Grounds keeper - International school - Wembley

Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd
£20,000 - £24,999
08 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an independent school in Wembley, London offering two tracks: the French curriculum in a bilingual environment and the English International Program leading to the IB Diploma programme in Y12 and 13.

The school opened its doors in September 2015 and now welcomes 850 students from Year 1 to Year 13. Located in the splendid, historic and entirely renovated Brent Town Hall, the Lycée offers state-of-the-art facilities and learning tools where the art and happiness of learning and teaching rule.

Benefit scheme

We take great care of our most valuable asset - our team:
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Flexible hours during each student break
  • Free 3-course meal cooked fresh in our kitchen every day, equivalent to £1,000/annum nontaxable
  • Free hot beverages throughout the day
  • Discount at nearby Costa, Dapper dry cleaning and local businesses including Wembley gym
  • Perkbox account paid for by the business
  • Free weekly language classes (French or English)
  • Enhanced paternity/maternity leave


Salary range: £21-24,500

Reports to: Premises and Operations Manager

Normal hours would be 7am to 4pm but flexibility required

We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer-service orientated Grounds Assistant to provide efficient and effective support to the Premises and Operations Manager in the day-to-day maintenance of the Schools external grounds, and to also assist in the running of the School's facilities as necessary.
Additionally, the post holder will be expected to observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties and ensure that instructions specified by technical consultants, contractors and manufacturers are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

This role carries with it an amazing opportunity for the staff to engage with our pupils. We would encourage pupil participation with certain projects such as plant care and growing. This would be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to cement themselves within our school's community and become a really valuable member of our team.
  • Perform grounds keeping duties to include the following:

o Litter picking gardens, paths, playgrounds etc;
o Maintenance of school gardens including mowing, strimming, pruning etc;
o Landscape maintenance by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes;
o Cutting down tree limbs that are posing a danger;
o Assembly and installation of outdoor furniture;
o Painting / treatment of external furniture and fixtures such as benches and
tables etc;
o Gritting and treatment of walkways, car parks and paths as necessary to
maintain a safe environment for all members of the community at all times of
the year;
o Ensuring that gullies, drains etc. are kept free from debris and that the School
and grounds are litter free;
  • Assistance with maintaining the security of the premises and its contents in accordance with the School's current requirements;
  • Assistance with opening and locking up of the School including switching off lights and shutting/locking internal doors;
  • Undertaking porterage tasks as required including setting up and clearing away furniture;
  • Reporting emergencies in the case of faults with gas, electric and water supply to the Premises and Operations Manager or where not immediately available technical services or regular contractors, and report minor faults on site to the Premises and Operations Manager;
  • Disposal of waste materials in a safe, hygienic manner ensuring that it is available for collection as required;
  • Attending training or courses to maintain high level of delivery to the School;
  • Compliance with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation and Lycée International De Londres Winston Churchill policies;
  • Deputising and cover all other aspects of both internal and external grounds maintenance / management as necessary;
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job.

  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'