Cemeteries Officer

Gisborne District Council

  • Gisborne

Permanent

Gisborne District Council are working together with our communities to make our aspirations happen.  Tairāwhiti is the first place to see the light and we’re working to transform our region to be the first choice for people and lifestyle, the first place for environment, economy and culture.   We’re looking for an innovative professional to join our team now.

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors, providing manaakitanga for our community, and aren’t afraid of some physical mahi – then you may be just the person we are looking for!

We are recruiting for a Cemetery Officer, based at our Taruheru office to support our awesome Cemetery Leader.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to have experience, as long as you are keen to learn, have a caring and considerate nature and experience providing high quality service to our community. You will need to have strong administration skills and great attention to detail.

This is a frontline position, delivering quality customer service in a professional manner by performing burial operations, providing information, reviewing and updating cemetery records, completing transactions and initiating service requests as the first point of contact for cemetery enquires.  

 Ideally you will have:

  • General labour/maintenance experience
  • Proven administration skills conducted with accuracy
  • Great customer service skills
  • Have a “can do” attitude
  • Will be happy working as part of a very small team
  • Good knowledge of Maori tikanga
  • Will be a champion of Health and Safety supporting the Cemetery leader

Applicants will be highly motivated team players who form positive relationships with staff and external contractors, are well organised and committed to providing excellent service and quality results. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of working in partnership with tangata whenua or at least a willingness to learn. 

Please visit our website or contact Kelvin Tamihere for further information.

Applications Close: 10am Wednesday 21 April 2021. 

Job Location: Gisborne (Tūranga nui a Kiwa), New Zealand

Apply online or email jobapp@gdc.govt.nz

 

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