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Groundsperson

Groundsperson

The John Lyon School’s estate comprises a number of buildings ranging from mid-18th Century to recent constructions. The sports grounds of Sudbury Fields are located just over half a mile from the main site, set across 28 acres of a mixture of sports fields, lawns, tree lines, buildings and car parks.

We are seeking a Groundsperson on a permanent basis to join the Grounds team 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 have recently joined with another school and are moving towards co-education in September.

The Groundsperson will support the Grounds Manager, other Groundsperson and overall Estates 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 individuals will have basic general grounds and maintenance skills, but relevant sports turf or chemical licence qualifications would be advantageous.

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

Salary: c£25,000 p.a., depending on skills and experience

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week)

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • 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 or to apply for the role please refer to the bottom of this page where a job description, person specification and application form can be found.


Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.support@johnlyon.org

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Wednesday 28th April 2021.


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 pupils. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our pupils and staff.