The Groundsman

April 2014

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GROUNDSPERSON with minibus driving (To start as soon as possible) We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Groundsperson to assist a team of staff looking after 400 acres of parkland and sports facilities. Applicants must have good communication skills and the ability to work on their own initiative. Hours: 40 hour week, normally 8.00am – 4.30pm Salary range: £17,000 to £19,000 (Negotiable for a suitable applicant who is capable of progression in the role) Additionally, it is desirable that applicants will be able to act as a minibus driver, either responsible for morning and afternoon College transport, and/or additional driving duties when required. A clean driving licence is essential, either PCV (D1) licence, or car driving licence issued before 1997. Additional payment will be made at the College's minibus hourly rate. Additional benefits include: free lunch during term time, free parking and pension scheme. An application pack can be obtained from the HR department. Only fully completed applications can be accepted. Telephone: 01920 824335 Email: Applications to be received as soon as possible. The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to have an Enhanced DBS check. We will seek references that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications. Catholic, Co-educational, Day and Boarding School for Children aged 3-18 (HMC & IAPS) Old Hall Green, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG11 1DS HEAD GROUNDSMAN Highfield & Brookham Schools are independent co-educational Pre-Prep and Prep Schools based on the Hampshire/Sussex boarders. They sit in a beautiful 170 acre site with 230 pupils at Brookham aged between 3 and 7 years old, and Highfield with 270 pupils aged between 8 and 13 years old, with about 100 boarding. The Schools are looking for an experienced Head Groundsman to lead the team with a focus on the maintenance and improvement of the sports pitches, woodland, lawns, beds and formal areas. The candidate must be practical, technically competent and the position requires a focus on development of the playing pitches and cricket in particular. The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with the Grounds team and the wider School community. The hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends for special events. The salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. There is no accommodation available for the role. For full details of the position please refer to the Job Decription and application form on the School website To apply for the position please complete the application form and post to The Estate Manager, Highfield School, Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire. GU30 7LQ, or e-mail to For more information contact: Paul Hawkins @ TSP Media 01952 234 000 Advertise your vacancy online and in the next issue Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship HELP WANTED APPLY WITHIN RECRUITMENT 46 the Groundsman April 2014

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