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Team Leader - Cemeteries

The City


Job Title - Team Leader - Cemeteries

Salary - £27,341.16, plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location - Veolia, 4-7 Marsh Road, Wembley, HA0 1ES.

Hours - Full time, 36 hours per week pro rata, Overtime is available

Summer Hours:

38 Hours per week for 26 weeks

Monday to Thursday: 07.30 - 16.15

Friday: 07.30 - 15.30

Winter hours:

34 hours per week for 26 weeks

Monday to Thursday - 08.00 - 16.00

Friday 08.00 - 15:00

What you’ll do

Within the role of a Team Leader, you will be responsible for the grounds maintenance and Interment Service where directed and is fulfilled to current standards. Our employees are the people that make the world go round. They make sure that the cities, towns and villages that you live in are safe, clean and warm. It may not always be glamorous, but their work really matters.

Main duties will include

  • Liaise with the Cemeteries Manager and Registration Officer, as appropriate for funeral booking’s and ensure staff are available as required at the graveside

  • Drive road vehicles, sometimes with trailers from site to site.

  • Supervise a team of grounds operatives, ensuring good performance, safe working practices and respectful behaviour.

  • Allocate and check graves, dig graves personally as required whether manually or by mechanical means, as per handbook ensuring graves are shored by recognised methods.

  • On reopening of graves the post holder will ensure accurate identification of graves using maps where necessary.

  • Meet bereaved relatives and show them the location of graves for the forthcoming funeral

  • Include all aspects of good horticulture practice including roses, bedding, shrubs, conifers, heather etc

  • Use any machinery or plant that is necessary to perform those duties

  • Ensure the grounds maintenance works are carried out to current standards as laid out in the ‘Standards Specification and Programmed Works Schedules. Inclusive of unlocking and locking gates within the standard working hours

  • Assist the Cemeteries Manager in the development and implementation of the cemetery management plans.

  • Use computers to access the cemetery database system to identify graves and assist the public with general information on burial history.

  • Responsible for ensuring that Health & Safety directives are applied and maintaining accurate H&S records

  • Carry out such other duties relating to the work of the service as may be required from time to time.


The experience you will need


  • A full UK driving licence

  • Team Leader/Supervisory experience

  • Experience in a similar position

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • Peoples Pension

  • Access to shopping/travel discounts with My Choices

  • Cycle to work scheme *national minimum wage dependent

  • Access to health benefits such as: Back in action & Simply Health cash plan

  • Employee Assistance Program - offers a variety of confidential services to help identify and address problems that impact the workplace

Where you’ll work

You will be required to work across all the sites within the Brent area, there is a small and tight-knit team on across all the sites of varying ages and backgrounds, who know how to work hard while retaining a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Veolia employees are employed under standard terms and conditions and in order to promote fairness, any changes to roles/grades as part of an employment offer we make to existing staff-graded employees will be subject to the acceptance of the standardised terms and conditions. Therefore, please be advised that any new terms and conditions may differ from your current contract if you are staff-graded.

Who is Veolia?

We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.

Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.