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Gardener (107369-0524)

University of Warwick - Estates - Facilities

Location: Coventry
Salary: £22,776 to £23,144 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: 107369-0524

Location: University of Warwick Campus, Coventry

Hours: 0.5753 FTE (21 hours)

About the Role  

In this role, you will carry out a wide range of horticultural duties, including planting trees, shrubs, natural grassland and bedding schemes. You will also maintain areas by mowing, pruning, digging and strimming. There will also be some glasshouse work, including propagating plants, potting on and watering. All areas of work require the use of specialised machinery as well as accurate record keeping to ensure all machinery is safe to use and in good repair. Beyond maintenance, we’ll ask you to come up with your own ideas as to how we can improve and develop our gardens as part of our wider strategy.  

We offer a variety of benefits including generous annual leave allowance (including four days at Christmas), flexible working, training and development, and family friendly leave. 

We also offer discounted membership to the Sports hub, a bespoke sports & wellness hub with amazing facilities and its own climbing centre, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 confidential support delivering guidance and expert advice), free eye test and discounted membership with Costco. 

Salary £22,776 - £23,144 dependant on experience and a non-pensionable market supplement of £1,700 per annum. 

About You  

What do you have to do: 

  • Use a range of horticultural equipment, power tools and machinery. 
  • Undertake demanding manual tasks.
  • Take part in the winter gritting and ice-clearing rota. 
  • Find ways to improve our gardens and bring our plans to life.

Something about you: 

  • A Level 2 diploma in horticulture (or an equivalent qualification) is essential
  • Experience working in a residential, commercial or public garden.
  • Able to understand landscape designs and bedding schemes.
  • Wide knowledge of gardening.
  • Able to complete necessary paperwork.
  • Truly passionate about horticulture.
  • Able to work well as part of a team.
  • Educated to GCSE standards.

The role will include occasional weekend working on a rota basis to cover University events, this will be discussed in more detail at interview. 

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 20 June 2024 at 11.45 pm

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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