Grounds Manager

The School and the Grounds at Charterhouse

Charterhouse is a beautiful school and a wonderful place to live and work. It was founded in 1611 and moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Our stunning grounds comprise 135 acres of playing fields including 16 football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 1 lacrosse pitch, 9 cricket squares, all-weather cricket nets, 13 hard tennis courts (due to increase to 15), 12 all-weather tennis courts, 3 all-weather hockey pitches, 1 athletics tartan running track plus field sports areas. There is a 35-acre 9-hole golf course covering 2,576 yards. Ornamental lawns and gardens are present in and around the school buildings, boarding houses and the Old Headmaster’s Garden. There are also 60 acres of woodlands, some of which are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Candidate Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic Grounds Manager to join the School. The Grounds Manager will, along with his or her team, proactively manage and maintain the highest standards of playing surfaces, woodlands, gardens and lawns and will oversee the long term planning of grounds’ maintenance, upkeep and renovation in line with time, financial and user requirements.

The successful candidate will have proven track record within the grounds care profession, demonstrable technical knowledge of industry standards as well as experience in managing budgets and inspiring a team to achieve outstanding results. A minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience in sports turf management is an essential requirement whilst an experience of working within a school or college environment is highly desirable.

Our excellent staff benefits include contributory workplace pension scheme, membership of the School Sports Centre, membership of School’s golf course at reduced subscription and free lunches when on duty.

Process to Apply

For further details and an application form please visit employment opportunities page on our website

Applications should be made in accordance with the School’s application and recruitment procedures (available on the website) and emailed to Agata Scott-Hubbard, Human Resources Manager at

Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the form in full, together with a supporting CV and a cover letter.


Charterhouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Type: Permanent, full time

Closing Date and Interview Dates:

12 noon on Tuesday 10 March 2020

Shortlist interviews will take place on 19 and 20 March 2020 at Charterhouse.
Final interviews and a technical assessment, will take place at the School on 23 March 2020.


Competitive, in keeping with the seniority and experience of the successful applicant.
Onsite accommodation is available.

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Feb 26th, 13:00

10th March 2020