Working at Chandlings

Welcome to the Chandlings recruitment page where we advertise our teaching and support staff vacancies

Chandlings is an independent, co-educational day school for children aged 2 to 11 years; the school is situated in the countryside on the outskirts of Oxford, a few miles north of Abingdon. Set within a beautiful sixty-acre, with lakes, woods and extensive grounds, Chandlings provides the ideal stimulating educational environment, with modern classrooms and extensive facilities. There are two swimming pools, tennis and netball courts, football, rugby and cricket pitches, a nine-hole golf course, a riding school and two large halls for sport, music and drama.

Grounds person

An opportunity has arisen for a Groundsperson at Chandlings School. The School‘s sports facilities are set on a 60 acre site. These include cricket, rugby and football pitches, an athletics track, tennis courts and a small golf course. There are also formal lawns and wooded areas which need to be managed.

We are seeking a proactive individual, who is keen to take on this opportunity and develop in all areas of groundsmanship. Candidates should have the ability to operate a variety of grounds maintenance equipment. NVQ qualifications would be favourable although training will be available to the successful candidate. Applicants should be enthusiastic and able to work outdoors in all weathers unsupervised.

The salary will follow the IOG wage scale for a 40 hour week, and the successful applicant will automatically be enrolled into the school’s designated defined contribution pension plan.

To apply please send a CV and short covering letter to the Grounds Manager, Chandlings School, Bagley Wood, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5ND


The closing date is Friday 9 June.


Chandlings is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory ‘Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check’.

All staff share the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and must adhere to, and comply with the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.


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Contact Us

If you wish to discuss any aspect of working at Chandlings, please contact the Heads PA, Susan Brennan on 01865 730771 or by email to


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