Grounds and Gardens Operative, Leeds

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The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary points GS2/3 11-18 £16,646 - £20,138 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a grounds and gardens operative in our estates department based at Alwoodley Gates (Leeds 17).  

GSAL’s immaculate landscape of over 150 acres, includes grass sports pitches, hard and artificial playing surfaces as well as gardens and landscape areas. 

The successful candidate will work flexibly within a small but enthusiastic team and will be expected to play a full part in the maintenance of the grounds and gardens areas, the continued development of good quality sporting facilities and the general marking and maintenance of the sports pitches. 

Ideally candidates will have previous experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record of grounds maintenance, sports pitch maintenance and repair, and hold a recognised horticultural qualification. Candidates must be capable of working well on their own and as part of a wider team. Either tractor driving experience or a tractor driving qualification will be a distinct advantage.  

This is a full time position, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday with Saturdays being worked on a rota, 1 in 4 weeks. Additional hours may be required during busy periods.  

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website: www.gsal.org.uk.  Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form. 

Closing date:  9.00 am on Friday 16 February 2018 

Interviews will be held on Friday 23 February 2018   

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.  

We are an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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