Gardener / Relief Cremator Technician

Loughborough, Leicestershire
£16,500 per annum, with a £500 increase when Cremator Technician training is completed
03 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

We are looking for a grounds person to join our expanding grounds team. Job requirement will be to maintain a high quality environment which will present to clients and visitors a sense of tranquillity and reflect the excellent standards of care and sensitivity. To undertake the full range of gardening and horticultural tasks and will include hard landscaping duties such as building memorial gardens.  To ensure consistent delivery of the highest levels of client service and grounds maintenance. This vacancy is full-time, permanent and subject to DBS and references checks.

Gardener / Relief Cremator Technician

Job Purpose

  • To ensure that the Gardens of Remembrance and grounds are maintained to the very highest level. 
  • To work closely with the memorial team to design and create new tranquil memorial areas.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out in accordance with the Crematorium Health and Safety policy.

Main Duties

  • To execute the seasonal grounds maintenance programme for the Garden of Remembrance and grounds, giving due regard to the upkeep of the lawns, borders, memorial beds, ornamental features, hedging and trees, as instructed by the Crematorium Manager.
  • Carry out planting schemes in accordance with agreed plans (front beds, rose gardens, borders etc.)
  • Memorial development in the grounds may require constructing structures out of bricks and rock.
  • Removal of floral tributes, clearance of litter and maintenance of all hard surfaces, structures and memorials in the remembrance garden.
  • To use any machinery or plant in the performance of grounds maintenance duties, ensuring that the equipment is used and maintained in accordance with manufacturers instruction manual and stored securely when not in use.
  • To make proper use of personal protection equipment that is provided.
  • To assist in the control of parking when necessary.
  • Fully comply with Quality Standards Manual and Dignity’s Internal Procedures.
  • To act as Cremator Technician on a relief basis and operate the cremator and ancillary equipment in accordance with manufacturers guidelines ensuring that the Code of Cremation Practice (FBCA) is followed.
  • Carry out any other duties when reasonably requested to do so by the Crematorium Manager.

This job description is not an exhaustive list, but contains the main duties and tasks of the job.


Loughborough Crematorium, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11-2AF


Hours 40 hours a week. 08:00 – 17:00


£16,500 per annum, with a £500 increase when Cremator Technician training is completed.

To apply send your CV to

Miss Natasha Small

Loughborough Crematorium Manager

Loughborough Crematorium.

Leicester Road,


LE11 - 2AF

Or email