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Jobs in Lymington and the New Forest

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27 May 2021 As we tentatively move to the "new normal" there are lots of new vacancies in the hospitality sector plus jobs in other areas too, please scroll down to read details of all those sent in this week.

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Fairweather's Garden Centre - Commis Chef

A full time Commis Chef is sought by Fairweather's

Some experience will be an advantage however full training will be provided.

For details and how to apply please see


La Perle, Milford on Sea

Great opportunity for an ambitious CHEF to run a small kitchen in a high end restaurant.

Experience in a similar establishment required, with an interest in putting their own stamp on the kitchen.

Contact Sam at  

May 2021 - Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre

This friendly local New Forest pub is looking for kitchen assistant, waitress, and bar staff. And a Saturday boy or girl to help out.

Take a look at their website and email Simon:  

May 2021 - Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton

Bee part of our teamWe’re buzzing about our vacancies. Join the Chewton Glen hive for sweet employee benefits and more.

We're recruiting across departments...

No experience necessary! Here at Chewton Glen we ‘recruit for personality and train for skill’.

What's in it for you? Enjoy discounted room rates across the Iconic Luxury Hotels collection including Cliveden House, The Lygon Arms, The Mayfair Townhouse and 11 Cadogan Gardens as well as a share of service charge and discount on food & beverage.

Apply now -


May 2021 - Thatched Cottage Hotel Brockenhurst - Hotel Manager

A Manager is required for this historic hotel in the New Forest, with 12 guest rooms, serving breakfast and afternoon tea in our Tea Room and an amazing collection of gins in our specialist Gin Bar.  Send your application please to  

The successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Live in accommodation may be available
  • Company pension
  • Discount on hotel accommodation, food and beverage
  • Discount at Escape Yachting

Reporting directly to the Hotel Directors, you will be responsible for and need to be confident in:

  • Going above and beyond in looking after our guests from arrival to departure
  • Pitching in to assist in all departments
  • Paying attention to detail in order that Hotel standards are met in all areas
  • Leading, managing and communicating with all staff
  • Committing with enthusiasm and passion to your work
  • Being well organized and having a flexible multi-tasking approach

To be successful for this role you should have experience of the above.

Job Profile

1. To welcome and bid farewell to all visitors to the hotel in a warm and professional manner, ensuring all guests receive prompt, warm and friendly service and guidance

2. To assist with all departments

3. To facilitate a weekly staff meeting ensuring all staff are fully briefed

4. To ensure that guest accommodation is prepared to the agreed standard

5. To introduce yourself to guests upon arrival, assuring a very positive first impression

6. To liaise with guests and ensure a strong host presence at all times, passing relevant information on to staff, especially specific requirements or arrangements.

7. To ensure that the standards of service in all areas meet the required levels

8. To deal with complaints quickly and efficiently and find suitable solutions to any problems that may arise, communicating issues to a Director and colleagues in a constructive and clear manner

9. To take responsibility for the smooth running of the Hotel in the absence of a Director

10. To co-ordinate guests and staff during an emergency and have good knowledge of fire and health and safety procedures

11. To be aware of and promote all services offered in the Hotel

12. To ensure guests wishes are met, if not exceeded, so far as is reasonably possible

13. To liaise well with all staff, ensuring that communication of tasks is clear and understood

14. To make sure that the Company’s policies and vision are followed at all times

15. To liaise with Housekeeping regarding arrival rooms and prioritization

16. To obtain feedback from guests and to use this to improve service and to pass on such to the Directors and other staff

17. To complete daily inspection of all facilities ensuring checklists are completed

18. To maintain a Daily Log of activities and issues in the hotel each day

19. To ensure that all areas are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness

20. To ensure that all appliances, fixtures and fittings are safe and work in accordance with the Health and Safety regulations, reporting any faults to a Director

21. To show a constant united front of management to other staff

22. To be fully aware of the Hotel’s Fire Safety procedures and Health and Safety regulations

23. To take overall personal pride in appearance and work performance


We value all applications, however due to the volume of response we receive, we are only able to contact candidates whose skills and experience closely match our requirements. In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

 May 2021 Forest Forge Theatre - Office Manager 30 hours/week

Forest Forge Theatre is highly regarded as a vital asset to the region and we hold community at the heart of our work.  From our bespoke theatre premises in Ringwood, we produce touring shows for venues across the New Forest and Hampshire, create unique projects with local community groups and schools and run our renowned Youth Theatre and Act Your Age drama groups.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Forest Forge team at this pivotal time for the company.

Office Manager: part time, 30 hours a week

This key role will be responsible for the smooth running of the office and theatre premises on a day-to-day basis and provide support to the Forest Forge team.

Would suit a highly organised individual with great communication and relevant office management experience. 

Further details can be found at

Closing date for applications Sunday 30 May


Feb 21 - Sterling Gardens - Full and part time vacancies 

Sterling Gardens is a small and friendly team offering a range of gardening services to exclusively domestic properties in the New Forest area. We work hard and to a high standard but we also enjoy each other’s company and the work we do.

Our services include regular maintenance (mowing, strimming, weeding, pruning etc.), seasonal hedge cutting and one-off projects. These can include border renovation/restoration/soft landscaping, clearance jobs for particularly overgrown areas, pressure washing and building raised beds etc.

We have full and part-time vacancies available for people with some or all these skills. You could have worked in the Industry before or be someone who loves their own garden and is looking for a career change.

It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. If this sounds like you, send your CV to or give us a call on 07779118874 for a chat.

Dec 20 - Oakhaven Hospice - Volunteers for new Furniture Outlet on Ampress Park

Oakhaven Hospice is always happy to welcome new volunteers to join the friendly teams in all their Charity Shops.  Right now though it's especially volunteers for the newly opened Furniture Outlet who are needed!

Volunteers for the Furniture Outlet would need to be willing to undertake a range of responsibilities:-

  • Accepting donations
  • Sorting bags of donations (clothes/bags/shoes/other items) for the retail shops
  • Finding items that would be suitable for our eBay shop
  • Dealing with enquiries on phone and in person
  • Other light duties
  • Some lifting if able

"It's a big space so it needs to be someone who doesn’t mind the cold, they are a fun team and there is a lot of laughter so it’s a great environment to work in."

Find out more: and if you like the sound of it, in the first instance call Adam manager at the Furniture Outlet 01590 637781 for a quick chat about what would be involved.

Oct 20 - Oakhaven Hospice - Staff Nurse and Domestic Assistant

Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington serves the community of the New Forest, providing in-patient, day hospice and community care for patients with life limiting illnesses and support to their families/carers. Oakhaven currently has vacancies for the following:

Staff Nurse = to join our “Bank” or Short fixed term contract available

Domestic Assistant = to join our “Bank”

  • Do you have passion and pride for the work you do?
  • Do you feel your motivation and enthusiasm can help us shape our charity for the future?
  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Do you like working for an organisation that supports, develops and respects its staff?
  • Would you like to be part of a growing charity that remains true to its values?

If so we'd love to hear from you! To apply for one of these posts please request an application pack from Human Resources on .

CV’s will not be accepted without an application form. Closing date: 30th October 2020.

Aug 20 - Colten Care Homes - Care Assistants at Linden House in Lymington

For details please see 

Jun 20 - Colten Care Homes - "Colten Companion" aka Activity Organiser 

colten care companionship recruitment 600 min 1 croppedFantastic opportunities in Colten Care homes across the New Forest 

"Do you have a passion for organising events and activities, are you looking to bring some sunshine into the lives of our residents?

Our Activities & Companionship teams are always coming up with new and exciting ideas to bring as much fun as possible to our residents lives. From arranging family fun days for the whole community to releasing their creativity and imagination with fabulous music, arts and crafts sessions within the homes. 

We are currently looking for new staff to join our Activities team in the New Forest. It may be that you are from a teaching, music, drama, performing, arts/crafts background or have links with charities or fundraising. Or it may be that you are working in the community or already in social care. If this sounds like a role you would thrive in call our Recruitment team today on 01425 460955, visit our careers website and search ‘activity’ to find out more.

companionship with Colten CareMore about what to expect from the activities/companionship role...

"The Activities / Companionship role is very rewarding. You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the homes that includes: planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events. Activities can be of any size from 'whole home events' through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one sessions and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet our residents' needs.

You will actively encourage involvement with community groups, inviting people into the homes to join us on occasions such as gala functions, raffles, fetes, coffee mornings and other sponsored activities. The role is fun and varied; no two days are the same and you will be making a positive difference to the physical and intellectual wellbeing of residents in your care."

Full-time and Part time positions are available, will include alternate weekends and some evening work. Up to £11.71 per hour including all enhancements.


Oakhaven Hospice Shops - volunteers wanted

12 June 2020 

The brand new Oakhaven Hospice shop in Totton is looking for volunteers with a little time to spare.  For details see Oakhaven Hospice Facebook Page

Colten Care Homes - vacancies in care, catering and housekeeping

23 March 2020 A thank you to Colten Care staff

"In these unprecedented times, Colten Care is continuing to provide care and comfort to residents in our care homes and we couldn’t do this without the support of our wonderful staff who are working tirelessly around the clock to maintain excellent care and hygiene standards across our care homes and offices in the spirit of ‘One Team’.  Our number one priority is to keep the Coronavirus out of our homes for as long as possible to protect our residents and staff.

If you would like to join our exceptional team in any capacity, be it care, catering or housekeeping, please call us today, we’d be delighted to talk to you.  Call 01425 460955 or visit  No experience necessary and full training is provided."

RNLI - Volunteers Needed

28 February 2020

Lymington RNLI are looking for volunteers to join the team. They have several voluntary positions working in the shop and part of the fundraising team. These roles are vital to the Lymington lifeboat, which gets no government funding and rely on their amazing fundraising team and dedicated shop volunteers. Please see more information on the RNLI website for the following roles.

Beaulieu Visitor Engagement Team, National Motor Museum

6 February 2020

Beaulieu is searching for a star cast of costumed characters to bring its vibrant past to life in medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Victorian Palace House, WW II’s Secret Army exhibition and the National Motor Museum. From storytellers to performers, the south coast attraction is appealing for a new team of talented staff who will take up roles from a secret agent or abbey monk to a Victorian cook or 1930s country garage mechanic.

If you can share the sonnets of Shakespeare or enjoy imaginative dress-up and are passionate about making Beaulieu’s rich history playful and fun for visitors, then the attraction is hiring for new positions in 2020.

Louise Gay, from Beaulieu’s Visitor Services, said: “We are looking for knowledgeable, idiosyncratic and playful performers who can give intimate and charming performances – whether that is on a stage or at our till points!

“Here at Beaulieu, we are bringing our exciting history to life and need talented staff and performers who can hop across time and bring our vibrant past to the present. We need storytellers who have a desire to create memorable experiences for visitors and bring an understanding of a bygone era to generations of the future.”

Applicants would need to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team. Holding a driving licence would be desirable, while they would need to be able to work variable hours including weekends. A variety of roles are available, from breathing life into some of Beaulieu’s historic characters to creating new roles and helping to make great memories on visitors’ days out.

To join the Beaulieu Visitor Engagement team, please download and complete an application form from the Beaulieu website at and email it to . The closing date for initial applications is February 17th, though further applications after that date will still be considered.

Experienced Hair Stylist at Andrew David Hair, Lyndhurst

30 January 2020

Andrew David Hair opened it's doors in central Lyndhurst in August 2019 and is now looking to expand the team. 

Andrew is looking for an Experienced Hair Stylist who is:

  • Fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing
  • Looking to work on a self employed basis
  • A great team player 
  • Hard working, who enjoys working around other hard working, motivated stylists that encourage each other

If you are interested and would like to find out more, send your CV and portfolio to

Paraplanners at Station Financial, New Milton

13 January 2020

Station Financial is a rapidly growing company of Independent Financial Advisers, based in New Milton, providing financial planning advice to individual and corporate clients throughout the UK. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced full-time paraplanner to join our team in our office in New Milton. 

As a highly valued addition to our existing exceptional team of professionals, you will be providing comprehensive paraplanning support to one or more of our advisers. In addition to the usual paraplanning skills you should already be familiar with, we are looking for someone who is self-motivated and feels comfortable working alone as well as in a team.

Our paraplanners can progress to a senior role or transition to become a financial adviser. We provide full ongoing training and development via a tailored plan to suit the successful applicant. As a progressive employer, we also offer the opportunity to study toward professional qualifications to support you in your role.

In addition to a competitive salary, negotiable based on your experience and any qualifications, and flexible working hours, we provide a non-contributory pension scheme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant financial services company where loyalty, dedication, and enthusiasm will be recognised and rewarded.

Experience: Relevant min 2 years’ experience as a paraplanner (Preferred)

The ideal candidate will be proactive and organised. Computer literacy is essential, as successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they can use the full suite of Microsoft Office, plus have the skills to learn how to use numerous other computer-based financial research tools and systems. It is also essential that successful candidates demonstrate good numeracy and communication skills.

Station Financial do not wish to hear from Recruitment Agencies.

For more information and to apply, please contact:

Make A Difference as a Volunteer for Oakhaven and Coates Centre

There are lots of amazing volunteering opportunities available at Oakhaven Hospice, from gardening to supporting the Day Hospice patients, from driving to welcoming visitors to the Coates Centre, from admin to supporting patients and families in the Inpatient Unit; supporting the chemo unit at Lymington Hospital, and not to mention Reception, Chaplaincy and relaxation volunteers!

Oakhaven volunteers not only make a huge difference to the quality of life of the patients, their carers and families, and visitors, but also find their roles highly rewarding and enjoy being an invaluable part of the team at Oakhaven.

So if you’d like to find out more get in touch with the Volunteer Service Team on 01590 646447 or email to see how you can help.

We currently have some roles that we are actively seeking to fill.

Bereavement Support Volunteer

We are looking for compassionate, empathetic people to help us to support bereaved families, carers and friends after the death of patients who have been under the care of Oakhaven. Our Bereavement Support volunteers also visit families in their own homes under the guidance of the Patient & Family Support Team, and key part of the role involves supporting the monthly bereavement coffee morning (first Weds) and afternoon tea (first Sunday). We're looking for people with strong listening skills who will be comfortable supporting bereaved families. Full training is provided for this very rewarding role.

If you are interested in this role and would like to find out more, please get in touch with the Volunteer Service Team on 01590 646447 or email

There’s also an opportunity to meet the Oakhaven Volunteer Services team at the New Forest Volunteer Fair at Lyndhurst Community Centre, located in the main car park, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY on Sunday 26th January from 10.30am until 4pm.

Part time Receptionist / Admin Assistant at The Natural Health Hub, Lymington

The Natural Health Hub in Lymington is looking for a part-time receptionist/admin assistant two days a week. Must be extremely organised, have a good admin head and have good computer/technical skills, as well as being friendly and welcoming to customers. This is a self-employed job share working on Thursday and Friday alongside our existing admin assistant who works here Monday to Wednesday.An interest in alternative therapies and health/well-being is preferable.

Please apply via email with your CV to Sue Leach: .

New Forest Hospital Radio - volunteer collectors

New Forest Hospital Radio broadcasts a daily 2 hour request show 364 days a year from the studios in the Lymington New Forest Hospital. Request colletors tour the wards every afternoon talking to patients and collecting a request for a piece of music with particular memories for the patient. 

We need request collectors now, particularly at weekends. If you can spare 2-3 hours in the afternoon once a fortnight, can use a computer and would like to chat to patients, contact Margaret Jenkins on 01590 672841.

Full training. Free DBS check and car permit. Enjoy friendship with our 50 volunteers.

Vacancies at Oakhaven Hospice Trust

23 October 2019

Established in 1990 Oakhaven Hospice Trust provides specialist palliative care to adults in the New Forest with advanced life-limiting illness. Our services include an Inpatient Unit, Community Team, Day Hospice, Hospice at Home, Counselling, and Bereavement & Education

The following vacancies are currently available:

Bank Medical Secretary
We are seeking to recruit an experienced Bank Medical Secretary to provide ad hoc holiday and absence cover for our In-Patient Unit Team.

Weekend Cook (Every other weekend)
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8am - 2pm (every other weekend) We are looking for an enthusiastic weekend Cook to join us in our busy and expanding catering service with the possibility of extra hours to cover holidays. Duties involve preparing all delicious, home cooked meals within the hospice paying consideration to special dietary requirements as well as assisting with the preparation of events and outside catering functions.

Oakhaven Care Ltd - Community Carers
Do you want to be part of our highly skilled Domiciliary Care team? To support clients to remain in their own home, some of which may have specialist palliative care needs.

For more information about these roles please visit our website (HR Page) or contact our Human Resources department on: 01590646443 or for an application pack.


Trustees - National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu

25 September 2019

A rare opportunity is being offered for volunteers to join the board of the National Motor Museum Trust to help shape its future.

Expertise and enthusiasm are the key skills being sought and successful recruits will help to shape the future strategy for the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and its world-famous collection of more than 250 vehicles, which tell the story of motoring in Britain.

The museum’s range of vehicles spans from the earliest motor carriages to legendary Land Speed Record breakers, while the Trust’s specialist reference library and extensive collection of motoring artefacts, photographic images, film and video has been designated by the Arts Council England of international importance. See for details.

Edward, Lord Montagu founded the National Motor Museum in 1972 and it has grown to become a leading independent museum and charity with a mission to engage and inspire visitors, as well as preserve and promote motoring history.

National Motor Museum Trust Chief Executive Russell Bowman said: “We are at an interesting point in our history, as we approach our 50th year and look to the future. We would like to recruit new trustees and advisors who will bring fresh enthusiasm and expertise to take us from strength to strength.”

As an Accredited Museum, the museum adheres to nationally agreed standards of good practice and governance. New trustees would help to ensure that the Trust has a clear vision, complies with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements and is governed at the highest possible standard. The role would include approving budgets, supporting staff and attending quarterly board meetings at Beaulieu.

The board is looking to strengthen skills in the areas of stakeholder engagement, income generation and fundraising, museum and archives management, education and learning, financial management and reaching out to the historic motoring movement.

The Trust is also open to applications from those who have the skills, time and interest but would prefer to become advisors or ambassadors for the museum rather than formally take on trustee responsibilities.

For further information, or to set up an informal conversation, please email Anna-Marie.O'. The closing date for applications is Friday 15th November.

Careers with Colten Care at care homes in the New Forest

24 September 2019

Registered Nurses, Senior Care Leads, Care Assistants, Kitchen Assistants... and much more!

With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It has 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex and offers a range of services spanning residential, nursing and dementia care. Colten Care is determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care of the older person. Colten Care is also committed to raising money for charitable causes. In the past year, residents and team members have raised more than £40,000 for charity. 

Working within an outstanding care home environment, you will receive excellent training including support with studies and diploma qualifications. Many of Colten Care’s employees are studying towards Levels 2, 3 & 5 in Health & Social Care. Working within an established group of care homes means that career options are plentiful across the Company.

Above all, caring can be immensely rewarding – you’re playing a vital role, and the sense of fulfilment and achievement which can be experienced is enormous. Many of the staff have been with Colten Care for years and have found a job they love.

The benefits of working for Colten Care are plentiful, find more information here: 

Find all the current vacancies at Colten Care's homes here:

Front of House and Pot Washer at Steph's Kitchen, Fairweathers, Beaulieu

24 September 2019

Fairweather's Garden Centre have the following vacancies in Steff's Kitchen:

2 x full time front of house catering assistants and 1 x weekend pot washer. Immediate start. Apply to  

Linden House, Colten Care dementia specialist home in Lymington

Added 16 September 2019

Recruitment Open Days for Health Care Assistants, Senior Care Leads, Registered Nurses on Saturday 21 September and Tuesday 24 September.

Find more details here!

CAP Job Club - Every Tuesday

Lymington CAP Job Club is a free Job Club for anyone who is looking for work. Run on Tuesdays during term time from Lymington Baptist Church, 10am-2pm.

More here.

Fairweather's Garden Centre, Beaulieu

Added 29 July 2019

Fairweather's Garden Centre have the following vacancy in Steff's Kitchen:

Week-End, Part Time Front of House Assistant

We are looking for an energetic person to come and join our friendly team in our busy cafe.

Experience, ideally in catering and barista trained preferred.

Excellent staff discount and meals provided.

To find our more about Fairweather's take a look at our website.  Then if  you are excited by the prospect of joining our happy team please contact us by email with your cv to

Shorefield Holidays, Milford on Sea

Shorefield Holidays is one of the leading holiday park operators in the New Forest, with its head office based at Shorefield Country Park just outside Milford-on-Sea. It has always been family owned and operated and the third generation of the family now works in the business. It  employs 213 permanent staff plus many seasonal staff, and offers excellent working conditions  So there are always career opportunities with a wide range of job vacancies at any one time. 

For more details check the Shorefield Holidays Careers Page. and also read this article on about Job Opportunities at Shorefield  

Find out how to advertise your job vacancies on Lymington here.


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