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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.

 

 

Downloads

  • Information for Candidates
  • Organisational Culture framework
  • Job description

How to Apply

Our preferred method is online application however if you do require a hard copy application pack please contact Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB. Telephone (01483) 444111 (24-hr). Alternatively e-mail sally.nielsen@guildford.gov.uk quoting the relevant post number. Please note that we do not accept CVs, please ensure that you complete the application form fully. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers. Follow us on Twitter @GuildfordBC

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  • 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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