FR Jones & Son

With FR Jones and Son Ltd growing and an exciting expansion into the Midlands, we now have a vacancy for a Branch Manager to take ownership of the store and workshop and bring it to life with a fresh look and feel

The new store will consist of both home and professional gardening, arborist and forestry machinery, equipment, and tools, from a varied mixture of premium brands. Alongside the store will be a workshop taking on repairs, servicing and warranty of machinery from all the brands we sell.

The ideal candidate for the position would ideally have knowledge of both the Arborist and Garden Machinery industry.

One of the unique services we provide as a company is that we undertake LOLER inspections for climbing and rigging kit. The successful candidate should be willing and able to go through the training required to become a LOLER inspector or, even better, will already have this qualification under their belt.

FR Jones and Son use an Oracle Netsuite IT system to handle all product management, ordering, invoicing, warehouse control and finance facilities. Full training on this system will be given upon starting, but the candidate will need to be computer literate and competent with Microsoft 360 – especially Excel and Outlook.

In an ever-growing industry, it is important for the company to bring in new accounts. We would require our candidate to be pro-active in finding these accounts and building a good rapport with them.

Key skills and experience

  • Store / shop management experience
  • Good people management skills
  • Great customer service
  • Good understanding of product sales margins
  • Good at organising self and the work of the team
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Full driving licence required for site visits in company van (ride on and robot mowers)
  • Industry experience

Key job responsibilities

  • Full management responsibility of branch
  • Training and development of staff
  • Managing staff and interviewing as we grow
  • Ensure the shop is kept looking fresh and tidy
  • Implementing any system and process changes
  • Managing stock replenishment
  • Driving higher margin products sales
  • Driving sales to hit KPIs

Behaviours / Attitude

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Receptive to new ideas and ways of working
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Resourceful
  • Customer focus
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Works calmly under pressure
  • Patience
  • Professional appearance


08:00-17:00 Mon-Friday
08:00-16:00 Saturday


28 days (including bank holidays)


Competitive salary, depending on skills and experience, plus company benefits & pension


  • Nest Pension
  • Access to Employee assistance programme and wellbeing portal
  • Discount Perk Scheme

Please email us at  with your CV, and we will review it for the role. If you have any further questions about the job, please feel free to email.