Grounds Technician (Heatherley Wood)

Location: This role is based at GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott Road, Headley Down, Bordon, Hants GU35 8LA.

Job type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent

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 an exceptional Grounds Technician to join our team, based at Heatherley Wood park, Bordon, Hants .

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 a successful Grounds Technician in this varied role, you will need:

  • A good standard of customer care and the ability to promote the highest standard of professionalism
  • The ability to work under pressure and maintain personal deadlines in line with the delivery of projects, such as for key events, seasonal planting, coppicing, creation of prestige areas
  • Genuine enthusiasm, sensitivity, and compassion for working with people during a very difficult time
  • The ability to complete all duties relating to grounds maintenance, including digging of graves, ash interments, and ash scatterings
  • To be able to work with the office team to assist with the building set up for services and events
  • Complete tree maintenance; felling, coppicing, pruning & chipping
  • Ensure all “landscaping” is completed, including planting, tree management, hedges, shrubs etc.
  • Maintenance of buildings, facilities, equipment, site furniture, and boiler
  • Perform a number of administrative duties; controlling stocks of materials and products required for the grounds, digging tickets, and other admin duties
  • 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 at all times

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.


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 the HR department.

GreenAcres appoints on merit.