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About the role:
We are looking for a Cemetery Supervisor to join our Cemetery Supervisor Team. The expected location for the successful candidate will be Frankby Cemetery but, if required, you will be expected to work at any other Cemetery. Additionally, while you will have a substantive Cemetery location, you may be required to assist in other Cemeteries from time to time.
The Cemetery Supervisor will be responsible for managing the site-based team and will be responsible for the grounds maintenance ofthe Cemetery, and for burial duties.
The Cemetery Supervisor is expected to take the lead and be the main responsible person for undertaking the sexton duties in regard to burials. These duties include the location of graves, liaising with Landican Cemetery Office, liaising with funeral directors, family members and members of the public as required in the course of these duties. Also ensuring the safe and correct digging of graves, the undertaking the burial service and completion of burial, demonstrating a sympathetic approach.
About the candidate:
The ideal candidate with have knowledge of Cemetery management and experience of staff supervision and management.
As part of the grounds maintenance duties, the candidate will ideally have experience of a wide range of grounds maintenance machinery, including hand held equipment, pedestrian mowers and ride-on mowers. In terms of digging graves, they should have experience in the use of grave-digging equipment.
A full driving licence is required.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
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