Assistant Head Grounds Person
(Full time, Permanent)
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our Grounds team as an Assistant Head Grounds Person.
BCA is a popular and expanding FE college with a strong land-based heritage. We have an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every student is important.
The BCA Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance and development of our Agricultural, Equestrian, Horticultural, Arboricultural and Sports Facilities, set in 400 acres of registered parkland.
About the role
Assisting with line management responsibilities and taking the lead in the organisation of a wide range of daily maintenance, repair and project work, you will support the Head Grounds Person in the practical running of our Grounds and Gardens. You will ensure that college curriculum requirements are met and the college is well represented through the quality of the grounds care across site.
You will be able to demonstrate a wide range of practical horticulture skills and have good knowledge of plants, soil and machinery. An excellent communicator, you will have prior experience in directly supervising staff. You will be a team player, have a willingness to work flexibly and hold a professional land based qualification to a Level 2 Standard.
How to Apply
To apply for this exciting role, please read the attached job description and complete the application form which can be downloaded from FE jobs or found under ‘How to Apply’ on the ‘Work for Us’ page of our website. Completed application forms can be uploaded directly by selecting ‘Apply Now’ or emailed to the HR Department. For any queries, please contact the HR team who will be happy to help you.
Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 1st February 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reasons to join us
- Generous holiday entitlement & pension scheme
- A wide range of learning & career opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
- Comprehensive life events, long service and recognition programme
- Free onsite parking
- Various health & wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College Gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
It is proposed that the Berkshire College of Agriculture will merge with The Windsor Forest College Group on 1st August 2022. All appointments from this date will be made on The Windsor Forest College Group terms and conditions of employment.