Vacancy - Full Time Ground Maintenance Operatives

Published: 01 April 2022

Full Time Parks & Cemetery Operative

SCP 5 - £19,650 to SCP 9 - £21,269

(£10.21 - £11.05 per hour)

depending on experience and qualifications

37 hours per week

8.00am–4.00pm Monday to Thursday & 8:00am–3:30pm on Friday

The Job:

The Council is looking for a Parks & Cemetery Operative to join our team delivering high standards of horticultural maintenance in the Council’s parks, cemeteries, closed churchyard and sports grounds. Duties include carrying out the maintenance of grass areas, shrub borders, hedges and flower beds, measuring and marking out grave spaces, digging and preparing graves and keeping graves tidy.

The Person:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working person to join our team. You must possess a full driver’s licence and have experience working as a gardener, landscaper or have worked in the construction industry as ground worker. Ideally using a mechanical excavator, however, if not, you must have a wiliness to learn to use such machinery.

The successful applicant must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and enjoy working as part of a team. You should have good communication skills as the role requires interaction with other funeral and cemetery staff. You will must have a caring and compassionate nature for dealing with the general public.

For further information or to discuss the role contact Nicky Halford (Parks & Cemeteries Manager) 01295 817312 or Paul Almond (Director of Environment) 01295 817315.

Application packs are available below:

Job Description 

Person Specification 

Application Form   PDF   or   DOC 

Completed application forms should be returned by email to