Assistant Cemetery Operative x4

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Assistant Cemetery Operative x4
Contract / Temporary

Wigan 0008 AA32 / 1

Posted: 8th April 2024 16:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:00 - 15:54

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • WIGAN,

    WN2 2PR

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Temporary Assistant Cemetery Operative x4

Reference no: Wigan 0008 AA32 / 1

Pay Rate: £12.18 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, 08:00 - 15:54

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


Covering in all 9 cemeteries across the borough

Be accountable for the preparation, presentation and backfilling of graves in line with policy and procedures by using appropriate plant and equipment. Present all cemeteries grounds to a high standard including grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed killing, planting, bin emptying, litter/leaf collection, floral tribute management and site security.

Carry out maintenance to achieve expected presentation in all cemetery grounds including lift and level procedures to maintain a level ground.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for compliance with all relevant legislation and with local rules and regulations
  • Assist the Cemeteries Team Leader in planning new memorialisation, locating graves by using plans and electronic information and to manage floral tributes
  • Carry out burials, burial/scattering of cremated remains and exhumations with dignity and sensitivity to families dealing with bereavement
  • Be courageous in the enforcement of memorial rules and regulations and be open to new ways of working
  • Remove/re-fix grave kerbstones, headstones and concrete foundations as required and in line with approved procedures
  • Be accountable to undertake site inspection including headstones management, record results and report defects or any health & safety issues
  • Be available to cover for other colleagues in the service including crematorium and office duties

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  • Experience of dealing directly with the public
  • Previous experience

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills


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Job Ref: Wigan 0008 AA32 / 1
Assistant Cemetery Operative x4
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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