Glasshouse and Nursery Worker

£17,408 up to £19,202 on Grade C
11 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

R47824 Glasshouse and Nursery Worker

Do you want to join a team of highly motivated horticultural professionals?

Estate Services Grounds and Sports Team

This full time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role/position

We deliver top class diverse outdoor spaces on a university campus and recently voted one of best in the country. The Grounds and Sports Team is responsible for the high standards of maintenance and development of the grounds and gardens including formal and amenity areas.  

The University has three glasshouses, propagation facilities and outdoor areas. These are used to produce bedding plants, maintain the national collection of Azara, produce plants for use in the landscape and support the floristry enterprise. You will have initial responsibility for all of these activities and have the opportunity to work with colleagues to develop and maximise the potential of this area of the business.

Ideally you will have commercial glasshouse and nursery work experience; being aware of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and good pest and disease knowledge.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click here


Starting salary will be from £17,408 up to £19,202 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For further information please contact David Evans at or (01392) 722682.

To discover more and apply, please click on the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: 24th April 2019.