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PERMANENT JOBS
There are currently 9 jobs being advertised. Please scroll down for further details. 

#1 FULL-TIME EVENTS MANAGER, INWATER FLOWERS, LONDON

#2 CONCESSION MANAGER, NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE, LONDON

#3 ASSISTANT MANAGER, NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE, LONDON

#4 SENIOR FLORIST, NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE, LONDON

#5 FULL-TIME EVENTS & WEDDINGS MANAGER, PAUL THOMAS FLOWERS, BATTERSEA, LONDON

#6 FULL-TIME & PART-TIME FLORISTS, GARDENIA OF LONDON, WIMBLEDON VILLAGE, LONDON

#7 FULL-TIME SENIOR FLORIST, MCQUEENS, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON

#8 FULL-TIME FLORIST, LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE

#9 FULL-TIME FLORIST, WILDABOUT, CLERKENWELL, LONDON

 

PERMANENT JOBS

#1

Job Title: FULL-TIME EVENTS MANAGER
Company Name: IN WATER FLOWERS
Location: London, W10
Website: www.inwaterflowers.co.uk
Job Description: From spectacular floral creations to custom made and distinctly unique arrangements, In Water Flowers are looking for an Events Manager.
The role involves:

  • Client liaison
  • Design – creating designs according to the brief
  • Budget – working to the budget
  • Event organisation/administration
  • Preparing proposals
  • Monitoring payments
  • Ordering flowers and props
  • Communicating with Studio team
  • On site assistance at event
  • Client follow up
  • Office administration
  • Office housekeeping
  • Assisting Management and Business Director
  • Assisting Creative Director
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries
  • Conducting Wednesday meetings
  • Communication re. work schedule
  • Communication re. events
  • Troubleshooting
  • Helping with floristry
  • Driving the van
  • Client visits

You will need to be an experienced florist with a good command of the English language and experience of either working on events in a senior position or working in an office environment. The role is for a 40 hour week with over time at the weekends if required and will commence at the beginning of July.

How to Apply: If you enjoy a very busy creative environment working with people of like mind then please apply by sending your CV to: jayne@inwaterflowers.co.uk.

Posted 05/06/17

 

#2

Job Title: CONCESSION MANAGER
Company Name: NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE
Location: Harrods, Knightsbridge & Neill Strain Floral Couture boutique, Belgravia
Website: www.neillstrain.com
Job Description: To run our luxury concession boutique in the Harrods Food Halls. You will need high level floristry qualifications and experience in luxury retail, with excellent management and communication skills.

  • Be responsible for the day to day running of the concession.
  • Work closely with Neill to ensure that you and your team fulfil his creative brief.
  • Ability to lead by example in implementing and maintaining standards and procedures within the concession.
  • Work with the Creative Director and Events Manager on seasonal store presentations and store contracts.
  • Network closely with other in-store brands and concessions to identify and pursue business opportunities.
  • Order stock, manage stock rotation and oversee deliveries to clients and stock movement from our design & production location in London Bridge.
  • Work within budgetary constraints.
  • Utilise sales skills to develop a good working relationship with clients.
  • Design and create floral proposals for clients.
  • Organise and maintain a staff rota to ensure that the concession is adequately staffed at all times.
  • Support and encourage team members to achieve their goals and overcome challenges.
  • Liaise with our in-house PR & Communications director to communicate any PR opportunities in-store.
  • Work closely with the Manager at the Belgravia boutique.
  • Familiarity with KPIs.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to nina@neillstrain.com as well as a sample portfolio of your best design work. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. References are required. Job offers will be subject to Harrods store approval and induction process. For full details, please visit the Neill Strain Floral Couture website.

Posted 06/06/17

 

#3

Job Title: ASSISTANT MANAGER
Company Name: NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE
Location: Harrods, Knightsbridge & Neill Strain Floral Couture boutique, Belgravia
Website: www.neillstrain.com
Job Description: To work in our new luxury concession in the Harrods Food Halls, assisting the Concession Manager to ensure the smooth and successful running of the concession.

  • Implement general housekeeping procedures and oversee the concession internally and externally to create an overall high standard of presentation.
  • Ensure that all merchandise is presented to reflect the NSFC/Harrods luxury brand and is clearly priced.
  • Oversee the flower stand and the ready to go ranges.
  • Check emails, telephone messages and order file and create an action plans for the day.
  • Delegate and oversee the daily workload within the team ensuring that the highest standards are adhered to in keeping with the NSFC/Harrods luxury brand.
  • Provide NSFC/Harrods clients with a world class customer service.
  • Maintain the staff rota to ensure appropriate staffing levels.
  • Oversee stock rotation and maintain stock levels re-ordering when necessary.
  • Assist the Concession Manager meeting with clients and create proposals within agreed time frames.
  • Assist the Concession Manager with invoicing and financial procedures.
  • Create a weekly report to discuss work schedules, projects and any issues relating to the business with the Concession Manager and Managing Director to facilitate communication.
  • Ensure all staff members comply with company dress code and are always well groomed and presented.
  • Lead by example in implementing and maintaining store procedures.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to nina@neillstrain.com as well as a sample portfolio of your best design work. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. References are required. Job offers will be subject to Harrods store approval and induction process. For full details, please visit the Neill Strain Floral Couture website.

Posted 06/06/17

 

#4

Job Title: SENIOR FLORIST
Company Name: NEILL STRAIN FLORAL COUTURE
Location: Harrods, Knightsbridge & Neill Strain Floral Couture boutique, Belgravia
Website: www.neillstrain.com
Job Description: Work under direction from the Concession Manager or Assistant Manager to ensure the smooth and successful running of the Harrods concession.

  • Lead by example in implementing store/concession procedures.
  • Set up the daily presentation of the store/concession.
  • Sweep the floor and ensure the concession is kept in an orderly way.
  • Ensure merchandise is presented creatively and clearly priced. Alternate displays regularly.
  • Check flower stand, quality and freshness of plant products actioning as appropriate to create a presentation of high quality.
  • Assist Concession Manager or Assistant Manager with checking order file, telephone messages and emails; action a plan of work for the day.
  • Create floral orders to the highest standard in keeping with the NSFC/Harrods brand.
  • Provide NSFC/Harrods clients with a world class customer service.
  • Take orders in person, over the telephone or by emails, manage client’s expectations.
  • Monitor and maintain ready to go ranges and flower display.
  • Support Concession Manager/Assistant Manager in the front of house role.
  • Work closely with the Belgravia boutique team.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to nina@neillstrain.com as well as a sample portfolio of your best design work. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. References are required. Job offers will be subject to Harrods store approval and induction process. For full details, please visit the Neill Strain Floral Couture website.

Posted 06/06/17

 

#5

Job Title: FULL-TIME EVENTS & WEDDINGS MANAGER
Company Name: PAUL THOMAS FLOWERS
Location: Battersea, London
Website: www.paulthomasflowers.co.uk
Job Description: Paul Thomas Flowers are looking to appoint a highly experienced Events & Weddings Manager to join our friendly, loyal team on a full-time basis from September 2017.

This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of London’s leading florists, managing events both within the UK and internationally. As part of the management team, the successful candidate will work closely alongside Paul in creating and delivering exceptional floral designs for a multitude of high net worth clients, top venues and leading events companies.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience within the floral and events industry, possess excellent planning and communication skills, a passion for flowers and design, and have a proactive approach to relationship management and business development.

THE ROLE

The Events & Weddings Manager at Paul Thomas Flowers will be the first point of contact for all clients looking to hold an event. They will be responsible for the planning and logistics of bringing each event together, from initial meeting through to event completion. Responsibilities will include:

  • Dealing with all enquiries, from telephone and email to client meetings and site visits
  • Client liaison from start through to project completion
  • Identifing new business opportunities and target clients, including event and wedding planners, caterers, venues, hotels and corporates. Prior experience of this, and having existing relationships with notable clients within the event industry, is key
  • Project managing tenders for the supply of flowers to top London venues
  • Designing concepts for each wedding or event according to the brief, and creating detailed and inspirational proposals to a high standard
  • Managing and working to client budgets whilst carefully considering the business’ desired profit margins
  • Calculating volumes of flowers and foliage required, ordering and buying from the flower market and from Dutch suppliers
  • Complete event organisation and administration, from creating schedules and job sheets through to managing events onsite and ensuring they run smoothly and to schedule
  • Liaising with venues and event companies to ensure the team has all necessary information
  • Creating the floral designs, which will range from simple bud vases and buttonholes through to dramatic urns and centrepieces
  • Coordinating staffing and logistics for all events, including booking freelance florists and logistical support, additional vehicles, and submitting security details when required
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with all clients, keeping in touch on a regular basis
  • Ensuring the impeccable standards and iconic Paul Thomas style are reflected in every event

THE CANDIDATE

  • Will need to have at least 5 years’ experience both as a florist and managing events
  • Must possess excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Will be comfortable with taking responsibility for managing teams and projects
  • Will need to possess first class IT skills and understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, as a large part of this role will be creating proposals and visuals for our clients
  • Will possess a genuine passion for floristry and the energy to tackle every event, large or small, with enthusiasm
  • Will have a strong grasp of the commercial side of floristry
  • The candidate will hold a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive vans on occasion
  • Experience of managing social media for business is desirable
  • The successful candidate should be happy with early starts and willing to work at the weekend and on projects abroad

The role is a standard 44 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required (paid overtime). The role will commence in September 2017. Highly competitive salary.

How to Apply: Please send your CV to paul@paulthomasflowers.co.uk along with a covering letter when applying for the role.

Posted 22/06/17

 

#6

Job Title: FULL-TIME & PART-TIME FLORISTS
Company Name: GARDENIA OF LONDON
Location: Wimbledon Village, London
Website: www.gardeniaoflondon.co.uk
Job Description: Gardenia of London has been an integral part of the high streets of South West London and Surrey for over 15 years and has cemented its position as market leaders with a reputation for delivering high quality designs and exceptional customer service. As well as high street retails shops, Gardenia also provides floral design for weddings and events in London, Surrey and nationwide.

Whilst ensuring that this reputation is upheld, we’re looking for new florists to join our retail team. Current vacancies include both full-time and part time positions at our flagship and very busy branch in Wimbledon Village. You will benefit from joining the brand at an exciting time where the right candidates will help drive the brand forward and you will have the opportunity to bring your unique skills to the fore, whilst helping us achieve our goals.

The right candidates will be:

  • Self-motivated and skilled in floristry
  • Dedicated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Passionate about delivering excellent customer service
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work alone and be a good team player
  • Able to work at weekends and to increase hours over peak seasonal times

How to Apply: To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to serena@gardeniaoflondon.co.uk.

Posted 27/06/17

 

#7

Job Title: FULL-TIME SENIOR FLORIST
Company Name: MCQUEENS
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Website: www.mcqueens.co.uk
Job Description: McQueens is London’s premier florist, the favoured choice of five-star hotels, fashion labels, and the PR industry. With a flagship store in Bethnal Green and a boutique store in Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair.

We’re expanding and are looking for new talent! Success is all about the team at McQueens and we always go that extra mile to make sure our work looks stunning. We are recruiting for an exceptionally talented, experienced, creative and committed senior florist to join our team based at our Bethnal Green HQ.

We’re looking for a well presented, dynamic individual with great communication skills. The position will provide an exciting opportunity for progression within one of London’s top florists. Candidates will need to have a minimum of five years experience and must have a full UK driver’s licence.

Are you creative, can you work under pressure? We would love to hear from you!

How to Apply: Please email operations@mcqueens.co.uk with your CV. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

Posted 29/06/17

 

#8

Job Title: FULL-TIME FLORIST
Company Name: LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS
Location: Windsor, Berkshire
Website: www.lavendergreen.co.uk
Job Description: Full-time event florist 5 days a week to work in our arches in Windsor. High standard of floristry required. Fluent English essential to join our team. Immediate start required.
How to Apply: Please send your CV and portfolio to kielly@lavendergreen.co.uk.

Posted 30/06/17

 

#9

Job Title: FULL-TIME FLORIST
Company Name: WILDABOUT
Location: Clerkenwell, London
Website: www.wildabout.co.uk
Job Description: Based in the hub of trendy Clerkenwell, Wildabout is one of London’s leading bespoke luxury florists. We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our creative team as a shop florist. There will also be the opportunity to work occasional shifts in our studio on exciting wedding and events.

The role:

You will be based as a full-time florist in EC1. This role is predominately retail florist shop based in a full-time position. You’ll be required to work 5 out of 7 days per week as standard, and must be able to work overtime as and when the role demands. The day time shift will be 11am–7pm and duties will include making of hand tied bouquets, replying to emails, customer relations, cashing up and closing the shop. Hours will vary when required.

Please apply if all of the following applies to you:

  • Highly skilled florist experienced in hand-tied bouquets
  • Minimum three years floristry experience in a similar London retail environment
  • Experience in wedding and event floristry
  • Command of all Microsoft Office programmes including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Willing to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends
  • Attention to detail
  • Presentable
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise work effectively
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Must have an excellent command of the English language

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of London’s top bespoke florist companies in the industry and an ideal opportunity for someone enthusiastic and excited by the opportunity to grow their career.

How to Apply: Please email your CV and portfolio to leanne@wildabout.co.uk.

Posted 13/07/17

 

 

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