Cemetery Technician Job at Reading Borough Council – in Alwal, Hyderabad, Telangana

Job Description

Job description
Cemetery Technician
£19,650 – £22,129 plus 5% uplift for Saturdays and Thursday Evening
Henley Road Cemetery & Crematorium Office, RG4 5LP

Reporting to the Cemetery Supervisor, you will have responsibilities for the cemetery duties including enforcement of the regulations, inspecting, and maintaining memorials, and ground maintenance. You will be responsible for the day-to-day activities for the cemetery dealing and resolving any problems that may occur and carry out administrative and customer facing duties as required of this position – including grave digging and crematorium duties when necessary.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

About the role

  • Competent in all core aspects of the cemetery and crematorium service
  • Maintain excellent relations with Ministers of Religion, officiants, funeral directors, mourners, general public, visitors, other service users and stakeholders
  • To assist in planning and coordinating contractors and implementation of cemetery regulations.
  • Administrative duties are conducted in accordance with regulations and methods as specified by the department including the legal requirements and professional Codes of Practice.
  • Ensure all work is carried out with 100% accuracy and with a methodical approach.
  • Adhere to the Council’s Customer Care Policy ensuring a sensitive and caring approach is maintained in relation to the range of services provided
  • To carry out Service Attendant duties as and when required
  • As needed, to be responsible for coordinating large funerals
  • Responsible for the operating and maintaining the cremators and cremulator

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team – work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do
Drive Efficiency – show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential
Be Ambitious – be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way
Make a Difference to Reading – maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

About you
The following experience is required for this role:

  • Working in an open spaces environment with grounds maintenance / gravedigger / stone mason or other related skills
  • Good general education; educated to GCSE Level 4 in English and Maths or equivalent.
  • ICT skills in the use of Microsoft office applications.
  • Manual Handling Qualification or similar would be an advantage
  • First Aid qualification would be an advantage
  • Working within a cemetery or within the Funeral Industry
  • Experience of developing recycling of plant matter systems
  • Dealing with the public face-to-face and over the telephone, as well as dealing with a variety of stakeholder organisations.
  • Able to work some Saturdays (all year) and Thursday Evening (summer only) on a rota basis and flexible to adjust working hours to meet operational demands if required.
  • Must be of smart appearance when required to meet members of the public, attend certain meetings or provide cover at customer facing events.
  • Prepared to work towards ICCM COTS (gravedigging) and Cremator Operator Qualification or equivalent

Our offer
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays – rising to 32 days after 10 years’ service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance – three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • A day nursery located at the Civic Offices (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan – to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

For more information on this position please contact [email protected]

Closing Date: 26th April
Interview Date: TBC

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: ₹19,650.00 – ₹22,129.00 per month

About Company

Company: Reading Borough Council –

Company Location:  Alwal, Hyderabad, Telangana

Job Category: Government Jobs

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