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Permanent. full-time position. The University of Warwick has a world class reputation for learning with a vision that by 2030, it will be one of the world’s exceptional universities, helping to transform our region, country and world for the collective good. Our award-winning gardens, extensive borders and diverse ecology sit within a 450-acre campus, which is an important, highly visible element of our reputation. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing them as part of our ambition to create among the best university gardens in the UK. Our plans are backed by considerable investment, so not only will you be part of a significant project to add to your record, you’ll also receive high-quality training and development opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere. In this role, you will carry out a wide range of horticultural duties, including planting trees, shrubs, natural grassland and bedding schemes. You will also maintain areas by mowing, pruning, digging and... strimming. Both areas of work require the use of specialised machinery as well as accurate record keeping to ensure all machinery is safe to use and in good repair. Beyond maintenance, we’ll ask you to come up with your own ideas as to how we can improve and develop our gardens as part of our wider strategy. What do you have to do : Use a range of horticultural equipment, power tools and machinery. Undertake demanding manual tasks. Take part in the winter gritting and ice-clearing rota. Find ways to improve our gardens and bring our plans to life. Something about you : Experience working in a residential, commercial or public garden. Able to understand landscape designs and bedding schemes. Hold a Level 2 diploma in horticulture (or an equivalent qualification). Wide knowledge of gardening. Able to complete necessary paperwork. Truly passionate about horticulture. Able to work well as part of a team. Educated to GCSE standards. The University of Warwick is located on the edge of Coventry, near the Warwickshire border, with easy access to road and rail networks. Our campus combines a vibrant feel with its cafes, retail outlets and entertainment at the Arts Centre, with tranquillity and calm that can be found amongst its green spaces, lakes and wildlife. Our workforce spans around 7,000 staff from diverse backgrounds. Inclusion is one of the four strategic priorities which underpin everything that we do in our Research and Education offerings as we aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that have prevented talented people from working and studying at Warwick. We offer a variety of benefits including generous annual leave allowance (including four days at Christmas), flexible working, training and development, and family friendly leave. The role will include occasional weekend working on a rota basis to cover University events, this will be discussed in more detail at interview. The salary is £21,761 and a non-pensionable market supplement of £1,700 per annum. Interview Date: TBC. JOB PURPOSE To develop and maintain the gardens of the University campus and its horticultural offer, safely and to the highest standards. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To carry out a range of horticultural duties and amenity planting, including small trees, shrubs, natural grassland, bedding schemes, and internal planting schemes as per specific plans. This includes reporting any garden-related issues or hazards that are identified in the work area to the Team Leader (Gardens). To carry out garden maintenance tasks, including mowing, pruning, digging and strimming. To use and maintain specialised machinery, tools and equipment. This includes keeping weekly records of machinery, tools and equipment used, and reporting to the Team Leader (Gardens) if any of these become unsafe for use or require repair or replacement. To take part in the winter gritting and ice/snow clearing rota. To assist with emergency operations outside of working hours i.e. storm damage or flooding. To always comply with relevant health and safety legislation, including wearing personal protective clothing and equipment. To carry out other duties commensurate with the grade as requested by the Team Leader (Gardens). For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers
Coventry United Kingdom

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