Gardener / Caretaker

Oxford High School
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£17,502 to £19,692 FTE plus benefits
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, all year round 

Salary: £17,502 to £19,692 FTE plus benefits 

The role:

Oxford High School are looking for a Gardener to join our busy Premises Team. 

The Gardener will ensure that the whole school site is maintained to an exceptional standard, providing a good impression to visitors, parents, students and staff. In addition, as a member of the Premises / site team, you will also be required to undertake a range of property maintenance duties concerned with the school premises and other additional duties to support the operation of the school.

The ideal candidate will be honest, conscientious, reliable, flexible and self-motivated. You must also possess good communication skills. Excellent practical skills and experience of grounds and property maintenance are essential. Experience of using and maintaining a large variety of gardening tools, maintenance tools and light/heavy machinery would be an advantage.

This is a full-time position, working 4 days in the weekday and Saturdays, however a degree of flexibility is required as occasional weekend and overtime work will be necessary to accommodate the busy school calendar. 

Oxford High School is based on three sites, all within walking distance of each other, Belbroughton Road, Woodstock Road and Bardwell Road. Along with the rest of the Premises Team you will be required to work across all three sites.

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education. 

As an employee of Oxford High School, you will benefit from joining the Girls’ Day School Trust, which is recognised by Best Companies as one of the top 100 not-for-profit employers in the UK and is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network. As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th October 2020 at 12pm.

Interview Date: Tuesday 13th October 2020.

Oxford High School and The GDST are 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 Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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