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Various Locations in Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£20,183 - £21,607 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location:  Allenvale Cemetery but can be moved to other cemeteries when required
Duration:  Full Time, Permanent

Job Purpose:
To undertake either individually or as a member of a team a variety of duties concerned with Environmental Operations and cemetery maintenance including grave digging, grass maintenance, horticultural work and dealing with members of the public. To also work in other public open space areas as directed.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Certificate of competency in grave shoring procedures, or gain within 6 months

Certificate of competency in the safe use and operation of mechanical diggers, or gain within 6 months

PA1 and PA6 certificates in pesticide spraying or gain within 12 months

The post holder must also:

Must be physically fit

Must be willing to work within graves


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Proven ability to work as part of a team and as an individual

Proven ability to understand and respond to instructions given

Proven ability to deal with customers in a helpful and friendly manner

Proven ability to resolve issues and contribute to continuous improvement of service

Proven ability to complete job related sheets accurately

Proven ability to carry out manual duties in all types of weather

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at