This position will involve contact with children and will amount to ‘regulated activity’.

Start date:  ASAP

Job type:  Permanent, Full- Time

Principal Locations: John Lyon School (our senior school), Middle Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, HA2 0HN

and Sudbury Fields, Sudbury Hill, Harrow HA1 3SB when you will be required to undertake regular duties.

Weeks: All year round

Hours:  35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (7am to 3pm), year-round with flexibility required to cover the School’s seasonal requirements, including weekend shifts.

Salary: Circa SCP 44 which is £28,424 p.a.,depending on skills and experience, which is £15.62 per hour.

We are seeking a Groundsperson to join the Grounds team on a permanent basis in the provision of a high-quality grounds maintenance service to the School playing fields. This is an exciting time to join the Grounds team at the School, as we joined with another school and became co-educational in September 2021. The sports grounds of Sudbury Fields are located just over half a mile from the main school site, set across 28 acres of a mixture of sports fields, lawns, tree lines, buildings and car parks.

The Groundsperson will support the Grounds team with the completion of planned maintenance, use of heavy machinery, general grounds work and labouring, tree work, security, event set-ups, building checks and machinery upkeep. The successful individual will have basic labouring, and some general grounds and maintenance skills, although relevant sports turf or chemical licence qualifications would be advantageous.

Candidates must demonstrate good communication and organisational skills and be comfortable liaising with staff, pupils, parents, contractors and other third-party users of the School’s facilities. The successful candidate must also possess a clean, valid driving licence.

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Fees remission for children of staff
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the bottom of the page.

Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.