Commonwealth War Graves Commission

GC1 Mobile Gardener Newark

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£21,499 per annum
10 Jul 2020
07 Aug 2020
Gardening Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

GC1 Mobile Gardener Newark – United Kingdom and Northern Area.

The United Kingdom and Northern Area (UKNA) commemorates 310,000 casualties, in over 13,000 locations throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, Scandinavia, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Of these 134,456 are on ten major memorials located throughout the UK.

Location: You will cover maintenance in a group of sites mainly covering sites in the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire areas. However, you may be asked to cover any other sites within the East Region.

Opportunities to work on short-term projects in Scandinavia and other regions may also arise.

Contract Type: Permanent/full time

Hours of work:

Summer Hours - Monday to Thursday    0800 to 1230 hours

                                                                1330 to 1700 hours

                           Friday                           0800 to 1230 hours

                                                                1330 to 1600 hours

Winter Hours   -  Monday to Friday         0830 to 1230 hours

                                                                1300 to 1600 hours

Salary: Starting salary of £21,499 per annum.  In addition to this, you may be entitled to Extensive Travelling Allowance (ETA).  

About the Role:

As a GC1 you will work individually or as part of a small team and be responsible for specific plots within the region. You will carry out manual horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission. You will also complete various related administrative duties and assist the Regional Manager and Regional Operations Coordinator in meeting the overall objectives of the Region.

Full details of the job role can also be found on our Careers page at

About you:

As a minimum you will need NVQ Level 2 or an equivalent level qualification in Amenity Horticulture, or relevant horticultural experience.  You will also need a full manual car driving licence.  This is a mobile role and will require travel across the region and overnight stays on an occasional basis.

What we can offer you:

  • 25 days annual leave, rising each completed year of service to 30 days
  • Paid public holidays, one paid ‘privilege day’, plus paid office shutdowns for the afternoon of Maundy Thursday and between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous ‘Pension Quality Mark’ Pension, with CWGC contributing up to 13% of gross salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Employee Contribution Awards
  • Sickness Pay and Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional benefits including cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, shopping discounts and free eye tests
  • Professional subscriptions relevant to the role

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity to join our UKNA Team please attach a copy of your CV and a short covering letter detailing your experience and what you can bring to the role, by using the apply section below.

Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 August 2020 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 17 August 2020.  Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using either Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.