Senior Groundsperson

Location: Coram’s Fields, Kings Cross
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary and Benefits: £30,000 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 for the new role of Senior Facilities Worker. As a Senior Facilities Worker, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the running, maintenance, and upkeep of our sports facilities and changing areas. 

Responsibilities include:


  • Managing the development and enhancement of the grounds, leading the development and implementation of a systematic programme of hard and soft landscape management and maintenance, specifically focussing on our park, play areas, lawns, and green spaces, to ensure consistently high standards of maintenance across the site.
  •  Head up the day to day running of Coram’s Fields park, including to supervise and coordinate the work of the grounds team responsible for hard and soft landscaping, providing clear direction and allocation of tasks. You will also need to develop an understanding of the maintenance programme and deliver staff training in the use of maintenance systems and processes (including the use of online management systems).
  • You will take a lead role in supervising the work of ad-hoc park volunteers.
  • Customer service skills are paramount as you will be a visible public presence across the park, ensuring the users respect the park and facilities, which may mean handling difficult situations appropriately and reporting and recording incidents as appropriate. 
  • You will contribute to the production of risk assessments in relation to the hard and soft landscape management elements of the site. 

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.