Cemetery Inspection Operative

Gilroes Crematorium

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 26th June 2019

Total salary package*: £25628

Reference: 646


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Job purpose

We are looking for someone to inspect and make safe, memorials within the City’s four cemeteries and ten closed church yards, which are maintained by Leicester City Council. This will be in accordance with the established management of the memorial guidelines.

You will use ICCM management memorials guidelines to identify safely hazards and the remedial works required.

You will

Record all survey audit work, categorising all Memorials into various levels of work needed to make safe, in accordance with the inspection procedure and current ICCM, legislation and NAMM or BRAM safe code of working Practice.

Undertake make-safe activities on finding a Memorial which has failed the inspection test, and making safe by 1) Stake the Memorial, 2) dig into the ground, or 3) lay flat. With a safety notice attached.

Deal sensitively with members of the public and others who may be experiencing personal stress and grief.

Undertake any other similar or equivalent duties with the post.

Requirements of post

Experience and basic understanding of a cemetery’s day to day activities.

Experience of and an ability to communicate with the general public and deal sensitively with those who may be experiencing personal stress and grief.

Experience of identify safety hazards and the remedial works required.

Experience in the ability to understand health and safety and the risks relating to day to day cemetery operations.

Knowledge of ICCM Management of Memorials guidelines, inspection procedures and current legislation. Knowledge of NAMM or BRAM safe code of working practice.

Additional information

The salary for this post is £18,795 - £19,171 per annum.

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Smith on 0116 299 5537 or via email: steve.smith@leicester.gov.uk

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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