Post Title: Senior Gardener (Sports and Amenity Turfcare )
Academic Unit/Department: Estates and Services
Location: Newton Park
Line Manager: Grounds Manager
Rate of Pay: £21,585 - £ 25,728
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 14 March 2018
Interview Date: TBC
At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. The university’s estate is spread across several picturesque campuses and locations and with growing student numbers, expansion in our infrastructure, cherished buildings and landscapes is essential. If you want to be part of the team that cares for these unique sites moving towards the 2020 vision for the university then read on.
About the role
This post is based primarily at our Newton Park Campus, this is the largest site and with the growth and popularity of the University has recently seen major redevelopments. These include state of the art learning facilities and new student residences. These modern buildings are central to a wider historic 18th century listed landscape. Linking all these areas are a variety of turf types, ranging from formal lawns to wildflower meadows. There are also the sports fields, one Football and one Rugby pitch which is also used for American Football. The University has recently acquired a Cricket and Rugby/Football site which is currently being improved for future use.
We are looking for a Senior Gardener to join our existing team, the emphasis of the role is the care and maintenance of these turf areas, is not just grass cutting we need to improve the sports pitches, address the wear and tear on the lawns and improve the diversity in the meadows. It is a small friendly team and there will be plenty of work in other areas of the campus too, especially for the larger tasks such as leaf collecting, weeding, mulching and planting.
About you (Requirements)
You will hold an appropriate qualification in turfcare, or have an equivalent level of vocational experience, along with significant practical experience in grounds maintenance practices. This should include a sound knowledge of appropriate turfcare operations including spraying.
You will be able to demonstrate competence with relevant machinery and equipment including daily maintenance of tractors, pedestrian and ride on mowers, and strimmers. The successful candidate will have the proven ability both to supervise a team and work within the team.
You will possess knowledge of Health & Safety and Compliance requirements, Risk Assessment procedures and be familiar with correct manual handling techniques and safe working practices. You must be physically fit to fulfil this role.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies
Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.
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