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Rudding Park Ltd
Rudding Park, Harrogate
Closing date
7 Aug 2022
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A privately-owned luxury hotel, Rudding Park has 90 bedrooms and suites, a destination spa, two restaurants and a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and meetings and events venue. Set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful Harrogate hotels.

A career in hospitality just got more appealing – Rudding Park Benefits

We understand hospitality can involve anti-social hours. All contracted staff who earn less than £35,000 full-time annual salary, working Sunday – Thursday from 7pm – 5am, Saturday and Sunday from 5am – 7pm and Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm – 5am can potentially earn an extra £3 per hour!

Plus, we recognise everyone plays their part to provide amazing service. That is why, on top of your salary you can earn up to £1,000 service charge per quarter (based on eligibility)

Buy up to 5 additional holidays after 3 years’ service, cycle to work scheme,

Complimentary use of the Golf Courses, Driving Range, Discounts in Food & Beverage outlets, Bedrooms, Spa and Holiday Park.

Plus other great benefits!

Rudding Park offers Live in Accommodation to help get you settled into your role. We also support finding alternative living accommodation in the local area.

If you do live out, we offer a Taxi Policy and contribute towards your taxi to and from work outside of the designated bus times.


About the Role

Due to promotion within the gardens team, an exciting opportunity has opened up and we are seeking an experienced gardener at Rudding Park Hotel and Holiday Park.  The team are very proud of the gardens and work hard to achieve high standards around the grounds.  We would love to hear from like-minded individuals who would like the challenge involved to help us achieve this. 

The gardens around the hotel and holiday park are a mixture of historic mature plantings of trees and shrubs with some rare and unusual Rhododendrons and Azaleas.  There are also more modern plantings designed by Matthew Wilson surrounding the hotel and in the Roof Top Spa Garden. Alongside this we have a Kitchen Garden that is both ornamental and fully productive supplying the restaurants in the hotel. The role demands a keen eye for detail and the desire to make the gardens as beautiful as possible to ensure the guest experience outside the hotel is as good as inside. 

The successful applicant would be required to work in all areas around the estate.  No two days are the same, one day could be cutting the lawns, the next could be cutting the Yew hedge on the Roof Top Spa Garden, and the next could be helping in the Kitchen Garden to crop the fruit and vegetables for the kitchens. 


About You

  • A passion for plants and gardening.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills with other team members and guests.
  • Able to work independently and in a team.
  • Highly motivated with excellent problem-solving skills and a ‘can do attitude’.
  • Minimum of a Level 2 in Horticulture or other relevant qualification.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar role.
  • Experience and ideally competency certificates with machinery such as hand mowers, ride-on mowers, a range of turf machinery, hedge trimmers, strimmer’s, chainsaws, tractors and similar machinery would be an advantage.
  • Pa1 and Pa6 certificates desirable.
  • Full, clean driving license essential.


To apply please submit your CV to


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so please apply now if you wish to be considered for this role. 

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