Grounds Person / Grounds Keeper / School Site Maintenance Operative

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12340
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Caterham, Surrey
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: (starting from) + Benefits
  • Sector: Construction & Trades
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Caterham, Surrey Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative who has a GMA Level 2 qualification, is physically fit and enjoys working outdoors and in all weathers is required for a co-educational school based in Caterham, Surrey.

 

SALARY: Starting from £25,000 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) + Benefits

LOCATION: Caterham, Surrey (CR3)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. During term times and lettings periods Saturday and Evening work is required on a rota basis with time taken in lieu.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative who has a GMA Level 2 qualification, is physically fit and enjoys working outdoors and in all weathers.

Working as the Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative you will be part of a team ensuring that the maintenance of the playing surfaces and facilities are to the required standard for the benefit of pupils and visitors to the school.

As the Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative you will report to the Head Groundsman on a day to day basis undertaking routine grounds maintenance work of playing surfaces and landscapes, setting up sports pitches or amenity surfaces.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Skilled Grounds Keeper / School Grounds Maintenance Operative include:

  • Undertaking routine grounds maintenance work of playing surfaces and landscapes
  • Undertaking all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe quality playing surfaces
  • Setting up sports pitches or amenity surfaces
  • Maintaining the surrounding areas and carry out general duties
  • Undertaking minor repair and landscaping work
  • Ensure irrigation and drainage systems are maintained
  • The safe operation of equipment and machinery used in grounds maintenance such as hedge cutters, strimmers and ride-on mowers
  • Inform the supervisor or where appropriate, take corrective action on mechanical defects or breakdown of equipment
  • Executing duties in the correct manner and completing the assigned workload
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and end users
  • Ensuring the work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times
  • Assisting in the upkeep of woodland and specimen trees
  • Attending meetings, seminars and courses as required by the Head Groundsman

 

Additional / occasional duties:

  • Assist with litter and leaf clearance around the School campus
  • Assist with the upkeep of gardens and non-playing areas
  • Help with snow and ice clearance on roads, steps and pathways

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • GMA Level 2 qualification
  • GMA National Technical Certificate of BTEC First Diploma or similar would be an advantage
  • Awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • At least 2 GCSEs at grade C and above (or equivalent)
  • A valid driving licence would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Physically fit
  • Reliable and vigilant
  • Calm and able to cope under pressure
  • Enjoy working outdoors and to be keenly interested in the Grounds industry
  • Understand and convey the professional image and ethos of the School
  • Conscientious, self-motivated and reliable
  • Flexible and able to work as a member of a multitasking team who is happy to train and be trained by others to ensure a consistent service
  • Happy to work outside and in all weathers

 

BENEFITS

  • A pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of up to 10%
  • Subsidised Sports Centre Membership
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Access to School Benefit Hub
  • Free counselling and legal advice service

 

Appointment is subject to employment vetting checks including satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check

 

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JOB REF: AWDO-P12340

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