Gardener

Vacancy posted: Monday, 19 September 2016

Salary: 15,632 - 17,703 per annum
Location: St Andrews

Closing date: 07 October 2016
Job ref. no.: MC2634SB

Estates

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated time served Gardener to join our Estates team. The duties of the post will include providing skilled workmanship in all aspects of Grounds and Garden maintenance. You should be qualified to a minimum of SVQ level 2 and have at least three years post qualification.

You should have a sound knowledge of horticultural principles and gardening operations and experience in the operation of vehicles, horticultural machinery and equipment is essential.

You should have excellent communication skills and a keen and helpful manner. The ability to cope well when under pressure and the ability to demonstrate a flexible approach is essential. You should be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member.

Excellent terms and conditions apply – 36.25 hours/week (normal working hours generally apply but specific timings will vary between work colleagues to suit any operational needs); additional payments for out of normal work hours rota; 35 days annual leave including statutory days in the first instance, rising to 39 days including statutory days after 6 years’ continuous service; contributory pension scheme.

You should have a full valid driving licence and you must be flexible in your working hours and be able to provide cover as required.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in manual posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity on our website.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter.

Please apply online via our website by clicking the 'APPLY NOW' button.

Please quote ref:  MC2634SB

Closing date:  7 October 2016.                                 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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