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Gardener/Groundsworker

University of Nottingham

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £18,529 to £18,852 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 10th October 2022
Job Ref: NHE138722

The University of Nottingham has been providing an outstanding student experience for over 140 years and is a leading university of worldwide significance with established campuses in UK, China and Malaysia. 

Your role as a Gardener/Groundsworker 

Based at either University Park or Jubilee Campus, this role will undertake all practical aspects of landscape maintenance including planting a wide range of shrubs, perennials, upkeep of ornamental gardens and bedding displays including keeping all areas of work clean, tidy and promoting a welcoming place with a strong emphasis on the environment and health and safety.

Other duties will include the preparation, care and maintenance of amenity landscaped areas and sports grounds and the operation of a wide range of horticultural and grounds maintenance machinery.

Candidates should be qualified to NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in amenity horticulture, or a related discipline or have substantial relevant experience, have knowledge of a range of trees, shrubs and perennials and preferably hold an NPTC – PA1 and PA6A pesticide application certificate. Candidates must also have experience in the use of compact and agricultural tractors and trailers including associated attachments. Due to the frequency with which the post holder will drive vehicles involved in grounds maintenance operations and transport materials between University sites, candidates must hold a full current driving license unless disability precludes this.

Further details about the duties and responsibilities can be found on the attached job role profile.

What’s in it for you 

  • Ongoing support to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career ambitions that may lead to different career paths and career progression. 
  • An excellent holiday allowance of 25 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Counselling Service- 24/7 support. 
  • Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
  • Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities. 
  • A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year with all the tools you need to do a great job.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Staff referral scheme. 

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time, (36.25 hours per week) to be worked 5 days out of 7 to be arranged (mainly Monday to Friday) with flexibility to work weekends as required. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

All of our vacancies are available to view at:

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/recruitment-estates-and-facilities/recruitment-estates-and-facilities.aspx

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email dave.butler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref: NHE/138722

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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