Groundsperson, Harrow

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Harrow SchoolHarrow

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a Groundsperson to join our fully comprehensive in-house Estates team, which oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the School’s historic estate.

The School has extensive high-class sports facilities including cricket, rugby and football pitches, an athletics track, tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course and two newly re-laid AstroTurf pitches. There are also areas of woodland, farmland, a lake set in a Capability Brown listed landscape, and undeveloped ground including public rights of way that need to be managed.

The Harrow School Estates team prides itself on providing the highest standard and quality of workmanship across its estate. We are seeking a proactive individual who is keen to take on this opportunity and develop in all areas of groundsmanship.

Candidates should hold a NVQ Level 2 Sports Turf qualification (or equivalent), have working knowledge of natural and synthetic sports surfaces and the ability to operate a variety of grounds maintenance equipment. 

Applicants should be enthusiastic, be able to work outdoors in all weathers and to work unsupervised. 

Benefits include free lunch, automatic enrolment into the School’s pension scheme and use of the School’s sports facilities. There is also the opportunity for subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

For an application pack visit or contact the HR department on 020 8872 8314 or at

Closing date: week commencing 28 May 2018

Interviews: week commencing 4 June 2018

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Harrow School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8872 8000
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Harrow School is an independent boarding secondary school for boys aged 13-18. It was established, by royal charter, in 1572 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is operated as a Royal Charter Corporation, which is a charitable trust whose trustees ar...