Grounds and Estate Assistant

Full Time – 37 hours per week - occasional evening / weekend work
Fixed Term Contract - 3 Months

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Oaklands College Estates and Grounds team. The Oaklands estate at St Albans extends to 289 acres and consists of woodland, agricultural land, waterways, sports areas, lawns, hard landscaping and formal gardens. With additional sites at Welwyn Garden City and Borehamwood. This position would be ideal for an enthusiastic horticulturalist who would be joining a team responsible not only for maintaining the estate grounds but also improving it through projects to enrich our open spaces, assisting with public events such as Lambing Day and Spring Fair.

The vision of the College is for the Estates and Grounds team to provide an environment that is attractive, safe, clean and tidy that supports the needs of all our Students, College Staff and the Community around us.

The ideal candidate should have experience working over a variety of horticultural areas and work closely within a team whilst being able to work independently when needed. A relevant horticultural or sports turf maintenance Level 2 qualification or equivalent experience would be beneficial, in addition, experience of working in a manual environment and a driving licence is a must (due to day to day use of ride on equipment such as ATVs, tractors etc.)


  •  Generous Salary
  •  Automatic entry into the Local government pension Scheme.
  •  A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  •  Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  •  Free onsite parking.
  •  Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  •  A Cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs as form of an application, when applying for a position please ensure you complete all the required fields on the application form attached and email to