Deputy Head of Grounds

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Deputy Head of Grounds to assist the team of Grounds staff with looking after 400 acres of parkland and sports facilities.

(Required for May 2022)

The successful candidate will also assist the Head of Grounds with coordinating landscaping efforts and related outdoor maintenance services, to train/manage grounds staff and ensure performance and quality.

  • Applicants must have good communication skills and the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • A basic knowledge of sports pitch set up / layouts would be desirable but is not essential.

Additional benefits include: free lunch during term time, free parking and pension scheme.

Whilst not in a teaching role, as Deputy Head of Grounds, you will be working on a regular basis in a school in a role which gives opportunity for contact with children.  As such, you will be in regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check (which includes children’s barred list information) will be required in advance of appointment.

If you would like to apply for the position please download an application pack and return your completed application pack to the HR department by the closing date.

Telephone:  01920 824335 Email:

Closing Date: midday, Friday 18th March 2022

Interviews to take place shortly after the closing date.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo relevant Safeguarding Checks. We may seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.



Working Hours

Full-time Hours: 40-hour week, normally 8.00am – 4.30pm



Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335