Casual Crematorium Attendants

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/12/2019 23:59
£19,554 - £21,589 p.a Grade 5 pro rata (£10.14 to £11.19 per hour)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Central Durham Crematorium & Mountsett Crematorium
Post Number:
Closing date:
4 Dec
Further Information

Casual as and when required basis at Durham and Mountsett Crematoriums.

The Joint Committees see the needs of the bereaved as paramount and seek to provide a professional, sensitive and sympathetic service at our crematoria and cemeteries.

Both Crematoriums jointly handle approximately 3,779 cremations each year and both have excellent reputations and a commitment to maintaining high standards of service to the bereaved. Overall the Council provides a valued service and one that has achieved a Gold standard through the ICCM (Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management). The service has recently been rated by ICCM as the sixteenth best performing in the country.

We are looking for some relief crematorium attendants who can assist during busy periods,and to cover holidays/sickness etc.

You must either hold a recognised Certificate of Proficiency in Cremator Operation or be willing to work towards and additional training will be given on the 2 types of cremator currently in use at Durham and Mountsett respectively.

You will be a dedicated, self motivated and resourceful individual, with the ability to deal with members of the public in a sensitive and professional manner at all times.

Key responsibilities of this varied role include the operation of cremators, cremulators and associated equipment; including strewing of ashes , office duties ,and cleaning duties as well as grounds maintenance activities and you may be expected to work additional hours in the evenings and weekends on a rota basis.

Your duties could also include the preparation of chapels for services, attending chapels during services, and providing assistance to funeral directors and members of the clergy.

As the crematoria are open every day of the year you may also act as duty attendant on Saturdays and Sundays on a rota basis.

You must have the ability to work as part of a team, working to high standards of performance which the service requires. You must also be able to work on your own initiative.

We are members of the ICCM’s Charter for the Bereaved and you should have enthusiasm and commitment to further improving standards of service in accordance with the Charter’s objectives.

You will be able to demonstrate commitment to delivering high quality customer service and there will be a requirement to travel between both crematoria as and when required.

Required Qualifications:
Educated to GCSE grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or Grades A* A,B, C

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

For an informal discussion about a post, please contact Graham Harrison, Bereavement Services Manager on tel. no. 03000 265606 or email graham.harrison@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 16th December 2019

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 or email pesreal@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for a post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.