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Grounds Maintenance Area Operations Manager

P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.

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Environment and Regeneration
P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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St Pancras and Islington Cemetery 278 High Road, London N2 9AG
P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.
01/03/2018 23:59

Islington is looking to recruit a talented and energetic person to manage the Grounds Maintenance Services for the Islington & Camden Cemetery Service.  

The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record managing Grounds Maintenance Services to high standards and levels of customer service. Previous experience delivering services in cemeteries is desirable but not essential. You will need to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate your team to deliver a quality service.  

You’ll be required to take accountability for assessing maintenance needs, organising and supervising staff and contractors and will work closely with the Cemeteries Operations Manager to ensure that the day to day maintenance requirements of the cemeteries are met.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skill and experience:

  • Be able to work closely with colleagues, staff and clients
  • High level of horticultural maintenance knowledge
  • Be pro-active and committed to providing an excellent service
  • Have a strong Customer focus
  • High level of planning and organisational skills is essential
  • Have a strong leadership style with a focus on supporting and developing employees
  • Proven track record of dealing with customers
  • Experience in similar position and capacity
  • Good IT Skills

The post holder will responsible for the grounds maintenance service delivery at St Pancras & Islington and West Hampstead Cemeteries.  The post holder will be based at St Pancras & Islington Cemetery.

For an informal discussion please contact Barry Emmerson on 020 7527 3762 or email

Closing date: Thursday 1 March 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Monday 12 March 2018

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