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Grounds Technician - Chichester

Company: The SmartList
Pay: £20624.00 Annually
Job type: full-time
Category: Consumer Services

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LOCATION: Chichester, West Sussex

JOB TITLE: Grounds Technician

SALARY and BENEFITS: 20,624 per annum - Other benefits to include access to a range of training and development opportunities; discounted Gym membership; Local Government Pension Scheme; 25 days' holiday (rising to 27 days' in your fifth year of service), Bank Holidays and University closure periods (e.g. between Christmas and the New Year).

WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week

THE COMPANY: Our client is a vibrant, successful and growing University with a current total of 5,300 students. Although, collectively our client is currently one of the smallest Universities in the UK they appear in the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction with quality of teaching (National Student Survey 2015).

THE ROLE: This is an exciting opportunity to join the University, based in Chichester, as a Grounds Technician.

This role will work as part of our small in-house Gardening team and be required to undertake a range of gardening and grounds responsibilities with specific responsibility to ensure all our pitches and grounds are of the highest quality. The post holder will liaise closely and regularly with colleagues in the University's Institute of Sport and with the Students Union.

You must be proactive, well organised and accurate with a customer focused, helpful and flexible approach to work. This role will involve working outside in all weathers across a large site, lifting and moving soils, large bags of fertilizers and using a range of equipment including ride-on mowers strimmers and hedge cutters.

The post holder will use specialist equipment and will be expected to carry out routine maintenance of such equipment in order that it remains fully functional at all times.

THE CANDIDATE: The successful Grounds Technician will be a versatile, flexible post holder with recent extensive grounds and sporting pitch experience to join our client's supportive and friendly Estate Management Team. This "hands on" role is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of Estate Management Sporting Pitch activities providing technical expertise and advice on soils. Seeds, pitch improvement and maintenance.

Key criteria essential for the role of Grounds Technician:

The applicant must live within a commutable distance of Chichester, West Sussex
Must have recent extensive grounds and sporting pitch experience.
Will have a full UK driving licence
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sports and Amenity Turf Maintenance or equivalent.
IOG Level 3 Technical Diploma in Turf Surface Management or equivalent.

Does this sound like you? If yes and you are interested in applying for the Grounds Technician position based in Chichester then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

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