Gardener/Groundsman, Exeter

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Exeter SchoolExeter

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21-23k
Contract term: Permanent

Gardener/Groundsman

Based in 25 acres of beautiful grounds, Exeter School is an independent educational organisation for pupils aged 7 – 18. Our strong links to the local community, well-established pastoral care systems and fantastic teaching enable us to challenge, inspire and deliver the very best learning to our students.

We are looking for a Gardener/Groundsman to help maintain our school grounds.


Benefits include:

- Salary of £21,000 - £23,000 per annum

- Overtime opportunities

- Pension (employer contribution of 8%, rising to 13% after five years)

- Free lunch during term time

- Develop your career with a successful school

- Help to create a fantastic learning environment for pupils

- 22 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays.


As a Gardener/Groundsman, you will help to maintain 25 acres of our school grounds.

Reporting to the Head Groundsman, your role will involve:

- Maintaining and cultivating lawns

- Operating grounds tractors, light machinery and plant

- Using cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers

- Helping to prepare sports facilities when required

- Occasionally providing evening and weekend cover for functions


To join us as our Gardener/Groundsman, you will need:

- Horticultural experience

- Good communication skills

- To be able to work as part of a team as well as on your own.

Please note, this is a physically demanding role.


Exeter School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Victoria Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 273679
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Exeter School is a selective school for boys and girls between the ages of seven and eighteen with broad academic potential. We value intellectual achievement and take pride in the wide range of extra-curricular activities, which are enjoyed by pupil...