Landscape Operative

University of Southampton - Campus Services & Facilities

Estates and Facilities are seeking an experienced gardener to work within our small Landscape Services Team. Estates and Facilities provides and manages a full range of services to deliver and maintain buildings, grounds and infrastructure for over 25,000 students and staff across multiple sites. 

The Landscape Maintenance Operative’s role is focussed on delivering a quality service to the soft landscaped grounds at the University’s academic and residential sites. 

You’ll be an experienced horticultural all-rounder who has extensive experience of general grounds maintenance and is able to demonstrate good plant knowledge. You will have good communication and inter-personal skills enabling you to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will have recent practical knowledge and skills in the use of horticultural machinery; you must hold a driving licence which enables you to drive such machinery on UK public roads. You’ll be a team player with a ‘can do’ approach to service delivery. Previous experience of working at multiple sites and of maintaining a wide variety of landscapes including woodlands is desirable.  

For an informal discussion contact Martin Wyss, Landscape Services Manager on 023 80599271.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 931517TD-R on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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