Grounds Person, Ashford, Surrey

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St James Senior Boys' SchoolAshford, Surrey

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 45 hours per week (Monday to Friday: 7:30 to 16:30), although some flexibility is required to accommodate seasonal variations. There may be requirements during busy periods to work additional hours.

St James comprises three independent day schools educating over 900 pupils aged 4 - 18: the Junior School and Senior Girls’ School are located in Hammersmith and the Senior Boys’ School is located in Ashford, Surrey. The schools offer a distinctive philosophical education, united with a philosophical approach to academic excellence. 

The School is looking to recruit a permanent full time Grounds Person for its Ashford site.

The role involves maintaining sports and amenity areas throughout the school. The Ashford site comprises 32 acres (13 hectares) of sports pitches, ornamental lawns, shrub borders, woodland and a lake. 

Sports facilities include two cricket squares, four rugby/football pitches, a synthetic turf area for hockey/tennis, tarmac tennis courts and synthetic cricket nets. An athletics track is marked out for the summer and the lake is used for kayaking and swimming. 

The role will be to assist the Head Grounds Person in all aspects of sports turf preparation and amenity horticulture and maintain the highest possible standards of presentation. The post holder will work as part of an overall team of six Estates staff managed by the Estates Manager, and will report to the Head Grounds Person.

The successful candidate will have good practical experience of grounds care and an ability to operate and maintain various machinery, particularly tractors and associated implements. They should be self-motivated, able to forge effective working relationships, and hold relevant qualifications. The ability to work flexibly, including occasional weekend work, is also essential.

All candidates must complete our application form. For more information on the role and an application pack, please email your request to recruitment@stjamesschools.co.uk. Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@stjamesschools.co.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday, 23rd March 2018

St James 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 reference checks and, for the successful candidate, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Church Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 3DZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1784 266 930
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St James Senior Boys' School is a thriving educational establishment in Ashford, Surrey. The school occupies a magnificent Victorian/Gothic building set in 32 acres of grounds, giving us the physical space to continue to pursue our excellence in art,...