Vacancies for Teachers in Government Schools – Grounds Supervisor

Website Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa - ISASA

Job Description:

The gardens and grounds of Newberry House have been established and maintained over the past 12 years under the careful guidance of one of our parents, who currently serves as our Gardens and Grounds Advisor, and who will provide initial guidance for this role. As a school, we are committed to following organic and

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and growing an earthworm farm that will contribute to soil health on the campus;
  • Planning, planting and maintenance of the gardens, including new trees, flowers and plants as per agreed guidelines;
  • Building and maintaining pathways and public areas as per required layouts;
  • Nurturing fruit trees to encourage maximum production, including correct feeding and pruning techniques;
  • Maintaining gardens and lawns, including the planting of specified plants, following an organic fertiliser programme, weeding, soil conditioning, mulching and applying selected organic pesticides;
  • Assisting with preparation and maintenance of sports fields.
  • Guiding and assisting learners to grow and produce edible plants, fruit and vegetables;
  • Managing and caring for animals on campus and ensuring their health and safety;
  • Successfully building, managing and sourcing organic materials for the compost heaps;
  • Safe and correct operation and maintenance of garden and landscaping equipment;
  • Cutting back plants as per needs of the garden as well as pruning of trees for safety;
  • Installing and maintaining sprinkler and water-efficient irrigation systems;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Flexibility to assist the team with day-to-day operations of the school
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in an ever-changing environment
  • Understanding of organic gardening techniques (biodynamic knowledge and experience will be advantageous)
  • Physical fitness and a hands-on approach are essential aspects of the role
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in similar role

Qualification & Experience:

  • Police clearance required, as well as clearance on sexual offenders’ register and child protection register

Job Details:

Company: Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa – ISASA

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Somerset West, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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