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Vacancy Details

Cemetery Operative

Rochford District Council
£19,650 - £24,920 per annum - Career Matrix
Rochford, Essex, Hockley Woods
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/06/2022 at 23:55
Rochford District Council

Job Title: Cemetery Operative

Department: Open Spaces

Location: Hockley Woods/Cemeteries

Salary: Scale 3 – 5 (Career Matrix) £19,650 - £24,920 per annum

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, staff discounts

Our culture and values

We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. We all work together to achieve the very best for our residents which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of your day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.

The job role

Rochford District Council is looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate individual to fulfil the role of Cemetery Operative. The successful candidate will join our existing Open Space, Woodlands and Cemeteries team in undertaking our duties to provide high quality services to our residents.

The ideal candidate will hold a full driving licence, Cemetery Operative Training Scheme 1 and 2 certification, Use of Mini Diggers and Dumpers and PA1/PA6 Spraying certification.

The key duties of the post are undertaking internments within the Council owned cemeteries in all weather conditions, undertaking maintenance of tools, shoring and plant and also undertaking the grounds maintenance of the Council owned cemeteries. 

This post is assigned as a Career Matrix role, and the successful candidate will be able to achieve accelerated pay progression on the successful completion of defined tasks along with technical and professional development, and an assessment of competencies and behaviours.

For an informal chat please call Adam Aldridge on 07800 953826


How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


It is our policy that if you have not heard back within 3 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed