Gardener – Uppingham Careers


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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 per annum, dependant on experience
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 17 March 2023, 9:00 am


If you are an experienced and passionate gardener, with an extensive knowledge of horticultural operations, then an exciting opportunity exists at Uppingham School to work on their 40-acre estate.

Uppingham’s Gardens team strives to achieve National Trust standards and RHS quality. To attain this standard, you will assist the team in the maintenance, development and improvement of the school’s extensive gardens, producing high-quality work that creates excellent visual impact for pupils, parents, visitors, staff and the Uppingham community to enjoy. You will also support in the designing, growing and planting of both the town’s and the school’s floral displays, for the Uppingham and Britain in Bloom competitions.

You will be a knowledgeable and committed gardener, providing experience in horticultural operations, whilst also demonstrating proficiency and good basic horticultural techniques when using hand tools and horticultural machinery. Excellent verbal communication skills as well as the ability to respond well to verbal instruction is essential, including a will to work as part of a team. A full driving license is desirable.

Working hours are 39 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Normal hours are 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm on a Friday, with a 1 hour break.

In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff (subject to change at any time)
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th March 2023

Interviews will take place w/c 27th March 2023.

Gardener – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.