Grounds Keeper

  • Contract
  • Wandsworth SW11
  • Salary: £ 23000.00 per hour
  • Job Reference: JS/HQ00011964
Our client, a well establish school in SW London are looking for an experienced Grounds Keeper.  The role offers a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in grounds maintenance and management. We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience maintaining sports pitches within a high quality Estate. The role will suit someone who is highly motivated and organised and able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Job Purpose: To undertake the maintenance of the school grounds including all sports pitch renovation, maintenance and preparation. To provide high quality playing surfaces for rugby, cricket, athletics and multi-use synthetic surfaces. To ensure all routine tasks are undertaken as described and records are completed accurately and in full. To constantly assess and report on the condition of the estate and act upon urgent needs to ensure a safe environment for all.
Reporting to: Head Grounds Keeper (indirectly to the Facilities Manager)
Hours: 07.00 to 16.00 (including meal breaks) Monday to Friday.
Grounds staff will at times required to work weekends, public holidays and other non-core hours as required.
Salary: £23,000
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Undertake preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and amenity surfaces as directed by the Head Grounds Keeper.
  • Undertake all preparatory and cultivation work to maintain safe, high quality playing surfaces.
  • Undertake minor construction and landscaping work.
  • Set up all sports pitches or amenity surfaces for use.
  • Maintain other areas of the grounds and gardens to the standard specified by the Head Grounds Keeper.
  • Operate grounds equipment and vehicles as required for grounds maintenance operations.
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment used are regularly maintained in accordance with routine operating requirements.
  • Monitor the use of consumable items and spares and make arrangements for their replenishment as necessary.
  • Ensure the safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals, pesticides and other similar substances.
  • Ensure work area is kept safe, clean, tidy and secure at all times.
  • Make recommendations to the Head Grounds Keeper regarding improved work systems.
  • Adhering to all aspects of Health and Safety regulations (including heating, safety, fire precautions and site cleanliness) and promptly reporting any hazards.
  • Participating in risk assessments and implementing procedures to reduce risk.
  • Working collaboratively and advising the estates management team and all other school stakeholders effectively and appropriately.
  • Complying with all legislative requirements and reasonable requests made by the estates management team.
  • Seeking support and development as required to meet the requirements of the role to add further value to the estates team and department's overall performance. The school will consider supporting any training and development needs if it is likely to improve the estates department's performance and efficiency.
  • Undertaking any other duties as required.
  • To comply with relevant  policies and procedures, including all safeguarding and health and safety procedures, at all times.
This job description should be seen as enabling rather than restrictive and will be subject to regular review as the needs of the school evolve. You will be required to undertake other comparable duties as the deputy facilities manager or other senior manager may require from time to time.
If you have a full, clean driving licence; 2 year's experience working within a sports ground environment; good problem solving and excellent interpersonal skills  and think you are the right person for the role please do apply asap.

Start Date: 18 Mar 2019