Eltham College, London

Groundskeeper

Client details:
Eltham College is an academically outstanding independent day school situated just 15 minutes from both central London by train, and from the M25 and the Kent countryside by car.

The school currently caters for boys aged 7 to 18, with a co-educational Sixth Form. From 2020, it will begin to move towards becoming a fully co-educational day school, when it welcomes its first intake of girls and boys in Year 3 and 7. It is regularly found amongst the leading academic schools in the country and boasts many county and national players in a range of sports. The co-curricular programme is wide and diverse.   

The school has a distinctive character, born out of its Christian heritage, and continues to focus on the care of the individual. Strong pastoral care and a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere make the school a happy and vibrant place.

There is an ambitious programme of development and expansion as well as a strong emphasis on staff development. Many staff choose to stay; but equally others are prepared and trained for future promotion in leading HMC schools.

Candidate profile:
We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join the Estates team in maintaining a variety of sports surfaces including cricket, hockey and rugby pitches across our 67-acre site. 

Previous experience of pitch care is desirable but is not essential. Experience and/or understanding of cricket pitch maintenance is highly desirable. 

Essential requirements:
Previous experience of working in a groundskeeping position, preferably within a sporting and/oror educational environment

Desirable requirements:
Experience of cricket pitch care and maintenance

Process to apply:
Further details and application forms are available on our website at www.elthamcollege.london/vacancies or from Gabby Collier (HR Manager) at gmc@eltham-college.org.uk020 8619 1710

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Eltham College reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

Eltham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants undergo enhanced child protection screening relevant to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS. 

Website:
www.elthamcollege.london/vacancies

Type:
Permanent, full time

Hours:
39 hours per week, Monday - Saturday

Closing date:
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - 11:45pm

Salary:
A competitive salary is available, together with a clear programme of staff development.

Region:
London & East

Email:
gmc@eltham-college.org.uk

Telephone:
020 8619 1710