January 10, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking to appoint an Assistant Gardener to join our team responsible for
£18,500 and £19,500 per annum depending on skills, knowledge, and experience
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
January 21, 2022


Reed’s School is one of the leading Independent Secondary Day and Boarding Schools in the country, providing an education for over 790 pupils. The School is all-boys from 11-16 and has a co-educational Sixth Form. Ripley Court School is a popular independent co-educational preparatory school for 3-11 year olds set in 19 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside including extensive playing fields and a Forest School.

We are looking to appoint an Assistant Gardener to join our team responsible for the maintenance and general condition of our grounds (covering both School sites and including extensive sports facilities). The role-holder will assist the Head Gardener with general maintenance of gardens, planters and planting beds.

The role-holder will predominantly work from the Reed’s School site in Cobham but will be required to work from the Ripley Court site as required.

The role-holder will work for 40 hours per week with the ability to work flexible shift patterns (e.g. weekends on a rota). The School will provide sponsorship to study relevant horticultural qualifications, allowing the successful candidate to attend college where required, in order to complete formal training for the role.

For Safer Recruitment purposes all applicants must complete an application form. Full details including a job description and application form can be found on the Reed’s School website, or alternatively by emailing

The closing date for applications will be 12pm, Friday 21 January 2022.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Reed’s School and Ripley Court School are 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 the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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