Salary: £26,000 p/a

Location: Rake (nr. Liss), Hampshire (On-site)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

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. 

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.

White Eagle Lodge is a spiritual organisation and charity, with thousands of members across the world. It is guided by universal spiritual truths known as the White Eagle Teachings; comforting, supportive and peaceful. Activities include retreats, meditation, spiritual healing, yoga, volunteering, services of worship and much more. You do not need to be a member or familiar with the teachings, but respect and empathy are required for the spiritual aspects of the work and the values and ethos of the organisation. 


  • Lead on the development and maintenance of the grounds at New Lands, in harmony with our 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, liaising with the Coordinating team and Trustees.
  • Undertake general gardening and horticultural works and grounds maintenance: 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 a programme team on the development of a volunteering programme at New Lands to provide a range of suitable opportunities: Training, supervision and providing support with volunteer recruitment.
  • Work with the project team on a programme of community engagement to enhance our interaction with the public and specific parts of the community.
  • Work with the Coordinating team to keep them up to date on developments or potential issues.


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

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Rozita Hansen on 01730 893 300 or email

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

Job ref: WELGARD2024

The full job pack can be downloaded from our website here.

Closing date:  20th June, 2024  

What we can offer you

You will be working in a pleasant, rural working environment on New Lands country estate in Hampshire. Benefits include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; access to the NEST pension scheme; enhanced sick pay and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. We offer an environment which encourages development, empowerment and personal responsibility.