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Maintenance Team (Team Member-Churchyard Team)

To work as a member of an established team to ensure that the graveyard is maintained in a tidy, attractive and safe condition.

Responsible To: Estate Manager (David Orritt)
Time Committment: Minimum of 2 hours per month
                                                                                                                
As part of this role a volunteer would have the following responsibilities:
  • Assist in the clearing of the car park area and paths to remove weeds, leaves and other debris
  • Assist in the maintenance of borders and flower beds
  • Assist in the pruning and trimming of bushes, hedges and trees, at low level only
  • Assist in the planting of new or replacement shrubs or herbaceous plants
  • Assist at the twice yearly churchyard working parties
  • Liaise with the Estate Manager regarding any concerns


A volunteer in this role would require some or all of the following attributes:
  • Be fit and healthy
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision and upon own initiative
  • Be able to work as a member of a team
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have a basic knowledge of gardening
  • Have an understanding of appropriate health and safety procedures
  • Be prepared to converse in a friendly, polite and helpful manner with those visiting the graveyard


In order for someone to be able to perform this role the following training and support will be given:
  • Initial training and ongoing support arranged by the Estate Manager and /or a Maintenance (Graveyard) Team member


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