Cemetery Grounds Operative

  • Job Reference: SWR3297
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2022
  • Recruiter: GreenAcres Group
  • Location: Epping, Essex
  • Salary: £21,000 to £23,000
  • Sector: Construction, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Cemetery Grounds Operative - Our vision is to be recognised by families and partners as the leading cemetery and ceremonial service provider in the UK, changing the face of the industry in which we operate. We therefore promise to provide a personalised service in a unique and caring environment for all our families and we are looking for an exceptional Cemetery Grounds Operative to join our team, based at Epping Forest Park in North Weald, Essex. 

Our Job Opportunity: 

If you are looking for a role that will offer you variety, the opportunity to meet people, and an amazing location to work in, we have got the job for you. As a Cemetery Grounds Operative you will work as part of the team to implement the site management plan and to provide a safe and appealing woodland environment for a meaningful and enhanced customer experience.

To be a successful Cemetery Grounds Operative in this varied role, you will need:

  • To be a flexible team player, while having the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative to maintain personal deadlines in line with the delivery of projects, such as for key events, seasonal planting, coppicing, creation of prestige areas.
  • The ability to complete all duties relating to grounds maintenance, including digging of graves, transportation to local crematoria, ash interments and ash scatterings. You will complete tree maintenance such as felling, coppicing, pruning and chipping, and ensure all landscaping is completed, including planting, grass cutting and bracken control. Excavator experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong practical problem-solving skills
  • To perform several administration duties, including controlling stocks of materials and products required for the grounds, digging tickets and plot management. This will also include ensuring all company procedures regarding H&S, risk assessments, first aid, safety procedures, safe storage of equipment, company property, security and the welfare for others are maintained and recorded at all times. 

This is a full-time permanent role, 37.5 hours per week. In return, we are offering a salary of £21,000- £23,000 per annum depending on experience; other benefits will include Enhanced Pension 3% EE & 6% ER, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Employee Healthcare Plan, Company Sick Pay, Bicycle to Work Scheme and Annual Flu Jab Voucher. 

If you feel you have the relevant skills and empathy to be part of a business whose purpose is to change the face of the industry in the UK, come and work with us. Please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV and covering letterincluding your email address and telephone number, as soon as possible. Please note you will need a full driving licence. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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