Council seeking manager to run its state of the art crematorium!

Date published: 18 December 2018
WLDC Crematorium artist impression

West Lindsey District Council is looking for a crematorium manager to run its brand new facility in Lea.

A special recruitment event is being held in the New Year for prospective candidates to look at the plans and find out more about the job role.

As previously reported, the council has invested more than £6 million in to the new facility, which is being built in Lea, near Gainsborough.

The state of the art crematorium, which is the first in the district is expected to open in January 2020.

As previously reported, the much-needed facility will serve the people in and around the district.

The new candidate will need to be in post by April 2019 to help get the facility ready before it officially opens. As a highly experienced and motivated manager, the successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to be involved at an early stage in developing the operating procedures and practices

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Jeff Summers said: “Now that our new crematorium development is under way our thoughts are turning towards recruiting the team required to run it. 

“The first phase of this will be the employment of the manager, which is a key position and crucial to the success of the facility. 

“We are therefore planning to run a recruitment day on the 14 January when anyone interested in the position can come along, view the plans and hear about our vision for the facility.”

The development is the council’s first major capital development project that will provide a valuable community service.

Karen Whitfield, Communities and Commercial Programme Manager at the council said: “We will be offering a competitive package and the opportunity to join a forward thinking council in an up and coming area, and I would urge anyone with the required skills and knowledge to come and talk to us.”

The successful candidate will be required to deliver the highest quality professional, efficient and customer focussed service to all the users of the facility and the grounds as well as lead, manage and motivate a small team.

The crematorium is likely to be busy from the outset so you will need to be flexible in your approach and working hours. Ideally, you will hold the ICCM Management Diploma.

The event will be held at the Guildhall in Gainsborough between 1.30pm and 7pm on 14 January 2019.

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Whitfield, Community & Commercial Programme Manager on 01427 675140 or email

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