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Grounds and Gardens Operative - QMUL26067

Department: Estates & Facilities - Campus Services
Salary: Starting salary will be within the range £22,781pa - £27,513pa (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL26067
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 13-Oct-2021
Closing date: 01-Nov-2021

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About the Role

The Estates directorate actively promotes diversity, and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicity and genders.


A new opportunity has arisen for Grounds and Gardens Operative to join the Estates & Facilities Department at Queen Mary University of London.


We are looking for a new member to work with our highly dedicated Grounds and Gardens, delivering outstanding services. The Grounds and Garden staff an integral part of the service we deliver here at Queen Mary.  We have a number of green spaces at our Mile End Campus which not only provide a place for staff, students and visitors to enjoy but also ensures we are meeting our sustainability goals.


As a Grounds and Gardens Operative you will work as part of a team providing high-quality, in-house grounds and gardening services to staff, students and visitors to the College.


About You

We are looking to recruit a Grounds and Gardens Operative with a passion for horticulture and attention to detail.


You will have the ability to work as part of a team but also on your own and under your own initiative.  The successful candidates will need to have the ability to read and write in English, a strong dedication to team work, and the ability to focus on the needs of customers. As the Grounds and Gardens Operative, you will need to be willing to learn and be flexible to perform a variety of tasks and skills when needed.


The post is full time (35 hours per week) and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range of £22,781 – 27,513 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to:

Roxana Zlat at 0207 882 6158 in the first instance


Details about the Estates and Facilities Directorate can be found at


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The closing date for applications is 1st November 2021. Interviews are expected to be held or shortly thereafter.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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