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Cemetery Operative - Grave Digger x2 (Scale 4)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£22,377 - £24,030
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/08/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Cemetery Operative – Gravedigger X2

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working person to join our busy Cemeteries team.

Must have experience either as Labourer , Ground worker or Gardener and must possess a Full UK Drivers Licence as you will be required to travel between our two Cemetery sites.

Duties include measuring and marking out grave spaces, using a mechanical excavator and hand tools to dig and prepare graves and keeping graves tidy. Other duties include checking headstones for damage and removing those that are unsafe and maintaining lawns, verges and plants around the cemetery.

The successful candidate will be hard working, enthusiastic, willing to learn and a good team player and willing to do whatever is required to get the job done. The candidate must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and in challenging conditions. Working with other funeral and cemetery staff is vital to the role, as good communication skills and a caring and compassionate nature for dealing with the bereaved.


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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