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GC1 Mobile Gardener South East – United Kingdom and Northern Area

Employer
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Location
Brookwood, Woking, Surrey
Salary
Starting salary of £21,499 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2021
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Job Details

GC1 Mobile Gardener South East – 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: The daily start point is the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey.  You will be mobile and cover the maintenance in a group of cemeteries and plots mainly in the Surrey and Hampshire areas. However, you may be asked to cover any other cemeteries or plots within the South East Region.  Ideally you will live in the Surrey area as you will need to be able to make your own way to and from the base site at Brookwood Military 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

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 be found on our Careers page at www.cwgc.org/about-us/careers

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, 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 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:

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 07/06/2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 14/06/2021.  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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