Temporary Cemetery Maintenance Operative – Environment

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Temporary Cemetery Maintenance Operative – Environment
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ607232

Posted: 17th June 2022 15:06
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.58 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N2 9AG

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Cemetery Maintenance Operative – Environment

Reference no: Islington RQ607232

Carry out safety inspections on memorials using the computer software packages and testing equipment provided by the cemetery and make safe as necessary.

To carry out all required building and other premises related inspections and general maintenance works in accordance with current procedures and legislation.

To assist in the maintenance of cemetery grounds as required including clearing paths, gardening, laying paving stones, trench digging, erecting fencing, clearing overgrown areas.


  • To assist the Premises and Asset Manager in the efficient and effective management of memorials, buildings and structures within all Cemetery Grounds managed by Islington and Camden Cemetery Services.
  • To undertake, depending on location and access, any special clearance work surrounding unsafe memorials and to erect temporary fencing and signs ensuring that areas identified as at risk are clearly visible to the public
  • To assist with replacing metal/resin plaque memorials for ash plots and carrying out any other site maintenance duties as required.
  • To carry out premises management duties under the direction of the Cemetery Premises and Asset Manager
  • To drive and operate a full range of vehicles as required (e.g. dumpers, vans, lorries with trailers).
  • To deal politely, tactfully, and sympathetically with members of the public, and funeral directors ensuring appropriate regulations with respect to cemeteries are adhered to and to be aware of that legislation.
  • To carry out chapel duties as required.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualifications/Experience:
    1. A NAMM Memorial Inspection and Memorial Repairs Certificate or similar is desirable OR a willingness to undertake these and future courses will be considered.
    2. Experience of outdoor working with general building tasks under adverse conditions within cemeteries or similar environments is essential. Experience of working with memorials is desirable.
    3. Experience of working within a small team and on own initiative is essential.
  2. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    1. Ability to use a palm top to produce simple reports
    2. Ability to use hand and power tools for repairing, moving and laying down memorial stones.
    3. Ability to drive a range of vehicles including dumpers, lorries and light vans with trailers
    4. Ability to deal tactfully and sensitively with members of the public
    5. Ability to keep inventory records
    6. Ability to locate, investigate and rectify complaints in connection with graves and / or memorials
    7. Ability to liaise and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with members of the public, contractors and with statutory agencies
    8. Ability to work outside normal hours if required
    9. Ability to ensure compliance with legislation relevant to the working of the cemeteries and crematorium including Health & Safety at Work legislation
  3. ICT Skills: Basic IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Other Work-Related Requirements: Full driving licence
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Temporary Cemetery Maintenance Operative – Environment
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