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Gardener / Groundsperson

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York
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Directorate of Estates & Campus Services

Grounds Maintenance Team


The Grounds Maintenance Team sits within the Directorate of Estates and Campus Services (DECS). The team complete activities associated with all aspects of grounds maintenance and sports fields’ works.  


In this role, you will cover all aspects of grounds maintenance and sports fields work.  You will be required to use various equipment such as tractors, ride-on and pedestrian grass cutting machinery, powered hand tools such as brush-cutters and hedge trimmers.  You will also carry out the application of chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers.

During bad weather you will be required to attend work earlier to snow clearing and gritting.

The University has a large and diverse campus which is a Registered Park and Garden, giving our grounds the same designation as some of Britain's finest estates.  As part of our team, you will contribute to maintaining this status and our Green Flag Award  which has been awarded to us for the past six years concurrently.

You can view the University grounds and areas of the Grounds & Maintenance Team works at

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • National Proficiency Test Certificates PA1 and PA6a
  • Full driving licence
  • Familiarity with general aspects of grounds and sports fields maintenance and soft landscaping
  • Ability to work as a team member or individually using own initiative
  • Behaviours consistent with our  DECS values

Interview date:  TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Chris Sockett, Landscape & Amenities Manager via email at

This Post is being advertised as full time, 37 hours per week on an open contract.

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