Cemeteries and Funerals Support Officer

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
£27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc (pro rata)
26 Mar 2021
11 Apr 2021
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An Excellent Opportunity...    

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post 

The post holder will be working with funeral directors providing specialist advice and knowledge in relation to burial matters and will be maintaining burial registers and other associated documentation. The post holder will have experience of working in an administrative role with the ability to accurately take funeral bookings for cemeteries, ensuring the legal documents are obtained, completed, recorded and the registers are updated accurately. The post holder will have an understanding of the financial procedures such as raising invoices, purchase orders and balancing accounts. The post holder will have the ability to ensure payments are made and finances are recorded and reconciled.

The Person

The person will need to work effectively as a team. Be an efficient and effective administrator that is able to prioritise work in a pressured environment. Paying fine attention to detail and accuracy will be essential. The person must be a clear and effective communicator over the telephone, email or in person.The person will need to possess a caring and compassionate nature as well as being able to handle the emotional issues you may face. As the lead for administration you must have a ‘can do’ attitude and be prepared to take ownership of issues and have the ability to lead on any task given.

Closing Date: 11 April 2021 (23:00) 

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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