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Gardener & Grounds Person

Alleyn's SchoolSouthwark

Full time or Part-time, all year round

Applicants can choose to apply for one or both roles.

This leading HMC co-educational School seeks to appoint a Gardener & Grounds Person to join the enthusiastic and professional support team.

The successful candidate/s will maintain the large proportion of the School estate which is set aside for gardens/ grounds and propose improvements and schemes for the extensive flower beds in the school grounds and green areas including sports venues.

Applications for both roles are invited from enthusiastic individuals who work well individually and as part of a team. It is desirable that the successful candidate/s have some experience of working in a school environment.

For the position of Gardener, you will ideally have a recognised horticultural qualification, along with a passion for plants and a flair for garden design. 

The position of Grounds Person will be required to work alongside the gardening team to ensure the school grounds, including hedges and trees and external sports facilities are appropriately maintained throughout the year. A qualification in grounds or turf management is desirable, as is a PA1 / PA6 spraying certificate. 

The starting salary for both roles will be in the range £20,000 - £25,000 based on relevant experience and there is a wide range of other benefits associated with working at the school.

Full job description and application details may be downloaded from our website, by contacting Human Resources on 020 8613 5016 or by email at 

Alleyn’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child-protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS. 

 Alleyn’s welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the requirements for the position, however we are especially keen to receive applications from those in minority groups for which the School is currently underrepresented. We celebrate diversity and thrive on the benefits it brings.

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