Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

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About the role



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to play an important role in the life Haywood Grove School, helping us to ensure that our environment, and in particular our grounds, provide a purposeful, attractive and safe environment for all and are developed and maintained to a high standard. 

We need to appoint someone to fulfil a grounds maintenance and development role.  The role of the job holder will be to work alongside other premises staff to provide a safe and suitable environment to support the learning of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. 

We are looking to improve further and develop the quality of our external environment and the scope of the role and pay will be determined in relation to the successful applicant’s experience, knowledge and skills in relation to this.

The salary will range from H3 to H5 (pro-rata).

If you think you have any or all of the skills and attributes listed below, please get in touch. 

This is a permanent role that will be for 10 hours a week, initially.  Flexibility of when the hours can be worked will be considered.  There may also be the opportunity to extend hours according to the needs of the school and the quality of the work done. 

We are looking for someone who:

Is reliable and honest. The successful candidate will need to be trustworthy and arrive on time each day.

Is physically fit and able to maintain the grounds.

Is practical and creative.  We are looking for a person who is able to work efficiently to maintain our grounds and who is also be able to think creatively about how we may best improve them. 

Is aware of seasonal gardening/horticulture

Enjoys working outdoors

Takes a pride in their work

Has demonstrable skills in DIY

Has an awareness of Health and Safety legislation and risk

You will report to the Headteacher and be an integral part of our friendly and committed staff team but you must also be able to work on your own initiative. This post is subject to a six months' probationary period.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Our school is committed to keeping our children safe, and therefore an enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible but will wait for the right candidate. 

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the DBS as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s pre-employment checks.  Please note that additional information referring to the Disclosure and barring Service is in the guidance notes to the application form.  If you are invited to an interview you will receive more information.


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Contact details

Dipti Patel
St Agnells Lane Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP2 7BG

Telephone: 01442 250077
Fax: 01442 260058