Grounds Manager

Churcher’s College is an independent, fee-paying day school for girls and boys, founded in 1722.

Grounds Manager

Candidate profile:

To maintain and improve the grounds and gardens to the highest possible standards which include all sports pitches, cricket squares, games playing surfaces, all weather surfaces, formal garden areas, paths and drives. Responsible to the Estates Bursar on a day-to-day basis, and to ensure the most effective and efficient use of time and resources.

To manage the day-to-day use of the College vehicles, including the minibuses and site vehicles. The role encompasses the College site, Penn’s Place, Staff housing, and the Junior School site as required.

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant professional qualification in grounds management, or equivalent experience and evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Working knowledge of operational risk management practices and relevant legislation.
  • ICT literate (Excel, Word).
  • To be physically fit enough to carry out the duties required of the role.
  • To have a full clean driving licence and be prepared to take minibus driving training

Desirable requirements:

  • Have a track record of successful leadership combined with excellent project management skills and a proven track record of managing change.
  • Working knowledge of operational risk management practices and relevant legislation.
  • ICT literate (Excel, Word).
  • To be physically fit enough to carry out the duties required of the role.
  • To have a full clean driving licence and be prepared to take minibus driving training
  • Highly effective leadership and change management skills including excellent organisational/planning skills as well as excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Clear commitment to working as a team player at various levels.
  • Experience of building effective strategic relationships with suppliers and advisors.
  • Experience of reviewing supplier contracts and supplier analysis.

Process to apply:

For a full job description and application details please see Churcher’s College website here or contact Nicci Kilpatrick, HR – Recruitment@churcherscollege.com

Type:
Permenant and full time

Hours:
40 hours a week

Salary:
circa £ 30,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience

Email:
Recruitment@churcherscollege.com

Closing date:
Friday, 24 January 2020

Website:
www.churcherscollege.com/