Grounds Operative (Cemetery)

  • Job Reference: SWR2691
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2021
  • Recruiter: GreenAcres Group
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: £21,000 to £22,500
  • Sector: Trades & Services, Agriculture
  • 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 Colney Park in Norwich, Norfolk.

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 have:

  • To be able to work with the Service Team as well as the ability to work under pressure and 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, to include, digging of graves (mini digger experience desirable), transportation to local crematoria, ash interments and ash scatterings. You will complete tree maintenance such as felling, coppicing, pruning & chipping. Ensure all landscaping is completed, including planting, grass cutting, bracken control.
  • Perform several administration duties: controlling stocks of materials and products required for the grounds, digging tickets and other admin duties. 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 at all times.

This is a part-time permanent role working 37.5 hours per week. In return, we are offering a salary £21,000- £22,500 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 Letter, including 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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