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Perth Crematorium Crieff Road Perth, PH1 2PE
£23,838 - £25,189 per year
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36 hours per week

Job Description

Bereavement Services Memorial Operative, Perth PKC11682
£23,838 - £25,189
Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2PE
An opportunity exists to join the Council's Bereavement Services team, a small team of staff based at Perth Crematorium and working out of Westbank nursery through time. The successful candidate 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 postholder will have access to a vehicle to carryout duties across the 160 cemeteries in the scenic Perthshire area.
You 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. To assist the Bereavement Services officers in the inspection, stabilisation of headstones as required and work closely with external contractors.


To hold or be willing to work towards the Module awarded by MAMM/BRAHM in regards to working with headstones and any associated qualifications. Have experience in organising your own work load.
• Practical experience of mapping systems (ideally for burials) in electronic and paper versions.
• 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 carryout the required training

A drivers licence, towing a trailer (C1+E) is essential  for this post. 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.

The Individual

Interviews will be held at Perth Crematorium, if you wish to request further information you can contact Liam Hynd ( 01738476626 who can answer any questions. 
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

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!

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As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas. 
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.
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.
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.

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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.   

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