Groundsperson, West Sussex

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Ardingly CollegeWest Sussex

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,386.88 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Ardingly College is seeking to recruit a well-qualified and experienced Groundsperson to join their busy Grounds department. The role involves helping to maintain all areas throughout the College. 

We are looking for candidates who have all-round grounds experience. Qualifications, experience and knowledge in general grounds maintenance and improvement are essential. Qualifications and/or experience in horticulture or sports turf would be advantageous.  

The successful candidate will have good practical knowledge and experience of grounds care and an ability to operate and maintain various machinery, particularly large tractors and power tools. They should be self-motivated, able to forge effective working relations, and be able to work flexibly. 

The hours are 42.5 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday, for 52 weeks per year. There will also be a requirement to work 1 in 3 Saturday mornings throughout the year. 

Ardingly College has its own generous salary scale and the financial package offered will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the post and the experience of the person appointed. Accommodation may also be available. 

The College offers a wide range of benefits including pension, private health insurance, sports and leisure facilities, school fee remission and salary sacrifice schemes. 

For further information and to apply, please visit 

Closing date: Monday 22nd October 2018, however applications will be considered upon receipt.

Interviews: w/c 29th October 2018. 

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2-18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

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More about Ardingly College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
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Ardingly College is an independent co-education school for pupils aged 2 – 18.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 950 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre Prep. Located in the beautiful Sussex Weald, Ardingly College a...