Groundsman & Site Maintenance Assistant

Southend High School for Girls

Groundsman & Site Maintenance Assistant

Closing date:  Wednesday 27th September 2023

37 hours per week – full time

Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 3:00pm

Friday 7am – 2:30pm

Starting Salary Scale 5 point 10 – £23,620 per annum

Application Forms available here 

Applications and supporting letters to be submitted to

Interviews to be held Wednesday 4th October 2023

We are seeking a dependable and efficient individual to join our existing Premises Team to maintain our extensive grounds ensuring a pleasant environment for both staff and students.

As part of this role you will be responsible for unlocking the school each morning and assisting the Premises Team to undertake general duties.

 Experience of working within a school environment would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • abide by the school rules and regulations particularly in respect of health & safety while taking every opportunity to learn and develop all necessary skills for grounds maintenance.
  • operate grounds maintenance equipment including tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and strimmer.
  • maintain the school grounds under the direction of the Premises Manager including grass cutting, hedge trimming flower pruning, watering, and general grounds maintenance.
  • assist in providing access, where possible, to the premises and classrooms in the event of snow or minor flooding or similar emergency situations.
  • well-motivated, and able to work on their own initiative.
  • be able to take direction and work well as part of a team.
  • assist the site team in all general duties as required

We will provide:

  • Safety equipment as required
  • A strong, highly committed team of staff with an ethos of tolerance and a family community spirit
  • Training and development and our commitment to staff wellbeing
  • An environment which promotes innovation

Southend High School for Girls is a highly successful and oversubscribed girls’ grammar school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues to move forward under the leadership of its Headteacher, Mr Jason Carey.

For all enquiries please contact Karen Lacey

All staff at Southend High School for Girls have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. This is a customer-facing role needing fluent spoken English.