Gardener, Reading

Closing date:New this week

Leighton Park SchoolReading

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 - £19,000, depending on the successful candidates skills and experience.
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an experienced gardener to maintain and develop the formal garden areas of the park, along with maintenance of flower beds, shrubs, hedges and lawns.  Working as part of small grounds team you will need to be a team player, working with others on the grounds, but also be able to manage your own works programme effectively.

The ideal candidate will have horticultural qualifications and previously worked in a similar large environment.  Knowledge and training in spraying would be advantageous.  Understanding of Health and Safety requirements and safe working practices will be essential. Salary will be £18,000 - £19,000 depending upon experience. 

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. 

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Closing date for applications: Midday, 23rd September 2019

Interviews will be held shortly after

More about Leighton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Quaker
Address: Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7ED, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 987 9600
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Leighton Park School is a successful, forward looking independent (HMC) day and boarding school for approximately 480 pupils aged 11-18. Set in more than 60 acres of magnificent parkland, the school has a Quaker heritage, balancing commitment to acad...