Working Pattern: Part-time post, 5-20 hours per week (flexible/seasonal)

Salary: Scale 4 (£24,294 FTE; Actual salary will vary depending on hours worked)

Short Description: We are looking to appoint an adaptable, motivated and enthusiastic Gardener to join our team.

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2024, 12pm

Proposed Interviews: w/c 15th April 2024

Post start: To be agreed

Further Information

Highbury is a specialist school for children aged between 4-11, all of whom have special educational needs. Highbury is an outstanding school which prides itself on the quality and range of education provided to the exceptional children who attend.

The school has a fantastic outdoor provision which the children know as ‘Garden School’. The garden school is used by all the children across school to support the delivery of exciting lessons.

The garden school is a significant and important part of school life at Highbury School and is an area of the school we are really proud of. The garden school has grown in size and scope over the years. In addition to planting areas (including a polytunnel), there is an outdoor classroom, mud kitchen, music stage, various habitat houses, den making areas, climbing areas and a pond. We are looking to appoint a skilled and dedicated individual to help us to maintain the space in terms of access, health and safety and to also advise and guide teachers in the growing of various plants (ornamental and edible), get involved in working with children and assist in the use and selling of products.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. All candidates are expected to have read the Schools’ safeguarding policy and have a sound understanding of ‘Keeping children safe in Education 2023’

Interested applicants should explore the school website and Facebook page. Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school.

Completed forms to be returned to marked for the attention of N Holroyd by 12pm on Monday 8th April 2024.

Application Form

Job Description/Person Specification – Gardener