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Gardener & Relief Crematorium Officer

Salary details: £19717 - £20344

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£19,171 – £20,344
Job term
Appointment type
Emma Parry
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 838158
Closing Date
12 December 2019 11:30 PM
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Gardener and Relief Crematorium Officer


37 hours per week (Annualised Hours)

£19,171 – £20,344


Would you like to work as part of a small dedicated team providing a sensitive and important service at Weymouth Crematorium?

This position is hands-on, improving and maintaining the grounds to provide a pleasing and sensitive environment for the bereaved

What you will be doing

Based at Weymouth Crematorium you'll be undertaking a wide range of horticultural and grounds maintenance activities, focussed on improving and maintaining the Crematorium grounds.

We are a frontline service so gardening and grounds maintenance needs to be carried out in a skilful, efficient and effective manner, creating a safe environment for our customers and community.   This will be a physical role carried out mainly outdoors in all weathers.

The role will include supporting the design and delivery of small landscaping schemes, using horticultural equipment and working with the team to ensure we provide an excellent customer focussed service.

You will provide support to colleagues in delivering other aspects of the service, in particular as relief cremator operator, where appropriate training will be provided.

About you

We're looking for a team player, with a positive and enthusiastic approach, who is naturally helpful when dealing with the public and who will take pride in what they do.  You'll also need to be able to cope with emotional situations when helping the bereaved.

Ideally you will have horticultural knowledge or grounds maintenance experience but importantly will be willing to learn and develop in your role and contribution.

If you are interested in this role please contact Emma Parry – Bereavement Services Manager for further information and an informal chat.  01305 838158 emma.parry@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council have been replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

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Closing date:  12 December 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 16 December