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Crematorium Operator/Driver - Silvermere Crematorium

Practice Site:
  • Silvermere Pet Crematorium

Silvermere Haven Pet Cemetery and Crematorium

A dignified, personal service dedicated to the loving memory of your pet.

The bond between owners and their pets is often much stronger than we are willing to admit. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have that special bond know that the loss of such unconditional love can be devastating.

We aim to ease the sadness of parting by providing our clients with a dignified and personal service. Founded in 1977 we have helped many people say their final goodbye to their pet, companion and much loved friend. Many clients decide to have their beloved pet cremated whilst others choose to have their pet buried in our peaceful pet cemetery.

We are currently looking for a Crematoria Operative/Driver to join our team on full time basis working 40 hours per week.

The role will encompass working in the crematoria & occasional driving, collecting deceased pets and veterinary waste from our clients veterinary practices  and private residences as required. 

A full UK driving licence is essential (ADR and category BE) would be advantageous, but is not essential as training will be given.  

The core working hours are 40hrs a week, but with the additional need for overtime totalling 48hrs. We operate on a shift pattern/rota - starting as early as 2am and finishing no later than 2pm. The  full rota will be discussed at interview

Duties to include but not limited to:

Site Operative Duties:

  • To de-ash, load and maintain the cremators in accordance with site safety rules & company procedures
  • Carry out individual cremations and process ashes into caskets / containers and engrave plates for return to customers
  • Ensure the site is kept tidy and clean to adhere to E.A. regulations and site rules
  • To undertake basic gardening duties and maintain a high standard of appearance throughout the memorial gardens
  • To carry out pet burials and attended cremations in accordance with site safety rules & company procedures

Driver Duties:

  • Daily vehicle safety checks prior to operation (including lights, indicators, mirrors, brake operation, warning devices, tyre inflation / wear, wheel condition / security, horn, wipers, engine oil, fuel & water levels, leaks, safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, eye wash bottles, on-board ADR emergency kit)
  • Wearing of correct PPE (High Vis coat; work wear; safety footwear with steel toe & mid sole; protective gloves)
  • Conduct tipping operations at the Incinerator / Transfer Station in accordance with site safety rules & company procedures
  • Unload carcasses at crematorium, weigh, complete in-coming weigh sheet and put carcasses in cold store
  • Unload clinical waste into container, weigh, segregate correctly and complete in-coming weigh sheet
  • Check waste / carcasses are packaged correctly and are safe for transportation & that the waste being collected is in accordance with the waste description on the waste transfer note / hazardous waste consignment note
  • Ensure scheduled work / rounds are completed as instructed informing the transport office immediately should any problems occur to prevent this.

The successful applicant will be:

  • IT Literate
  • Hold a Clean UK Licence
  • Be able to take an active role in the business on-call facility where necessary.
  • Other ad hoc duties as and when required.
  • Have good geographical knowledge of surrounding areas.

 In return you will receive:

  • Salary: £23,900
  • Up to 7 weeks holiday with our Buy & Sell holiday scheme
  • Discounted Pet Products
  • Access to the CVS Sharesave scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
  • Access to PerkBox

If this role is of interest to you then please click "Apply Now" 


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Silvermere Pet Crematorium
Silvermere Haven, Byfleet Road, Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT11 1DZ
  • Salary:
    23,900 + Benefits
  • Practice:
    Silvermere Crematorium
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  • Application Closing Date:
    19 April 2021
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