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Gardens Maintenance Manager

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 03 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1578221TD

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Gardens Maintenance Manager to join us as part of our Campus Services Team.

Based at the University’s Highfield Campus you will be responsible for delivering a quality service to all soft landscaping across all our academic and residential campuses. The role is offered on a full-time permanent basis. 

You will be highly motivated and have extensive experience of the horticultural industry. You will be able to demonstrate a good track record of managing across multiple sites, being flexible in your approach, having strong people management and financial management skills. You will have experience of managing external contractors and suppliers as well as managing the expectations of internal customers and stakeholders.  You will need a skill level equivalent to the achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4, or basic professional qualification in a horticultural-related area. 

This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

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.

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

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1578221TD 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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