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Landscape Service Supervisor

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,742 to £28,759 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,742 to £28,759 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2713224TD

The University of Southampton is seeking a Soft Landscape/Gardener Supervisor.

If you're looking for an exciting new role in horticulture then this is the job for you.  Operating on various university campus in Southampton and Winchester, we are looking for a forward-thinking, passionate horticulturalist with an eye for detail and quality in both their and the teams work. If you choose a career with us you will be joining a friendly and supportive team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and put your stamp on area's of the campus whilst working within the University's Bio-diversity policy. We strive to meet and exceed expectations to ensure the University and residences are attractive, and well managed.

The role

As the Landscape Service Supervisor, you will be responsible for the management of the onsite soft landscaping/gardening team and alongside the Landscape Service Manager be responsible for ensuring the grounds and projects are completed to the required standard. You must have an eye for detail and take pride in your work and take a proactive approach to ensuring Health and Safety on site, as well as liaising with key stakeholders, such as project managers and contractors working on site. Key responsibilities include visiting customer sites post survey (usually with the project manager to scope the site), meeting with the customer pre-build, organising and manage subcontractors and managing and monitoring team performance and development needs.

About you

We are seeking an experienced horticulturalist who can work under their own initiative, with excellent time management and lead a team of landscapers/gardeners. You will have an eye for detail, working from plans and taking pride in your work. You will have practical knowledge and skills in the use of horticultural maintenance machinery, such as ride on mowers, hedge cutters, tractor and pedestrian mowers. You will thrive working outside in all weathers and always adopt safe working practices for both your team and any contractors. A full, clean UK driving licence is essential.

What we can offer you

Alongside a competitive salary, we support a flexible approach to work, as well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance, access to a university pension scheme, training on new products and equipment, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Furthermore, the University is a fantastic place to work – regardless of what life stage you are at, you will be a valued member of our team. 

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Boorer, Landscape Services Manager on +44(023)80599271

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