Bereavement Services Technician

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/08/2018 12:00
£18,319 - £18,870 per annum
Car Mileage Allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar
Closing date:
13 Aug
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults and Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Neighbourhoods and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Bereavement Services has an exciting opportunity for an individual to carry out the testing of approximately 58,000 memorials across our 8 cemeteries capturing their findings in relation to stability and condition on a designated system.

The main objectives for this post are as follows:
The Bereavement Services Technician will be required to provide the efficient, effective and high quality testing of memorials across the council’s 8 cemeteries, photographing and recording your findings on a windows based database. You will undertake site visits and inspections within our cemeteries as well as providing support to the wider bereavement services team. Ensuring full compliance at all times and meeting all Health and Safety requirements.
You will be required to work alone in cemeteries whilst carrying out inspections, however, you will have day to day involvement with council colleagues, residents, elected members, senior managers and representatives from partner organisations, therefore, customer service is key to the role, providing an excellent face to face and telephone response in answering queries and concerns at point of contact.

You will have good Information Technology skills and must have a good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office Software and experience of setting up, maintaining and running a range of administrative systems.
You will be required to demonstrate a professional and technically competent approach to your work. Candidates should be highly motivated, able to prioritise and deliver their work with minimum supervision.

You must have a full driving licence and your own vehicle (car mileage payment applicable).

Please note that this is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Mark Newton on 01642 444420

The Council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.
We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.