Grounds Person

  • Organisation: Blackheath Prep
  • Location: South East London
  • Salary info £21,500 per annum
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Thursday 6 April 2023

Blackheath Prep is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Grounds Person who is looking for a new opportunity that provides plenty of variety and challenge, allowing the successful applicant to learn, develop and enhance their skillset within an education environment.

Introduction

Blackheath Prep is an independent prep school for just over 370 boys and girls aged 3 to 11. Founded in 1996, it occupies a beautiful five-acre site close to Blackheath village. Its original Georgian and Victorian buildings have been extended and adapted to include large playgrounds and extensive playing fields, tennis courts, cricket nets and a Forest School area.

It is a remarkable school with outstanding facilities, a formidable track record in academic success, and impressive achievements in Music, Sport, Drama, and Art.

The Role

Blackheath Prep is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Grounds Person who is looking for a new opportunity that provides plenty of variety and challenge, allowing the successful applicant to learn, develop and enhance their skillset within an education environment.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess previous experience of working in a similar role and will have a general knowledge of grounds maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience in working within the education sector.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as within a team. They will possess the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload, and the ability to stay calm and good-humoured under pressure.

Although not required, previous experience working within the education sector would be advantageous.

Terms of Appointment

  • The post is available from 17 April 2023 on a full-time and permanent basis.
  • On-site, working hours 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional lock-up of the school and Saturday work.
  • Salary is £21,500 per annum.
  • Annual leave entitlement is 28 days per year (inclusive of Public Holidays).
  • Benefits including School Fee remission, salary sacrifice pension scheme.
  • Wellbeing benefits including annual flu vaccination, access to our Employee Support helpline.
  • Travel benefits including Season Ticket Loan and Bike2Work scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Free staff lunch is provided during term time.

How to Apply

Please send by email a completed application form and equal opportunities form, together with a covering letter to Asia Gibbs, HR and Compliance Manager: recruitment@blackheathprep.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20 March 2023.

The interviews will be held w/c 20 March 2023.

***Please note that the recruitment campaign might end earlier as the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please do not delay in applying***

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Blackheath Prep is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Grounds Person who is looking for a new opportunity that provides plenty of variety and challenge, allowing the successful applicant to learn, develop and enhance their skillset within an education environment.


Description

Introduction

Blackheath Prep is an independent prep school for just over 370 boys and girls aged 3 to 11. Founded in 1996, it occupies a beautiful five-acre site close to Blackheath village. Its original Georgian and Victorian buildings have been extended and adapted to include large playgrounds and extensive playing fields, tennis courts, cricket nets and a Forest School area.

It is a remarkable school with outstanding facilities, a formidable track record in academic success, and impressive achievements in Music, Sport, Drama, and Art.

The Role

Blackheath Prep is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Grounds Person who is looking for a new opportunity that provides plenty of variety and challenge, allowing the successful applicant to learn, develop and enhance their skillset within an education environment.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess previous experience of working in a similar role and will have a general knowledge of grounds maintenance. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience in working within the education sector.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as within a team. They will possess the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload, and the ability to stay calm and good-humoured under pressure.

Although not required, previous experience working within the education sector would be advantageous.

Terms of Appointment

  • The post is available from 17 April 2023 on a full-time and permanent basis.
  • On-site, working hours 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional lock-up of the school and Saturday work.
  • Salary is £21,500 per annum.
  • Annual leave entitlement is 28 days per year (inclusive of Public Holidays).
  • Benefits including School Fee remission, salary sacrifice pension scheme.
  • Wellbeing benefits including annual flu vaccination, access to our Employee Support helpline.
  • Travel benefits including Season Ticket Loan and Bike2Work scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Free staff lunch is provided during term time.

How to Apply

Please send by email a completed application form and equal opportunities form, together with a covering letter to Asia Gibbs, HR and Compliance Manager: recruitment@blackheathprep.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20 March 2023.

The interviews will be held w/c 20 March 2023.

***Please note that the recruitment campaign might end earlier as the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please do not delay in applying***

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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