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Bereavement Services Officer

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: R520VR
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 3 - £19,472 - £25,093 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Ln, Blue Bell Hill, Chatham Kent

We are currently recruiting for Bereavement Service Officers to assist with the day-to-day operation of the service including cremations, burials and memorials, filing, typing, ordering of supplies and equipment; to provide cover for sickness and leave: to assist with reception duties safety inspections and to provide support to the Cremation Technicians.

You will be required to undertake burial and cremation administration. This will include entering of information into bespoke databases, working with mapping software and undertaking searches of registers. To research and prepare letters, e-mails etc. relating to grave ownership, memorials and permits.

Applicants will assist with the administration of memorials, including the giving of advice to members of the public and other visitors; selling and ordering; checking and auditing.

You will undertake witness strews and chapel duties which will include the operation of music equipment and curtains, ushering, occasional cleaning, liaising with funeral directors and families and taking some small services in the grounds. This will be predominately in the crematorium, but could include cemetery attendance.

Ensure compliance with all current legal, environmental and health and safety regulations as it relates to the level of the post and to take a lead role in relation to Fire and First Aid Wardens within the office environment

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call James Brown 01634 338901.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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