Grounds Manager (Cemetery)

  • Job Reference: SWR3296
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2022
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Epping, Essex
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: Construction, Management and Executive Positions, Real Estate & Property
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Grounds Manager - 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 Grounds Manager to join our team, based at Greenacres Epping Forest in North Weald, Epping, 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 Grounds Manager you will: lead the Grounds Team effectively in implementing the site management plan and achieving park objectives; ensure all park regulations are adhered to; and provide a safe and appealing woodland environment for a meaningful and enhanced customer experience.

To be a successful Grounds Manager in this varied role, you will ideally have:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • The ability to be a flexible team player and a supportive colleague.
  • Experience of land management and an ability to balance the needs of the landscape and wildlife with those of our customers and other stakeholders.
  • A can-do attitude and a respectful and professional demeanour
  • Strong customer service skills
  • A good understanding of Health & Safety procedures and practices
  • Experience of budgeting, reporting, project planning, and the use of CRM systems
  • Experience of leading and developing a team.
  • Knowledge of facilities management
  • A good working knowledge of woodland management
  • Experience of managing contractors and volunteers.
  • A calmness under pressure
  • The ability to complete all duties relating to grounds maintenance, including digging and backfilling of graves. Excavator experience is highly desirable.
  • A full driving licence. 

This is a full-time, permanent role, 37.5 hours per week. In return, we are offering a salary of £25,000 per annum; 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 letter as one document, including your email address and telephone number. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond. 

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