Grounds Technician

Chichester, United Kingdom
22 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 23/04/2018

Location Bognor Regis Campus and Chichester Campus

Salary up to: £20,989 per annum

Package Local Government Pension Scheme

Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

We are looking for a versatile, flexible Grounds Technician with recent grounds and sporting pitch experience to join our supportive and friendly Estate Management Team. This "hands on" role is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of Estate Management Sporting Pitch activities providing technical expertise and advice on soils. Seeds, pitch improvement and maintenance.  

This role will work as part of our small in-house Gardening team and be required to undertake a range of gardening and grounds responsibilities with specific responsibility to ensure all our pitches and grounds are of the highest quality. The post holder will liaise closely and regularly with colleagues in the University's Institute of Sport and with the Students Union. You must be proactive, well organised and accurate with a customer focused, helpful and flexible approach to work.

This role will involve working outside in all weathers across a large site, lifting and moving soils, large bags of fertilizers and using a range of equipment including ride-on mowers strimmers and hedge cutters. The post holder will use specialist equipment and will be expected to carry out routine maintenance of such equipment in order that it remains fully functional at all times.

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under represented at this level.

The University offers you a 37-hour working week; access to a range of training and development opportunities; discounted Gym membership; Local Government Pension Scheme; 25 days' holiday (rising to 27 days' in your fifth year of service), Bank Holidays and University closure periods (e.g. between Christmas and the New Year). 

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Russell Hicks, Grounds / Gardens Coordinator at 07824439224 or email   

Interview Date: 18 April 2018 

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