Garden and Grounds Operative - Live Out - EC6584

Woking, Surrey
£21,000-£23,000 DOE
29 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

An opportunity has arisen for a physically fit and motivated hands-on grounds/garden operative to join the small team in Woking, Surrey. The role will involve the upkeep of crematorium gardens as well as additional duties associated with the smooth running of the site.  Applications are sought from experienced Maintenance Gardeners, Grounds Operatives or similar, with a strong background in the safe and efficient operation of garden machinery.  Applicants with good plant knowledge and experience in seasonal horticulture will be at an advantage.

The site comprises open expanses of lawn, beds and borders, shrubberies, hedges, a small pond and lake, and numerous trees.  The successful candidate will be required to carry out daily gardening tasks; mowing, hedge cutting, strimming, weeding, planting and pruning etc. and will also be required to assist with aspects of site maintenance typically associated with a crematorium;  maintenance of garden furniture, cleaning and maintenance of buildings, memorials, mounting of plaques, litter picking, car park duties etc.

Applicants must be physically fit, capable of heavy lifting and able to remain on their feet for long periods of time.  It is important that applicants are able to work to established health and safety standards all times, and to work well as part of a team.  Applicants should be competent in the safe operation of garden machinery and should have a good grounding in horticulture, i.e. basic plant identification skills and knowledge of correct pruning and planting techniques. 

Suitable applicants must also be able to follow instructions and guidance from the Senior Gardener and management, and to show initiative, in particular with regard to the development and enhancement of the grounds.  Applicants must demonstrate excellent timekeeping and attendance, and at all times behave, dress and act in a manner befitting the nature of the site.  The successful candidate will be asked to participate in any rotas where necessary, in particular for weekend services, security, Service of Remembrance, Carol Concerts etc.  Training is provided for successful applicants, so an opportunity to upskill exists and is offered on a regular basis.

SALARY:       £21,000 - £23,000 DOE

LOCATION:   Woking, Surrey

JOB No:         EC6584

If this Garden and Grounds Operative vacancy is of interest please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden and Grounds Operative vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden and Grounds Operative vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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