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GC1 Gardener North

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Starting salary of £21,499 per annum. 
Closing date
28 Apr 2021
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Job Details

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 Yorkshire area.  However, you may be asked to cover any other sites within the North Region. The starting point for each day will be at Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery.  

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

- 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.  

About the Role:

This is a hands on practical role which will involve working individually or as part of a small team, that requires a knowledgeable and competent worker, capable of the wide range of maintenance craft skills required to deliver a high standard of care in an effective, efficient and safety conscious way. These include management of amenity turf, herbaceous borders and shrub beds, pest and disease control, machinery operation and maintenance, tree care, and the care of ornamental features. 

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 be found on the Careers page of our website 

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.  

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, with CWGC contributing up to 15% of gross salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Employee Contribution Awards
  • Sickness Pay and Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional benefits including cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, shopping discounts and free eye tests
  • Professional subscriptions relevant to the role

How to Apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description by clicking on the Apply button below.

Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 28 April 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 10 May 2021. Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams.

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.

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