Head Gardener and Facilities Manager


  • 52 week role, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

  •  Head Gardener and Facilities Manager

    Head Gardener and Facilities Manager

    Extra hours, including weekends, may be
    worked by mutual agreement with theFacilities Manager. Weekend work is at an
    enhanced rate.

  • Head Gardener and Facilities Manager

  • Working For: Ibstock place school






• Assist in all general day to day duties including: prepping/planting/pruning beds, shrubs & trees, lawn mowing, strimming, hedge cutting, leaf blowing and collection, soft landscaping, weed control and litter removal, helping to maintain the general cleanliness and tidiness of the school grounds.
• Safe use of horticultural tools/machinery, and their care, cleaning and storage after use.
• Assist with watering beds and pots
• Assist with the design and planting of

display areas
• Spreading of grit salt during periods of ice and manual snow clearance from footpaths
• Work in all weathers in various locations around the campus alone and alongside the Head Gardener
• Basic plant knowledge
• Produce a high standard of work
• Clear communication
• Maintaining health, safety and security in the workplace and complying with school procedures and guidelines, including manual handling
• Undertake any other duties reasonably required of the post
• Undertake such other duties and training requested by Facilities Manager

We are looking to recruit a person who:
• Holds Level 2 certificate in practical horticulture
• Holds a full clean driving licence
• Holds a PA1 and PA6 spraying certificate
• Displays a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
• Is able to plan time effectively and be well organised
• Is flexible and resilient and able to adapt quickly to new environments and challenges
• Has good inter-personal skills
• Is reliable and trustworthy, and able to work effectively with limited supervision
• Promotes the ethos, vision and aims of the School

To apply for the role, please complete our application form and submit it, by email to: recruitment@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview. The school reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.