Trinity School, Croydon, London

Experienced Groundsperson

Client details:
Trinity School is an HMC independent day school with c.1000 students, aged 10 - 18. The school is all boys up to Year 11 but since September 2011 we have welcomed girls into a thriving co-educational Sixth Form. The grounds are some 27 acres in extent, and there are additional playing fields in Sandilands, ten minutes’ walk from the school.

Candidate profile:
The Groundsman will support the Head and Deputy Head Groundsman in the smooth running and maintenance of the school sites and aspire to achieve the best possible standards of both grass and artificial surfaces.  The main school site is at Shirley Park, but there are additional sports facilities at Sandilands approximately half a mile to the west, at which the Groundsman may be expected to work from time to time.

Key Accountabilities:
> Preparation and maintenance of all sporting surfaces and surrounds
> Site presentation and cleanliness to include hedging, shrub beds, paths, and roadways
> Safe operation of all site machinery and basic servicing
> Adhere to Health & Safety requirements and report any issues
> Maintain records
> Spraying and storage of chemicals (PA1, PA6)
> Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and end users
> Some other duties as required from time to time within the school site
> Weekend overtime on a rota system and other ad hoc duties

Essential requirements:
> Willingness to learn new skills and pass on knowledge
> Willingness and adaptability in tackling the variety of tasks arising in a school environment
> The ability to work as part of a team
> Approachable personality
> Comfortable working with children and adults
> Enjoy working outdoors
> Takes pride in work, with an eye to accuracy and detail
> Flexible approach to working hours
> Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

Desirable requirements:
> Completed IoG Training Level 1 & 2
> Minimum 3 years relevant experience
> Awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation
> Formal training in manual handling
> A valid driving licence

Process to apply:
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8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with an hour’s unpaid break

Closing date:
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 11:45pm

£26,500-£28,000 per annum

South East


020 8656 9541