Gardener / Grounds Person

St Columba’s College

Gardener / Grounds Person

Gardener / Grounds Person

We are looking for a Gardener/Grounds Person to manage 4 acres of beautiful estate in St Albans. You will be required to manage all garden areas, mixed borders, lawns, trees and artificial surfaces within the College as well as cleaning hard standing surfaces and keeping the site free from litter.

The successful candidate will have experience managing an estate of a similar size/nature and have a strong work ethic and good all round plant knowledge. A horticultural qualification is essential along with PA1/PA6 and chainsaw qualifications and experience using a wide range of garden machinery. In return, we offer a competitive salary with attractive benefits.

St Columba’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS check forms part of the appointment process, including reference checks with past employers.

To apply for this position, visit to view the job description and to download an application form. Please email your covering letter and completed application form to Jackie Metcalfe, HR Manager at

Closing date for applications: Midday on Monday, 21st June 2021 with interviews shortly afterwards.

St Columba’s College is a Catholic Foundation of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart (US Province)

Gardener & Grounds Person

Alleyn’s School

Gardener & Grounds Person

Gardener & Grounds Person

Full time or Part-time, all year round

Applicants can choose to apply for one or both roles.

This leading HMC co-educational School seeks to appoint a Gardener & Grounds Person to join the enthusiastic and professional support team.

The successful candidate/s will maintain the large proportion of the School estate which is set aside for gardens/ grounds and propose improvements and schemes for the extensive flower beds in the school grounds and green areas including sports venues.

Applications for both roles are invited from enthusiastic individuals who work well individually and as part of a team. It is desirable that the successful candidate/s have some experience of working in a school environment.

For the position of Gardener, you will ideally have a recognised horticultural qualification, along with a passion for plants and a flair for garden design.

The position of Grounds Person will be required to work alongside the gardening team to ensure the school grounds, including hedges and trees and external sports facilities are appropriately maintained throughout the year. A qualification in grounds or turf management is desirable, as is a PA1 / PA6 spraying certificate.

The starting salary for both roles will be in the range £20,000 – £25,000 based on relevant experience and there is a wide range of other benefits associated with working at the school.

The closing date is Monday 24th May 2021 at 9:00am.

Full job description and application details may be downloaded from our website, by contacting Human Resources on 020 8613 5016 or by email at

Alleyn’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child-protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

 Alleyn’s welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the requirements for the position, however we are especially keen to receive applications from those in minority groups for which the School is currently underrepresented. We celebrate diversity and thrive on the benefits it brings.

New Ifor Williams Sales Person

New Ifor Williams Sales Person: Fraddon based machinery dealership, Vincent Tractors & Plant has appointed Tim Crewes-Hartland as their new Ifor Williams sales person.

With a background in sales and agriculture and a working knowledge of Ifor Williams Trailers, Tim brings a wide range of expertise to the company.  He will be responsible for sales of Ifor Williams Trailers from the Fraddon depot, as well as looking to expand sales of the well-known trailer manufacturer within the other depots.

New Ifor Williams Sales Person

Tim joins the company just as the current sales person for Ifor Williams Trailers, Trevor Readwin, will be moving to work at the new Holsworthy depot.

Paul Vincent, Managing Director of Vincent Tractors & Plant said “The company is currently going through an exciting and challenging period, with the opening of two new depots in Devon.  With Trevor transferring to Holsworthy to be responsible for Groundcare Sales in North and Mid Devon, we needed a new Ifor Williams sales person, with a strong background in sales, to join the team.  I am delighted to say that Tim is the person who will fill that role”.

Fraddon based Tim said “I am delighted to be joining Vincent Tractors & Plant as they are a well-known and respected company, going through an exciting expansion process at the moment”.

“Ifor Williams have announced the launch of two new horse boxes, the HBX and HBE, which will be arriving in the New Year, in conjunction with the opening of their new production facility in Flintshire.  All in all, it is exciting times ahead all round”.

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