Bereavement Services Development Manager (Cemeteries)

14 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
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About Us Following our recently re-shaped team we have a number of exciting opportunities across our Parks & Leisure Service. This is your chance to come and join our bold, creative and successful Parks and Leisure Team. We want you to bring your experience and track record of achievement and be part of Southwark's commitment to improve the health and wellbeing or all its residents. We are seeking to appoint to a number of posts in; Parks, Capital Project Management and Development, Cemeteries and Crematoria, Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity and Play Development. The role We are one of London's most diverse, vibrant and exiting Boroughs with a significant regeneration underway which is transforming Southwark. The Council is committed through its 'Fairer Future Promises' for residents to significant investment of over GBP20m across its parks and leisure facilities. We have a ground breaking free swim and gym offer for all our residents, award winning parks and open spaces with 25 Green Flags and a commitment to secure more, a comprehensive programme of new facility development and infrastructure projects in our parks. Our Cemeteries and Crematoria are also undergoing an important transformation with significant investment and focus. All of these areas are key contributors to the wider social regeneration of the Borough and we want highly motivated, enthusiastic, and committed people to help us deliver in these key roles. You will bring experience across one or more of these areas, have a strong track record of achievement, be a collaborative team player and keen to play your part to shape and deliver the future of these services.• Extensive experience of delivering and directing a full range of Bereavement Services for both burials and cremations • Detailed knowledge and experience of all the regulations, statutory requirements and responsibilities in burials and cremations.• Extensive knowledge of health and safety standards, environmental regulations, risk assessments and COSHH registers. • Good track record of developing and enhancing bereavement services including experience of improvement projects and raising service standards • Detailed experience of managing staff teams , and thorough knowledge of maintaining clear records comprehensive general administrative budget system • Excellent communication skills with a sensitive caring and empathetic manner when working in the relatives of bereaved Contribute to the businessFor an informal discussion please contact Sue Drummond, Interim Head of Parks and Leisure on . Please click on the vacancy information and person specification and job description documents for further details about this role and information on what to include in your application.Recruitment timetableClosing Date: 16th July 2017 Interview/assessment w/c 24th July 2017