We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Deputy Head Groundsperson (DHG), starting as soon as possible. The DHG reports to the Heads Groundsperson, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Grounds Department, and reports to the Estates Bursar who is the Head of Department.

The DHG’s fundamental job purpose is to enable the maintenance and development of amenities and playing surfaces for the benefit of the School. They will be required to use their technical and detailed operational expertise to ensure safe and consistent, quality playing surfaces are available all year round. When required they should be able to deputise in the absence of the Head Groundsperson.  

The department maintains a wide variety of facilities across several sites, including 10 football pitches, 3 grass plus 3 artificial cricket squares, 8 canvases pitches for Winchester College football, an all-weather surface pitch, and 6 recreational courts and 2 astro tennis courts. There are 11 Boarding Houses (which are due to increase to 13 by 2026), various private houses and ancillary buildings with grounds. In 2023, the new sport centre will open with its grounds and gardens coming on line.

This position includes a generous benefits package, including a pension auto-enrolment scheme and access to excellent sport facilities.

Working Hours

The working hours will vary according to the time of year, as the late spring and summer months are the department’s busiest periods.

Spring and Summer (1 April - 31 August), Monday to Friday: 0730-1630 hours

Autumn and Winter (1 September - 31 March), Monday to Friday: 0739-1600 hours

In addition, the DHG will be expected to be flexible in their working hours, with the team, with some weekend and evening hours to cover sporting fixtures, college events and additional workloads, as deemed necessary by the Head Groundsperson.  


For full details on the above post and to apply please click here.  

Only applications completed on the school website will be accepted.

Early applications are encouraged, and the school reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found.

Interviews are expected to take place on 15 and 16 August 2022.


Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate.

Winchester College embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. 

Further information about the school can be found at www.winchestercollege.org.  


Closing date:
Tuesday, 9 August 2022 - 12:00pm

Competitive salary, starting at c. £30,000, according to qualifications and experience

South West England

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