. Horticultural experience necessary. Salary dependant on experience. Garden Style application form

Sales supervisor required by Garden Style Plant Centre at Forest Lodge Garden Centre. Salary dependant on experience. Full time position working alternate weekends with regular day off each week (10 days fortnight). Role includes assisting in development of our retail/ trade contacts with regular updates via our website and social media. Some lifting/moving of plants required.  Garden Style application form


If you are interested in joining our Team...

E mail us for more information: human-resources@dehltd.co.uk


Please note that if you are making an application for employment and are not an EU citizen of the following countries, you should not apply for employment unless you already hold a valid UK Work Permit to do so. Evidence of this should be presented at application and interview stage. EU member states are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Forest Lodge Garden Centre is part of a family business, which includes Birdworld and Garden Style