Head Grounds Person

Head Grounds Person

£35 – £40k per annum

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and hardworking person to lead a small team in maintaining and developing natural and artificial play surfaces and plantings across a 40-acre site. You will have experience of setting up and using a range of sports turf equipment and of preparing cricket wickets, outfield areas and synthetic pitches. You should also have a good working knowledge of health and safety relevant to grounds maintenance, including noise and vibration legislation and management systems and be able to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders and colleagues.

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 plus a minimum of 10 Saturdays by rotation to meet the needs of the school.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Ray Fulton, Estates Manager on 01234 332500.

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: 29 January 2024

Interview date: w/c 05 February 2024

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.