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Horticultural Grounds Person

Horticulture and Landscaping

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £18,009 to £19,612 gross per annum
Permanent + benefits
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 13 January 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 27 January 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 04 February 2020
Reference:  000420

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and equip our students for personal and professional success. Set in the bustling town of Guildford in the heart of the southeast of England, the University is easily accessible by road and rail with great connections to London. Just a 10-minute stroll from campus, Guildford town centre is alive with bars, restaurants and cafes.

An opportunity has arisen as a result of the expansion of the grounds maintenance team at Surrey University who have the responsibility for all the horticultural and sports ground maintenance and up keep of the landscaping around the University estate including any related contract works. The successful candidate will join an award-winning team who maintain the University's beautiful campus.

In this role you will be required to work as part of a team that carry out a wide range of horticultural tasks and associated works. After the relevant training you will be expected to operate a range of grounds maintenance machinery and equipment in order to provide a high quality, cost effective service for the University.

Experience in an ornamental horticultural environment, sports grounds maintenance and relevant NVQ or equivalent qualifications are desirable. A full valid UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role and candidates need to be physically fit to carry out the manual duties require for this position.

At Surrey, we prepare students for the world of work and the vast majority of our students take up Professional Training placements as a part of their degree. We’re known for our outstanding graduate employability figures, with the Higher Education Statistics Agency revealing that 93 per cent of Surrey’s 2017 graduates were in work or further education six months after they graduated. In the QS World Employability Rankings 2019, Surrey has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for work placements and research partnerships with employers.

Surrey was recognised as an ‘outstanding’ institution when it received a prestigious Gold award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework, which is testament to our passion for inspiring our students and preparing them for a bright future.

In addition to the salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits include generous salary package, a pension scheme and leisure facilities.




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