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Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardens)

Grounds Maintenance

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £21,828 to £22,681 per annum, equivalent to £11.57 - £12.03 per hour
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 October 2023
Reference:  EHS0377-0923

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About the Role

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Operative (Gardens) to join Edge Hill University’s Grounds Team. You will have direct responsibility for ensuring that the campus grounds, gardens, landscaping, and external sports facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard. Your duties will include site-wide: 

  • Horticulture
  • Driving duties
  • Litter picking
  • Cleaning
  • Event/function preparation and presentation

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Neil Toner, Grounds Manager at

To apply for this role, please click "Apply Online" below and ensure to upload your CV in the "Additional Information" section of the application.

About You

As Grounds Maintenance Operative, you will:

  • Be familiar with working in a busy environment and able to work unsupervised.
  • Be able to plan your own work within a priority list.
  • Be a team player and fully engage with all staff.
  • Be hardworking and have an eye for attention to detail.
  • Take pride in your work and enjoy working outside, with wildlife in a unique setting.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and health & wellbeing resources.
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career.
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

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