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Groundsperson A full time, permanent position has arisen, at Charterhouse School, for an enthusiastic and motivated Groundsperson. Charterhouse is one of the great historic schools of England that occupies a magnificent site of 250 acres on the outskirts of Godalming. The School is looking for a Groundsperson to assist in the upkeep and development of its summer and winter sports grounds including football, hockey, and cricket pitches. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in the School that played a founding role in the establishment of football association rules, and continues to host the longest running School’s football fixture in England. The successful applicant will be a reliable and trustworthy team player who will also have the ability to work on their own initiative, with minimal supervision whilst adhering to appropriate Health & Safety regulations. Main Duties Grounds To undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and surfaces (this will include football, cricket, golf, artificial surfaces etc.) To set up sports pitches and amenity surfaces and undertake minor construction and landscaping work. To operate a range of modern turf machinery, ensuring vehicles and equipment used by yourself and others are regularly maintained, in accordance with routine operating requirements. To operate a range of powered hand tools such as strimmers, hedge cutters and flymo. To undertake a range of horticultural operations such as spreading of fertilisers (granular or liquid) To maintain hedges around the estate. In autumn/winter ensure leaves are cleared. To clear snow and apply salt in icy conditions during the winter months. To undertake a range of tree and woodland maintenance operations. To maintain and repair boundary and internal fencing as and when required. To work outside normal school hours, including regular weekend duties, with due notice being given. Relevant Experience/Knowledge & Technical Competencies Essential: A can do attitude and a readiness to work. Desirable: Hold recognised groundskeeping qualifications Basic Health and Safety training Experience in sports turf maintenance Qualifications Desirable: Hold recognized groundskeeping qualifications. E.g Level 2 in sports turf management Qualifications and/or training in the use of powered machinery, COSHH, manual handling although training can be given in these areas if required Spraying qualification Pa1 and Pa6 Good standard of general education, numeracy and literacy Personal Competencies / Skills Physically fit as this role requires extensive manual handling Able to understand and follow instructions Able to work on own initiative and unsupervised Thrives on attention to detail and a completer-finisher Reliable and trustworthy Enjoys teamwork and is a team player Working Hours for Groundsperson role Normal working days are Monday to Friday (07:30-16:30), throughout the year with the need for periodic outside normal working hours, including weekend duties, as required by the Grounds Manager, reasonable notice having been given. An attractive salary is offered, together with benefits including membership of the Sports Club, and the School’s contributory pension scheme.

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