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  • Ref no: RGU02775
  • Published: 25/9/19
  • Closes: 20/10/19
  • Location: Various RGU partner locations, AB10 7AQ
  • Salary: £18,342.00 - £21,236.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

Mature parkland meets state of the art facilities on this stunning riverside campus on the banks of the river Dee.

An enthusiastic and experienced Groundsperson, you will join our busy grounds maintenance team within Estates & Property Services.  You will have proven grounds maintenance experience and a good knowledge of Horticultural Machinery.  Experience in the use of grounds equipment would be an advantage but is not essential.

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale.

Closing Date: 20 October 2019 

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Grounds Supervisor

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST:  Undertakes duties as part of a team to supply grounds maintenance services to the University and where necessary to assist in janitorial duties.


Cuts grass using horticultural machinery

Collects and removes litter

Maintains lawn mowers and other grounds equipment

Maintains trees and shrubbery

Applies fertilisers and weedkillers

Uplifts leaves in autumn

Undertakes snow and ice clearing in winter

Undertakes lifting tasks

Assist in janitorial duties from time to time

Carries out other related duties as may be assigned

Person Specifications



No specific qualification requirements.


Knowledge of Horticultural Machinery.


Proven previous grounds maintenance experience.

Experience of working in a team.



Other certificates in grounds maintenance work or similar.


Experience in maintenance of grounds equipment including lawn mowers.

Use of fertilisers and weedkillers.


Behaviour 1: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 2: Team Work and Motivation - Experience of being supportive and encouraging to others, with a flexible approach to delivering team results. Actively contribute to team morale

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 4: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straightforward information in a clear and accurate manner

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