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Craftsman Gardener

Estates & Capital Developments

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £21,630 to £23,715 per annum
Grade:  Grade 05
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 19 February 2023
Interview Date:  Friday 03 March 2023
Reference:  0005-23
Release Date:  Monday 23 January 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join a busy Maintenance & Engineering Team within Estates and Capital Developments. 

Reporting to the Gardening Supervisor the successful candidate will carry out grounds maintenance of the Aston University Birmingham City Centre campus including, grass cutting, weeding, maintenance of planting and shrub beds, tree pruning and other soft landscaping works. The successful candidate would also carry out some small gardening projects and minor repairs/ servicing and inspection of the gardening machinery.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of horticultural work and must be PC literate with experience of Microsoft Offices packages. Educated to, or working towards, C&G/NPTC Level 2 Certificate in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent, applicants must have good written and spoken English skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels. 

Aston offers a number of benefits these include

  • Attractive pension scheme
  • All tools and PPE provided
  • 25 days annual leave + 13 bank holiday and university holidays
  • Discounted gym membership at the university sport centre
  • Discounted travel pass scheme for public transport 

For informal discussions please contact 

Daniel Pearce, Gardening Supervisor - 07920 592804

Steve Horton, Maintenance Officer - 07825 592586

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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