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Cemetery Leading Hand

Permanent full-time role, 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5740495

Napier is a lively and dynamic city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and excellent customer and community service.

We are looking for someone to join our small team at Napier Cemetery. This is a high profile area of work where sensitivity, discretion and professional approach to a wide variety of people is essential combined with maintaining high standards of presentation at all cemeteries.

You will work in a tranquil setting assisting with digging, setting up, filling in of burial and ash internment sites, mowing lawns with walk-behind and ride-on mowers, application of herbicide for weed control, weed eater to trim lawn edges and banks, general ground maintenance and development of new gravesites.

Ideally, you will have:

  • 3 years secondary schooling
  • Five years' experience leading a small team
  • Six months experience with working weed eaters and small machinery
  • Experience operating tractors and diggers is desirable
  • Approved Agrichemical Handler (Growsafe) is desirable
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to relate positively to members of the public
  • Ability to perform cemetery maintenance to a high standard
  • A general level of fitness
  • A current full driver's licence class 1 is essential
  • Able to work overtime as required on weekends

We encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response

It is important for applicants to know that Napier City Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are required by job holders to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may require the job holder to be fully vaccinated. You need to be aware that you will be asked to declare your vaccination status as part of your application.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.