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Grounds Maintenance Gardener

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grounds Maintenance Gardener to join the Horticultural Services Department at the John Innes Centre.

About the John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. We nurture a creative, curiosity led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

The role

Working under the direction of the Production Manager, you will maintain to a high standard the upkeep of the gardens and grounds in a world-class plant research Institute.

This role will provide you with a broad range of activities, including:

  • Grass cutting and associated tasks
  • Border and shrubbery maintenance
  • Maintenance of trees, hedges and paths

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in plant knowledge and wider horticultural skills.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and with a passion for gardening, a keen eye for detail, a strong work ethic with a can-do approach.

You should have experience in all aspects of garden maintenance and will be expected to complete a wide variety of gardening tasks including grass cutting, weeding beds and borders, pruning, shrub maintenance, and hedge cutting.

You will also be required to operate various horticultural machinery including, mowers, hedge cutters, blowers, strimmers, and much more.

Additional information

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here,  or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1004061

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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