We have a vacancy for a Grounds Person to join the Prior’s Court Estates team to maintain the grounds and gardens at Prior’s Court to the highest possible standard under the direction of the Head Grounds Person.

  • Car owner/driver with clean UK driving licence without restrictions
  • One site location- Near Newbury, RG18 9NU

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Key information:
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum (dependent on qualification and experience
Hours: 38 hours per week (2 week shift rota pattern)
Contract type: Permanent - full-time

Job description

The role of Grounds Person

  • Develop and maintain the grounds, among other tasks, cutting and mowing, and treating with chemicals (weed-killing and fertilising)
  • Maintain the ancillary areas (including paths), including clearing leaves and other debris, moss killing, weed-killing, and hedge, shrub and tree planting, pruning, cutting and felling.  You are responsible for all flower beds and lawns, ensuring that they are kept to the highest possible standard and condition.
  • Maintenance and clearing of all storm drains, gulley’s and ground level drains. Ensuring all external signage is clean, visible and in good condition
  • Fencing.  Ensuring that all school fencing is safe and secure, replacing damaged fencing, and installation of new
  • Snow and ice clearance in designated areas when necessary.  This may have to be done at periods prior to the start of the school day when necessary to ensure that the school can function effectively at the start of the day.  Additionally, ensuring the maintenance and care of footpaths and walkways including salting and gritting during cold weather spells
  • Maintenance of grounds machinery.  You are to ensure that all the grounds and garden machinery is kept well maintained and safe

Please read the full job description for further information.

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We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within three working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202

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All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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