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Crematorium Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24915/28916
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1 x 37; 1 x 16
  • Salary: £23194 - £23620
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woodvale Crematorium

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Crematorium Officer

Job introduction

Opportunity for one full-time and one part-time Crematorium Officer, based at Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton.

Working within a busy team to provide dignified funeral and memorial services, you will be well presented and have a flexible approach to your work.

Interview date: 14th and 15th December 

If you would like an informal discussion before applying for this position, please contact Lorraine Kennedy, Crematorium Team Leader on 01273 292327 or by email:  lorraine.kennedy@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

You will work closely with colleagues and on your own initiative to provide a first-class service to our customers, including funeral directors and the bereaved.  The tasks involved will be varied, and will include cremating, funeral services, scattering of ashes, removal of flowers, meet and greet, housekeeping to a high standard in all public areas; as well as responding to queries from visitors to the Crematorium.

You will have experience of working in a customer service environment and have excellent communication and IT skills. You will understand the sensitivities involved in providing services to the bereaved.

Previous experience of working in a crematorium is not essential as full training will be provided, including support in gaining relevant qualifications.

The vacancies are 1 x 37 hours and 1 x 16 hours per week on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the service, and you may be asked to work additional hours during busy periods.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).