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The White Eagle Lodge
Liss GU33
£26,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £26,000 a year

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  • Full-time
  • Permanent


Liss GU33

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  • Company pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Full job description

The White Eagle Lodge is a spiritual organisation. It is not necessary for the applicant to be a member or adherent of the Teachings, but respect and empathy are required for the spiritual aspects of the work and the values and ethos of the Lodge.

You will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and development of our 27 acre country estate, consisting of professionally designed planting beds, grass meadow, woodland, lawns, water features and a pond – all managed under organic principles. The estate includes a retreat house, private rented properties and an award winning Temple complex opened in 2022. We are open to the public and run residential retreats.

You will have substantial experience in a similar role; will be competent in the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers and ideally will be certified to use a chainsaw. Horticultural qualifications are desirable, but not essential. Excellent plant and soft landscaping knowledge is essential, as is the ability to work independently.

We have a small team of gardening volunteers. You will have effective interpersonal skills to supervise and motivate this team and the ability to share your skills with a view to expanding the number of volunteers involved.

You will have an awareness of Health & Safety requirements for this area of work and a desire to ensure both your own safety and that of all visitors.


Lead on the development and maintenance of the grounds at New Lands, in harmony with the Lodge’s ethos.

Contribute towards making a budget proposition regarding gardening, horticultural work and ground maintenance costs for the Estate and Property team.

Make long-term plans for development of the estate in liaison with the Coordinating team and Trustees.

Undertake general gardening and horticultural works and grounds maintenance. To include grass cutting, hedge trimming, leaf blowing, weeding, propagation, planting, pruning.

Foster a collaborative working approach with colleagues and volunteers, including contractors.

Share knowledge and skills to enhance the professional development of all volunteers. Celebrate volunteer success. Manage any capability issues swiftly and with professionalism.

Be part of a project team on the development of a volunteering programme at New Lands to provide a range of suitable opportunities. Including training and supervision and providing support with volunteer recruitment.

Work with the project team on a programme of community engagement to enhance the Lodge’s interaction with the public and specific parts of the community.

Work with the coordinating group to keep them up to date on developments or potential issues.

Maintain an up to date knowledge of legislation and regulations associated with this role.

Report any security/health and safety issues, incidents and complaints to the appropriate manager, taking appropriate action immediately in the event of an emergency.

Adhere to the Lodge’s safety policies to create a safe working environment for everyone.

Any other reasonably requested duties within main areas of work.

Skills and Experience

You will have an excellent customer-focused attitude and great attention to detail. Ability to take initiative, multi-task and prioritise workloads. Preferably having previous experience from working within a small organisation.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Rozita Hansen on 01730 893300 or email

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement, outlining how your experience meets the criteria, to Job ref: WELGARD2024

The Job pack can be downloaded from

Closing date: 20th June 2024

What we can offer you
You will be working in a pleasant rural environment. Benefits include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, access to NEST pension scheme, enhanced sick pay and access to Employee Assistance Program. We offer an environment which encourages development, empowerment and responsibility.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £26,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 20/06/2024

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