Head Groundsperson

Permanent, Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Location: South London Crematorium, SW16 5JG

Salary: £29,702.40 per annum (£14.28 per hour) 

Join us in ensuring every goodbye is dignified and meaningful.

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Our Crematoriums are committed to providing a tranquil and comforting atmosphere for families as they honour their loved ones. Our Grounds Management Teams play a crucial role in creating a peaceful environment for reflection and honouring cherished memories.

If you have a passion for outdoor work, a strong sense of pride in your craftsmanship, and the ability to thrive in physically demanding environments, then we would love to hear from you!

This role will suit someone who:

  • Industry experience is not needed however willingness to work in physically demanding environments throughout various weather and seasons is essential.
  • Has previous management, supervisory or team leadership experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of groundskeeping and practices i.e., planting, pruning, landscaping, mowing, trimming and routine maintenance.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards of cleanliness and presentation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Here is what a typical day could look like for you:

  • Maintain the grounds of the crematorium, including lawns, flowers beds, shrubs, and tress, ensuring they are kept tidy and well-manicured.
  • Plant, prune, and cultivate flowers, plants, and trees to enhance the beautifully landscaped grounds of the crematorium.
  • Monitor pest control and weeds to preserve the health and appearance of the landscape.
  • Assist in season tasks such as leaf removal, snow clearing and winterising plants.
  • Supporting our clients with any memorial related queries whilst within the grounds.
  • Whilst the above duties will be a main part of your role, our teams work collaboratively, therefore you will be upskilled in other duties across our Crematorium Teams.

You can download the full Job Description at the bottom of this page.

What we provide to you:

  • Annual salary of £29,702.40
  • 22-25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance X2.
  • Free On-Site/Street Parking.
  • Free Uniform Provided.
  • ‍ Access to our internal apprentice & personal development schemes.

We wouldn’t be able to provide this integral service without our people. If you’d like to join a compassionate team dedicated to providing dignified farewells and supporting families during their most challenging times – We want to hear from you!

What are the next steps?

To join us in this role, simply hit the ‘apply’ button to submit your application and a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch!

FCA Statement

Please note that this role is subject to meeting regulatory requirements. As an FCA-regulated organisation, we are committed to adopting the highest standards and we do this by employing individuals with the appropriate skills, experience, and integrity to protect both the company and our clients. If you are considered for a role, you will be providing your permission for us to conduct the relevant checks and assessments that will be carried out during the recruitment and onboarding process. The nature of the checks will depend on whether the role is subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Our Vision is to connect with our clients, colleagues, company and communities based on our principles whilst celebrating our differences.
We aim to empower leaders and colleagues to seek out and understand new voices and perspectives; to be vocal about inequity and exclusion, and take decisive, informed and bold action to promote inclusion and belonging.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.



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