Expert Gardener

Independent Schools Sector – salary and benefits competitive 

How would you like to join a specialist team maintaining the gardens across one of the leading independent schools in the UK? The School’s gardens department has played a key role in Uppingham being chosen as joint winners in the “Best Small Town” category in the 2017 Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom awards. 

You will be passionate about your specialism and take pride in the quality of gardens maintenance work you provide. Our gardens create excellent visual impact for pupils, parents, visitors, staff and the Uppingham community to enjoy. 

If you share our desire to continue to develop exceptional gardens across our campus, then we would love to hear from you. 

The role is 52 weeks per year with working hours of 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday. Flexible working options are available. The annual holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum plus Bank/Public Holidays. 

We also offer a pension scheme and a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme 
  • Discounts with high street retailers and restaurants 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Membership of the School’s state of the art Sports Centre (£15 annual joining fee for full-time members of staff) 
  • Free staff lunches in term-time 

Applicants are invited to submit their CV in the first instance.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete the School’s application form prior to interview. 

Closing date: Friday 26 October 2018 at 9.00am. 

Interviews are expected to take place in early November. 

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

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