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Grounds Maintenance Officer

Working hours:Full-time
Salary:£18,780 to £20,765
Opening date:Wednesday 13 May 2020
Closing date:8:00am on Monday 1 June 2020

Grounds Maintenance Officer        

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in relation to their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life.  The College operates across two closely located campuses, the larger campus next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus at Regent Road.

The Estates team comprises 10 full time and 19 part time staff, together with outsourced contractors in some areas.  The team is responsible for maintaining a high quality, safe, clean, secure and well-maintained environment, including all buildings maintenance, cleaning, communications, grounds maintenance, health and safety, lettings and security matters.

The College is seeking to recruit a Grounds Maintenance Officer, to work closely with the Estates Manager and Premises Team to provide outstanding facilities for students, staff and visitors in this busy and successful Sixth Form College.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the care of the College’s grounds on both campuses, in conjunction with support from other members of the estates team and, currently, some contracted out arrangements.  The successful applicant will also work with the Sports Staff to prepare the College’s sports pitches and related equipment and ensure the sports changing facilities are clean and appropriately maintained.  The postholder will also work with the Premises team as required to assist with the security and control of the site.


The successful applicant may work on a day to day basis across both the University Road and the Regent Road campuses.  The postholder will be required to become familiar with all grounds and grounds maintenance matters on both campuses and assist in fire, lockdown and other emergency arrangements.  As well as carrying out minor maintenance in relation to the grounds and related facilities across both College campuses, the successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with regular compliance checks as specified in the College’s policies and procedures.


Shift work and occasional weekend working will be required and the postholder may be subject to call outs.

This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week, commencing asap.  The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 22-25 which ranges from £18,780 to £20,765 per annum. A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.

The successful applicant will start the role as soon as possible.



If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.

Please do not submit a separate CV.   Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.


Completed applications must be returned by 8.00am on Monday 1 June 2020.  Interviews for successful candidates will be held w/c 8th June 2020 and due to the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these interviews may be virtual.  Full details will be emailed out to candidates.


Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application.


Please return all completed applications via e-mail only to


If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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