Cemetery Groundworks Officer

Posted 29 April by Adecco
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Bereavement Groundworks Officer

Based in Kingston, Surrey

3 month temporary role (potential of being ongoing)

£11.50-£11.90 PAYE P/H

Full Time-Shift Work

Main Duties:

  • Maintain and organise the various sites within the cemetery, ensuring all grounds maintenance services are delivered to a high standard which meets customer expectations.
  • Assisting the team with grave excavation. This will include:
    • Digging graves
    • Filling graves using the dumper truck and diggers in varied weather conditions.
    • Memorial works
  • Memorial works
  • Mowing grass
  • Maintaining rose/flower/shrub beds & pruning of the same
  • Hedge cutting
  • Path maintenance
  • Weeding including use of pesticides/herbicides.
    • This work will involve the use of equipment such as chainsaws, a variety of sit & ride & pedestrian plant/machinery.
    • Training in safe use of the dumper truck and diggers will be given, along with training in the use of shoring, to prevent grave collapse.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity.
  • Be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • The ability to operate and control equipment.
  • To be flexible and open to change.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Wear rainproof clothing suitable for working outside including steel toe cap boots.
  • Experience in general grounds maintenance work.
  • Basic literacy skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and have the skills necessary to operate the plant and machinery to carry out the duties of the post
  • Able to work outside for the majority of the day and undertake strenuous physical tasks
  • Question and challenge ways of working, with an understanding of the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment
  • Actively engage in positive cross organisational communications and team working
  • Communicate clearly, confidently and appropriately with colleagues using the best methods of communication for the task.

The successful candidate will receive full support and will be working as part of a team at all times.

*Please note only successful candidates will be contacted*

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Required skills

  • Grave Digger

Reference: 40298360

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