WestReef Services Ltd are looking for a Cemeteries groundskeeper/Sexton to join our Parks and Reserves team. WestReef is a key provider of greenspace services in the Buller District, and this position would suit someone who enjoys working in the outdoors every day and is able to work solo productively for extended periods of time.

As the Cemeteries groundskeeper/Sexton based at Westport cemetery, your duties will include;

  • Maintenance of gardens and lawns and general grounds keeping
  • Performance of cemetery recordkeeping duties
  • Excavating and reinstating graves
  • Assistance with burials
  • Disinterments
  • Communicating with members of the public, including family members of the deceased

You will also be required to assist with general Parks and Reserves work, across our maintenance contract.

We are looking for a personally responsible team player, who is self-directed, with high productivity. You will require good communication skills and a high level of health and physical fitness, as some of the tasks are physically demanding. A reasonable level of literacy will be required to complete the paperwork and record keeping duties related to the Sexton role. Burial and internment work is sometimes required outside of normal working hours, so flexibility for occasional weekend work is required.

Previous cemetery maintenance experience or relevant unit standards is ideal, but not required. Training will be provided, but some experience with gardening, mowing, weed spraying or small excavator work would be advantageous.

In return for your hard work and reliability, we will offer you stable employment with a successful industry-based company, with lots of support for the professional development of our staff. There is also the opportunity to complete an Amenity (Parks & Gardens) certificate.

If this sounds like you, please submit your application along with CV and cover letter by 4pm Thursday 16 December 2021. Please click here to apply online.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free – all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug and alcohol test prior to commencing employment with WestReef Services.