Reporting to the Head of Grounds Care, the Senior Gardener will fulfil a supporting role for the Head of Grounds Care in developing and managing the Garden Team.
They will assist in managing the daily delivery of general gardening and external area maintenance at Dean Close Schools, Cheltenham and associated nurseries. The role focuses more on the maintenance and development of the school’s gardens, but the person may also assist with maintenance of the grass and artificial sports pitches.
The role requires independent and team working in order to provide the following: gardens and grounds in good and safe condition and maintenance of the equipment necessary to deliver these services.
Specific responsibility for the training of any apprentice or trainee and leading a small gardens team on the ground.
It is essential to recognise that providing the best possible educational environment in line with the ethos of the Dean Close Foundation is at the heart of this role. A flexible, diplomatic approach when liaising with academic and residential staff is important, for example by giving adequate notice when requesting access to public and private spaces.
This role is subject to DBS clearance and adherence to the school safeguarding and other policies.
Full job description, person specification and terms and conditions can be viewed in the attached job description.
Dean Close Foundation reserves the right to update this Job Specification at any time.
How to Apply
Please use TES Quick Apply. Any queries regarding the role should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be considered as they are received, and the Foundation reserves the right to appoint at any time in the process.
Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Dean Close Foundation
- English secondary schools