Estates Head Groundsperson Gardener

Rydal Penrhos are looking to recruit an Estates Head Groundsperson Gardener to be responsible for the highest standards of maintenance of all outdoor sports playing surfaces, school grounds and gardens across the School estate. Reporting to the Estates Manager and liaising with the Director of Sport (with regards to sporting fixtures and pitch use) you will work with and manage a small team of grounds garden staff to ensure the cost effective delivery of services and end user satisfaction.

Estates Head Groundsperson Gardener

Applicants should be suitably experienced and qualified in sports pitch provision and general grounds and garden horticulture maintenance, including cricket squares / wicket preparation plus have the ability to lead and organise the grounds gardens team.

As we are a boarding school with a seven day a week timetable, the successful candidate will be required to be flexible in terms of working days and hours, which may include evenings and weekend working.  A working rota will be determined by the Head Groundperson Gardener and agreed with the Estates Manager to ensure matches / fixture needs are supported as requirements vary throughout the year.

Full details of the appointments and an application form may be obtained from our website

Completed application forms should be emailed to or posted to:

Ian Colwell
The Bursary
Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Rydal Penrhos School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share that commitment. The successful applicant will be appointed after an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check, a satisfactory medical report and receipt of two references.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Wage: circa £28000 (depending on qualifications & experience)

Telephone: 01492 532 728.

Closing date:
9th May 2018