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Gardener

Estates Services, University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic gardener to join the University Parks team dedicated to maintaining and developing the University Parks. The 70 acre Victorian University Parks is set in the heart of Oxford and provides a unique blend of amenity and recreational space. It is one of the few parks still in private ownership and is listed grade II by Historic England. It is a much valued green space frequented by members of the University, local residents and oxford’s tourists, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The team also maintain and develop over 250 external sites including most of the University’s green estate and many Oxford Colleges. This is an opportunity to work in a range of interesting environments with unusual plant collections. We undertake all aspects of garden maintenance as well as soft and hard landscaping and therefore operate a broad range of equipment. In return for your commitment we can offer a range of benefits, including further training, fantastic working conditions and a contributory pension scheme.

Previous experience in horticulture or a land-based industry is essential for this post. You should be able to demonstrate familiarity and good skills using both powered equipment and hand tools. You should have good basic plant knowledge, and a flexible approach to the work required.

For the full job specification and criteria please see the job description at the link below. The closing date for this role is Monday 20 June 2022 at 12.00 noon.

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Team Leader (Gardening)

Estates Services, University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic team leader to join the University Parks team dedicated to maintaining and developing the University Parks. The 70 acre University Parks is set in the heart of Oxford and provides a unique blend of amenity and recreational space. It is one of the few parks still in private ownership and is listed grade II by Historic England. It is a much valued green space frequented by members of the University, local residents and oxford’s tourists, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The team also maintain and develop over 250 external sites including most of the University’s green estate and many Oxford Colleges. This is an opportunity to work in a range of interesting environments with unusual plant collections. We undertake all aspects of garden maintenance as well as soft and hard landscaping and therefore operate a broad range of equipment. In return for your commitment we can offer a range of benefits, including further training, fantastic working conditions and a contributory pension scheme.

This role is an integral part of the Parks Management Team and you will be responsible for managing the onsite gardening operations and ensuring that work is completed on time to a high standard. Therefore significant previous experience in horticulture or a land-based industry is essential for this post, ideally in a leadership role.

You should be able to demonstrate familiarity and good skills using both powered equipment and hand tools. You should have broad plant knowledge, and a flexible approach to the work required.

For the full job specification and criteria please see the job description at the link below. The closing date for this role is Monday 20 June 2022 at 12.00 noon.

Click here to apply