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Outdoor Maintenance Team Operative

Aylesbury Town Council

To efficiently and with initiative carry out excavation of graves and the maintenance of grounds in Aylesbury cemetery with the minimum of supervision and in accordance with legislation and local procedures. To undertake minor maintenance work on the Council’s allotments, highway roundabouts, hanging baskets and related devolved services.




Locate, excavate and reinstate graves using both manual and light plant equipment as appropriate 

Assist with exhumations when required 

Officiate at funerals in the absence of the Bereavement Services Officer 

Prepare new areas for burial purposes 

Undertake memorial stability testing using approved procedures in line with Health and Safety Regulations and Councilpolicies


Grounds Maintenance 

Maintain grassed areas using all types of grass cutting machinery, tools and equipment 

Dig over and weed earth borders, shrubs and rose beds 

Plant and maintain hedges, trees, shrubs and plants 

Level and turf lawned areas 

Rake up leaves, sweep roadways and maintain the cemetery in a tidy condition 

In accordance with instructions, procedures and legislation, operate machinery to remove weeds from footways



Be of assistance to the public in a polite and courteous manner and report any misuse of facilities by the public 

Clear snow and apply road salt 

Carry out day to day cleaning and maintenance of equipment, plant, chapels, storeroom, mess room and toilet facilities 

Carry out internal decorations within cemetery and any other Town Council premises as required 

Transport staff, materials and equipment to other sites as and when required 

Attend training courses as and when required 

Undertake such duties as may be required which are reasonably consistent with the duties, grading and character of the post 

To carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work, and to co-operate fully with the Town Council in health and safety matters. 

To carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Council’s diversity and equal opportunity policy 

To participate in the Council’s performance management processes 

To be aware of the Council’s visions, strategic aims and objectives




The job description is not a definitive list of tasks – it is designed to give an overall view of the job and not to indicate the sole requirements.  It is envisaged that you will use your own initiative and develop your own style to achieve the desired aims. Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

£19,912 Per Annum
from 1st April 2019
Closing Date:
22nd February 2019

Aylesbury Town Council



Sue Carpenter
Town Hall
5 Church Street
HP20 2QP
T: 01296 425678

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