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Perth Crematorium Crieff Road Perth, PH1 2PE
£21,961 - £23,312 per year
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36 hours per week

Job Description

Bereavement Services Memorial Operative PKC10271
£21,961 - £23,312
Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2PE

An opportunity exists to join Perth & Kinross Council's Bereavement Services team, a small team of staff based at Perth Crematorium and working out of Westbank nursery through time.  

The successful candidates will assist the Bereavement Services memorial supervisor in ensuring a sensitive, effective and efficient headstone stabilisation programme is provided within all Perth and Kinross cemeteries.  The successful post-holders will have access to a vehicle to carry out duties across the 160 cemeteries in the scenic Perthshire area. 

The successful post-holders will be be part of a small team and carry out a range of specific tasks and activities to deliver the headstone stabilisation strategy and ensure the safety of the Council’s burial grounds and cemeteries.  Duties will include identifying lairs/headstones and carrying out any programmed headstone stabilisation works, ground works and repairs, refurbishment and improvement works.  You will assist the Bereavement Services officers in the inspection, stabilisation of headstones as required and work closely with external contractors.  

The Individual

You will hold or be willing to work towards the Module awarded by MAMM/BRAHM in regards to working with headstones and any associated qualifications.


  • Practical experience of mapping systems (ideally for burials) in electronic and paper versions.
  • Have experience in organising your own work load.
  • A proven ability to work methodically and under pressure to achieve deadlines.
  • To have or carry out the required training or hold the relevant qualification to carry out headstone inspections, the ability to complete the required audit trail and be willing to carry out the required training.
  • A valid UK drivers licence.  Towing a trailer (C1+E) is desirable for this post. 
  • Experience of working with hand tools, chain saw certificate (from the ground only) and mini digger experience are all desirable for this post.
  • Be fit and of good health, willing to work out doors in all weather conditions.

Interviews will be held at Perth Crematorium. 

If you wish to request further information about these posts, you can contact Willie Greig at / 01738 476622 or Liam Hynd at / 01738 476626, who can answer any questions.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland  Jobs, careers and employment.

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