Careers at Ruxley

Ruxley Manor Mission Statement
Ruxley Manor Careers

At Ruxley Manor, our team is family. It’s about motivating and inspiring one another to move forward, as well as supporting and being there for each other when you’re needed. Our collaborative approach to everything we do builds respect, trust and a real sense of belonging. It’s these key principles that bond our Ruxley family together.


With open ears and a helping hand, we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations. Whether they’re browsing for a special gift, the final piece for a garden project or coming to meet Father Christmas, we want to add a little Ruxley Manor magic to their experience, leaving them feeling inspired and excited for their next visit.


We believe making a difference starts at home, and our actions can be a force of positive change. Our journey joins others who share a collective responsibility – to change for the benefit of their community, the environment and generations to come. Small steps lead to big changes, and that means a brighter future for everyone.


Over the years, we have accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge that has been built throughout our long heritage. We pride ourselves in continuously learning, allowing us to grow a deeper understanding of our field and contributing to a collective bank of wisdom. It gives us the confidence to be bold in our actions and straight forward with our advice.


We’re known for our fantastic service and that’s down to an enthusiastic and genuine approach to everything we do. This has allowed us to earn the respect and trust of our customers and has helped us build a strong foundation for lifelong customer relationships. It’s the way we’ve always done it and it’s how we mean to go on.

Join the Ruxley Manor Team

Ruxley Manor is more than just a Garden Centre. It’s a destination for the local community, a meeting place for families and friends, an event venue for entertainment, a place for a hearty meal or a slice of cake and a coffee. We provide everything you could want under one roof.

As an award winning family business we strive to create a family environment amongst all our team members and in turn extend this to all of our customers. We work hard, constantly improve, help each other and create an amazing retail experience for everyone that visits us or attends one of our popular events. With 100 years experience behind us, we’d love you to join our team and make the next 100 years even better.

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We are a family business and we like to make sure that every colleague feels as though they are a part of the ‘Ruxley’ family. Our team is, without doubt, our most important asset and therefore, we like to make sure that Ruxley is an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

A number of our colleagues have been with us for many years and have a real passion for the products that they sell and the service that they provide and it is this passion that drives our customer service and ensures that Ruxley is the destination of choice for many of our customers.

Our business has changed considerably over the years and therefore, no matter which area of the business you join, you will find that there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. After all, there can’t be many businesses that have the variety of products that we do, from plants to chickens, from garden furniture to reptiles and from delicious food to clothing and that doesn’t account for our calendar of events, including the grotto and ice rink! Therefore, there will always be the opportunity to develop a rewarding career at Ruxley.


We believe that people should be rewarded for their efforts and high performance and we encourage everyone to offer their contributions.

  • 15% discount at Ruxley for the first year of employment
  • 25% discount at Ruxley after completion of the first year’s employment
  • Bonuses for 100% attendance
  • Extra holiday for long service
  • Complimentary lunch for 2 on your birthday in The Mulberry Tree Restaurant
  • Annual free ice-skating session for the family at Christmas
  • Annual Christmas party
  • Thorough induction procedure
  • Ongoing learning opportunities, including e-learning courses with over 50 modules
  • Enjoyable working environment

Opportunity to get involved in raising money for our nominated charity (past challenges have included the 3 Peaks in 24 hours and a 26 mile walk from Ruxley to Demelza Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne).

We are always looking for like minded people to join our business, whether it is a seasonal position over spring or Christmas, part-time employment or a full time position and so if there aren’t any positions advertised, feel free to send your CV in to our HR Manager, Bethany Jeffreys at or call her on 020 8300 0084.

We can only welcome applications from students who are of compulsory school leaving age and over.