At Virginia Park Lodge, we are always looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join our team.

We are a small, but growing team so each employee is valued and considered key to the company's future success. 

We are interested in imaginative individuals who are flexible, hard working and above all want to grow with the business. 

Feel free to drop us your details, as we are always looking for new talent to add to our team. 

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Maintenance Manager

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Manager to oversee all installation, repair and upkeep operations of Virginia Park Lodge and the wider estate including the grounds and Deerpark Inn. A flexible approach to working hours is required as the business needs.

A maintenance manager will have a solid understanding of plumbing, electrical systems, hvac as well as carpentry, masonry and painting.

They will be well-versed in all maintenance process and health and safety regulations, hold a valid Safe Pass and a clean driving license. FYI the Safe Pass is a legal requirement here for manual workers

The ideal candidate will also have aptitude in undertaking administrative tasks such as reporting, costing and sign off through the use of activity logs, with a hands on approach to proactively maintaining the estate.

Your goal will be to ensure our hotel premises are safe and functional for guests and employees alike.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Proven experience as maintenance manager or other managerial role
  • Experience in planning maintenance operations
  • Working knowledge of facilities machines and equipment
  • Ability to keep track of and report on activity


  • Develop maintenance procedures and ensure implementation
  • Inspect hotel regularly to ensure it meets safety standards
  • Arrange for routine maintenance in hotel rooms,kitchen, garden, Pavilion among others.
  • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems etc.
  • Organise repair projects in a manner that does not disturb the business (low season).
  • Plan and oversee renovations and construction
  • Act fast to resolve emergency issues (e.g. power outages)
  • Find ways to reduce hotel operating costs and conserve energy
  • Manage relationships with contractors and service providers
  • Maintain budgets, expenses and activity logs
  • Keep maintenance logs and report on daily activities
  • Ensure health and safety policies are complied with
  • Monitor equipment inventory and place orders when necessary

Landscape Gardener

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Gardener to play a key role in the ongoing development and enhancement of a beautiful private estate in Cavan, Ireland. The position will involve day-to-day hands-on leadership and supervision of a team of gardeners in all aspects of the horticulturally diverse and developing garden. Applications are sought from experienced and academically qualified Head/Senior Gardeners with high energy and a creative eye from a horticultural perspective.

The successful candidate will work with the property owner and Estate Manager with a view to bringing the historic gardens back to their former style and glory, with a modern twist and practical application in line with the theme of the estate. This role will suit a horticulturist with demonstrable experience at senior level within private service, excellent time management skills, strong horticultural knowledge, and desire to take on a dynamic garden enhancement opportunity.  The estate plays host to weddings, with food at the highest level being a primary focus and an exciting draw for visitors.

Set within approximately 100-acres, the 18th Century estate was purchased by the current owner ten years ago and has been constantly evolving throughout this time. The varied and beautiful site is set within a historic deer park, with stunning scenery including woodland, a lake and many formal gardens surrounding the main buildings. The formal and natural gardens comprise a walled garden, a 1-acre apple orchard with five varieties, a winter garden, a woodland garden, a perennial garden, mixed and herbaceous beds and borders, with hedges and specimen trees throughout. Approximately 2.5-acres have been recently stripped and are in need of renovation and creative input. A field for growing hardy produce and six polytunnels allow food to be grown for guests on a year-round basis. 

The successful applicant will also work under and alongside the General Manager in terms of site development and operational planning. Applicants must therefore be excellent communicators and be able to manage staff with diplomacy and positivity, whilst always maintaining communication with the General Manager and consideration for the property owner’s vision for the garden. The property owners are genuinely enthusiastic and dedicated to their gardens and as such, this role will be varied and interesting with a high standard of horticulture required. 

  • Applications are sought from experienced and knowledgeable private estate Senior Gardeners who will have assumed responsibility of a large private garden and garden staff management, previously.
  • Suitable candidates will be confident yet humble and considerate, motivated, organised and professional hands-on Senior Gardeners who are able to inspire their team.
  • The post holder will be socially confident with excellent communication skills and an ability and willingness to liaise with other property staff and engage positively with the owners and guests where necessary.
  • Good organisational experience and a demonstrable understanding of all areas of garden management are essential, with ideal applicants being academically qualified to RHS Level 3 or above with excellent physical fitness, plant identification skills and an ability to operate and maintain a range of garden machinery.
  • The Gardener should be able to carry out plant P&D management, plant propagation and glasshouse work as well as and kitchen gardening to a high standard.

Gardening Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Gardening Assistant to join our Team ,You will have experience working on a similar property and have an excellent track record in maintaining and enhancing gardens and grounds to an exceptionally high standard is beneficial.

• Planting all types of plants, including flowers, shrubs and trees

• Maintaining plants by watering, fertilizing and trimming them

• Using and maintaining gardening tools and light gardening machinery

• Identifying and treating diseases, pest infestations and other issues with garden plants

• Cleaning up garden areas

• Handling edging, mulching and other garden tasks

• Following safety guidelines for applying chemicals and using equipment

Other Positions Available

Bartender at Virginia Park Lodge and Deerpark Inn

Bar and Floor Supervisor at VPL and Deerpark Inn

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