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Driver (please apply using the application form below)

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: SU6/19/90500
  • Published: Wed 27/02/2019, 13:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/04/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £9.00 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming GU7 3DB

Driver for private ambulance

Do you enjoy driving but are looking for something slightly different?

We are in the process of rebuilding Guildford Crematorium in order to better meet the needs of bereaved families. Due to restrictions on where we can build, the new building will be constructed almost entirely on the existing building footprint. As a result we now have interim Chapel and office facilities onsite so that we can continue providing a service to families whilst the new crematorium is being built.

As part of these interim arrangements, our Bereavement Services team is looking for caring, compassionate drivers to assist with the transfer of the deceased in their coffin, by private ambulance from the Chapel to the Crematory. This involves, maneuvering the coffin in and out of the ambulance with the assistance of a colleague and machinery and then driving the ambulance off site for a short distance to the Crematory.  

You will need to be available to work between the hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and possibly an occasional Saturday but your actual hours worked will be varied and based around funeral service requirements.

Key skills and requirements:-

  •  Full, clean driving license and excellent driving skills
  • Smart and professional in appearance (uniform, protective clothing will be provided)
  • Manual handling capacity of up to 60kg with the assistance of machinery
  • A respectful and sensitive manner
  • Compliance with the ICCM Charter for the Bereaved and FBCA Code of   Practice
  • Experience in bereavement services desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Ability to comply with operational procedures and service standards

You will be paid at a rate of £9 per hour, which includes an allowance for holiday pay.

This is a temporary position for approximately 6-12 months.

If you would like more information about this role please contact Natasha Precious, Bereavement Services Manager at natasha.precious@guildford.gov.uk.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our Jobs page at https://www.guildford.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, complete the attached application form and return to sally.nielsen@guildford.gov.uk or contact Sally Nielsen on 01483 444017 for an application form and once completed, please email it to sally.nielsen@guildford.gov.uk or send by post to Human Resources, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB.  

The deadline for submitting your application is 5pm Friday 26 April 2019.

Interviews for this role will take during week commencing 29 April 2019.

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  • Organisational Culture framework
  • Job Description

How to Apply

Please download and complete the application form and return by email/post to sally.nielsen@guildford.gov.uk 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: SU6/19/90500
  • Published: Wed 27/02/2019, 13:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/04/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £9.00 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming GU7 3DB

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