Bereavement Services Assistant

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role
This is a full time permanent position, Monday to Friday 38 hours per week 7.00am to 4.00pm 

Reporting directly to the Bereavement Service Coordinator, the focus of this position is to:

  • To provide high standard funerary services including preparation and completion of graves, memorials and cremations in the cemeteries and crematorium
  • To provide high standard attention to detail in the care and maintenance of buildings, grounds, memorials and horticultural placements and in carrying out minor construction projects in the cemeteries and memorial gardens
  • To carry out all duties with sensitivity and respect for the deceased and the bereaved

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • MR Drivers Licence
  • Current NSW WorkCover accredited First Aid Certificate
  • Current NSW WorkCover Construction Induction Certificate (White Card)
  • Current NSW WorkCover Confined Spaces Entry Certificate (or ability to obtain)
  • Current NSW WorkCover Traffic Controller Certificate

Council requires applicants for this position to undergo a National Criminal History Check during the recruitment process. This check will be at the expense of Council.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Please outline your skills and experience in using motorized equipment, particularly excavator operations.
  4. Please outline your skills and experience in amenity horticulture in areas of high public use and interaction.

Contact:  Graheme Ewings - Bereavement Service Coordinator 4429 5782

Applications Close: Sunday 9 January 2022 (at Midnight)


Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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