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Groundpersons/Gravediggers (post 06.006, 06.012)

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: SU6/18/84261
  • Published: Thu 20/12/2018, 16:13 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/01/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £18,827 - £20,739 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming GU7 3DB

Groundspersons Gravediggers (Posts 06.006, 06.012)

Permanent, full time

Salary: £18,827 - £20,739 per annum

We are looking for pro-active, motivated and confident individuals who are looking to make a difference providing a compassionate service to the bereaved.

About us, Guildford’s bereavement service looks after two cemeteries, Guildford crematorium and eight closed churchyards. We are a small dynamic team who manage all the burial, cremations and related appointments for the borough. We are looking for two groundspersons/ gravediggers to work within the service. This role attracts a salary range of £18,827 - £20,739 per annum depending on experience and an annual leave entitlement of 22 days per annum plus Bank Holidays.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • You would be working at one of the council’s two cemeteries (Stoke cemetery at Stoughton Road/the Mount Cemetery Guildford) or at the crematorium on New Pond Road maintaining the grounds at these sites including mowing, strimming, weeding and litter picking
  • Preparation of grave plots and undertaking burials in accordance with all relevant procedures.
  • Interacting with funeral directors, stonemasons and the bereaved and assisting with enquiries from the public.
  • Assisting occasionally with cleaning duties ( i.e. the chapels) if required
  • Assisting with relevant deliveries i.e. transporting fuel, grave shoring etc. between sites.

 

What you need to succeed in this role:

At a minimum, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proactive approach, with good administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with people at all levels
  • Conscientious attitude and attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to undertake relevant training
  • Ability to follow written procedures and service standards
  • An understanding of the needs of the bereaved and ability to act accordingly 

It would be great if you also have:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to take the initiative.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Natasha Precious Bereavement Services Manager on 01483 444710 (please note I will not be contactable between 24th December and 2nd January).

Closing date: 13th January

Interviews will take place week commencing 21st January 2019.

 

 

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  • Job description
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: SU6/18/84261
  • Published: Thu 20/12/2018, 16:13 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/01/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £18,827 - £20,739 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming GU7 3DB

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