Groundsperson, Ipswich, Suffolk

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St Joseph's CollegeIpswich, Suffolk
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5 - 6, the College's Own Salary Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Full Time,  An average week of 40 hours, with an unpaid hour lunch break, spanning Monday to Friday. 

St Joseph's College is a vibrant independent day and boarding school in Ipswich providing a broad and seamless education for over 550 boys and girls aged 3 - 18. We provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging opportunities that our pupils embrace in both the academic and extra-curricular life of the College. 

The resultant all-round education develops our pupils into well-rounded individuals who challenge themselves to ‘be our best’ in every aspect of life at the school, and beyond. Our innovative teaching and subsequent success starts in the Prep School and runs all the way through the Senior School and Sixth Form. 

You will have experience of preparing/maintaining sports pitches to a high standard, use of horticultural machinery, awareness of health and safety and the ability to upkeep of all cultivated borders and beds within the school grounds.

You should also have an NVQ Level 2 Sports Turf Maintenance or equivalent qualification, prior Groundsperson experience, be capable of working individually or as part of a team, hold a valid driving license and be a good team worker who has excellent communication/customer service skills.

Further details and an application form can be found at or by contacting the HR Officer by email ( or telephone (01473) 690281. 

The closing date for applications is Midday Tuesday 29 May with interviews: To be confirmed. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.  

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant. 

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