Staffing Support & Advice Services

Bob Bailey’s experience and background in advising Independent Schools throughout the country on their grounds, purchasing policies and recruitment issues throughout his career.

Bob has arranged either fully outsourced grounds management, benchmarking or solutions to staffing issues for many leading schools such as Wellington College, Benenden School, University of Reading and Gordon’s School.

Support with your staffing issues

Staffing issues

A sensitive area, often conflict can occur between school grounds staff and the sports department. It is our experience that groundsmen and gardeners can become isolated from the aims of their school and this can result in a loss of connectivity with other departments. We can assist in pinpointing potential areas where clashes arise and help by giving an independent viewpoint outside of school politics.

TUPE transfer of staff

We are well versed and experienced in all aspects of the TUPE transfer process, so are able to manage and complete any TUPE transfers on your behalf. Taking on your existing staff as BGM employees, should this prove to be the best option. So, if you choose to make the transition to outsourcing your school’s grounds management it is a smooth and stress-free process.

Temporary staffing support

It is often possible to arrange temporary staffing to provide cover for school staff on long-term sick absence or to provide team assistance for Open Days, Sports Days and any other events.

Staff Recruitment

Bob Bailey frequently sits on the interviewing panel for head groundsmen and head gardeners on behalf of many leading Independent Schools. Clients value his informal ‘walk round’ of the grounds with prospective candidates in order to evaluate their technical ability, as part of the interviewing process.

Contact BGM

Contact us for advice or more information.