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New Park Manor Hotel
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Brockenhurst SO42
£14.50 an hour - Permanent

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Brockenhurst SO42

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  • Cycle to work scheme
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Garden - New Park Manor Hotel

Contract: Permanent
Salary: 14.50 per hour plus service charge

Currently undergoing a multi-million-pound refurbishment programme, with a phased re-opening from April, 2024 is the perfect time to join New Park Manor Hotel. All existing spaces are being transformed, including the bedrooms, restaurants, children’s areas, and the spa. The building’s history will inspire the design as a royal hunting lodge as well as the ancient woodland surrounding the manor.

Part of the Luxury Family Hotel Group, New Park Manor is in the heart of the New Forest and is now seeking an experienced and creative Gardener. If you possess a deep appreciation for horticulture, love growing veg, and can bring our gardens to life, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey - your green expertise will contribute to the enchanting atmosphere of our historic grounds!

Position Overview:

As Gardener, you will plan and maintain our gardens to the highest standards. Your role will involve creating and executing our landscaped grounds ensuring New Park Manor maintains its natural beauty as well as planning and growing vegetables for our kitchen garden. Our picturesque grounds play a crucial role in providing a relaxed and enchanting atmosphere for our guests, making the position of Gardener vital to our commitment to providing a true family experience.

This a permanent role, at 40 hours per week (including some weekends), with an hourly rate of £14.50, plus generous service charge and a brilliant benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the hotel grounds are in the best condition for our guests: Your role will ensure the gardens and grounds surrounding the hotel are in the best condition and state of repair and assist with any bespoke areas created for the hotel's use. You will oversee all aspects of garden maintenance, including planting, pruning, and irrigation.
  • Planting and Harvesting: Plan, plant, and harvest various vegetables to meet our kitchen's seasonal needs.
  • Ensure you and your team have a solid knowledge of health and safety: You will be responsible for the safety of the team and those enjoying the surroundings, raising any health and safety concerns, reporting any equipment damages, and ensuring all equipment and chemicals are used correctly.
  • Manage your team in line with our company values: You will be responsible for managing your department and team by management of rotas, assignment of job roles, and monitoring of work.
  • Manage the garden budget effectively and efficiently.

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone who has:

  • Passion for horticulture and a strong knowledge of plants, shrubs, trees and lawns.
  • Proven experience in a similar role, demonstrating a track record of successful garden management.
  • Ability to plan and manage a diverse vegetable garden.
  • Charisma, an engaging personality and passion for hospitality and providing great service to our guests.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and mentor a small team.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • Good Physical Fitness is essential, to be able to lift at least 25kg following Health and Safety guidelines and be able to stand/walk for prolonged periods.

Why work with us?

  • Our training and development is a little different here at LFH– we are certified by the Institute of Hospitality and offer our teams career progression by working with Umbrella Training.
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • EarlyPay – Need to access some of your monthly salary a little early sometimes? No problem!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Help@Hand - Our online health and wellbeing service – Get same day remote GP appointments, Mental Health support and Physiotherapy on us.
  • Life Assurance Benefit for peace of mind for your loved ones.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity packages
  • Want to give back but never have the time? We will give you a paid day off for any volunteering or fundraising you would like to get involved in once a year
  • The LFH Benefit Hub – Easily accessible employee discount platform for you to take advantage of at your favourite high street and online retailers
  • 50% off Food and Beverage and the Spa across Luxury Family Hotels.
  • Incredible discounted hotel stays for you, friends and family

Please ensure you check the hotel location as some of our hotels are hidden away and you will have to use your own transport to locate us!

Who are LFH?

Part of the Luxury Family Hotel Group, New Park Manor is located in the heart of the New Forest and offers families a place to explore the enchanting woodland, relax in the spa and gives the opportunity for guests to reconnect with nature and each other. We are dedicated to creating an inspiring space for our team members that is fun, all-inclusive, professional and rewarding – just as a career in hospitality should be!

Here at LFH we are an equal opportunities employer and strive to create a diverse and accessible workplace for all. We believe in a culture and inclusive team member experience that values people from all backgrounds, race and religions. We respect, value and embrace diversity and ensure everyone is recognised and respected, we celebrate our differences.

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