Grounds Manager

Closing date for application: 07/07/2023 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Location: Horsham, West Sussex


Salary c. £37,000 per annum

Christ’s Hospital is an independent co-educational boarding and day school set in 1200 acres of rolling countryside.

The School has extensive sports facilities including cricket, rugby and football pitches; tennis and netball courts plus two synthetic pitches.  There are also large formal planted and grassed areas with large environmentally friendly areas designed to attract bees, butterflies, bats and birds. We have exciting new facilities coming to the school including a state of the art 6 lane all weather running track which will be maintained by the grounds team.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and driven person to join us as Grounds Manager. You will report into the Director of Operations and will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all exterior areas of our School including playing fields, sporting facilities and gardens and act as the primary site event coordinator.

Previous experience and relevant qualifications are essential, please see the job description for further details. This is a full-time role (40 hours per week), working all year round.

In return we offer a Salary of c £37,000, career development, 6.2 weeks holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) per annum, a stakeholder pension scheme for eligible staff, free on-site parking, employee assistance programme and free lunch when pupils are on site.

Applications should be sent by email to and received by 9AM on 7th July  2023.

Christ’s Hospital welcomes applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are members of the Schools Inclusion Alliance and hold the Rainbow Flag Award.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.

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