Deputy Head Of Grounds and Gardens/Groundsperson

The Perse is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge.

Due to the continuing growth of our busy Grounds and Gardens department, we are looking to recruit both a Deputy Head of Grounds and Gardens and a Groundsperson. The Department is responsible for the maintenance of 76 acres split between the Upper School, Prep School, Pelican School, Porson Road sports field, and the Perse Playing Fields at Abington. Using the department vehicles, the team works flexibly across all sites. Both roles will involve ensuring the day to day upkeep of the hard and soft areas of the grounds, and ensuring that the sports pitches are safe and fit for use and all areas appear well maintained at all times, across all sites; while the Deputy Head will also support the Head of Grounds with management of the team and equipment.

Further details on both roles including how to apply can be obtained from our WEBSITE

Closing date: 26th September 2023 at midday but applications will be considered as they are received; The Perse School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.

The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Safer Recruitment

The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity. This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

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The Perse


Sep 14th, 14:00

26th September 2023