Council Worker – Cemetery Operative

  • Ongoing Agency
  • Belfast

Bluestones Staffing

Job description

BSNI have a fantastic opportunity for Belfast City Council for a Cemetery Operative

Hours: 7am -3.30pm Mon – Friday

Rate of pay: £12.80 per hour

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the Cemeteries and Crematorium Manager or other appropriate officer to undertake work in the cemeteries or crematorium, either individually or as part of a teams

To undertake the full range of duties involved in cremations and burials in accordance with recognised Codes of Practice.

To undertake a range of horticultural and gardening duties, as directed.

To identify and take remedial action for headstone safety.

Summary of responsibilities and personal duties

1. To carry out duties to ensure the smooth processing of the funeral from reception of the body, through the service for the dead, to the cremation or burial of the body.

2. To co-operate with the Senior Crematorium Technician or Community Parks Supervisor in the compilation of work schedules and report any requests for alterations to the same to the Senior Crematorium Technician or Community Parks Supervisor.

3. To store ashes prior to disposal, to check ashes for final disposal, to pack ashes for despatch and to remove metal objects from cremated remains. To dispose of cremated remains as instructed, including the burial and scattering of ashes in the cemetery.

4. To carry out minor clerical work including completion of ‘in house’ forms giving cremation details.

5. To clean and tidy cremator room, chapel, waiting room, Book of Remembrance Room and other areas within the Crematorium, and maintain the floral displays.


Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms, be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following areas:

a) commercial horticultural work, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, turfing and seed sowing, planting, sweeping, removal of litter and rubbish etc; and

b) dealing with members of the public in a tactful and sensitive manner, in a similar environment, for example, funeral parlour, cemetery, park, etc.

If you are interested please apply via indeed.

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