Grounds Person

Location: Coram’s Fields, Kings Cross
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary and Benefits: £26,000 per annum, Cycle to work scheme, training and development opportunities, discounted sport and hall hire, discounted childcare (holiday clubs), defined pension contribution scheme, free employee assistance programme (EAP)
Contract: Permanent

We are pleased to be recruiting to the role of Grounds Person. This is a varied and fully operational role, focused on the maintenance and upkeep of Coram’s Fields’ grade-II listed grounds, buildings and facilities. If successful, alongside colleagues in our Grounds Team, your work will help us continue to provide a save haven for children and young people in central London.

For full Job Description and Person Specification, click the link below.

Responsibilities include:


  • Day-to-day upkeep of Coram’s Fields’ park, playground, buildings and facilities.
  • Various grounds and building maintainance tasks inlcuding, but not limited to: gardening, park tidying, cleaning, painting and decorating, small carpentry works, repairs to fixtures and fittings, all subject to skills and appropriate qualifications.
  • Work to implement Coram’s Fields’ hard and soft landscape management plan and ongoing building maintenance schedule.
  • Support a range of events and hires that run throughout the year in our park and community spaces.
  • Work to deliver community and corporate volunteer opportunities.
  • Provide a visible presence across the park, ensuring the safety of visiting children and families and reporting any safeguarding concerns where appropriate.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply for the role, please provide an up to date CV And cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4), outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how your experience and skills meet the requirements detailed in the job description and person specification. All completed application forms should be returned to us by email to or via post to Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to make early applications for the role should they be interested. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 14 days of applying; if you have not been contacted within this time then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful. 

Diversity and inclusion matter to us. Coram’s Fields is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve, and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the families and children we work with.

Coram’s Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service.