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Gardener (known as Landscape Operative)

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £19,209 to £20,600 Pro rata per annum
2x Full Time Permanent (Part Time applications are welcomed)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 19 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1499221TD

Estates and Facilities are seeking additional members for its Landscape Services Team.  The Landscape Services Team manage the award winning university grounds, across multiple locations within the city and surrounding campuses.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has experience and a passion for horticulture. You will have practical knowledge and skills in the use of horticultural maintenance machinery. You will be a team player with a ‘can do’ approach to delivering our services. You will also have a City and Guilds Phase 1 (Amenity Horticulture) or NVQ2 or equivalent or relevant work experience. 

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, 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.

These vacancies are available on a full or part-time, permanent basis. Please ensure that your preference for hours is made clear as part of your application.

For an informal discussion contact Michael Travers, Campus Services Manager on 023 80594033

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. Applications will be considered as they are received and you may be contacted prior to the closing date stated above. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (HR Recruitment Team) on 02380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk.  Please quote reference 1499221TD on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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