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Gardener

Employer
The Open University
Location
Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
Salary
£11.27 - £11.87 per hour
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Utilities
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time
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Job Details

Our client, is a public distance learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

They are looking to recruit an Estates Gardener to join their team. This role is to start ASAP until 19 August 2022, working hours are Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 & Friday 07:30 - 15:30, paying between £11.27 & £11.87 per hour dependant on experience.

Main responsibilities :

General gardening, including grass mowing, hedge trimming, watering/feeding/planting around the grounds, also litter collection & emptying of the litter bins around the campus.

Develop a personal knowledge and understanding of the hard and soft landscaping on campus and local area sites and to report any defects in the landscaping once discovered.

To use own judgement on the condition and safe operation of grounds equipment including the inspection, driving and operation of tractors/mowers and power take off devices.

Desirable :

Basic knowledge of plants, grounds and gardening techniques.

Sound knowledge and experience of using all grounds maintenance equipment.

If this is the ideal role for you, please apply online or call Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715 to discuss further

Company

TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

How would you like to help someone change their life?

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK's largest university. Nearly three quarters (72%) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.

All of our roles play a key part in our students' journey. The Open University helps anyone in the UK better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into our series of Open Diaries and discover what it's like for our students to take that life-changing step that you could be a part of.

 

Testimonials

Jo Priddey
I started working with the OU as temporary staff through Manpower during the pandemic. I thought the initial training was fantastic and felt well prepared to start working. When I was offered a permanent position it was great that the OU took my personal needs into consideration so that I am able to complete my degree and work 4 days a week.

Charles White
The recruitment process was smooth from start to finish. As an applicant, it was useful to have the selection process made clear to you from the outset. Communication from Manpower was, and remains, good. Excellent candidate care continues to be provided, they are both responsive and proactive.

Anonymous
So far the Open University has been the best job I have ever had, a very relaxed environment, everyone open to helping one another, no pressure and all trainers prioritise the quality of calls rather than the quantity.

Sarah George
Whilst working at the Open University, the support I have received has been outstanding; from colleagues at advisor level, to the senior management team, there is not a question or query that has not been resolved without a swift and appropriate response.

Thecla Chakunte
Working with the Open University has opened me to a lot. There are a lot of trainings to improve your skills and open you to other possibilities. There is room for growth. A lot of it. And did you know you can study for FREE as permanent staff? Wow! There are other juicy perks too.

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