Horticulture Apprentice - Bereavement Services
Are you interested in Horticulture and working in an environment which is challenging and rewarding?
This job has two aspects, one in the Gardens of Remembrance maintain horticultural features to a high standard, and the other providing graves prior to burial.
The Gardens of Remembrance provide a high quality horticulture which include cutting, fertilising, scarifying, over seeding of lawn areas, pruning, pest control and weeding of roses and individual gardens, pruning of horticultural features such as hedges and ornamental spirals.
Burial provision will include the digging, shoring, backfilling and preparing a grave ready for interment, following interment leaving a well mounded and respectful resting place.
You will work alongside experienced staff who will help you to develop skills such as communication and team building.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Hours - Monday to Friday- 37 hours a week average (seasonal adjustment)
Pre-Interview Testing date: 25 September 2018
Interview date: Week Commencing 01/10/2018
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.
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