Head of Grounds

Summary of the Role

Our grounds consist of 400 acres, comprising parkland and sports facilities. Grounds near to the main buildings require regular maintenance.

The Head of Grounds is responsible for coordinating landscaping efforts and related outdoor maintenance services, to train/manage grounds staff and ensure performance and quality.

Responsible for maintaining equipment to uphold the highest standard for the grounds and sports facilities, efficiently managing the budget to ensure appropriate upkeep/maintenance of lawns, shrubs, and trees, in addition to the maintenance and repair of outdoor features, such as fences.

  • The maintenance of the College grounds and sports pitches.
  • Supervision of the grounds staff, including work shadowing, training, time-keeplng and discipline matters.
  • The maintenance of equipment, servicing and keeping records. Also ensuring staff are trained on the equipment and recording training.
  • Security of buildings and equipment, to include the safe storage of chemicals and fuel. Updating the C.O.S.H.H. Register.
  • Managing the departmental budget.
  • Liaising with contractors employed by the College to ensure that all work carried out meets requirements.
  • All other works as directed by the Bursar.

To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures detailed in the College’s code of conduct.

Working Hours and Salary

This is a full time post working a 40 hour week, normally 8.00am – 4.30pm, which includes a 30 minute, unpaid lunch break. During term time, a free lunch is available in the Refectory and you are also entitled to two, 15 minute breaks within the working day. You may be required to work an occasional evening or part of a weekend on College events.




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: hr@stedmundscollege.org
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335