LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Our client honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.
Their work commemorates the war dead, from building and maintaining our cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries to preserve their extensive records and archives. Their values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago.
A GC1 is an experienced horticulturist who usually works in a mobile role or at a static site, and is responsible for the maintenance of a number of specific plots within a Region. A GC1 will carry out gardening maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to horticultural policies and procedures.
Undertaking practical horticultural maintenance, renovation work and caretaking duties. This includes mowing, edging, hedge cutting, weeding, pruning and pesticide application.
Planning and organising daily workload, appropriate to each site. This includes compiling stock order for plants, chemicals, fertilisers, PPE and machinery.
Responsible for the safe operation, care, day to day maintenance and repair of all work equipment to a set standard. This includes team vehicles.
To report to Line Management any structural defects noted, any development in the surroundings or environment of cemeteries and memorials, which are observed during maintenance duties.
To observe the Commissions safety procedures and safe working practices, ensuring that PPE is used appropriately, and that the Commission’s H&S policies, procedures and safety instructions are adhered to at all times.
Undertake H&S risk assessments in accordance with CWGC processes and priorities.
Familiar with, and competent in undertaking a number of routine administrative duties. This includes the use of IT, smart phones and tablet based technology.
Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the role.
Cross function work within the region; working with Skilled Maintenance Craftsmen (SMC) on renovation work.
Representation of the Commission at ceremonies.
The provision of advice/direction and other information to Cemetery visitors/members of the public, helping them locate war graves
Education and Knowledge, Essential:
NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent is desirable
A good level of computer literacy or the ability to learn quickly
A full driving licence is essential
Practical experience of horticultural/gardening work
Summer Hours - Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1230 hours
1330 to 1700 hours
Friday finish 0800 to 1230 hours
1330 to 1600 hours
Winter Hours- Monday to Friday 0830 to 1230 hours
1300 to 1600 hours
There will be occasions where you will be required to work overtime/out of hours. Time off in lieu will be granted for overtime worked.
if you wish to apply then please submit you CV and one of our team will give you a call.
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