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Crematorium Technician

Portchester Crematorium

£20,092.00 - £21,748.00

Post No : ZZ002

At Portchester Crematorium, we pride ourselves on our customer service which is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for a motivated person to join the Technician team.

Showing compassion and empathy in your approach to your work, you’ll be required to deliver a compliant and customer focused crematorium service to bereaved families.

You’ll be responsible for cremations and ensuring that the cremators and cremulator are maintained and are operating correctly and safely. You’ll ensure that the identity of the deceased is maintained throughout the process, and for attending to the storage and disposal of the cremated remains.

You’ll clean and prepare the Chapel and assist with playing recorded music during funeral services. You’ll have record-keeping and administrative duties, alongside grounds maintenance duties to ensure all areas in and around the crematorium are clean and well maintained.

You must already hold the CTTS qualification. You’ll need to be confident operating machinery and ideally be able to use Multimedia equipment and software (training will be provided).

You’ll need a customer focused, team orientated approach with excellent communication and the patience and ability to remain calm in difficult situations. You’ll need to be able to work without supervision and have a mature attitude. You must be flexible. The role will involve a reasonable amount of manual handling.

The hours of work are between 08:00 - 17.30 depending on the duties you are covering that week. You will be required to work at the weekends on a rota basis.

What can we offer you?

  • a generous holiday entitlement,
  • the cost of professional training where required,
  • a great pension scheme,
  • authorised parking.
These are just a few of the benefits of working for us.

For an informal chat about this position please contact Victoria Hatton, Crematorium Manager on (01329) 822533.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as the application may be withdrawn before the closing date if we receive a number of suitable applications.

Portchester Crematorium is managed and operated by the Portchester Crematorium Joint Committee, representing the local authorities of Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth.

Closing date: 25 Jan 2021 at 4:30pm

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