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Cemetery Worker

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A cemetery worker digs graves and is also responsible for the general maintenance of the cemetery grounds. Different local authorities may have different job titles.

The Work

You could be:

In most local authorities, cemetery work is just one of many duties carried out by landscape or environmental staff. As well as cemeteries, they would also be responsible for the upkeep of public parks, public open spaces, landscaped areas and amenity areas.

Pay

Salaries are usually on the scales of local government manual workers. Overtime might be available. The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for cemetery workers start from around £16,000 a year, rising to around £21,500 a year with experience. For example in East Lothian Council, an Amenity Operative - Grave Digger can earn £23,092 to £25,235 a year (April 2019). 

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1573
4.5 %
RISE
2024
1643
  United Kingdom
2019
18859
4.1 %
RISE
2024
19624

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

There is a chance of promotion to supervisor.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management
Tel: 020 8989 4661
E-mail: iccmjulie@gmail.com
Website: http://www.iccm-uk.com/iccm/index.php
Twitter: @InstituteCCM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICCManagementUK/

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