Team Leader (Landscaping and Projects)

University of OxfordTentorium - South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3RF
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Team Leader (Landscaping and Projects)

Tentorium - South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3RF

Job Title: Team Leader (Landscaping and Projects)

Department: Estates Services

Grade & Salary: Grade 5: 28,759 - 33,966 per annum

Location: South Lodge, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RF

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time (36.5 hrs/week) About Us At the heart of the world-renowned University of Oxford lies a commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. We are proud to introduce you to our dynamic ecosystem, where the Estates Services team strategically manages our extensive functional and commercial estate, comprising 440 buildings and diverse facilities. From specialist research buildings to sports facilities, libraries to agricultural land, we are dedicated to preserving the historical while fostering innovation and sustainability in our ever-evolving campus.

Nurturing the green soul of our university is the University Parks Department, stewards of the beloved University Parks and the green spaces surrounding our departmental buildings. Established over 150 years ago, the Parks have grown into a vibrant oasis within our city, blending amenity and recreational spaces with an extensive collection of plants and trees. Home to various sporting activities, it’s a cherished hub for both our university community and visitors from around the globe.

Together, these departments, under the umbrella of the University of Oxford, empower individuals and teams to tackle global challenges, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. We invite you to join us on a journey where tradition meets innovation, creating a sustainable, diverse, and vibrant community dedicated to making a difference in the world.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

o Comprehensive in-house training program, including certifications in Pedestrian Powered Machinery, First Aid, and a range of other valuable training opportunities, to empower your skillset and career advancement o An excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future o 38 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays) o Personal and professional development opportunities o A comprehensive range of childcare services for working parents o Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave o Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting o Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans o Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs About the Role We are looking for an energetic and ambitious Team Leader to join our landscaping department within the prestigious University of Oxford. As a Team Leader, your role will be pivotal in shaping and maintaining our iconic green spaces.

Key Responsibilities involve:

o Lead landscaping and planting projects across the University’s prestigious sites o Direct staff and contractors onsite to ensure efficient and high quality installation o Operate machinery and equipment safely and efficiently o Conduct risk assessments and ensure health and safety standards are met o Order materials and equipment for jobs o Inspect sites before and after works to ensure completion to brief o Mentor and train apprentices and team members o Deputise for supervisors as required About You As an integral member of our landscaping team at the University of Oxford, we are seeking an individual who embodies dedication, expertise, and a passion for green spaces. To excel in the role of Team Leader, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

You will have:

o A full, clean driving license is essential, as it is integral to the role.

o Hold a Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture/Arboriculture, or a related land-based occupation.

o Possess plant operator’s certification, demonstrating proficiency with various machinery such as excavators and dumpers.

o Proven experience in both soft and hard landscaping, coupled with a strong knowledge of landscaping practices.

o Possess a good understanding of a wide range of plants and a willingness to expand your horticultural knowledge.

o Exhibit the ability to take direction and work proactively, collaborating effectively with the management team.

o Demonstrate the capability to lead staff and subcontractors efficiently, ensuring high-quality project completion and maximizing team productivity.

o Embrace a flexible approach to your work and adapt to varying tasks and responsibilities.

o Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, allowing you to lead when necessary and effectively pass on landscaping techniques and best practices.

o Possess the ability and willingness to mentor apprentices and train others as part of your role.

It would be desirable if you have:

o a Trailer License (B+BE) or have significant experience with large trailers.

o Possess a medium/large vehicle license (C or C1).

o Additional Certifications: Hold NPTC (or equivalent) qualifications, MEWP certification (IPAF 1(b)), forklift or telehandler certification, CAT Cable Detection Training, or CSCS Gold/Blue Card.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents as part of your online application:

o Covering letter/supporting statement o Curriculum vitae (CV) o Contact details of two referees (only contacted if you are successful) Only applications received before 12 pm on Monday 16th October 2023 can be considered.

Interviews will take place in person on Monday 30th October 2023 and Tuesday 31st October 2023.

Contact Person : Humera Ahmed Vacancy ID : 167870

Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 16-Oct-2023 12:00

Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : Team Leader (Landscaping and Projects)"

Salary () : 28759 - 33966

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