Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

We are seeking a motivated Grounds Person with a strong personality to join our hard-working Grounds Team. Our department is progressive and encourages involvement and creativity. You will be providing high quality playing surfaces for our school pupils and our external bookings that include Premiership football club academies and more.

You will be maintaining a variety of certified surfaces and systems that include:

• 3G for football and rugby
• Synthetic sand and water based for hockey
• Multi use games areas
• Natural surfaces for football, rugby and cricket
• Fully automated Rainbird Irrigation system
• Phillips L.E.D. pitch lighting system
• Modern grounds care machinery

You will need previous experience in the turf industry either summer or winter sports at any level. PA1, PA6 & PA2 Safe Use of Pesticides qualifications would be advantageous but not essential. An entry level turf industry qualification or time served with a clear evidence of work history is required. Further training and certification will be provided to a committed team player.

Working with your fellow team members, teachers and prolific coaches, good communication skills are essential. You will have a flexible approach to working hours and tasks with a must-do attitude. Most importantly, you must have a good sense of humour and be an amateur chef for Saturday breakfast.

This is a full time and permanent position working a flexible 45-hour week with 2.5 days off each week. 33 days of annual leave inclusive of bank holidays. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and follows the I.O.G guidelines.


Along with a wealth of experience staff at QE benefit from competitive salaries, a pension scheme, fee discount for staff children, access to a dedicated staff gym, staff socials and free parking.


QE is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its pupils and staff. Applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and undergo the relevant DBS checks for their role. Any personal information you share with us on your application form will be used solely for recruitment purposes. Your details will be held for up to 6 months and destroyed after this time.

Apply by email to Ben Grigor, Grounds Manager:

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Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate


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