Grounds Maintenance Operative

New Milton

Salary: £22,000

Full time - 40 Hours per week

When friends and family say a final goodbye to a loved one at the crematorium or cemetery, it can be one of the very hardest parts of a funeral. That is why it’s so important to deliver a respectful, serene and empathic experience. Which is exactly what our client, Westerleigh, ensures happens.

The 40,000 cremations and burials they deliver each year help to shape a truly fitting end to the funeral service. Westerleigh sees it as an honour and a privilege to be charged with that role and, as a result, it’s made them the largest independent operator of their kind in the UK, employing 300 people across 35 sites.

Joining us as a Grounds Maintenance Operative here at Westerleigh is an opportunity to be a part of something truly meaningful and significant.


The challenge

Being part of our brand-new New Milton team means getting involved at every stage of the grounds working process, so the challenge is varied, one that takes in planting schemes, preparing the memorial garden for interments and lawn maintenance.  And, whether you’re working in a public-facing, team-based or individual capacity, you’ll bring a special brand of dignity to every bit of what you do. That’s why people choose Westerleigh.

This role is all about versatility. You’ll be involved in many different roles on site– someone who works as an integral part of the team so that we can always deliver for our service users.

Wherever the day takes you, your attention to detail will make sure we get it right – which is so important to what we do. If you can do that, you’ll be part of a team with the kind of collective ‘family’ spirit you won’t find everywhere. And you’ll be on to a great career with the biggest independent UK company in the business.


The person

You’re the type of person who will turn their hand to anything and love learn new things. Someone flexible, who likes to take the initiative. That’s what makes you an all-rounder. You might not know how to work in a cemetery or memorial garden, but you’ll make sure you get up to speed.

As long as you have gardening skills and can operate garden machinery, we can show you the rest. All that’s needed is your drive to be an indispensable member of your team. And that’s why you’ll love it here. Because, when you share your skills and pull together with your colleagues, you’ll see first-hand how much people appreciate it. It’s something you take great pride in – and so you should – it’ll put you on the path to a great career at Westerleigh.


Please visit to submit your CV. 

Closing Date: Monday, 16 August 2021