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SHoalhaven City Council seeks Bereavement Services Co-ordinator

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking a Bereavement Services Coordinator to work across thirteen cemeteries, based at the Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens and Lawn Cemetery in Worrigee. The position supports the Bereavement Services Manager as well as coordinating the daily functions and maintenance of the cemeteries and crematoria.

Bereavement Services Coordinator

Salary: $62,974 - $70,848 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation

Access to Council’s Variable Working Hours Scheme 9-Day Fortnight

Your New Organisation

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation serving a large and diverse community. The ideal place to combine professional challenge with a relaxed coastal lifestyle, encompassing the sea-side villages of Huskisson, Vincentia and Ulladulla, the Shoalhaven is located 2 hours South of Sydney and 1 hour South of Wollongong.

Your New Role

Reporting directly to the Bereavement Services Manager, the focus of this position is to:

Support the Bereavement Services Manager in the delivery of a range of high standard bereavement and funerary services at the Shoalhaven City Council’s cemeteries and crematoria.

Support and coordinate the day to day operations of the Bereavement Services Assistants ensuring activities are undertaken in a timely and efficient manner with sensitivity and respect for the deceased and the bereaved.

Supervise and where necessary contribute to preparation and completion of graves, memorials and cremations.

Provide proactive attention to the business requirements of Funeral Directors, monument masons and other people or organisations within the bereavement sector.

Undertake projects and support the office/administrative and horticultural functions as required including regularly taking an active part in grounds and building maintenance. Ensure processes and protocols are in place for the Bereavement Services Team’s compliance with all relevant legislation and Council policies and ensure that risks are managed.

Council requires applicants for this position to undergo a National Criminal History Check during the recruitment process. This check will be at the expense of Council.

About You

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

Minimum five (5) years supervisory experience in construction, cemetery, crematorium or facility management or related activity with a combination of practical experience, coordination or staff and administration of project work.

Certificate IV Horticulture (or related field) or equivalent experience.

Current MR (NSW) Driver’s Licence

Current NSW WorkCover accredited First Aid Certificate

Current NSW Construction/induction Certificate

Current NSW Traffic Controller Certificate

Proven recent experience as a Back Hoe Operator

Proven recent experience Dogging

Safe Cemetery Operations training or equivalent (or ability to obtain)

How to Apply

You are not required to address all selection criteria outlined in the Job Description. You will be required to upload a brief cover letter (no more than 2 pages) and a resume.

You will also be required to respond to position related questions and questions regarding general information about you.

The position related questions you will be required to address are:

  1. Please explain your supervisory experience in construction, cemetery, crematorium or facility management or related activity with a combination of practical experience, coordination or staff and administration of project work.
  2. Please outline your amenity horticultural experience in gardens design, construction and maintenance
  3. What methods have you previously utilised to manage complex workloads and competing deadlines? How do you prioritise your work?
  4. Please outline your ability to foster teamwork within and between teams and supervise team activities providing leadership as to the purpose and importance of their work.

Contact:  Pamela Green(02) 4429 5781 or 0438 608 790

Applications Close: Closing date extended - Applications will close upon sufficient applications being received.

NB: If you have previously applied you need not reapply.

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