Gardener – Uppingham Careers


Job details

Contract hours: Full time, 39 hours of work per week, year-round, with regular hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £23,000 - £27,500 per annum, dependent on experience
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 31 May 2024, 12:00 am


Are you an experienced and passionate gardener with a love for plants and horticultural knowledge? Uppingham School has an opportunity within our Gardens team. Join us to work on our large estate with diverse gardens, including an arboretum and 15 unique gardens designed by award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers.

Our Gardens team strives for excellence, aiming to achieve National Trust standards and RHS quality. You will assist in maintaining, developing, and improving our extensive gardens, ensuring high-quality work that delights pupils, parents, visitors, staff, and the wider Uppingham community. Additionally, you’ll play a key role in designing and planting floral displays for local competition Uppingham in Bloom, where we are proud holders of 8 gold medals.

We are seeking a knowledgeable and committed gardener with experience in horticultural operations and expertise in basic horticultural techniques. Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential. Training in modern machinery and techniques will be provided, as we continue to advance our standards and develop our gardens. A full driving license is essential.

This full-time role entails 39 hours of work per week, year-round, with regular hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays.

In return, Uppingham offers a supportive and inclusive community that values its people. Our working environment reflects our commitment to warmth, compassion, and mutual support, and we offer an excellent range of benefits to our employees which can be viewed here. Join us in developing the beauty of Uppingham’s gardens and contributing to a vibrant and thriving community.

Gardener – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to

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.