Gardener/Grounds Worker

Recruiter
University of Nottingham
Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
Salary
£16,983 per annum
Posted
14 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Gardener/Grounds Worker

Grounds
Location:     University Park
Salary:     £16,983 per annum 
Closing Date:     Tuesday 03 July 2018
Reference:     NHE124318


Post 1

Based at either the Highfields Sports Ground or the River Sports Ground this is a full-time, permanent role with the award winning sports grounds team. Main duties will include assisting with the maintenance of a wide range of sports grounds areas to a high standard including marking out playing surfaces and maintaining turf and artificial surfaces. Other duties will include the preparation, care and maintenance of amenity landscapes within University grounds including planting perennials, shrubs, etc.

Candidates should be highly motivated, professional and be able to work with minimal supervision. You will be qualified to NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in amenity horticulture or Sports Ground practices, or a related discipline or have substantial relevant experience and have the ability to operate a wide range of powered machinery including tractors and other equipment used in Sports grounds maintenance. Due to the frequency with which the post holder will drive between university sites a full current driving licence is essential for this role unless disability precludes this.

Post 2

Based at either University Park or Jubilee Campus this full-time, permanent role will undertake all practical aspects of garden maintenance including planting a wide range of shrubs, perennials, etc and collecting litter within the designated area of work. Other duties will include the preparation, care and maintenance of amenity landscaped areas and sports grounds and the operation of horticultural and grounds maintenance machinery.

Candidates 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. Candidates must also have experience in the use of compact and agricultural tractors and trailers including associated attachments. Due to the frequency with which the post holder will drive vehicles involved in grounds maintenance operations and transport materials between University sites candidates must hold a full current driving license unless disability precludes this.

Hours of work are 36.25 per week, worked 5 days out of 7 to be arranged.

We offer great benefits including 25 holiday days, access to fitness and health facilities, uniform and discounts on a wide range of goods and services.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.