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Assistant Gardener

Aston University - Estates & Capital Developments

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £23,297 to £23,700 per annum. Grade C
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: 0108-24

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 24 March 2024

Interview Date: Friday 05 April 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Gardener to join a busy Maintenance & Engineering Team within Estates and Capital Developments. 

Reporting to the Gardening Supervisor the successful candidate will assist the ground team with grounds maintenance of the Aston University Birmingham City Centre campus including, grass cutting, weeding, maintenance of planting and shrub beds, tree pruning and other soft landscaping works. The successful candidate may also assist the ECD General Builder on certain projects

The ideal candidate must be dedicated to maintaining and improving the university grounds. Applicants must have good written and spoken English skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels. 

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • All tools and PPE will be provided
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

For informal discussions please contact Daniel Pearce the Gardening Supervisor on 0121 204 4415 or 07920592804 between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Further details:   

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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