Head of Horticulture
The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the UK, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. They are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join their thriving Estates department as the Head of Horticulture.
The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the strategic development of the University’s grounds as well as leading, managing and developing a team of grounds maintenance staff ensuring a high quality and welcoming landscape.
You will work at a strategic and tactical level, to develop the department’s strategic plan, in line with the University’s strategies. Undertaking a review of the current structures and services in order implement a strategy to enhance and develop all spaces for the benefit of the students, staff and visitors.
The role will work closely with other stakeholders to advise and guide on the landscape and ecological issues to ensure that the grounds are developed in a sustainable manner, whilst ensuring effective maintenance can be achieved.
The successful candidate will possess significant experience of grounds management across a large scale diverse grounds portfolio with lead responsibility for grounds management. It is expected that the appointed candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of reviewing grounds management functions in a comparable context, including reviewing existing structures and delivery models before making recommendations for future strategy.
The benefits package includes 25 days leave + 7 closure days + bank holidays, competitive pension scheme (18% employer contributions), season ticket loan, childcare facilities and subsidised membership of the Surrey Sports Park. A market salary supplement could be offered for exceptional candidates.
For more information, including the full job particulars, please contact Hayley Mintern on 0208 892 0115. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.
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