Skilled Horticultural Person

GU2 7JP, Guildford
£18,940 to £21,843 per annum + benefits
20 Dec 2016
20 Jan 2017
Full Time
Contract Type


Horticulture and Landscaping

Skilled Horticultural Person

£18,940 to £21,843 per annum + benefits

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Guildford

Ref: 094616

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and adaptable individual to join the grounds maintenance team at Surrey University. The team have responsibility for all the horticultural, sports maintenance and up keep of the landscaping around the University estate including any related contract works. The successful candidate will join an award-winning team who are responsible for the maintenance of the University's beautiful campus.

In this role you will be required to work as part of a team that carry out a wide range of sports maintenance, horticultural tasks and associated works. The candidate will be expected to have a wide range of experience in operating sports and landscape equipment and be responsible for the preparation of sports surfaces to a high standard. This position will require that you work weekends on a rota basis and would be on call and contactable.

Experience in ornamental horticultural, a sports grounds maintenance environment, and relevant NVQ or equivalent qualifications are required. A full valid UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having just been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. Ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2016, 8th in the complete University guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future.

In addition to a salary ranging between £18,940 to £21,843 (depending on experience) you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and development opportunities for the right person. Benefits package includes generous salary package, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and leisure facilities.

Please apply online or for more details please e-mail Bradley Thomas at

Closing date: Sunday 22 January 2017.

Interview date: To be confirmed.