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Grounds & Gardens Assistant

Do you have experience of working within a grounds maintenance environment? Are you able to build and maintain effective working relationships? 

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.

You will be physically fit as the role will involve significant levels of manual handling and working outdoors in all weather conditions. An interest in horticulture would be an advantage however, full training and uniform 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. 

James Wright, Grounds and Gardens Team Leader 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5981, email: j.r.wright@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Estates
Section:  Maintenance & Operations
Category:  Operational Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,079 to £18,688 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 14 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 June 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 10 July 2019
Reference:  FDEST1139
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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