Head Grounds Operative

Job Overview

We are looking for a full-time Head Grounds Operative to join our busy Estates team. The successful candidate will be reliable, positive and demonstrate a flexible approach to working.

The Estates team are responsible for the delivery of services that ensure the physical environments provided to employees, students and visitors support the provision of an outstanding learning experience.

The role varies on a daily basis so you will need to be prepared to get stuck in to a range of tasks. You will be helping to prepare and maintain the playing surfaces for sports day to day as well as ensuring that the site is tidy and clear of rubbish and debris to ensure health and safety standards are met and is to a high standard. Ongoing duties will include planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all grounds related work (e.g. playing fields, landscaping and facilities development projects) across the college site.

It is expected that you will have good written and oral skills to enable you to maintain accurate record keeping and general correspondence. You should also have excellent interpersonal skills, be good at problem solving, and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Normal working hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

Yes extensive free parking is available at all our locations.

Sponsorship and financial support to achieve Degree Level and Professional qualifications is available upon application.

We have an on-site nursery at our Peterborough Campus rated outstanding by Ofsted, and also offer childcare vouchers to support nursery fees here and at other locations.

Our generous holiday entitlement starting from 41 day paid leave for full-time employees also hugely supports our working parents, and for some roles term-time only contracts are available.

 

You will also find above average occupational maternity and adoption benefits with up to 12 months off work, and access to paternity and shared parental leave scheme.

The Senior Leadership Team truly care for the wellbeing of staff and students and are actively involved in not only ensuring professional training is available, but that support for personal and professional problems is also accessible. Our free ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ offers access to a wide range of wellbeing resources and programmes including a counselling helpline if required.

Aside from delivering above-average generous holiday and pension benefits, we offer awards and vouchers, and encourage contribution to recognition schemes to ensure staff feel valued and appreciated.

Both locations offer impressive on-site gym and fitness suites, free-parking, well-stocked libraries, and a number of eateries including a Costa at Peterborough and a Starbucks at Stamford.

Peterborough College also has an on-site nursery rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Summary

Location(s)

Peterborough College

Salary (£)

£25,934

Job type

Full-time, Permanent

Holiday

30 days plus bank holidays

Closing Date

05/02/2023