Part Time Gate Keeper (Weekends)

Forest Park Cemetery & Crematorium

Salary: £30 to open and close all of the gates per day so £60 for the weekend.

Hours per week

Part Time Gatekeeper (Weekend)

Saturday and Sunday. Opening the site gates by 8.30am and locking up at the end of the day

£30 to open and close all of the gates per day so £60 for the weekend.

Forest Park Cemetery & Crematorium (London/Essex)

We have a rare opportunity for a Part Time Gatekeeper (Weekend) to open and close the gates for our Forest Park Cemetery & Crematorium sites.

You will only need to be available to open and close the gates over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), ensuring that they are all open by 8.30am and closed at the seasonal times below.

You do not need to do anything else at all and can leave as soon as the gates are opened / closed, it really is as simple as that!


Saturday and Sunday (Winter Hours)

  • St Mary’s Ilford – 08:30 – 16:30 (Saturday). 10:00 – 16:30 (Sunday).
  • Barkingside Garden of Rest, Longwood Gardens, Barkingside IG5 0ET – 08:30 – 16:30 (Saturday). 10:00 – 16:30 (Sunday).
  • Barkingside Cemetery, Longwood Gardens, Barkingside, IG5 0ET – 08:30 – 16:30 (Saturday). 10:00 – 16:30 (Sunday).
  • Roding Lane North Cemetery, Woodford, Woodford Green, IG8 8LZ 08:30 – 16:30 (Saturday). 10:00 – 16:30 (Sunday).
  • Forest Park Crematorium & Cemetery – Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HP – 08:30 – 17:30 (Saturday). 10:00 – 17:00 (Sunday)


Saturday and Sunday (Summer Hours) 

  • St Mary’s Ilford – 08:30 – 20:00 (Saturday). 10:00 – 20:00 (Sunday).
  • Barkingside Garden of Rest – 08:30 – 20:00 (Saturday). 10:00 – 20:00 (Sunday).
  • Barkingside – 08:30 – 20:00 (Saturday). 10:00 – 20:00 (Sunday).
  • Roding Lane North Cemetery – 08:30 – 20:00 (Saturday). 10:00 – 20:00 (Sunday).
  • Forest Park Crematorium & Cemetery – 08:00 – 20:00 (Saturday). 10:00 – 20:00 (Sunday).


About you

We are looking for someone who is

  • Reliable and able to commit to doing this every week. You don’t need any experience but could suit someone who has been a caretaker before.
  • Lives in the local area and has some form of transport to be able to get round to all the sites on time.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone local to the area to help ensure the Cemetery & Crematorium grounds are open for families and people to visit their loved ones and enjoy peace and reflection time on our grounds.


About Westerleigh

Westerleigh Group has been building and managing Crematoria for 30 years and care for 50,000 cremations and burials every year. Our first site opened in 1992 in a village called Westerleigh, near to Bristol and we have grown significantly since then. We currently have 37 sites across England, Wales and Scotland with plans to continue growing responsibly.

We have established a reputation for creating beautifully landscaped, high quality and peaceful facilities where families can remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones. Our core objective is to deliver the highest possible standards of care in a way that is uniquely personal.

We play an active part in the local communities that we serve and in 2021 our sites have raised over £400,000 to support local charitable causes and projects.

The values we live by are Safety First, Exceptional Care, Uniquely Personal and One Team.

In 2021 Distinct Cremations was formed as part of the Westerleigh Group and caters for the direct cremation market.

Start a rewarding career with us by applying today.

We reserve the right to close the application window sooner if a significant number of applications are received.


Please visit to submit your CV. 

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022