• Job Reference: 133988
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Uppingham
  • Salary: £21,000 to £24,000
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Uppingham School seeks a proven Gardener to assist in the maintenance, development and improvement of the school’s extensive gardens.

The working hours for this key position are 8am to 4.30pm on Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 3.30pm on a Friday.

The Gardener’s key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepping/tending/pruning beds and borders, trees, plants and shrubs
  • Lawn mowing
  • Hedge cutting
  • Leaf collection
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Maintaining garden furniture and structures

They will also assist the team in the design, growing and planting of both the towns and the school’s floral displays, for the Uppingham and Britain in Bloom competitions.

The successful candidate will have proven horticultural operational experience as well as a reasonable knowledge of plants. Attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work both as part of a team and individually.

Please note this position involves driving vehicles around the school’s estate. Any offer of employment will therefore be conditional upon the successful candidate being accepted for insurance cover by the school’s insurance provider, therefore a clean driving licence is preferred.

Gardens at Uppingham

The school’s extensive gardens cover approximately 40 acres interspersed amongst teaching and administrative buildings and the 15 boarding houses. The team strives to achieve National Trust standards and RHS quality, through the maintenance, development and improvement of ornamental, mixed and herbaceous beds and borders; hard and soft landscaped areas; pots and planters, both seasonally and permanently planted, and surrounded by ornamental lawns and grassed areas. The school possesses numerous mature trees and a constantly developing arboretum.

In return, Uppingham School offer a range of benefits, which include:

  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff.
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts (via Sodexo platform)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice.
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

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

The closing date for applications is 20th July 2022.

Interviews will take place 29th July 2022.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSCiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Location: Uppingham
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 pa

You may also have experience in the following: Gardener, Landscaping, Gardening, Grounds Person, Horticulture, Trainee, Landscaper, Maintenance Gardener, Groundworker, etc.

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