• Job Reference: 137861
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Buckinghamshire (SL7 1RR), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Sector: Environment & Agriculture
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: Grounds Person

Location: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Buckinghamshire, Bisham, SL7 1RR

Job type: Permanent, full time

Working Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday and flexibility to work weekends when required.

Salary: £24,000 per annum



Here at Bisham Abbey our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for a Grounds Person.


Bisham Abbey is one of Sport England`s National Sports Centres and is home to a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport. Bisham Abbey provides excellent facilities to Britain's leading sports men and women. Bisham Abbey is also a Conferencing and Event Centre, boasting a large number of recently refurbished rooms and outdoor spaces for weddings, corporate events, and team-building days.


We are located close to London and major transport links and sits on the borders of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in stunning grounds on the banks of the River Thames. And as well as scenic surroundings we can also offer you a competitive benefits package along with free gym membership, discounted staff meals and excellent development opportunities.


As the Grounds Person the purpose of your role is to be responsible for the delivery of grounds maintenance associated services and processes that support the operation of the site, setting and ensuring the highest standards of safety, landscaping and grounds maintenance to ensure our world class sporting venue remains a beautiful, safe and clean place for our staff and customers.


The position will be varied and on a day to day basis, some of your responsibilities will include line marking, rotary mowing, devoting, fertilising, tractor and tractor mounted equipment work, changing litter bins, blowing leaves and any other grounds and landscape maintenance tasks as required.




About you


The successful candidate must have previous Grounds / Landscaping experience to be considered for this role.


It's essential that you hold a driving license and desirable that you hold the following:

  • N.V.Q. Level 2 or similar.
  • IOG National Certificate in Sports and Amenity Turf maintenance (level1 or 2) and/or National Practical Certificate.
  • Pesticides Application 1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates



If you feel like you meet the above criteria and are looking for a new and challenging and varied role, please apply today.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer


Bisham Abbey and Serco benefits include:

  • Free Gym membership
  • Staff meal, physio discounts
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution



About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).