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Gardener

Department: EMD Administration
Location: York
Salary: £19,612 to £21,236 per annum
Closing Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: Tuesday 08 September 2020
Reference: 053-20
The Role

Full time permanent

Salary is £19,612 to £21,236 per annum

Location: York

Situated in the heart of the historic city of York, and with the recent addition of our new London Campus, York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished higher education provider. 

Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

The team

This is an exciting opportunity to join York St John University and be part of an award winning team of Horticulturists working with gardens kept to the highest of standards.

The role

You will work on the University estate covering all campus sites, enhancing fine buildings including the Quadrangle on our Lord Mayor’s Walk Campus, modern award recognised buildings and our continually developing Sports Complex at Haxby Road.  Our well maintained grounds enhance the University student, staff and visitor experience.

Required skills and experience

You should have:

  • experience of working as a Gardener in a professional capacity and in all aspects of grounds maintenance.
  • a good overall knowledge of Horticulture.
  • a conscientious nature and proficiency in the use of pedestrian/ride-on grass cutting equipment and power hand tools, such as brush cutters and hedge trimmers as well as traditional hand tools.
  • good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • PA1 & PA6 Certificates of competence.

In addition to a competitive salary, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a range of local companies, including shops, cafes and restaurants.

As a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, York St John University is committed to equality and diversity and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Tuesday 11 August 2020 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Tuesday 08 September 2020

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