newSexton - Cemetery Operator

Date Posted: Today
Mornington VIC

Job Description

Ventia has a longstanding partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, to deliver Parks and Roadsides services. We are responsible for the maintenance of four cemeteries across the Mornington Peninsula ensuring the cemeteries are maintained to a high standard allowing for a well presented and peaceful place for families to remember their loved ones.

We require a Sexton (Cemetery Operator) to join our Horticulture team to coordinate and prepare graves for burial and cremation memorials for cremated remains interments whilst providing empathetic customer service to grieving families.

The Cemetery Sexton will also be required to support the maintenance of all four cemeteries to a high standard and attend to plaque installations and grave top dressing. This role provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to take ownership of the delivery of services across the cemeteries.

Benefits include:

  • Work across beautiful locations on the Mornington Peninsula
  • Fortnightly rostered days off
  • Be part of a large and diverse team, but have autonomy in the delivery of cemetery works
  • Stability of a large and established company
  • Focus on workplace safety, standards and practices
  • Opportunity for further training

Responsibilities of the role include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Shire’s Cemetery Officers, Funeral Directors, Contractors
  • Assist in the coordination and supervision of grave excavations by subcontractors
  • Grave digging as required
  • Setup of graves for burial services including the installation of cemetery lowering devices and grave corners and setting out matting, in a safe and well presented manner
  • Meet Funeral Directors prior to burial to check and receive burial paperwork on behalf of the Shire
  • Collection of dead flowers
  • Support in the maintenance of lawns and gardens including lawn mowing, treatment of weeds in gardens and pathways and general garden bed upkeep
  • Daily programming of sites including, allocation of tasks and associated equipment
  • Tracking of works to support client reporting requirements

You will ideally have the following skills and qualifications:

  • High level customer service skills, must be empathetic and respectful
  • Have strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Able to work flexible hours if required
  • Grave Safe Training (CCAV) (Desirable)
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence MR (Medium Rigid) (Essential);
  • Skid Steer Loader Certificate (Desirable);
  • Level 2 Workplace First Aid Certification;
  • Farm Chemical Users Certification (Desirable)
  • Ability to operate computerised equipment (e.g. mobile phone, iPAD)
  • Working with Children’s Check is mandatory.

What We Offer You

  • Ventia offers you a flexible, supportive and inclusive work environment where you matter.
  • We take our people's careers seriously, helping them to learn and grow.
  • There's nothing more important to us than keeping our people and the public safe.
  • We look after each other and foster our people's wellbeing.

About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

How to apply
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Position Reference Number: 126175

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