Deputy Grounds Manager

Deputy Grounds Manager:

Deputy Grounds Manager

Deputy Grounds Manager

Full time


£30,000 per annum, dependant on experience

Uppingham School are looking for a committed, experienced and passionate Deputy Grounds Manager to join our busy, close-knit Grounds Team, specialising in cricket and other sports surfaces.

Founded in 1584, Uppingham is one of Britain’s leading co-educational independent boarding schools. Games and a full sporting curriculum form an integral part of school life at Uppingham. The playing fields and sports facilities cover approximately 56 acres over three sites and cater for multiple sporting activities throughout the whole year.

As Deputy Grounds Manager, you will play a key role in maintaining and improving the School grounds, associated sports facilities and pitches, including multiple natural and artificial playing surfaces and helping to lead, develop and mentor a team of grounds employees to deliver high standards of performance, excellent customer service, and a proactive approach to all elements of work.

The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and knowledgeable groundsperson, with extensive experience in cricket surface provision and management and a good knowledge of sporting surfaces, both natural and artificial. A NVQ Level 3 Sports Turf Maintenance or equivalent is also required as is an understanding of relevant health & safety legislation.

In return, Uppingham School offer a range of benefits, which include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Health Care
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts (via Sodexo platform)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details about this opportunity and to apply, please visit

The closing date for applications is 9am, 4th February 2022

Interviews will take place on 11th February 2022

Uppingham is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcomes applications from anyone who feels they could fulfil the role.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSCiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

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