Part-time Skilled Gardener

Salary:                 Between £25,306.75 – £27,452.49 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits pro rata

Job type:             Permanent

Hours:                 19 hours per week

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Skilled Gardener on a part-time permanent basis to contribute to the care and maintenance of the College grounds and the garden areas at outside properties (College hostels and flats) in order that they can be enjoyed by members of the College, staff and visitors.

The postholder will carry out a variety of tasks to support the maintenance and development of the College grounds, under the leadership, guidance and management of the Head Gardener.

The successful candidate will have an RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture or equivalent, PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates and proven practical experience in garden maintenance and management.      

The College offers a competitive benefits package including membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 36 days’ annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), access to a ‘cash plan’ healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth, free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit), free use of an on-site Gym and free parking close to the College site.

For further particulars and an application form, please click on the links below, email or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on 16 June 2023.  Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 19 June 2023.


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Between £25,306.75 – £27,452.49 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits pro rata
19 hours per week
01223 338794