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
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.Further details:
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Groundsperson (Full-time) (KW10996)
University of Bath
September 16, 2023
October 01, 2023
About the employer
Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.
The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.
The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.
In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.
In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.