Head Gardener

Salary : £33,000 ( dependent on experience, plus generous holiday entitlement, pension and life assurance benefits)

Working for : St Albans School 

Location : Abbey Gateway St Albans Hertfordshire UK AL3 4HB

Head Gardener

Head Gardener

We are looking to recruit a Head Gardener to join our established Maintenance team.

Leading a team of Gardeners, the Head Gardener is responsible for the preparation and implementation of annual Horticultural works, delivering high-quality seasonal gardens and grounds. Duties include numerous gardening activities to maintain the landscaping, hedges, shrubs, lawns and planters.

Previous Gardener/Ground Maintenance experience with responsibility for a large site is essential along with the ability to demonstrate a wide range of horticultural skills and knowledge. The successful candidate will hold NPTC level PA1 and PA6s qualifications, and ideally an NVQ in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent. Also necessary is a current driving licence with category C1 or equivalent. Experience in supervision and leading a team would be advantageous.

The position is 40 hours per week, 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday with an hour (unpaid) daily for lunch.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must therefore be willing to undergo child protection screening and safer recruitment checks appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions within the School are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
St Albans School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and the creation of an inclusive environment for all employees. Employment selections are made according to suitability for the post, irrespective of background or protected characteristic.

Please apply online at www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk by 20 October 2023. Should you have any queries please contact Sarah de Rossi, HR Manager, at scderossi@st-albans.herts.sch.uk. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.
Independent HMC Day School of 910 pupils including a Co-Ed Sixth Form of 350