Bede’s Trust is currently looking for a Groundsperson to provide an exceptional level of service to Bede’s Senior School, by dealing with general grounds duties and sports pitch maintenance in accordance to specifications, environmental controls and codes or practice and H&S regulations.



The successful candidate will be a hardworking individual, who has experience in grounds work and has the ability to work both in a team and individually.

The Grounds team are central to ensuring the school’s grounds and sports pitches are fit for purpose, and meet the needs and standards of the business. Several of the pitches have been converted from open pasture to sports pitches, so one of the challenges you will take on in this role is to ensure the needs of the sports department are met in all weather conditions. You will also need to have the ability to react positively and proactively to situations that may arise.

Training can be provided up to NVQ L2 in Horticulture for candidates that have relevant experience but no relevant qualifications.

This is a permanent role, working 40 hours per week, 7.30 – 16.30, 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year

Dependent on the needs of the business, you will be expected to work Saturdays during Term Time across a rota. If you are working a Saturday, your working week would remain as 5 days per week, and you would instead have an alternate day off in the week. In the school holidays you will be expected to work 07:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday.

Salary: £25,700 per annum.

Bede’s offer a range of benefits including;

  • A real living wage employer
  • A generous holiday allowance of 30 days plus bank holidays (full time equivalent),
  • A generous company pension with salary sacrifice options.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free use of School gym & pool facilities,
  • Eye care vouchers,
  • Beneficiary nomination (Death in Service),
  • Free onsite parking at the Senior School,
  • A free lunch provided each day & much more!

To find out more about this role, please see the link below to the Job Description.

To apply, please complete an application form and return it to

Application closing date: Friday 2nd August 2024 at 9.00am.

We do reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Job Description

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Bede’s Trust is committed to building a truly inclusive school and cultivating a culture of equality, diversity and kindness. We believe that a diverse staff body reflects and supports the diversity of our students and wider society. We are an equal opportunity employer and in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Bede’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Cricket Groundsperson

New Zealand  

Fulltime permanent role OR Fixed Term Contract 1-2 years with extension options in the future.

Cricket Groundsperson

Cricket Groundsperson

Full charge role for Cricket Pitches

Central Auckland (New Zealand) Grammar School with strong sport reputation

Salary range 30 –  35,000 GBP

Recreational Services Ltd is the New Zealand operation of the Green by Nature group, who manage a range of landscaping, turf and facilities contracts across Australia and New Zealand.

With a specialist Turf Management business as part of the group and a highly collaborative team working across multiple contracts and projects, we are able to offer career opportunities for experienced and enthusiastic Groundskeeping and Turf specialists to work in New Zealand and Australia.

We are able to offer opportunities for those looking to relocate long term to New Zealand, or shorter fixed term contracts to offer a work and life experience in New Zealand.

We have a vacancy for someone to join our business in the position of Groundsperson – Cricket, commencing in Spring 2024 season.  An ideal opportunity to escape the northern winter.

Here’s some more details of the job below.   

As part of our commitment to upkeeping the grounds of one of New Zealand’s best known sporting schools, located in Auckland, New Zealand we are recruiting an experienced / qualified Cricket Grounds person to join our team.

The school with a role of 3200 students is well recognised for its high-quality sporting facilities and sporting success across many New Zealand secondary school sporting codes including cricket.

About the role

As the Cricket Grounds person, you will be responsible for a range of tasks to ensure the high-quality condition of the playing surfaces are maintained throughout the year and in top condition during the playing season.

A hands-on role with regular duties including mowing, rolling, fertilising, irrigation setup, weed eating, line marking, spraying, and ongoing monitoring of the playing surfaces and grounds.

The Cricket Grounds person’s role is a part of a more comprehensive contract we operate with the school. The importance of sport to the school makes this role a key part of our service contract. You will be well supported by your colleagues and the wider Recreational Services  team to ensure the job gets done to a high standard

We are looking for someone with:

  • 3 years or more hands on experience in cricket or sports ground preparation, renovation, and maintenance including operating turf machinery and tools. Cricket pitch experience is preferable, though not a deal breaker if your skills and experience include other turf environments.
  • Ideally an equivalent level 4 NZ Turf qualification with demonstrable experience in preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches and other sports playing turf. If you don’t have formal qualifications though believe you have the skills and experience to do the job we still want to talk to you.
  • A strong knowledge and passion for sports turf.
  • Self-drive to plan and execute work programmes to deliver the outcomes set for the cricket grounds and other areas of responsibility.
  • An ability to work autonomously, drawing on your professional experience and skills to ensure we meet our clients’ expectations and standards across all areas of cricket pitch facilities management
  • A full driver’s licence. NB: Our vehicles operate with a manual gearshift.

What we can offer you

A key role within in our school’s contract offering autonomy and opportunity to use your skills to create “ideal pitches”

As part of our wider team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with other Turf management professionals within our company in New Zealand and Australia, gain further knowledge and experience in your field of work, and build on your career experience.

A performance-based salary (salary range depending on experience from 30 –  35,000 GBP) that is reviewed annually, and an annual wellness benefit.

Regular work hours (40 hours per week)

A fully maintained work vehicle.

An annual tool allowance, and work phone.

About Us

In 2021, Recreational Services NZ came together with three of the most well-established landscaping businesses across Australia; Green Options, Super Gardens and Skyline Landscape Services. In October 2023, we combined to operate as a single brand, “Green by Nature”. Our Group purpose is to improve people’s lives by building, caring for, and maintaining remarkable green spaces that enable us all to do more of the things we love.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and work with a company that has been an industry leader for over 30 years, apply now!

Register your interest by :

  1. Applying on our Recruitment site. Click here : Apply for Cricket Groundsperson role.   (Link address
  2. Send an email to Andrew at our Recruitment office – Include your contact details, resume and some background information on yourself and your work. We’ll get in touch to talk further about the opportunity and your plans to relocate to New Zealand.

Include a cover letter and details of your relevant qualifications.

Some more details on the items below will assist:

  • When you are able to move to New Zealand
  • Your eligibility for a work visa. i.e Are you eligible for a working holiday visa or would you require sponsorship to obtain a work visa
  • Any other relevant information to assist us with our recruiting processes. We’d like to know about your plans and motivation for moving to a new country.

Note, this role is based in Mt Albert, Central Auckland, close to the city and well served by public transport.

Schools and other public facilities are all easily accessible. Eden Park, the city’s international cricket venue is only 10 minutes drive away!!


Wymondham High Academy is looking for an experienced, reliable, hard-working, and self-motivated Grounds person to join our in-house Premises Team. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a busy and dynamic School; the estate comprises of various sports pitches, fields and garden/landscaped areas across our 24 acre site.



  • 37 hours per week
  • All year round contract
  • Permanent
  • Monday – Thursday 7am – 3pm
  • Friday 7am – 2.30pm
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance programme
  • Free parking
Salary range / job grade: National Joint Council SCP 5-11, £23,500.00 – £25,979.00 Annually (Actual)
Responsible to: Premises Manager
Responsible for: Maintenance and Preparation of all Grounds


To provide efficient and effective maintenance, preparation, and repair of sports pitches to ensure safe and appropriate use for students and staff.

To be responsible for keeping the school’s grounds in an attractive and tidy order to promote the school to visitors, stake holders and the community.

To contribute to the educational activities of students, developing their horticultural understanding and skills, enhancing the curriculum, and enabling the students to get more out of the landscape.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the state of the school grounds and undertake such grounds maintenance work (including general labouring work) of open spaces and amenity areas to keep the grounds to a high standard.
  • To predominantly work independently and without the supervision of the premises manager in developing the school grounds.
  • To maintain vehicles, plant equipment and machinery in accordance with Health and Safety at Work requirements, and manufacturers recommendations. To ensure that all machinery is in a safe condition for normal use.
  • To use horticultural experience and expertise in the development of the school grounds.
  • To set up, develop and undertake the schedule of outside activities, such as the layout and marking of school sports pitches, making up beds and borders (including which flowers and shrubs to plant), the upkeep of the formal front of school hedgerows, grass cutting, pruning of trees etc.
  • To undertake all spraying as required in the grounds, including the use of chemical sprayers.
  • To liaise with external contractors on school grounds matters as necessary.
  • To identify and make suggestions for changes or improvements in working practices, to meet changing circumstances.
  • To be fully aware of, and to comply with, all departmental instructions and procedures relating to Health and Safety at Work, and to recognise their responsibilities required under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To attend training courses as required and in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To work as safely as possible and have regard to other members of staff, students, and the public.
  • To observe and report any items of equipment or work situation which is of an unsafe nature and to observe and report on occasions of abuse, or the need for repairs and additional maintenance of any work area.
  • To recommend the purchase of additional equipment/machinery as necessary.
  • To respond to general site maintenance roles and responsibilities as directed by the Premises Manager during off-season / when availability allows.
General Duties:
  • To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the school and the local authority.
  • To be a trained first aider and fire marshal.
  • To maintain Staff and Pupil confidentiality.
  • To undertake training as appropriate.
  • To participate in the performance management programme.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Paul Essam, Site Manager via

If you are interested in applying for this post, please click on the apply now buttom below which will take you to our on-line application page.
Closing date:
28th June 2024
Interview date:
4th July 2024


We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Greenkeeper to join Southwell Racecourse & Golf Course



Who is Southwell Golf Course?

Established in 1993, Southwell Golf Club has matured into a course that presents a stiff challenge to golfers of all abilities. The course has two contrasting nine holes.  The Front 9 sits within Southwell Racecourse and is characterised by a large number of water hazards. The 7th hole, a 138 yards par 3 with an island green is Southwell’s signature hole and is our own equivalent of Sawgrass.

The Back 9 offers a completely different challenge and the tree-lined fairways place an emphasis on accuracy from the tee.  Whilst the holes are not overly long and can offer some birdie opportunities, the narrow fairways and small greens can easily result in dropped shots so finding the fairways is essential.
Southwell Golf Club has an excellent reputation for its friendly atmosphere and offers a warm welcome to visiting golfers.

Responsibilities for the successful Greenkeeper include (but not limited to):

  • To prepare and maintain all areas of the golf course and surrounds in accordance with good sports turf management guidelines and the requirements of the company
  • Management of all fine turf areas as required, to ensure that they are in the best possible condition and to the highest standards of presentation at all times
  • Forward planning to include daily, weekly, seasonal and annual tasks. All planning will be recorded along with other relevant data (weather and irrigation) that will allow analysis to identify trends and developments in the course and its conditions providing better information for future decision making
  • To carryout course construction, bunker, tees, greens etc where agreed and as required
  • Presentation of lawns, car park and other clubhouse areas to the highest possible standard
  • Flower beds and hanging baskets maintenance as required
  • To keep all roadways, clear of rubbish/dirt
  • To ensure that all the golf course machinery and equipment is used as per the manufacturer’s general instructions

The person we are looking for as a Greenkeeper has….

  • Previous experience working in the Golf sector
  • NVQ qualification to L3 in Turf Maintenance/Sports Turf Management, or equivalent/higher an advantage
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • Spray PA1, PA2A &PA6 an advantage
  • Chainsaw qualifications an advantage
  • Strong communication skills – able to communicate at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills

Work Perks of being a Greenkeeper with us….

  • 2 Annual Members passes, giving access to over 1500 racedays
  • Hotel Discounts and Complimentary Golf
  • Annual leave starting at 22 days increasing up to 28
  • Pension & Group life assurance schemes
  • Healthshield – including 24hr GP & EAP

If you are interested in applying for this post, please click on the apply now buttom below which will take you to our on-line application page.

Closing Date:
6th July 2024

Sports Turf Grounds Operative

Contract: Permanent

Sports Turf Grounds Operative

Sports Turf Grounds Operative

Hours: Full Time, all year round – 40 hours per week

Salary: Up to £28,000 p/a

Bradfield College is looking for an experienced Sports Turf Grounds Operative to assist with the maintenance, conservation and enhancement of our sports surfaces and grounds.

Working closely with the grounds team, you will maintain and prepare all of our outdoor sports areas including football pitches, cricket squares, athletics tracks, lacrosse fields, tennis courts, hockey pitches, hard courts and all-weather surfaces. This will involve the setup and dismantling of sports equipment, as well as seasonal and weather dependent duties, including snow clearance and salting paths and roads.

We are looking for a trustworthy and reliable individual with extensive knowledge of sports turf maintenance and sustainable grounds management practices. You will possess previous experience in a similar role, including specific experience of preparing and renovating cricket surfaces.

You will also be proficient and experienced in the use of a variety of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment, pairing this with PA1, PA2 and PA6 pesticide qualifications. In addition to this, you will also provide knowledge of working in conservation areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Working hours will be 35 hours per week in winter and 45 hours in summer.

In return, we offer a variety of excellent College benefits including:

  • One free meal a day when the College kitchens are open
  • Access to Lifeworks EAP programme
  • Subsidised membership of the College Sports Centre and Golf Club
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

To apply please click the apply button.

Applications will be processed as they are received and we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. Bradfield College reserves the right to make an appointment at any time so early applications are encouraged.

Bradfield College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening as part of their application, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Technical Area Sales Manager

Join our team as a Technical Area Sales Manager

Technical Area Sales Manager

Technical Area Sales Manager

We are seeking two high-calibre Technical Area Sales Manager to support our growth and serve our customer base in the South and North East regions of England.

Role 1: Technical Area Sales Manager – South

This role will focus on supporting our customer base in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Sussex.

Role 2: Technical Area Sales Manager – North/East

This role will focus on supporting our customer base in Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire.

About the Roles

In these roles, you will deliver exceptional sales and technical support to turf managers and distributors, fostering strong customer relationships. Your responsibilities will include identifying new business opportunities within the turf and landscape sectors and providing expert advice on our range of products.

What We Offer

We provide a competitive salary with a performance-based bonus, a company car for business and personal use, 26 days of annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, and subsidised private medical and dental insurance. You will also benefit from excellent career development opportunities and ongoing product training.

About You

The ideal candidates will have a proven track record in technical product sales within the turf and landscape sectors or experience as successful turf managers. You should have strong knowledge of turf management practices, supported by an industry-recognised qualification in a relevant discipline. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage confidently and professionally in various environments are essential. Flexibility and a willingness to travel are required.

About Us

ICL Group, with over 12,000 employees globally, is a world leader in the production and distribution of professional horticulture, turf and landscape, and specialty agricultural products. In the UK & Ireland, ICL Turf & Landscape provides innovative solutions and expert advice to help our clients achieve the best results. Our well-known brands are supported by the strength and resources of a global business, ensuring we remain at the forefront of the industry.

How to Apply

Please email your résumé and application letter to Jean van Vuuren at by Friday 19th July. Indicate in your application whether you are applying for the South or North/East role.

Regional Manager – Linemarking


Regional Manager - Linemarking

Regional Manager – Linemarking

Regional Manager  –  Linemarking

Scotland/Northern England/Midlands

Origin Amenity Solutions is seeking to appoint an Area Manager(s) for its highly successful Linemarking team, based within the areas above.

The successful applicant will be responsible for driving sales of Sports Linemarking products – including paints and both robotic and pedestrian markers, as well as conducting demonstrations, installations and providing training and support to customers.  This role requires technical aptitude, as onsite repairs and servicing of line marking equipment will be necessary. Regular travel and occasional overnight stays are expected, along with attendance at trade shows and events to represent the company and promote products.

Previous sales experience working with Local Authorities, National Contractors, Schools, Universities, and/or Sportsturf Sectors would be advantageous although not essential. Full training will be provided.

What is essential is a high level of motivation to succeed alongside an interest in sports and mechanics/robotics to be able to provide a high level of service to customers.

Applications are invited from people who wish to be part of a dynamic, rapidly growing company and can contribute to our existing close team of Linemarking Area Managers – as well as acting on their own initiative.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position offers a quality company car and other benefits after a successful qualifying period.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to

Application deadline 21st June 2024

Gardener/Grounds Person

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 5 over 7 days, primarily Monday to Friday 07.00 – 16.00 (Additional hours required from time to time to support school events or project work)

Gardener/Grounds Person

Gardener/Grounds Person

Pay Banding: Salary Grade 16 to 19 (£24’957 – £26’761 dependent on experience)

Location: On-site at Warwick Campus & Leamington Campus

Start Date: As soon as available

Reporting Lines: Reporting to: Grounds Manager. Also accountable to: Deputy Grounds Manager

Purpose of this Job Description: The Foundation considers this document as a “snapshot” of the job and the tasks listed are not an exhaustive list. It aims to provide a clear guide at the time of writing to all that is involved about the requirements of the job. It will also be used to communicate expectations about performance and will be used to monitor effective performance.



  • To assist the Grounds Manager\Deputy Grounds Manager in the maintenance, development and upkeep of the grounds, all grass, and hard\artificial pitches.
  • Maintain the lawns, playing fields, artificial pitches and hardcourt areas to a high standard ensuring they are safe and fit for purpose.
  • To mark and set out pitches for football, rugby, cricket and athletics and associated sports equipment and other areas as required and in liaison with the Sports Departments.
  • To ensure all grounds plant and machinery are checked before use, reporting any defects to the Grounds Manager\Deputy Grounds Manager.
  • Undertake cleaning duties, as requested.
  • To assist with the supervision of contractors, suppliers or any other staff working in the grounds team.
  • To help maintain the irrigation and land drainage systems and ditch maintenance.
  • To undertake grounds work requests through the internal Quadpro Estates software that are allocated.
  • Undertake painting, removing rubbish and carrying out general duties as directed.
  • Ability to operate and drive various machinery equipment such as hedge cutters, strimmer’s and ride-on mowers, pesticide spraying equipment, tractors, and hand tools etc.
  • Keeping the sports fields free of litter at all times.
  • Maintaining high levels of presentation of all grounds and the gardens with particular focus on areas that are on regular public view.
  • Undertake painting, removing rubbish and carrying out general duties related to the grounds and estate.
  • To undertake snow clearance and salt gritting of the campus as and when required.


  • Undertake planting, weeding, pruning, and cultivating of flower beds, maintenance of boarders, hedgerows, hanging basket and trees.
  • Plant propagation from seeds and cuttings.
  • The ability to use machinery such as pedestrian and ride on lawn mowers, rotovators, hedge trimmers and other such equipment related to grounds work.
  • Apply nutrients to planted areas and lawns via liquid, granular and organic matter.
  • Undertake regular tree inspections and report back findings to the Grounds Manager\Deputy Grounds Manager.
  • Maintenance of irrigation systems such as drip hose and automated irrigation systems.
  • Maintaining high presentation of the ground’s lawns and beds around the campus. and automated irrigation systems.
  • Undertake a weed control programme on hard and soft surfaces around the campus.
  • General hard landscaping, such as repairs to footpaths and driveways, fence post and panel installations and repairs.
  • Undertake maintenance of the composting system.
  • Dealing with weed control through preventative measures (such as regular spraying, use of weed brushes etc).
  • Sweeping of the Campus grounds and use of leaf and debris collection machinery.
  • Undertake any other duties as and when required.

Particular H&S issues for this post are:

  • To comply with the employer’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To assist with the supervision of children crossing roads where necessary and to ensure that vehicles on site are driven in a safe and appropriate manner and report where necessary.
  • Awareness of legionella, asbestos, PAT and COSSH regulations (training provided).
  • Working with chemicals.
  • Participate in the school’s response procedures for all fire drills.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in all weathers.
  • Working at height and manual handling with training provided.
  • The role involves physical effort and a great deal of walking across a large school site. The post holder will need to be and remain physically fit and able to cope with the demands of the role.

Additional duties

  • The post holder must comply with the Data Protection Act 1988, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and all other policies operating at the school.
  • To report any Health & Safety problems to the Health & Safety Manager.

Safeguarding and Protection of Children and Young Persons

In accordance with the Children’s Act 1989, on appointment post holders will be required to commit to their responsibilities with regards to safeguarding. In addition, offers of appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and other pre-starter checks as required by the regulations governing the appointment of staff within education.

These checks will highlight cautions, reprimands, and final warnings as well as any convictions. The post holder must not have any spent or unspent convictions that would prevent working with children.

All staff are required to adhere to the school Policy on safeguarding and undertake training as required and ensure the safeguarding and well-being of children and young people at the school, in accordance with School policies.

Health and Safety

As an employee you are expected to:

  1. Take reasonable care of your own health and safety.
  2. Take reasonable care not to put other people – fellow employees and members of the public – at risk by what you do or don’t do during your work.
  3. Co-operate with your employer, making sure you get proper training, and you understand and follow the company’s health and safety policies.
  4. Not interfere with or misuse anything that’s been provided for your health, safety, or welfare.
  5. Report any injuries, strains, or illnesses you suffer as a result of doing your job.
  6. Tell your employer if something happens that might affect your ability to work (e.g., becoming pregnant or suffering an injury)
  7. If you drive or operate machinery, to tell your employer if you take medication that makes you drowsy.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Completed a broad education including GCSE grade C and above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • RHS General Certificate in horticulture.
  • NPTC Pesticides PA1 & 6 Spraying Licenses.
  • Good standard of spoken and written English.


  • Health and safety and fire safety procedures.
  • Basic understanding of COSHH.
  • Previous experience in similar or skill transferable roles.
  • Experience of grounds and sports turf knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of all types of ground/sports turf machinery.


  • Demonstrate high levels of time management using own initiative to manage a heavy workload and at times conflicting priorities as well as tracking progress on a wide range of tasks.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage, inform and negotiate with colleagues and contractors at all levels.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in all weathers.
  • Ability to drive work vehicles.
  • Basic IT skills via PC and Mobile use (emails, photos, Word etc.)

Personal Attributes

  • Naturally demonstrates a ‘can do’ helpful attitude always considering the needs of the schools.
  • Confident to act on own initiative and be self-motivated.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo further training specific to the needs of role.


  • Able to work flexible hours when required.
  • Annual leave will be restricted at certain times of the year as workload is high and full team complement is needed.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

  • Understands their role in the context of safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people

Equal Opportunities

  • Understanding of the requirements of Equality and Diversity

Desirable Criteria


  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in principles of Horticulture.
  • NVQ Level 1 Horticulture & Sports Turf qualification (or equivalent)
  • NPTC Level 1 & 2 in Felling and Processing Trees.
  • NPTC Pesticides PA2 Spraying License.
  • Registered member with GMA.
  • Certificates, qualification or training in relevant areas of Health and Safety, in particular COSHH but also general risk assessment, manual handling and first aid would be advantageous.

Experience/ Knowledge

  • Knowledge of working at height regulations.
  • Legionella Awareness.
  • Experience of working within an independent school environment.


  • Experience of multi sports pitch marking.
  • Demonstrative plant and tree knowledge.

Personal Attributes

  • Willingness to undertake first aid training.


  • Clean driving licence to drive school vehicles (not more than 6 penalty points either on licence or pending).


Working hours: 40 hours per week
Working weeks: 52 weeks per year
Pay Banding: 16 to 19 (£24’957 – £26’761)

Other benefits:

  • Competitive contributory pension scheme (employer contributions up to 14%).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Six weeks annual holiday plus public holidays.
  • Staff Fee remission at our Warwick Campus.
  • Death in Service benefits.
  • Free meals and refreshments provided during the working day.
  • Free parking on site.
  • Use of the Sports Complex for staff.
  • A strong, supportive staff community.
  • Some flexible working will be considered depending on the vacancy.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete the application form found by following this link: Application Form

Completed applications should be submitted to

Deadline for submissions:
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 10 June 2024.
Interviews: Week Commencing 17th June 2024.

An interview will include questions about safeguarding children. The appointment will depend on satisfactory DBS clearance.

The Warwick Schools Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any concerns should be reported in accordance with the Foundation’s Child Protection policy.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Warwick Independent Schools Foundation is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and in this position, you will actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.

Head Groundsperson

Part of London + Regional Hotels, The Lensbury Resort is located on the Banks of the River Thames at Teddington and is home to an exclusive leisure club, a 155 bedroom hotel, meeting and events space, restaurant and bar, Spa and 25 acres of gardens and grounds.

Head Groundsperson

Head Groundsperson

The Role 

The Head Groundsperson will support the Grounds & Gardens Manager in the maintenance and upkeep of The Lensbury sports turf and ornamental surfaces, and in particular the rugby pitches and football pitches regularly used by elite sports teams from around the world, as well as high quality grass and artificial tennis courts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitch Maintenance – Procedures including but not limiting, divoting, mowing, marking, aeration, application of fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides, scarifying, top dressing, seeding, disease recognition, pitch light manoeuvring/maintenance and levelling work where necessary.
  • Equipment Maintenance – football goal and rugby post disassembly and erection.
  • Machinery – Greasing, cleaning, setting up, oil checks and visual checks before and after use.
  • Liaising with the Grounds & Gardens Manager and other members of the team and others in their absence.
  • Liaising with staff, coaches and managers of visiting elite sports teams.
  • Ensuring the safety of all playing surfaces.
  • Adhering to the Club’s Health and Safety procedures.
  • Making all necessary preparations for all visiting elite sports teams and ensure specific requirements are covered.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of all other sports and recreation facilities to help ensure required standards are met.
  • Assisting with calculation of the budget requirements with respect to machinery repairs and supplies and materials, as directed by the Grounds & Gardens Manager.
  • Assisting in promoting the safe and correct storage of all machinery and equipment, and with relevant training and enforcing of correct procedures for their use.
  • Ensuring the safe keeping of all fertilisers, seed, sand, dressing, top soil insecticides and all regulations as to their application and usage.
  • Supporting the Head Gardener with all general duties to ensure all garden and grass surfaces, trees etc. are correctly maintained, and all Lensbury’s external areas are kept clean, tidy and well presented at all times.

What we’re looking for:

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following qualifications, attitude, behaviours, skills, and values:

  • Passionate about sports turf management
  • Minimum of 3 year’s relevant experience working on rugby and football surfaces (essential) and ideally fine turf surfaces in particular grass tennis courts (or with the desire to progress in that area)
  • PA1, 2  and 6 qualifications preferred
  • Good team worker, with ability to work unsupervised
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ideally Level 3 Sports turf management certificate

What’s in it for you? 

  • Free meal per shift and free hot and cold drinks from staff restaurant
  • Use of some of our leisure facilities, including gym & swimming pool
  • Free access to Hospitality Rewards – an online benefits portal offering lots of discounts
  • Free access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), providing 24/7 personal support service for you AND your family
  • Fully funded Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Staff Recognition Scheme and Awards
  • Regular Staff Socials

To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to

Closing date:
Thursday, 30 May 2024 – 12:00pm



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Assistant Greenkeeper

Established in 1903 East Berkshire Golf Club is a member’s club located in the village of Crowthorne in the heart of Berkshire. From its origins as a Heathland Course, East Berkshire has matured into a tree lined course of great beauty. We have employed an architect to provide us with a masterplan for future improvements, with continuous investment in Drainage, Construction and Practice Facilities with further projects planned over the coming years. Boosting a full membership and a lengthy waiting list, now is a great time to join and be part of a young dynamic team.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

As a minimum, our Assistant Greenkeeper will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • A positive attitude to work, self-motivated and a team player
  • A flexible approach to work, work hours and weekend duties
  • Must hold NVQ 2 or equivalent qualification and 3 years’ experience
  • Be able to work to the highest of standards and possess a keen attention to detail
  • Carry out work in accordance to health and safety guidelines
  • Want to further their skills, training and development

The following qualifications would be an advantage:

  • Spraying Certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6
  • Chainsaw Certificates CS 30/31
  • Irrigation Maintenance and repair

Assistant Greenkeeper Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday per annum
  • Educational opportunities
  • Uniform & PPE
  • Lunch on duty
  • BIGGA Membership
  • Staff Bonus Fund
  • Pension Scheme
  • A very competitive salary that is based on experience and qualifications, this includes some overtime for weekdays and weekend work.

If you possess the relevant skills & qualifications for this vacancy, then please apply now & if you are successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview.

Salary; up to 32K

To Apply; Please email a covering letter and CV to