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Countryside & Coast Officer (Cemeteries)

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Salary Additional Information £23,445 - £25,196
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/06/2020
Company Name Maldon District Council
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We are looking for dynamic and focused individual to join us as a Countryside & Coast Officer to provide a grave digging and grounds maintenance service within the Cemeteries of the District, working to an excellent standard.

About this role

As a Countryside & Coast Officer, you will be expected to:

  • Act as Lead Officer for specified areas of work, including:
    • Grave digging
    • Interment of cremated remains
    • Monument testing
    • Grounds maintenance within Cemetery and closed Churchyard sites
  • Operate basic machinery and vehicle driving

We are particularly seeking applicants who have experience of working within a Cemetery service environment. Operation of Digging machinery and grave digging experience is desirable, however training will be offered to the successful applicant.

  • Work in partnership with others to achieve high standards of grounds maintenance
  • Organise own working methods within guidelines to ensure safe working and adherence with health and safety procedures and instruction
  • To provide supervision, direction and guidance to both staff and volunteers in the delivery of services within the grounds maintenance functions of the Cemetery and Closed Churchyard sites.
  • Undertake occasional early morning/late evening, weekend and bank holiday duties and to provide out of hours cover for events and civil emergencies

In order to carry out this role, you will need to hold a full driving licence and qualifications/experience as listed within the Job Description.

For an informal discussion about this position

For further information about the role, please contact Matt Wilson, Tel: 01621 854477 or download and read the job description

To apply

Complete the application form online. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note: All interview notifications will be sent via e-mail. Please ensure you provide an e-mail address so that we can make contact with you.

Guidance notes for applicants and further documents are available here.

In addition to a competitive salary you will be entitled to participate in the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car lease scheme and will benefit from free parking. You are also entitled to a discounted local gym membership and payment of one annual professional fee (if applicable). You will also have access to a range of work/life balance policies.

Maldon District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Disclosure and Barring checks will be undertaken according to the responsibilities of the role.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, culture and experience. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, sex, disability or marital status.

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