Salary: Circa £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Groundsperson to join our Estates team. As a Groundsperson, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the natural and artificial play surfaces, shrubs, lawns and plantings across our expansive 40-acre site. This is a hands-on position that requires a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a passion for outdoor maintenance in all weathers.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary, a friendly and supportive working environment, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme, a generous pension scheme, training opportunities through our membership of the Harpur Trust and free lunches (in term time).

This is a full-time post, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4pm plus 10 Saturdays by rotation to meet the needs of the school.


We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date:  3 July 2024

Interview date: w/c 8 July 2024

Further details and how to apply can be found on our website:


Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview


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