External Groundsman/woman, Brent

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Lycée International de Londres Winston ChurchillBrent

Date posted:
Start date: immediately
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21-24,000 & benefit scheme
Contract term: Permanent

About Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an independent school in Wembley, London offering two tracks: the French curriculum in a bilingual environment and the English International Program leading to the IB Diploma programme in Y12 and 13.

The school opened its doors in September 2015 and now welcomes 850 students from Year 1 to Year 13. Located in the splendid, historic and entirely renovated Brent Town Hall, the Lycée offers state-of-the-art facilities and learning tools where the art and happiness of learning and teaching rule.


Salary: £21-24,500

Reports to: Premises and Operations Manager

Normal hours would be 7am to 4pm but flexibility required

We are looking for an enthusiastic external Groundman/woman to provide efficient and effective support to the Premises and Operations Manager in the day-to-day maintenance of the Schools external grounds, and to also assist in the running of the School’s facilities as necessary.

Additionally, the post holder will be expected to observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties and ensure that instructions specified by technical consultants, contractors and manufacturers are adhered to. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our students' learning around horticulture and safe practice in this field of work.

Key Responsibilities

Perform grounds keeping duties to include the following:

o Litter picking gardens, paths, playgrounds etc;

o Maintenance of school gardens including mowing, strimming, pruning etc;

o Landscape maintenance by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes;

o Cutting down tree limbs that are posing a danger;

o Assembly and installation of outdoor furniture;

o Painting / treatment of external furniture and fixtures such as benches and tables etc;

o Gritting and treatment of walkways, car parks and paths as necessary to

maintain a safe environment for all members of the community at all times of the year;

o Ensuring that gullies, drains etc. are kept free from debris and that the School and grounds are litter free;

Assistance with maintaining the security of the premises and its contents in accordance with the School’s current requirements;

Assistance with opening and locking up of the School including switching off lights and shutting/locking internal doors;

Undertaking porterage tasks as required including setting up and clearing away furniture;

Reporting emergencies in the case of faults with gas, electric and water supply to the Premises and Operations Manager or where not immediately available technical services or regular contractors, and report minor faults on site to the Premises and Operations Manager;

Disposal of waste materials in a safe, hygienic manner ensuring that it is available for collection as required;

Attending training or courses to maintain high level of delivery to the School;

Compliance with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation and Lycée International De Londres Winston Churchill policies;

Deputising and cover all other aspects of both internal and external grounds maintenance / management as necessary;

Carrying out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job.

Benefit scheme

We take great care of our most valuable asset - our team:

  • Generous annual leave package
  • Free 3-course meal cooked fresh in our kitchen every day, equivalent to £1,000/annum nontaxable
  • Free hot beverages throughout the day
  • Discount at nearby Costa, Dapper dry cleaning and local businesses including Wembley gym
  • Perkbox account paid for by the business
  • Free weekly language classes (French or English)
  • Enhanced paternity/maternity leave

Education & Experience Required

  • Ideally bilingual French/English
  • Relevant experience in external grounds maintenance
  • An aptitude for grounds maintenance and a pride in work
  • Strong team spirit
  • Strong work ethic
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Excellent punctuality records
  • First Aid qualification/certification

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up.  The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the School as may be reasonable expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

It is a requirement that all staff work in a flexible manner compatible with their jobs and in line with the objectives of the Lycée International de Londres. Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the Lycée.

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived for longer than three months since the age of 18.

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an equal opportunities employer.

If you're interested and have questions, why not send us an email at jobs@lyceeinternational.london

More about Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Address: 54 Forty Lane, Wembley, London, HA9 9LY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3824 4900