Head of Grounds Maintenance

Job details
Posting date: 21 May 2024
Salary: £25,500 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 June 2024
Location: DN22
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Ideal Recruit Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Grounds Maintenance-44637

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Head of Grounds Maintenance


9am-5pm Monday-Friday


Ideal Recruit are currently recruiting for a Head of Grounds Maintenance on behalf of our client in Doncaster. You will ensure that the grounds are maintained to a high standard and provide assistance to other staff with their duties.

Key Responsibilities:

• To undertake a wide variety of horticultural duties, particularly rose bed maintenance pruning, dead heading, edging etc.
• To carry out the maintenance of shrubs, planting, pruning, grass seeding and grass cutting to a high standard.
• To undertake general grounds maintenance, including laying turf, maintenance and creation of memorial areas, site preparation and construction as necessary.
• To be responsible for allocated machinery.
• Duties will include routine general maintenance and cleaning, arranging for quotes and periodical servicing of equipment in addition to the care of a range of hand tools and plant.
• To assist with the duties of the Chapel Attendant, including general cleaning and preparation of the service chapel, cloister, flower room and adjoining accommodation for services and public use.
• Act as a pall bearer, both with other crematorium staff and with staff provided by Funeral Directors.
• Strew/inter cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance when a family wish to be present and maintain a record of their location.
• Input into Obitas system music as per prelim for playing during the funeral service.
• Maintain floral displays in designated areas; allocate specific areas for floral tributes and dispose of flowers and floral tributes as necessary.
• Process enquiries from the general public and funeral directors.
• To ensure the collection, identification, storage and final disposal of cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance is maintained correctly and documented.
• To assist with meeting the period sales budgets.
• Car parking duties as necessary that is to organise parking at busy services
• Any other duties of a similar nature within the crematorium that may be reasonably requested by the Manager or his or her representative. This includes administration and use of the facility’s IT system.
• Have the ability to inter-change with all roles and team members to assist in the day-to-day running of the Memorial Park. This requires a high level of multi-tasking and willingness to work inside the building as well as outside in the gardens.
• In carrying out the different functions to be performed, clothing of the appropriate type must always be worn.

For a confidential discussion contact Ella Taylor-Dale @ Ideal Recruit Warrington or apply online.

Unfortunately, due to a high number of applicants only those who are shortlisted for this position will be contacted, please take a look at our website for other positions available.

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