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Grounds Technician x 2 (Kemnal Park)

Salary: £22k to £23k subject to experience  
Job type: Permanent full-time position
Hours per week: 37.5hrs per week, over a flexible working contract (includes weekends)
Location: This role is based at GreenAcres Kemnal Park, A20 Sidcup Bypass, Chislehurst, Kent

Our business

Our vision is to be recognised by families and partners as the leading cemetery and ceremonial service provider in the UK, changing the face of the industry in which we operate.  

We therefore promise to provide a personalised service in a unique and caring environment for all our families and we are looking for exceptional people to join our team.

Job opportunity

If you are looking for a role that will offer you variety, the opportunity to meet people, and an amazing location to work in, we have got the job for you. As a Grounds Technician, you will work as part of the team to implement the site management plan and to provide a safe and appealing woodland environment for a meaningful and enhanced customer experience.

Skills and qualifications

To be part of a successful team in this varied role, you’ll need to have: 

  • To be a flexible team player, while having the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative to maintain personal deadlines in line with the delivery of projects, such as for key events, seasonal planting, creation of prestige areas
  • The ability to complete all duties relating to grounds maintenance, including digging of graves, ash interments and ash scatterings. You will complete tree maintenance and ensure all landscaping is completed, including planting, grass cutting and bracken control. Excavator experience is highly desirable
  • Strong practical problem-solving skills
  • To perform several administration duties, including controlling stocks of materials and products required for the grounds, digging tickets and plot management. This will also include ensuring all company procedures regarding H&S, risk assessments, first aid, safety procedures, safe storage of equipment, company property, security and the welfare for others are maintained and recorded at all times

If you feel you have the relevant skills and empathy to be part of a business whose purpose is to change the face of the industry in the UK, come and work with us. Please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV and covering letterincluding your email address and telephone number, as soon as possible. Please note you will need a full driving licence. We look forward to hearing from you.

Short listing is carried out objectively by assessing the information you provide against the requirements of the job as set out in the vacancy details. If you are short listed, you will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.  However, due to the high number of applications received, should you not hear from us within 48hrs after the closing date your application will have been unsuccessful. 

You will be notified in writing of the next stage in the recruitment process, and we will also tell you the details of what to expect at the interview. 

Requirements

Compliance Eligibility to Work in the UK. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at GreenAcres. In reaching a decision we will take into account; the nature of the work, the circumstances and background of the offence(s) and time elapsed. 

We only accept applications with a covering letter. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact Sharon Solomon on 020 8300 9790. Closing date: 1 February 2022.

GreenAcres appoints on merit. 

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