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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 hr@lensbury.com

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



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Due to the continuing growth of our busy Grounds and Gardens department, we are looking to recruit a Groundsperson. The department is responsible for the maintenance of 76 acres split between the Upper School, Prep School, Pelican School, Porson Road sports field, and the Perse Playing Fields at Abington. Using the department vehicles, the team works flexibly across all sites. The role will involve maintaining the day to day upkeep of the hard and soft areas of the grounds, and ensuring that the sports pitches are safe and fit for use and that all areas appear well maintained at all times, across all sites. Previous grounds experience is essential for the role, and a trade related NVQ would be an advantage.

The Perse School Cambridge is one of the country’s leading independent co-educational day schools for children aged 3-18, who attend our Pelican, Prep or Upper.

Our aim is to be a leading employer of choice. This means we strive to be a school where staff say they are proud and excited to work, and feel valued, respected and motivated.

We are committed to providing a very competitive salary and benefits scheme at the same time as offering a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development. We want our staff to feel engaged and purposeful so that they, in turn, help pupils to be happy and successful.

Further details including how to apply can be obtained from our website: https://www.perse.co.uk/work-with-us/

Closing date: 24th May 2024 at midday but applications will be considered as they are received; The Perse School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Safer Recruitment
The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity. This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.