De Montfort University, Leicester

Grounds Manager



DMU was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. This achievement recognises a range of strengths for which DMU has become well-known: teaching excellence, an outstanding student experience, high student employability, a wide range of volunteering opportunities, a determination to widen participation in higher education, and an unwavering commitment to improving student achievement.

The Estates & Commercial Services Directorate is large and diverse, employing circa 300 people, ranging from plumbers, engineers, carpenters, cleaners, porters, leisure centre assistants, to property management professionals, architects, project officers, CAD, space management, sustainability and energy and administrative personnel.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Groundsperson with previous experience of developing and implementing planned maintenance programs for large and varied outdoor amenity areas. The grounds are critical in providing a good first impression of the University and with the current expansion of the 'green lung' through the campus via various projects and developments it is an exciting time to be part of the Estates Team. We therfore look for both experience and passion in delivering a first class outside enviroment.

Idela candidate:
The role would suit someone who is self-motivated, has a confident and friendly approach with the ability to work both independantly and as part of a team attending work outside of normal working hours when necessary. An NVQ level 3 in Horticulture, experience in the use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook, budget management and a full driving licence are essential along with the knowledge of Health and Safety legislative compliance requirements related to the role. If you require any further information regarding this post or wish to have an informal conversation please contact Mr Mick Jelley, Head of Estates Maintenance on 0116 257 7633.

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De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.


Permanent , Full-time

Closing date:
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:45pm

Grade E £ 26,495 - £ 32,548