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Groundsperson (Full-time)

Job title Groundsperson (Full-time)

Department Campus Services

Salary Starting from £21,828, rising to £22,681

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Friday 15 September 2023

Closing date Sunday 01 October 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW10996

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This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus*. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 two month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the effective operation, maintenance and provision of grounds in our city and main campuses and potentially to provide cover for our sports facilities which will include the preparation and maintenance of a range of surfaces and pitches, borders, grassed areas, woodlands, planting and new projects throughout the University.

Works will include grounds maintenance - mowing, watering, and fertilizing lawns, Planting, trimming, mulching and fertilizing flowers, shrubs and trees. Cleaning and painting benches, poles and signs. Keeping grounds free from snow and ice.

In addition the role will ensure that the provision of landscaping services is done in line with our environmental management plan, taking into account environmental and community impact of all works carried out. The role will report to the Landscaping manager within the Campus Services Facilities team.

Campus services is one of the largest departments at the University of Bath, providing Security, Accommodation, Hospitality, Cleaning & Porterage, Mail services, Landscaping and more.


What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

*Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions and the first payment is due on the pay date after you have worked a full pay-role month.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.