If you have experience in sports ground and general grounds maintenance skills this position offers an exciting opportunity to develop your skills.
As our Senior Sports Grounds Operative, you will play a key role ensuring an efficient site and facilities service at the sports ground and pavilion at Wimbledon High School; one of the leading schools in the UK.
We have impressive grounds for sport, including an all-weather and flood-lit surface used for Athletics, Cricket, and Hockey alongside our floodlit Netball/Tennis courts. You will ensure the security of the sports ground and pavilion. General tasks will include setting up, inspecting, and maintaining playing surfaces to the highest standard.
Other duties will include chemical spraying, weed picking, aeriation, irrigations, devoting, sand spreading, hedge trimming, jet washing, salting, leaf blowing, gutter clearing, pitch testing and line marking.
You will also assist with the school’s sporting events, such as assembling and dismantling equipment as well as be responsible for the maintenance of all ground’s maintenance equipment.
You will have relevant skills and experience in the maintenance, inspection and line marking of sports pitches and grounds.
You will have hands-on experience with general repairs (painting, carpentry, plumbing etc.).
This is a manual role, and you must be able to complete general manual handling tasks including lifting, moving, and carrying.
You will also have experience of supervising staff, excellent organisational skills, and the willingness to learn new skills.
You will have previous experience of working with and managing external contractors, alongside a good knowledge and understanding of reactive, routine, and planned maintenance.
You will have a good knowledge, understanding and experience of relevant Health and Safety legislation and requirements.
You will have a good knowledge and understanding of fire safety, security, and emergency procedures.
You will have relevant Health and Safety training, such as IOSH or a willingness to work towards this.
You will have a willingness to undertake any additional relevant training offered to develop and enhance your progression within your role and within the Estates team.
About the School:
Wimbledon High School is a highly academic school for girls aged 4 to 18, located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London, and served by excellent transport links.
As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression.
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schemes
- Free life assurance benefit
- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme.
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
For further details and to apply please click the apply button.
The closing date for applications is 31 July 2023 at 9am.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16 August 2023.
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