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Gardener/Groundsworker

Employer
University of Nottingham
Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Salary
£18,009 per annum
Closing date
10 May 2021

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Gardener/Groundsworker

Reference: NHE418320X1

£18,009 per annum

Based at either University Park or Jubilee Campus, this role will undertake all practical aspects of landscape maintenance including planting a wide range of shrubs, perennials, upkeep of ornamental gardens and bedding displays, including keeping all areas of work clean, tidy and promoting a welcoming place with a strong emphasis on the environment and health and safety.

Other duties will include the preparation, care and maintenance of amenity landscaped areas and sports grounds and the operation of a wide range of horticultural and grounds maintenance machinery.

You should be qualified to NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in amenity horticulture or a related discipline or have substantial relevant experience, have knowledge of a range of trees, shrubs and perennials and preferably hold an NPTC – PA1 and PA6A pesticide application certificate. You must also have experience in the use of compact and agricultural tractors and trailers including associated attachments. Due to the frequency with which you will drive vehicles involved in grounds maintenance operations and transport materials between University sites, you must hold a full current driving license unless disability precludes this.

This is a permanent, full time post and the hours of work are 36.25 per week to be worked five days out of seven (mainly Monday to Friday) with flexibility to work weekends as required. Job share arrangements may be considered.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 25 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email dave.butler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge.

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2, therefore we can only accept applications from candidates who already have the right to work in UK.

Closing date: Monday 10 May 2021.

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