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University of Gloucestershire

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University of Gloucestershire
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GL50 2RH

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Grounds Person (Fixed term for 6 months) - S1870


Salary: Grade 4 £20,130 - £23,754 pa
Job Type: Support


The University’s Estates Department manages the grounds and sports pitches of our campuses in Gloucester and Cheltenham.

We are looking for an experienced Grounds Person to join our Grounds Team on a six month fixed term contract (37hrs per week). You will have a can-do attitude, work well as part of a team and use your initiative to complete tasks within deadlines.

Amongst a range of essential requirements detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification you must be able to demonstrate:  

  • proven experience in working within grounds/gardening
  • competency and knowledge of using a range of grounds equipment, e.g. mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters.
  • your practical knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation

You will also:

  • hold a full current driving licence


  • minimum of an NVQ Level Two qualification in a ground related area, such as Horticulture or Landscape
  • Chainsaw qualification
  • Spraying qualification
  • BE trailer category

The selection process will be in two parts, a socially distanced face to face interview, and a half day of practical tests to access different essential competences of the position.

Closing date: Sunday 22 August 2021

Interview date: TBC

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and we select the best possible on merit alone.  We welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing to offer an interview to anyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and who meets all of the essential criteria contained within the person specification.

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