The General Cemetery Company owns and manages the Kensal Green Cemetery and West London Crematorium.

To apply for any of the posts below please send a recent CV and a covering letter that shows how you meet the Person Specification for the job to Kelly Farrington at the email address below

Please note: All applicants must hold a full, valid UK Driving Licence for driving on roads in the UK. Please note: The closing date for applications is 4th November 2019 (at 9.00am).

We are recruiting to the following vacancies: –

Funeral Officer

The post holder will attend services at the Crematorium ensuring that services run smoothly. They will also manage administrative tasks for cremation, burial and the ongoing maintenance and management of the Cemetery and Crematorium including inputting cremation and burial papers, managing grave ownership transfers and applications for memorial masons to erect memorials in the Cemetery. We are not necessarily looking for someone with experience of working in a Cemetery or Crematorium. We need someone who is willing and able to serve the bereaved sensitively, calmly and with empathy and integrity. We also need someone organised, efficient and accurate that takes pride in their work and is able to contribute to the development of improved processes and procedures.

Funeral Officer Job Description and Person Specification


Cemetery and Crematorium Operative

Post holders will prepare and dig graves in the Cemetery and operate the cremators at the Crematorium. These staff will also maintain the grounds in both the Cemetery and the Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance. We would prefer that post holders either hold a COTS (Cemetery Operatives Training Scheme) grave digging qualification or a CTTS (Crematorium Technicians Training Scheme) Cremation qualification, but we will consider applicants who are willing to train in both of these qualifications (supported by the General Cemetery Company). Information about these training schemes can be found in the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management website (under ‘Training’).

Cemetery and Crematorium Operative Job Description and Person Specification


Grounds Maintenance Operative

Post holders will maintain grounds, in both the Cemetery and the Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance. This will include, strimming / cutting grass, repairing potholes, planting, weeding, pruning administering pesticides / herbicides (training will be given).

 Grounds Maintenance Operative Job Description and Person Specification