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University of Oxford - Estates Services

Location: Oxford
Salary: £48,835 to £56,587 Grade 9 :Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: 152467

Location: Oxford University Parks, The Tentorium, South Parks Road, Oxford

The Superintendent of University Parks Estates Services, reports to the Head of Maintenance Services and the Parks curators. This is an important leadership role responsible for maintaining the University Parks, University estate green spaces and a substantial commercial portfolio, as well as driving forward improvements in the maintenance of the estate and providing professional expertise on grounds maintenance to the University.

The post holder will provide leadership to the managers of teams of gardeners, arborists and grounds maintenance operatives (circa 30).

The teams undertake maintenance and project activities across the estate and colleges and also provide support and advice to the Capital Projects team undertaking a programme of major new builds and refurbishments.

The Superintendent of University Parks is responsible for providing direction to the team including budget and work planning, management of contractors and auditable safety compliance processes. This is a role that involves long-term planning and foresight, ability to develop working relationships across the University and beyond and a good understanding of best practice for the maintenance of a diverse portfolio of University sites.

This post requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with considerable experience and a firm commitment to maintaining high standards of horticulture and arboriculture throughout the University’s estate. They will collaborate and support the wider Estates team in the development and delivery of the Estates Services vision and strategy.

You will need to submit a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. 

Only applications received before 12:00 noon on Friday 22 October 2021 can be considered.

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