|Salary:||£19,730 to £24,029 per annum|
|Placed On:||28th January 2019|
|Closes:||29th March 2019|
We are seeking a working Senior Gardener with great plant knowledge to maintain the Harris Garden at the University’s Whiteknights campus.This former botanic garden covers approximately 5 hectares and has many rare and unusual plants. This is a great opportunity for a practical individual to work within a significant plant collection.The gardens primary function is now recreation and conservation and is heavily used throughout the year by University staff and the wider community, including opening for a number of charity days.
The post will ensure the day to day maintenance of the garden ensuring high maintenance standards with minimal supervision. The post is the only staff resource allocated to the garden so we rely on the Friends of the Harris Garden and other volunteers for its continuing upkeep and development. An essential part of this role is to work with, supervise and guide the volunteers ensuring this valuable resource is maintained.
The successful candidate will have broad experience and knowledge of grounds maintenance and horticultural techniques and be technically competent in the safe use of associated equipment, pesticide application and machinery. Experience of customer service, health and safety and the ability to guide and communicate with a wide range of volunteers, up to 20 people at times, is essential. Experience of working in a similar environment or organisation would be advantageous.
When completing the application you should match you qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description giving full details and filling in all sections.
You will have:
Ideally you will have:
Interviews to be held on 5th March 2019
Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Grounds Maintenance
Contact name: Rupert Taylor
Contact phone: 0784 3344513 (Office hours only and no voice mail please)
Contact email: email@example.com
Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Deputy Head of Grounds Maintenance
Contact name: Duncan Zacks
Contact phone: 0784 3344509 (Office hours only and no voice mail please)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
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