Glasshouse and Nursery Worker
Estate Services Grounds and Sports Team
Do you want to join a team of highly motivated horticultural professionals? We deliver top class diverse outdoor spaces on a university campus and recently voted one of best in the country.
The Grounds and Sports Team is responsible for the high standards of maintenance and development of the grounds and gardens including formal and amenity areas.
Glasshouse and Nursery Worker (Ref. P47824)
The starting salary will be from £16,654 up to £18,777 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.
This full time post is available from 1 August 2018 on a permanent basis.
The University has three glasshouses, propagation facilities and outdoor areas. These are used to produce bedding plants, maintain the national collection of Azara, produce plants for use in the landscape and support the floristry enterprise. You will have initial responsibility for all of these activities and have the opportunity to work with colleagues to develop and maximise the potential of this area of the business.
Ideally you will have commercial glasshouse and nursery work experience; being aware of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and good pest and disease knowledge.
Applications should be made via our website
The closing date for completed applications is 24 July 2018
The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.