Bath, Somerset
£16,654 per annum
06 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Academic Unit/Department: Estates

Location: Newton Park Campus                                             

Line Manager: Penny Snowden

Rate of Pay:  £16,654 per annum,

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Ref: 07/18/GARD

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 18 July 2018

Interview Date: TBC

About the role

We have an opportunity for two Gardeners to join our existing team who care for the gardens and grounds at our Main Newton Park Campus. This will enable us to react to recent developments and significantly enhance and update existing campus plantings, moving towards the 2020 vision for the University and continuing the care of the Listed Landscape.  The postholder will have ownership, pride, and involvement with the ongoing improvements and presentation of the campus grounds.  

About you (Requirements)

You will hold an appropriate qualification RHS Level 1, BTEC First Diploma, or similar or have an equivalent level of vocational experience.  You will have some practical experience in horticulture and grounds maintenance practices. This should include a basic knowledge of plant husbandry and horticultural techniques.

You will be willing to learn the safe operation of horticultural machinery/equipment such as tractors, pedestrian and ride on mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters, and develop an understanding how to correctly maintain them.

The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for horticulture along with good attention to detail, be able to work in a safe and tidy manner and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will be be willing to take on training  associated with our Health and Safety & Compliance requirements, safe working practices and Risk Assessment procedures.  Training will also be given in correct manual handling techniques. You must be physically fit to fulfil this role and be comfortable with working at heights.  

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And as the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. And with increasing student numbers, it’s important for an expansion in our infrastructure and cherished buildings and landscapes. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with making sure that our people, people like you, are engaged, empowered and feel valued for the hard work they do. And that’s where you come in.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Penny Snowden, on 01225 876249 or

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

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.  For further information, please visit the following link:

 If you are a Bath Spa Graduate, you can still access Bath Spa Careers resources. Services include support with job applications and interview techniques. For further information, go to My Career, email or phone 01225 875525.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community