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University of Reading - Estates - Grounds Maintenance

Location: Reading
Salary: £20,134 to £21,197
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: SRF37510-R4/ SRF41247
 

We are seeking motivated and reliable Gardeners to join the Estates Grounds team dedicated to the maintenance and development of all University of Reading campuses, halls of residence, and outdoor sports facilities.

Based at the 134 Hectare Green Flag Award winning Whiteknights campus the post-holder will have the opportunity to use a broad range of equipment to complete horticultural, grounds management, and habitat conservation tasks.

In return you will be supported by a variety of benefits including an active training program, fantastic working conditions, and a contributory pension scheme.

Please apply via the Jobtrain site and explain how you meet the key recruiting criteria below.

Shortlisting and interviewing to be conducted on an ongoing basis.

You will:

  • Be self-motivated and give reliable service at a consistently high level
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to follow written or oral instructions
  • Undertake lifting and other manual tasks
  • Work outside all year in a range of environments

You will have:

  • A willingness to participate and succeed in any training deemed appropriate to the role
  • A valid UK driving licence enabling you to drive light vans and self-propelled equipment
  • Experience in carrying out a wide range of grounds maintenance tasks
  • Experience in the safe use of common grounds maintenance machines
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety practices and expectations.
  • Previous experience of working in grounds maintenance teams

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: r.taylor@reading.ac.uk

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: d.m.zacks@reading.ac.uk

Interview date : As mutually convenient for a suitable candidate

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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