JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
For the purposes of this document the use of the word “he” is taken also to mean “she”
Hours of Work The routine hours of work are from 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday inclusive. There will be occasions when weekend or after-hours caretaking or other work is required, for which overtime payment will be authorised. During School holiday periods hour of work are 08.30 to 16.30.
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
Please be aware that all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an on-line search to help establish suitability.
Whilst the Groundsperson will be based predominantly on the main school site, he/she will be required, from time to time, to work across the entire school estate.
The school estate has extensive sports pitches both grass and artificial, hard surface courts, lawns, shrubs, hard and soft landscaping (formal and informal), hedging and woodland. In recent years the school has added a new teaching facility (The Baily Building), new hard courts and a treehouse to the estate. An AstroTurf pitch is currently being developed and is due to open October 2022.
The general responsibilities of the Groundsperson are:
To assist the Head Groundsman, in the general maintenance and tidiness of all aspects of the estate including:
To work in close cooperation with the Director of Sport, as directed by the Head Groundsman, for the seasonal preparation of and marking out of the sports pitches and to ensure that the hard courts and All-weather Astroturf pitch is kept free from debris and are presented to the highest standard as well as keeping the playing surfaces safe, clean, and tidy.
To assist in the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds’ plant, equipment, and tools.
To uphold all aspects of H&S within grounds maintenance including the wearing of protective clothing and working at heights and with machinery.
To keep the Grounds shed and all other estates stores tidy and secure.
In addition, the Groundsperson will, as part of the Estates Team, assist, as and when required, with general tasks around the school especially at busy times of the school calendar.
The profile of a successful Groundsperson is likely to demonstrate qualities of:
The individual should have
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