The Groundsman

August 2016

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RECRUITMENT 48 the Groundsman August 2016 Visit for more information and digital editions St Albans School Woollam Playing Field Trust Skilled Groundsman Annual salary £20,000 - £25,000 dependent on experience plus benefi ts including generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension and life assurance. St Albans School Woollam Paying Field Trust is looking to recruit an experienced skilled Groundsman to assist in the maintenance of the playing surfaces of its extensive and prestigious multi-sports facilities. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team undertaking all preparatory and cultivation work including minor construction and landscaping activities. Applicants will have previous experience as a Groundsman, ideally hold a Turf Maintenance/Horticulture or Institute of Groundsmanship vocational qualifi cation and a Spraying Certifi cate (NPTC PA1, PA6 or PA2) would be advantageous. A valid driving licence is essential as is a fl exible and adaptable approach to the variable workload. The position is full time 40 hours per week with occasional weekend work. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must therefore be willing to undergo child protection screening and safer recruitment checks appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Application forms and CVs if desired, with an accompanying covering letter, should be submitted online at by 19 August 2016. A full job description is available on the School's website. Should you have any queries on the recruitment process please contact Sarah de Rossi, HR Manager, St Albans School, Abbey Gateway, St Albans, AL3 4HB or email The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged. HELP WANTED APPLY WITHIN APPLY WITHIN For more information contact: Kellie Wake @ TSP Media 01952 234 000 Advertise your vacancy online and in the next issue ESTATES & COMMERCIAL SERVICES Maintenance Department Building and Grounds Supervisor Full Time, Permanent Grade E: £25,769 - £31,656 per annum Job Reference Number: 10024 This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualifi ed Grounds person with previous experience of maintaining outdoor amenity and building facilities.The Grounds are critical in providing a good fi rst impression of the university and with the current expansion of the 'green lung' through the campus via various projects and developments it is an exciting time to be part of the Estates Team. We are therefore looking for both experience and passion in delivering a fi rst class outside environment.The role would suit someone who is self-motivated, has a confi dent and friendly approach with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team attending work outside of normal working hours when necessary. An NVQ level 3 (green keeping and sports turf management), experience in the use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook, budget management and a full driving licence are essential along with the knowledge of Health and Safety legislative compliance requirements related to the role. To apply, please visit If you require any further information regarding this post or wish to have an informal conversation please contact Mr Mick Jelley, Head of Estates Maintenance on 0116 257 7633. Closing date: 12th August 2016 Interview Date: TBC

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