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Grave Digger - Temp to Perm

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Shepton Mallet

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£9.50 per Hour

Job Description

Grave Digger - Temp to Perm

Location: Shepton Mallett

Job Tittle: Grave Digger

Hours: 40 hours per week

Pay: £9.50 per hour

HR GO Recruitment are looking for an ideal candidate to assist our client based in Somerset with ground maintenance as a Temp-Perm Grave Digger.

Role Responsibilities

  • To be the first point of contact for Cemetery users and clients in person. To provide a high quality, welcoming and personable service, ensuring timely and appropriate responses to deliver customer satisfaction.
  • To organise and undertake effectively and efficiently, appropriate levels of service delivery.
  • To ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the beliefs of the funeral cortège, and the funeral party.
  • To ensure that all grave digging and or grounds maintenance work meets appropriate standards, as direct by the supervising office, particularly, health and safety consideration as they apply to grave digging.
  • To ensure appropriate consideration is given to the beliefs of the funeral cortège, and the funeral party.
  • To maintain essential equipment and Depot areas in a proper condition
  • To work effectively as a member of a team.
  • To provide a grave digging service, including the safe excavation and shoring of graves as dictated by ground conditions.
  • To ensure that all graves are suitable in dimensions to receive the casket or coffin prescribed.

Basic knowledge of and ability to carry out horticultural and or grounds person tasks.

  • tree, shrub and bedding plant planting
  • turfing and grass seed sowing
  • turf care and mechanical operations
  • hedge cutting and skilled shrub pruning
  • chemical control spraying under direction

Ability to:

· excavate grave spaces and knowledge of dimensions and location of grave spaces, ensuring all graves are dug to for the required dimensions.

· to provide grave digging service, including the safe excavation and shoring as dictated by ground conditions.

· Ability to work in confined spaces and the use of ladders e.g., working in graves.

  • move headstones/memorials with suitable tools available


  • Valid driving license and ability to drive a car and or van


Full training and development opportunities will be provided for the right candidate.

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