Our hotel, restaurants, spa and The Story of Gardening are currently closed until further notice. Our online shop remains open.

Careers

How does our garden grow? With hand-picked people, nurtured to flourish.

Just like the produce in our gardens, our people are carefully hand-picked and wonderfully unique. We rely on a team of talented folk to keep the various parts of our working estate running – from gardeners to chefs, bartenders, hosts, housekeeping and managers. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for your next move, The Newt in Somerset has many exciting opportunities and training programmes to nurture your career.

Latest Positions Available

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and curious digital professional to manage and nurture The Newt’s online presence – someone with an exceptional eye, a sense of style, a technical wizardry and a passion for developing emotive and innovative content in a range of formats, across multiple platforms. We will provide you with endless inspiration, from hotel, to cyder orchard, to garden, to chef. Everything at The Newt has been crafted to provide visitors with an exceptional and groundbreaking experience. We need a storyteller - somebody who can visualise and communicate our passion, who can push boundaries and create content of the highest calibre. Seeing is believing, so if this sounds like you, come and visit The Newt; 'It's not like anything you've ever seen.' (Lisa Grainger, The Telegraph).

Responsibilities
  • Creating and coordinating content for all digital and social media platforms. This will include briefing videographers and photographers on specific projects.
  • Maintaining a content strategy that supports the company’s objectives.
  • Managing all social media platforms.
  • Monitoring digital platforms for customer comments, responding and channelling feedback to relevant teams.
  • Planning and maintaining web content through the use of a CMS.
  • Creating and uploading features to The Newt’s blog and liaising with relevant departments to ensure content is timely and seasonal.
  • Attending company events to capture content for social media.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest news, trends and digital marketing practices.

Requirements

  • Experience in digital marketing or social media management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • An eye for design, photography, video and animation.
  • An enthusiasm and passion for what you do
  • A curious and creative mind
  • A degree in Marketing, Media, English or other relevant field.
  • Based at The Newt in Somerset, near Bruton, Somerset.
  • Willingness to occasionally work outside standard office hours.
  • Basic knowledge of analytics tools (Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics).
  • Experience using paid social tactics to boost engagement, increase followers and drive website traffic.
  • Experience with CRM (Hubspot or other) and Wordpress would be advantageous.
  • A sample portfolio of your work. Please send to recruitment@thenewtinsomerset.com

Excellent benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Execeptional working enviornmnet, with fresh estate grown lunch included.
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Tailored training plans to assist in career development
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on The Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Family pass to access the estate
  • Entry passes for friends and family to access the estate when accompanied by staff member

Please send your CV to recruitment@thenewtinsomerset.com

We are looking for an enthusiastic and persuasive leader who has experience in managing a visitor attraction. You will have creative ideas for engaging with visitors, and a track record of increasing the fun and quality of the customer experience. The role requires a clear and effective communicator, and a natural collaborator who is adept at building relationships. The role demands planning and operational analysis, to interpret information and inform marketing strategies. You will have integrity, establishing high quality standards and holding your team to account. The diverse nature of the attraction will provide opportunity to work alongside experts in many different fields.

Requirements

  • Imagination and creativity.
  • You should be accessible, visible and able to share your vision clearly.
  • First-hand experience of managing a high-quality visitor attraction.
  • Experience in the management of a team.
  • Well organised.
  • Ability to deliver events, workshops and educational programmes.
  • A natural collaborator.
  • Hard-working and energetic, with team skills and the ability to communicate at multiple levels.
  • IT skills, and a track record of implementing efficient management systems and keeping records.
  • Appropriate and relevant qualifications.
  • Full and clean UK driving license.

Excellent benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Execeptional working enviornmnet, with fresh estate grown lunch included
  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Tailored training plans to assist in career development
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on The Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Family pass to access the estate
  • Entry passes for friends and family to access the estate when accompanied by staff member

Please send your CV to recruitment@thenewtinsomerset.com

Our cultivated gardens are a vibrant and thriving attraction, animated throughout the seasons with special events, workshops and education programmes. As Head of Ornamental Gardens, you will have a wide remit to develop and maintain the gardens. You will ensure the very highest standards of conservation, horticulture and visitor experience. A visionary, you will lead with passion and flair, bringing enthusiasm and positivity to the role.

Requirements

Experience is very important - you will have a high level of horticultural knowledge from working on a similar large garden or across a portfolio. This experience will be supported by appropriate qualifications, and you will apply an artistic eye and understanding to the conservation of historic landscapes.

Skills and Experience

  • An experienced leader.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of plants, their identification, propagation and cultivation.
  • First-hand experience of managing a successful and high quality garden.
  • Experience and proven ability in the management of a team of 8+ people.
  • Precise and well organised.
  • Confident with managing a budget.
  • Hard-working and energetic, with excellent team skills and the ability to communicate at multiple levels.
  • Good IT skills for implementing efficient management systems and records are essential.
  • Appropriate and relevant academic qualifications.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety issues, including tree inspections.
  • An eye for detail and desire to achieve high standards.
  • Able to undertake work of a physical nature and demonstrate appropriate practical skills.
  • Skilled in the care and operation of garden machinery, hand tools /equipment.
  • Full and clean UK driving licence.

Please send your CV to recruitment@thenewtinsomerset.com