Groundsman, Wimbledon Common, London

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King's College SchoolWimbledon Common, London

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Start date: Immediate start required
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,300 - £26,500 pa, depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced groundsman, to work as part of our team who are responsible for the maintenance and general condition of the school’s sports grounds, both on the main school site and at our sports ground at Kingsway (1.5 miles away).

King’s College School is an independent school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18, located in one of the most attractive parts of south-west London. The original school buildings date from the 18th century and are surrounded by nearly twenty acres of sports pitches and laid-out gardens.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Preparing and maintaining the sports facilities under the direction of the Head Groundsman, including artificial surfaces, to the required standard
  • Providing grounds staff support to matches/fixtures when required
  • Implementing weekly, monthly and annual agreed maintenance programmes for all facilities, including the Old Boys’ sports pitches 
  • Liaising with appropriate staff on the availability of sports facilities for lessons and matches, and advising on the fitness of pitches
  • Working with various different types of machinery and equipment to prepare and maintain football, rugby, cricket and hockey pitches, as well as artificial surfaces
  • Undertaking general maintenance of equipment as directed
  • Assisting with the maintenance of trees, hedges and paths, including leaf collection and spraying
  • Maintaining grounds and sports related buildings and facilities
  • Cleaning dressing rooms and shower rooms when required


Terms and conditions:

  • 40 hours per week, normal working hours based around the core hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, although some flexibility is required to accommodate seasonal variations
  • Some evening and every third Saturday, work required during term-time
  • Free lunch in the Dining Hall during term-time
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted membership of the King’s Sports Club


A full job description and an application form are available from: www.kcs.org.uk/useful-information/career-opportunities

Closing date: noon on Monday 25th June 2018 

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th June 2018  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8255 5300
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King’s College School is an independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. Altogether, there are 966 boys and girls in the senior school between the ages of 11 and 18. There are over 160 staff in the two common rooms and 130 non-teac...