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Cemetery & Maintenance Operative / Driver – 2 posts

Cannock Chase Council
Cannock, Staffordshire
£18,933 - £19,698 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2021
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Cemetery & Maintenance Operative / Driver – 2 posts

Grade C: £18,933 - £19,698 per annum

Post No: CL928 & CL929 – 37 hours per week

Following the restructure of the Parks and Open Spaces Division, we have a unique opportunity for Parks and Cemeteries professionals in a number of new roles at the Council. With an emerging new Parks and Open Spaces Strategy, Cannock Chase Council is committed to continue to maintain and enhance its highly valued Parks and Open Spaces. We are looking for some exceptional candidates who want to make a difference and strive in a challenging environment.

Benefits to you:

  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Leisure Centre membership
  • 22 days holiday increasing to 25 after 5 years continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Car Parking

We are seeking two self motivated individuals who will work as part of a team assisting the Cemeteries Team Leader, working at any of Cannock Chase Council’s three cemeteries and six closed churchyards.

Duties will include all aspects of burial and cemetery operations including horticultural maintenance, preparation and digging of graves, assisting and directing stonemasons as necessary. The successful applicants must hold a full UK Driving Licence and ideally be eligible to tow vehicles including category C1. In addition you should have good verbal communication skills in order to interact with facility users in a courteous and sensitive manner, and will be prepared to work outside in all conditions when required.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate the ability to accurately record written information and will have experience of manual work. A basic knowledge of horticultural work and bereavement services and experience working within a cemetery environment would be advantageous.

How to Apply

Please click on the Apply button below to be taken to our website, where you will find further information on the role and how to apply.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Hammond, Bereavement Services Manager on 01543 464475.

Alternatively please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail quoting post numbers CL928 & CL929.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 6pm on Thursday 11th March 2021.


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