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Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32096-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 22/11/2020

Job live date: 30/10/2020

Salary: Starting salary £18,342 per annum

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Estates

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

The Estates Grounds Maintenance team maintain the grounds for the University of Reading and a number of clients. The team maintain 3 campuses and numerous satellite sites ensuring the agreed SLA’s are met in an efficient and timely manner. We require motivated, reliable gardeners who can work in the busy campus environment to a high standard. You will not be considered for this role without a full UK driving licence. Previous applicants need not apply.

You will:

  • Be self-motivated, giving reliable service at a consistently high level
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Undertake lifting and manual tasks
  • Drive work vans and other self-propelled equipment
  • Work outside all year in a range of environments

You will have:

  • A willingness to participate and succeed in any training deemed appropriate to the role
  • A valid UK driving licence enabling you to drive cars and light vans as a minimum
  • GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent) in English language
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Experience in carrying out a wide range of grounds maintenance tasks
  • Experience in the safe use of common grounds maintenance tools and machines
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety practices and expectations
  • Previous experience of working in grounds maintenance teams ideally in a similar organisation

         Interview date 30th November 2020

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Grounds Maintenance

Contact role:

Deputy Head of Grounds Maintenance

Contact name:

Rupert Taylor

Contact name:

Duncan Zacks

Contact phone:

0784 3344513 (Office hours only and no voice mail please)

Contact phone:

0784 3344509 (Office hours only and no voice mail please)

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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