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Cemetery Operative

  • Job reference: LMAR0076
  • Location: Waltham Forest, London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Groundworkers
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Job description: Cemetery Operative - Waltham Forest

Service Care Construction are recruiting for a cemetery operative based in Waltham Forest. A Local Authority require an experienced operative to join their busy team on a temporary basis to cover the busy winter period. Must have experience either as Labourer, Ground worker or Gardener. Must be able to dig in all conditions, and have experience of working with and using mechanical diggers and dumpers. Must possess a Full UK Drivers Licence as you will be required to travel between our two Cemetery sites in Chingford and Walthamstow.

Duties include measuring and marking out grave spaces, using a mechanical excavator and hand tools to dig and prepare graves and keeping graves tidy. Other duties include checking headstones for damage and removing those that are unsafe and maintaining lawns, verges and plants around the cemetery.

The successful candidate will be hard working, enthusiastic, willing to learn and a good team player and willing to do whatever is required to get the job done. The candidate must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and in challenging conditions. Working with other funeral and cemetery staff is vital to the role, as good communication skills and a caring and compassionate nature for dealing with the bereaved.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV to or call Lauren on 01772 208967.