Bereavement Services Operative      

Job:                              Bereavement Services Operative   

Salary:                         Grade 4 (£18,426 – £19,171 FTE) 

Base:                            Macclesfield Cemetery, Macclesfield 

Shift Pattern:            37 hours a week 

Contract Duration:  Permanent 

Do you have experience in grounds maintenance and operating a range of vehicles and plant equipment and a full clean driving licence? Can you show empathy and understanding? Is providing high levels of customer service important to you?

If you can answer yes to the above questions you may be the person for us.

Orbitas Bereavement Services is a wholly owned Company of Cheshire East Council and has responsibility for managing the Council’s 10 cemeteries and two crematoria.

As a Bereavement Services Operative you will play an important role to provide bereavement services to the community of East Cheshire.  You will be responsible for undertaking the preparation of graves (via mechanical or manual methods), maintenance operations, cleansing and general upkeep of the cemeteries and crematorium grounds. 

Please note a Full UK Driving License is required for this role.

In return you will enjoy the benefits of a competitive salary, a career average pension scheme and salary sacrifice schemes.

Once you have become competent as a Bereavement Services Operative you will also be given the opportunity to undertake further training to develop your skills and career opportunities.

For more information or an informal chat about the position please contact: Anthony Gosling 07790914784

To request an application form, please email:

  • Closing date: 25 October 2020
  • Interviews to be held: 4 November 2020