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RECRUITMENT 48 the Groundsman March 2016 Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions Sherriff Amenity, Cambridge House, Nottingham Road, Stapleford, NG9 8AB Tel: 0115 9390202 Fax: 0115 9398031 Amenity Specialist Sherriff Amenity is the specialist division of Agrovista UK Ltd, we are currently looking to expand our teams in the South and in Yorkshire and would like to hear from experienced Amenity Specialists who are interested in joining the leading supplier of turf care and amenity products in the UK. We have vacancies in the Hampshire, Dorset & West Sussex area along with Yorkshire. These challenging opportunities are technical sales roles in which you will develop and maintain business in your trading area by offering sales support and technical advice to new and existing customers. Preference will be given to those with experience, however we are prepared to provide professional support leading to a BASIS qualification for the right person. To succeed as an amenity specialist you will need to be self motivated, able to work on your own initiative, demonstrate commercial awareness and have a flexible approach towards working in an industry where seasonal fluctuations frequently dictate the working pattern. Knowledge of the fine turf and amenity industry, along with industry recognised qualifications, would be advantageous. This role offers an excellent package including company car, contributory pension scheme and 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays per annum. To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter to lisa.pitt@agrovista.co.uk alternatively call our HR department on 0115 921 8427 for more information. Hurst Hurstpierpoint College Pre-Prep | Prep | Senior School | Sixth Form Grounds Person We require a self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Grounds Team. They will assist in ensuring that the College grounds are maintained to the highest standard. Previous experience and relevant qualification/s are required, in addition to a full UK driving licence. Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, all year round - Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm and Saturdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm (when required). Salary £18-20 k pa dependent upon previous experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge. For further details and an application form visit: www.hppc.co.uk/college_vacancies.asp Closing date: 16 th February 2014 Hurstpierpoint College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. www.hppc.co.uk Deputy Head Grounds Person We require a self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Grounds Team to support the Grounds Manager. They will assist in ensuring that the College grounds (approx. 24 hectares) are maintained to the highest standard. The pupils do a range of sports including cricket, rugby, netball and hockey. Previous experience and relevant qualifi cation/s (minimum NVQ Level 3) are required, in addition to a full UK driving licence. Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, including some Saturdays. Salary will be dependent upon experience, qualifi cations, skills and knowledge. For further details and an application form visit: http://www.hppc.co.uk/college_vacancies.asp Closing date: 20th March 2016 Hurstpierpoint College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. HELP WANTED APPLY WITHIN For more information contact: Kellie Wake @ TSP Media 01952 234 000 kellie@tspmedia.co.uk Advertise your vacancy online and in the next issue Groundsperson An independent boarding school for 13-18 year old boys An opportunity has arisen for a Groundsperson to join our fully comprehensive in house Estates Team overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the schools historic estate. The School has extensive high class sports facilities including cricket, rugby and football pitches, an athletics track, tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course and astroturf pitches. There are also areas of woodland, farmland, a lake set in a Capability Brown listed landscape and undeveloped ground including public rights of way which need to be managed. The Harrow School Estates Team prides itself on providing the highest standard and quality of workmanship across its estate. We are seeking a proactive individual, who is keen to take on this opportunity and develop in all areas of Groundsmanship. Candidates should hold a NVQ Level 2 Sports turf qualifi cation (or equivalent), have working knowledge of natural and synthetic sports surfaces and the ability to operate a variety of grounds maintenance equipment. Applicants should be enthusiastic, be able to work outdoors in all weathers and work unsupervised. Staff benefi ts include a free lunch, automatic enrolment into the School's designated defi ned contribution pension plan and the opportunity to join the Harrow Sports Club. Closing date: 16th March 2016 Interviews week commencing 21st March 2016 Benefi ts include free lunch, automatic enrolment into the School's pension scheme and use of the School's sports facilities. There is also the opportunity of subsidised membership to the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs. Application packs are available to download from the School's website at www.harrowschool.org.uk/vacancies Or please contact: The HR Department on: 020 8872 8314 or recruitment@harrowschool.org.uk The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post, including checks with any past employer and the DBS Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.

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