Grounds Person


Full Time Posted 28 June 2024

About the Role

Grounds Person

Location: Beaulieu Road , Lyndhurst

Hours: Full Time

Salary: NMW / NLW (age dependant) plus Tronc

We are currently looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Grounds Person to join our friendly team at the award-winning, Lime Wood Hotel from September 2024.

Lime Wood is a 33-bedroom boutique country house set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. It is laid-back 5* luxury at its best, with Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder at the helm of the kitchen and a wellness spa within the grounds. Our grounds teams play an essential role in ensuring Lime Wood continues to be an attractive hotel for both restaurant and overnight guests.

Why join us?

We give our teams a great place to work that is fun, professional, and just little bit different.

At the heart of what we do and why we do it is our consideration for your work life balance. Compassion, consideration, and patience is the motto. Standards are clear, ambition is high. We understand our team and support them to achieve their goals.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Meals on duty – We are an ethical business committed to the best staff food in the industry.
  • 35% discount on food, beverages & treatments at Lime Wood.
  • Take home goods – cost price.
  • Perkbox – employee discount scheme with access to more than a hundred daily rewards ranging from free food in major UK restaurants, to movie tickets and high street clothing brands.
  • Range of learning & development opportunities

Plus, much more…

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘Why join us’ section on our career’s webpage:

About the role:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Reporting to our Head Grounds Person with regards to all tasks.
  • Maintain all lawns, trees and maintenance of formal boarders working harmlessly with the grounds and kitchen garden team.
  • Treat lawns and ensure formal boarders are watered.
  • Keep all grounds tidy, ensuring grass trimmings are raked and debris is bagged and removed away from site.
  • Compliant handling of tools and equipment, ensuring health and safety measure are met.
  • Handle equipment with care, ensuring safe storage of all machinery.
  • Consider guests whilst working in a timely and efficient manner. Taking into consideration noise levels and obstructions.
  • Interact with guests as/when required.

About you:

Experience as a Grounds Person / Gardener is essential. PA1 & PA6 usage and maintenance of garden machinery such as petrol strimmer’s and mowers desirable.

We are ideally seeking a candidate who is naturally considerate in their approach to all responsibilities. In addition to having a proactive attitude towards work, taking pride in a job well done.

We are a founder member of the Hoteliers Charter aimed at raising the profile of hospitality, advocating working in hotels as a great career choice, for more information visit

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Who we are...

Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 5-star 33 bed hotel with everything from our Herb House Spa to a Green house guests can eat in. Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Lyndhurst

The Hartnett Holder & Co. restaurant has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist. There’s no need for a suit and tie here! The team at Lime Wood provide the highest level of service within a relaxed environment, making our guest feel truly at home.