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Casual Cemeteries Assistant
  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 807CD
  • Published: Fri 10/01/2020, 10:55 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual hours
  • Salary: £11.22 + £1.35 holiday pay
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Multiple sites accross the Borough, Surrey

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Casual Cemeteries Assistant

The Cemeteries team at Runnymede is responsible for four cemeteries across the borough including arranging around 150 burials a year. We are seeking to appoint a Cemeteries Assistant, on a casual basis, to attend burials as and when required to represent the Council, deal with issues that may arise and to answer questions from mourners, funeral directors and others. 

From time to time there you may be asked to assist with other duties in the cemeteries such as opening and cleaning the chapel prior to a service or checking the location or condition of a grave.  This role would suit someone who is flexible, a problem solver and who is comfortable dealing with people who are recently bereaved, i.e. diplomatic with excellent communication skills. 

Working out of the Orchard Centre in Chertsey you will be asked to attend any of the four cemeteries across the borough – Thorpe, Englefield Green, Chertsey or Addlestone, so will need to be mobile with your own vehicle available for work use for which a mileage allowance will be paid. 

The role requires attendance at burials throughout the year so you also need to be prepared to work outdoors and in all weathers.

For an informal chat about this position please call Peter Winfield on 01932 425673.

For further information and to apply please visit If it is difficult for you to apply online, please email or telephone 01932 425514.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Interview date to be confirmed