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Job details

Job details
Employer Shrewsbury School
Salary £7.50 per hour
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed


(Permanent, Full-Time)

We have an excellent opportunity within our Grounds Department for a Grounds Support Operative.  Previous experience of working within a grounds maintenance environment is desirable but not essential.  

You will support the Grounds and Gardening teams in their roles around the school site with basic grounds and gardening duties such as leaf clearance, grass cutting, waste bin emptying, litter picking, winter gritting, basic planting and clearing of flower beds, setting-up and taking down of sports pitches to include heavy lifting of goals posts and cricket overs etc.

This is a physically demanding role therefore you must understand the importance of Health & Safety at work Regulations.  You must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Applicants must have a full driving licence to apply for this position, as there is a requirement to drive a tractor around school grounds and use the school vehicle to collect/deliver materials and equipment.

The hours of work are 39 hours per week on a rota system which will include evening and weekend work.  Full details of the terms and conditions can be found in the job description.

Full application packs including job descriptions can be obtained from:,  alternatively email: or call:  01743 280 834

Closing Date:  12 noon, Friday 29 September 2017

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service

About the employer

The celebration of individuals and individual talent is central to education at Shrewsbury – both in and beyond the classroom. In whatever sphere, a pupil will find a member of staff to support and encourage, enthuse and inspire...

Information about Shrewsbury School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 13 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

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United Kingdom
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