Seasonal Gardener – Banbury (England)

Published
Fri, 06 May 2022 14:14:00 GMT
Location
Banbury, England
Job Type
Contract

Description

SEASONAL GARDENER / PART TIME OR FULL TIME, FIXED TERM CONTRACT / BANBURY / £22,000 – £25,000 PER ANNUM (PRO RATA FOR PART TIME)

A new opportunity for an enthusiastic Seasonal Gardener, with great pay and benefits package!

The London Cremation Company plc is Great Britain’s oldest cremation authority, and its principal activities are carrying out cremations and providing memorials at its crematoria. We own and operate crematoria in Woking, Great Britain’s first crematorium, our most prestigious at Golders Green in London and various other sites across the South of England.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Seasonal Gardener (working part time or full time from May until October) to join the Gardens team at Banbury Crematorium, Banbury.  The role includes car park duties, directing visitors and being outdoors most of the time in all weathers.

What’s on Offer?

  • Highly competitive full-time salary of £22,000 – £25,000 dependent on experience. (Pro rata if part time)
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum (Pro rata if part-time)
  • A day off for your birthday!
  • Life Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Pension
  • Wellness Programmes

Key Responsibilities of the Seasonal Gardener:

  • Grass cutting using garden machinery to include push mower, ride on mower and the tractor with grass cutting attachment.
  • Hedge cutting and shrub pruning using both petrol and electric hedge trimmers and manual clippers.
  • Watering plants, edging, weeding, turning over and planting beds.
  • Treatment of roses with rose clear and similar rose treatments
  • General tidying of outdoor areas including carpark.
  • Regularly clear items from memorials left by the public, including dead flowers, plants, vases and any unauthorised ornaments.
  • Clean and maintain garden furniture, particularly those under memorialisation.
  • Ensure that the car parks, entrances, and forecourts of the crematorium are clear and tidy prior to each days’ services including carrying out a daily litter patrol to ensure excellent presentation of the crematorium.
  • Remain fully conversant with the company’s Health and Safety policy whilst always ensuring compliance.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Able to carry out a physically demanding job, involving lifting heavy objects and remaining on your feet for long periods of time in various weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of plants and gardening techniques.
  • Pro-actively seeks to obtain the information required to do the job. Passes on accurate and timely information including reporting necessary repairs or needing tools and / or equipment.
  • Remains positive and proactive always, and demonstrates excellent timekeeping and attendance.
  • Works well in a team, helping and supporting each other.
  • Anticipates and responds to the needs of the Company and its customers, looking for and using opportunities to exceed customer expectations and ensuring consistent quality in all their dealings with employees and customers.
  • At all times behaves, dresses and acts in a manner befitting the position held and the nature of the company’s business, including demonstrating compassion and patience with mourners.
  • Takes ownership of their own Training and Development and partakes in any training deemed necessary by the line manager or management. Supports the training and development of apprentices, work experience students and new staff when required.
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and energetic with a genuine desire to provide outstanding service

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