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Gardener

University of Cambridge - Selwyn College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,641 per annum (subject to a Cost of Living review in August 2022)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks); requests for part-time working will be considered
Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

Selwyn College is looking to appoint a new gardener to join our friendly Gardens team. The successful applicant will report to the Head Gardener and will be responsible for the continued upkeep of the gardens, greenhouse production and helping with the ongoing design work and regeneration of the grounds.   

The successful applicant will ideally possess a broad plant knowledge and have prior experience of working with a wide range of horticultural machinery. Applicants must be able to demonstrate good team working skills, organisation skills, as well as a good understanding of health and safety and the benefits of plants on the college and its users. A recognised horticultural qualification and PA1/PA6A spraying certificates would be an advantage, but full training will be provided.

There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and a free meal on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking 

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

For full details about the role, and how to apply, please visit the Selwyn College website: https://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/jobs/gardener

Closing date: noon Friday 8 July 2022*

Interviews: expected to be held week commencing 11 July 2022

We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date for applications.

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