Location:85 Stoke Road, Cobham, KT11 3PU
Job Reference:#1190

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We currently have a vacancy for a cleaner within our centre.  This role is very important to the successful running of the centre, ensuring our customers have the best possible shopping experience.
You will be line managed by the Garden Centre Manager.
Rota: Thursday, Friday & alternate weekends Saturday and Sunday 08:00-10:00. 
To be successful in this role, we are looking for people:
    • A friendly disposition with the motivation to do a good job.
    • You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.
    • A natural affinity for cleanliness and high standards.
    • A very responsible and reliable outlook.
    • A natural ability to work both on your own and as part of the wider centre team.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the centre in both the Garden Centre and the Restaurant, including, but not limited to:
    • Areas to clean include shopfloor, toilets, staffrooms and offices.
    • Hoovering/sweeping and mopping tiled and carpeted floor areas.
    • Cleaning, dusting and polishing all surface areas.
    • Replenishing handwash, toilet rolls and paper towels.
    • Clearing and removing rubbish and emptying bins.
    • Removing cobwebs and dust.
    • Understanding and adherence of health and safety procedures and COSHH regulations.
    • Maintaining stock levels of cleaning material and ordering new materials as required.
    • Keeping the cleaning material area clear, tidy and ensuring the equipment is clean, maintained and well looked after.

Squire’s is a family-owned group of 16 garden centres based in Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and Berkshire. Since 1936 the purpose of our business has been the happiness of those who work in it.
We are committed to growing our business and to promoting the highest standards in horticulture, catering, and retail.
We want our staff to enjoy working with us in a friendly, energetic customer focused environment.

Rewards & Benefits:
We want our employees to be known for their friendliness, helpfulness, and good customer service, with their whole ethos being ‘nothing is too much trouble for our customers’. In turn we will provide an extensive benefit package, please see below.
  • Employee Discount – 50% in Restaurants and 20% in Garden Centre on joining, increasing to 25% after 2 years’ service and 30% after 5 years’ service.
  • Holiday (including bank holidays) – 5.6 weeks on joining increasing to 6.2 week after 2 years’ service and 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service.
  • Bonus – We reward our employees with a non-contractual bonus at Christmas, based on the profit of the company in any financial year (first year is dependent on start date)
  • Pension – We are all aware of how important it is to save for our retirement. We offer a Defined Contribution Pension Plan to new employees. If you pay into the plan and meet the government criteria, the company will too, and these contributions will be invested.
  • Attendance – After one years service, if you have worked for a full financial year and have 100% attendance, one day holiday (pro-rata) will be added to your holiday grant as a 'Thank you'.
  • Made A Difference Scheme (M.A.D) – A reward scheme for team members who make a difference to our business through outstanding customer service, over and above normal duties or initiatives that have grown / inspired the business. There is a monthly winner. All winners select a gift to receive.
  • Learning & Development – You can look forward to a wealth of learning opportunities with us that will enhance and develop you with the skills and confidence you need.
  • Birthday – After 6 months service if your birthday falls on your contracted day to work, you can leave work early (holiday policy rules apply). If you have 2 years service on your birthday, you will receive a £25 Squires gift voucher (pro rata for less than 40 hours). 
  • Cycle2work scheme – After 1 years service, a government initiative which offers a 25% to 39% saving on new cycling equipment. This cost is deducted out of your pay over 12 or 19 months.
  • Child's first day at school – After 1 year's service come in late and go home early on your child's first day of school life, so that you can be there to take them and pick them up from school on their first day.
  • RHS Membership or a Tree / Shrub – After 1 years service Squire's employees can choose either one tree or shrub to plant each year up to the value of £50 retail on the anniversary of your engagement or £50 towards RHS annual membership.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – After 2 years service employees are eligible to join an EAP, that gives them access to a range of wellbeing resources, etc.
  • Retirement – After 15 years service if you are retiring and have over 15 years service, your contracted hours will be reduced by a fifth but your pay will remain the same for your final 3 months.
  • Free Parking – Available to all employees in the designated parking areas on our site.