Groundsperson, Chertsey, Surrey

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Sir William Perkins's SchoolChertsey, Surrey

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Start date: Start Date negoitable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Schools Own Scale plus Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.   

The Estates team is responsible for keeping the School land and buildings running safely and efficiently on a day to day basis. We are looking for a dedicated and responsible individual who can be relied upon to have integrity and be punctual and professional at all times.   Being able to work in a team is essential, but the role also requires the ability to work independently for parts of the day, with little or no supervision. The candidate will have a background in ground keeping and maintenance.   

During busy periods the Groundsperson will be required to undertake some site supervision/ portaging tasks as directed by their Line Manager, the Estates Manager. This post is 35 hours per week from 7.00am – 3.00pm.  

The Estates department is extremely busy with day to day running of the school, maintenance and set-up for events. As part of the Estates team the Groundsperson will predominantly be responsible for ensuring that the external face of the school reflects its professional approach to education.  

The role will be responsible for the up-keep and maintenance of all grounds, pitches, courts and gardens; they will maintain service records of all grounds machinery and ensure that this machinery is serviceable at all times. They will also work closely with the PE department ensuring pitches and courts are serviced and set for each season.   

The successful applicant will need a degree of flexibility as some overtime will be required, as well as some weekend work and assisting the site supervision staff when directed to do so by the Estates Manager.   

Sir William Perkins’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.  


Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment.   

The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.   

Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.

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More about Sir William Perkins's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9BN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 574900
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