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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



Education / Presentations Team Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Education team, delivery of presentations and educational content of signage, daily care of presentation animals.
• To lead and co-ordinate effective delivery of public and group educational sessions on a day to day basis
• To ensure high standards of public presentation and visitor experience including all visitor facing educational elements
• To oversee, in consultation with the Curator the development and training of members of the education team and others where appropriate
• To ensure the highest possible standards of animal care for the education animal collection.
• To ensure high efficiency and minimal waste during daily operations within the educational team
• To promote high levels of customer care by team members at all times
To be responsible for the effective day to day operation of the education team at Birdworld
• To deliver high quality public, school and other presentations appropriate for our visitors.
• To co-ordinate, direct, supervise, guide and advise the team to achieve the objectives of Birdworld.
• To ensure high quality records are maintained for the education animal collection and of events delivered by the education team
• To ensure high quality of care for the collection, in accordance with modern zoo practice.
• To ensure suitable and appropriate training of all education staff to enable the company objectives to be met.
• To oversee the care and training for all animals used in presentations / educational sessions and advise on the husbandry training of animals in thewider collections as appropriate.
• To ensure the Health and Safety of staff within the education team, including creation and review of risk assessments where appropriate
• To develop and comply with all policies and procedures as established by the Company.
• To undertake such other duties as may be required commensurate with the grade of the post.

Apply in writing including an up to date CV to a.zubiena@dehltd.co.uk and complete our application form
Closing date for applications is: 31st Dec 2019, though we will recruit as soon as we have identified the right individual so don’t delay!

Education Officer / Presenter

Birdworld currently has a vacancy for an Education Officer / Presenter.
The successful applicant will help the education team in delivering public presentations and focussed group sessions for schools and students.
We are looking for a keen individual with a passion for zoo education and animal training.
The ideal candidate will be fit, have a keen interest in birds, and be prepared to work in all weather conditions.
Full training will be given, though previous experience with avian husbandry and public presentations and bird training 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.

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 Sales Person required to assist both retail and trade sales at Garden Style. A good level of plant knowledge and sales experience is required. Salary dependant on experience.

Role includes some lifting and moving of stock.  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