Grounds & Gardens Assistant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7077828 (Ref.No. FDEST1181)
Posted: May 3, 2021

Job Description

Do you have experience of working within a grounds maintenance environment? Are you able to build and maintain effective working relationships?  Would you like to join a team maintaining the external estate at the University of Leeds?


You will have  experience of working in a grounds maintenance environment.   You will possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Joining a busy and growing team you will be a key part of a team making sure that the external estate is attractive, well maintained and reflects well on the University. Your team contributes to the University by undertaking varied support activities including deliveries, office relocations, external maintenance activities and supporting the set up of events across the University. 


You will be able to undertake significant levels of manual handling and be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. An interest in horticulture would be an advantage however full training will be provided. 


Grounds and Gardens staff are required to provide a flexible service, working as necessary to meet the needs of the business, this would normally equate to a 35 hour working week, 5 days over 7. Your normal working times will be 8am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday; however flexibility is particularly required due to seasonal variations, customer requirements and University events e.g. open days, large conferences and degree ceremonies. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 


Sean Craven, Head Gardener (Campus)

Tel: 07776 243970


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Estates
Section:  Maintenance & Operations
Category:  Operational Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,133 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 30 April 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 May 2021
Reference:  FDEST1181

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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