West Herts Crematorium is located in beautiful grounds on the Lavesden/Abbots Langley boarders. Our Gardens of Remembrance are set in more than eleven acres, and have been carefully designed to make three distinct areas. Our intention is to offer unique characteristics in each garden so that all of our visitors can find the appropriate contemplative space.

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with the clearing of floral tributes from the cloisters, terraces, chapels and gardens of remembrance
  • Gardening duties such as the hoeing and weeding of beds and borders. Leaf raking and blowing
  • Grass cutting, hedge cutting, spraying (following spraying course)
  • Strimming, ride on tractor/grass cutter, rose pruning
  • Seasonal bedding design and planting
  • Cleaning and repainting of Garden Memorial Benches, as may be directed from time to time
  • Clearing of snow within the Crematorium grounds
  • Preparation and attendance of the Annual Open Air Service (second Sunday in July)

Desired skills

  • No experience is necessary but an interest in Gardening would be advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Must have a flexible approach to work
  • Must have a sensitive and customer focussed approach to the public
  • Must be good team player, be confident, sympathetic and have a good sense of humour

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English to Grade A -C or 9-4 (Level 2) are required
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in horticulture

Future prospects

  • Whilst there is no guarantee of future employment, it may be available to the right candidate

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise


Watford WD25 0JS

Weekly wage

12.000 (ANNUAL)

Working week

37 hrs

Apprenticeship duration

24 months approx.

Date posted

29 January 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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