Horticultural Technician

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Egham, United Kingdom
£34,370 per annum - including London Allowance
10 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Biological Sciences

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £34,370 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Wednesday 24 July 2019
Interview Date:      Thursday 15 August 2019

Fixed term, Full time position (5 months)

Applications are invited for the post of Horticultural Technician in the technical team of the School of Biological Sciences

The post is based within the glasshouse facilities of the School of Biological Sciences providing practical horticultural support and services for research and teaching activities.

The role involves maintaining the facilities, growing materials, providing advice and sharing expertise with other users. Includes assisting other technical staff, researchers and students with projects, advising on resource planning, process and disposal. Working on both the glasshouse site on the north A30 campus and the School on the main campus.

You will have experience in a horticultural background with working knowledge of plant pests, diseases and general health. With experience of growing materials in a research or controlled environment and the use of associated environmental control systems. Knowledge of appropriate waste disposal routes, treatment of plant and chemical waste is essential, as is experience with computers and accurate record-keeping.

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post.

This is a full-time post, available from 5th August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 5 months until the end December 2019, to cover a period of absence. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Elaine Turton on

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 0719-276

Closing Date: TBC

Interview Date: 15 August 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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