Cemetery and Crematorium Supervisor

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade H (26-30) £34,834 - £38,223
  • Location: Thornton Garden of Rest, Southport Crematorium
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 23/02/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: 1234/24/269380

Bereavement Services are a small team operating within the Operational In House Services Directorate providing Burial, Cremation, Exhumation and Memorialisation facilities throughout the district of Sefton.

We are seeking to appoint a Cemetery and Crematorium Supervisor to work within our Bereavement Services Team.
As the Cemetery/Crematorium Supervisor in the Burials and Cremations team you are responsible for the day to day operation of Grave Digging/Burials/Cremation Service’s and grounds maintenance team including seasonal staff and Crematorium Technicians at Thornton and Southport Crematoria. 

As the supervisor you will be expected to take a hands-on approach and assist with the excavation and backfilling of graves manually or mechanically, making necessary preparations before and after burials as appropriate as well as crematorium operations at both sites. This also includes the 4 cemeteries and 2 crematoria programmed and non programmed grounds maintenance. 

The supervisor role is to provide a caring, sensitive and excellent quality service to members of the public attending the sites and to ensure all operational aspects of the service continue to operate and take responsibility for operational staff management across all sites.
You should also have excellent communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Closing Date: 23rd February 2024
Interview Date: provisionally the 7th March 2024

Equal Opportunities


Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

This vacancy is now closed