Here at Root One we take great pride in our staff and that they are passionate, committed and enthusiastic about the work they are doing. We strive for excellent customer service and our staff are the key to this success.


 Café  Assistant 

Here at Root One we are looking for applicants to join our Café team. This is a great opportunity for someone who is as passionate about good food as they are great customer service.
We are looking for someone who is equally happy taking customer orders, serving on the till and delivering food or working behind the scenes in the kitchen helping our chefs to prepare our tasty menu. This is a very hands-on role and you would need to be able to work on your initiative.

We are looking for a good team player, customer focussed with great communication skills. Someone able to always consider maximising income opportunities by minimising waste and controlling resources. Have an eye for detail to ensure every dish delivered to a customer is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented.
You would also need to ensure that both the kitchen and front of house areas are presented to the highest standards throughout the day, whilst making sure we meet our customers expectations.
Ideally you would have experience in a busy café/restaurant environment but training will be available for the right person.

This is a permanent, full time role, working four days a week and alternate weekends
We offer a competitive rate of pay, dependant on level of expertise and experience as well as free parking, discounted food and no evening/night shifts.
On completion of your probationary period, you will receive staff discount in the garden centre and the opportunity to join the company pension scheme.

To apply for the position, please email with your CV to

 Café Cook

The Café has been providing breakfast, lunches, afternoon teas since 2004, using, wherever possible, locally sourced produce. We are open 7 days a week, operating from 9am to 4pm weekdays, 9-5 on Saturday and 10.30-4.30 on a Sunday.
We are looking for a Café Cook to help within our busy and very popular Café. This is a full time, permanent role and will involve working bank holidays and alternate weekends.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Ensuring that the quality of food is prepared to the highest level, whilst ensuring that the service is timely and presentation is of the highest standards at all times
Helping maintain a clean and hygienic workplace, meeting all kitchen standards both during and at the end of the day.
When required you will assist in taking customer orders for both food and drink including using our till system, being the greeting point of the café and interacting with our customers in a friendly and professional manner

Ideal candidate:

Will have experience within the catering and hospitality industry working with fresh food, preferably preparing hot and cold meals to order in a busy café/restaurant environment
Will hold a minimum of a food hygiene level 2 certificate, and be able to demonstrate key perspectives of food handling, including the understanding of allergens and kitchen segregation
Have a great attention to detail and pride in your work
Have a ‘Can do’ attitude and a great customer manner. We place a great emphasis on customer service throughout the Garden Centre and Cafe.

We offer a competitive rate of pay, free parking, as well as a staff discount scheme in the café and garden centre on completion of your probationary period.
To apply for the position, please email with your CV to


Part Time Garden Centre Assistant

With our new retail building recently opened and the centre becoming ever more popular, Root One is looking for garden centre assistants to join our friendly and highly productive team. The successful candidate must be dynamic, reliable and ready to join a thriving garden centre. You must learn new skills quickly and adapt to everchanging day-to-day activities and priorities.

Retail experience is not essential but would be welcome as would any previous Horticultural retail experience, although drive, a willingness to take responsibility and an attention to detail are equally as important. The role is varied and will include till work, customer service, lifting/carrying, helping us keep the high standards of presentation in the shop by cleaning and topping up stock.

We have two vacancies, both part time:

• All Day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday along with alternate weekends (31 hours)
• 10.30-3.30pm Monday to Friday (25 hours)
In return we can offer a competitive hourly rate, 28 days holiday (pro-rata) along with staff discount and inclusion in a contributary pension scheme on completion of your probationary period.
For more information please contact Andy Sherwood or Graham Carter on 01491 836277
If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV to with the subject line as Garden Centre Assistant or apply via our advert on Indeed.
We’re sorry but it is not possible for us to respond to applicants who are not successful.

Weekend Garden Centre Assistant

Root One are looking for a weekend Assistant to work 6 hours on Sundays.
Root One is a successful independent garden centre in Wallingford, Oxfordshire with a great reputation for service and quality.
The role would involve customer service including till work, assisting customers to the car with products and compost for example.
Whilst previous experience in retail is not necessary, an interest in gardening or plants would be an advantage but training will be given.
The role offers free parking along with staff discount in both the café & garden centre.
Reference ID: 2020 GCW
Part-time hours: 6 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £9.50 per hour

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV to