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Crematorium Technician

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.60 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ768595_1672314622

Job description

Crematorium Technician

Rate of Pay: £10.60

Location: Roselawn Crematorium

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


To be responsible to the Senior Crematorium Technician. To undertake chapel duties and be responsible for the smooth operation of the Crematorium, as required, for example, checking the daily list of services, assisting in the funeral service and ensuring all areas are clean and tidy. To represent the Crematorium and maintain customer awareness, in particular, while performing front of house duties. He or she must show tact, sympathy and respect to visitors and maintain a good and dignified working relationship with funeral directors, ministers of religion and mourners, thus ensuring an atmosphere of reverence is maintained at all times. To undertake duties involved in the cremation of the dead in accordance with recognised code of practice, for example, simple clerical work, operation of cremator equipment.


  • To carry out duties to ensure the smooth processing of the funeral from reception of the body, through the service for the dead, to the cremation of the body.
  • To cooperate with the Senior Crematorium Technician in the compilation of work schedules and report any requests for alterations to the same to the Senior Crematorium

When undertaking chapel duties

  • To clean the chapel, waiting rooms, entrance hall and other ancillary rooms. All wooden surfaces must be dusted and polished daily. To daily maintain the floral displays.
  • To check the daily list of services and ensure that the chapel is prepared according to the type of service that will be conducted. To set out correctly the times of the services and the names of the deceased onto the daily information board.
  • On the arrival of the cortege at the crematorium, to show the family mourners to their seats in the chapel and assist as required with the transfer of the coffin from the hearse to the catafalque.
  • To check the name of the coffin plate against that on his or her sheet, to ensure the correct coffin has arrived, before the coffin enters the Crematorium.
  • To supervise the correct placing of the coffin onto the catafalque by the family or funeral directors.
  • To assist in the funeral service as placing, for example, making short announcements and pressing the committal button.
  • To operate and coordinate different music formats, for example, CD's and other media, to meet the requirements of both the minister and family representatives during the funeral service.
  • To escort the mourners from the chapel at the end of the service via the exit corridor and floral tributes hall.
  • To ensure that everything is neat and tidy between services so that the individual aspect of every service is maintained, for example, straightening up of hymn books, mopping the entrance hall and lifting indoor litter.
  • To clean the Book of Remembrance Room on a daily basis and every morning turn the page in the book.

When undertaking cremation duties

  • To carry out necessary checks before cremation on identification.
  • To ensure safe operation and routine maintenance of cremators and auxiliary equipment such as fans, smoke indicators etc including minor repairs and identifying and reporting any irregularities with equipment.
  • To ensure safe operation and routine maintenance of reducing machine and miscellaneous equipment such as catafalque etc.
  • To store ashes prior to disposal, to check ashes for final disposal, to pack ashes for despatch and to remove metal objects from cremated remains. To dispose of cremated remains as instructed, including the burial and scattering of ashes in the cemetery.
  • To carry out minor clerical work including completion of 'in house' forms giving cremation details
  • To clean cremator room and other areas within the Crematorium

Essential criteria

Applicants must have at least one year's relevant experience, gained in the workplace, in each of the following areas:

  • working in an environment which deals with bereavement issues;
  • providing advice and support to customers in a sympathetic and sensitive manner; and
  • undertaking administrative duties within a business environment


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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