Location idverde UK, East Staffs
Hours per week 40
Job Reference
Salary DOE
Application Deadline 31-12-2021
Job Type Full-time

About the role

We are looking for Cemetery Operative to join our teams covering the East Staffs/Burton on Trent area.

You will work as part of a team and be required to carry out all aspects of grave preparation in order to ensure the deceased is interred as planned. The operative needs to ensure that memorials are not blighted with grass clipping, soil or any other detritus. Their responsibility is to carry out all related grounds maintenance duties in accordance with the contract specification.


  • Undertake all routine and specialised grounds maintenance, focusing on best practice
  • Maintain tools responsibly, including cleaning, oiling and sharpening as directed. Damaged or lost items to be reported to your supervisor
  • Accept responsibility and work collaboratively to achieve results
  • Communicate effectively, keep managers informed, and listen and ask questions to ensure understanding
  • Be efficient and organised, working to company systems, e.g. timesheets, work controls tick sheets, rotas
  • Be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason


  • Create a positive impression with our customers and work to exceed their expectations, presenting a polite and responsible attitude at all times
  • Focus on promoting the company wherever possible and feedback potential leads from sites and local press
  • Dealing with the public in a respectful and efficient manner, answering questions relating to the site, noting and reporting any complaints to your supervisor
  • Represent the company respectfully by wearing the correct corporate clothing, ensuring vehicles and machinery are professionally presented and that sites are kept clean and tidy

Health & Safety

  • Ensure that works carried out complies and focus on the idverde Health & Safety and Environmental Policy
  • Ensure integrity when reporting accidents, near misses and hazards
  • Work areas to be assessed with integrity to ensure potential hazards are removed or adequate control measures are in place to implement a safer working environment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn responsibly for each task being undertaken
  • Work to risk assessments and COSHH assessments

Key Performance Indicators

  • Delivering the program on time or ahead of schedule
  • Client satisfaction with the quality of work delivered
  • Maintaining a consistent attendance record

    Knowledge and Skills
  • Experience in grounds maintenance would be advantageous although full training would be provided
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out horticultural tasks relating to cemeteries
  • Chemical spraying PA1 or PA6
  • NVQ 1 or 2 in Horticulture
  • Ability to use mini digger/JCB

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to deal with the public in a respectful and sympathetic manner
  • To be innovative and self-motivated
  • Must be a team player and be respectful of other operatives within the team
  • Must work responsibly as will not always be supervised


  • Competitive pay to match your skills and experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Access to our idverde Benefits Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Plus much more