The RGS is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and, since its foundation in 1509, has established a national reputation for academic excellence and single-sex education. The RGS Grounds Team is based at the School’s playing fields Bradstone Brook in Shalford near Guildford and regularly undertakes work in the gardens and grounds of the RGS and Lanesborough Preparatory Schools in Guildford.
We are seeking to appoint a full-time enthusiastic Groundsperson / Gardener to join our busy Grounds team responsible for 38 acres of sports playing fields, gardens and lawns located over three sites of the RGS and Lanesborough school.
Duties will include assisting with the preparation and maintenance of rugby/football pitches, pitch line marking, preparing cricket wickets, maintaining and re-planting of borders, hedge cutting, pruning shrubs and roses, keeping garden areas and grounds to high standards while working in accordance to all safety practices as directed by the Grounds Manager. The successful candidate should be self-motivated and ideally have some prior experience or knowledge working within the turf culture/gardening/landscaping industry. An understanding and experience using both pedestrian and hand-held machinery and their basic service requirements is required. Good communication skills are essential alongside the ability to work well on your own or as part of a team. Industry recognised qualifications are desirable; however, training will be provided for the right person.
Full details of the post and an application form can be found on the School’s website www.rgs-guildford.co.uk
Please feel free to contact Mr P Lyons, Estates Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat about the role if beneficial.
The School has a responsibility for and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The person appointed to this post will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.