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Mortuary Support Personnel

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1209
  • Published: Thu 23/05/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/05/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 27,855.00 - 29,583.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: SC4 £27,855 - £29,583
Contract Type: Full-time Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 24/05/2024


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Are you looking for a rewarding and meaningful career in the forensics sector? Do you have a valid driving license and a clean driving record? If yes, then you might be the perfect candidate for the position of Mortuary Logistics Personnel at East London Forensic Centre.

The East London Forensic Centre handles sudden deaths that have been referred to the H M Coroner and receiving and cares for peoplewho pass away in the Waltham Forest.

The council provides East London Forensic forHer Majesty's Coroner for the Eastern Area of Greater London.

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Key Responsibilities:

As a Mortuary Logistics Personnel, you will be responsible for transporting the deceased from the place of death to our mortuary facilities, ensuring that they are handled with dignity and respect. You will also assist with the preparation and storage of the bodies, as well as loading and unloading them from the vehicles. You will work closely with our team across four coronial areas , and other staff to provide the best possible service to our stakeholders and their families.

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be successful in this role, you will need to have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A valid driving license and a clean driving record
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to lift and carry heavy weights
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment
  • Able to follow instructions and protocols
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with clients and colleagues
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Able to cope with emotional and physical demands of the job
  • High attention to detail including in cleaning duties
  • A compassionate and empathetic attitude

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the local authority - being efficient, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received.

Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity.

The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features.

We will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct.

We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address. Applicant requirements

The post holder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;

Satisfactory DBS check;

Suitable driver's license;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Jahran Allen-Thompson at jahran.allen-thompson@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1209
  • Published: Thu 23/05/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/05/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 27,855.00 - 29,583.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed