Crematorium Manager

Sirhowy Valley Crematorium

Salary: Competitive

Full time - 40 Hours per week

Who are we?

Westerleigh Group is the leading developer and operator of crematoria and cemeteries in the UK caring for over 40,000 funerals a year and we have a unique and interesting opportunity at one of our facilities.

We have proven expertise and have established a reputation for creating beautifully landscaped, high quality and peaceful facilities with service to the bereaved at their heart.

Working together as one team, we deliver the highest possible standards of care whilst always putting the safety of our employees and customers first. Our proven expertise and years of experience have established our strong reputation in this highly specialized field.

The Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a Crematorium Manager at our brand new Sirhowy Valley Crematorium in Blackwood, Caerphilly.  You will be joining a new team of 4 who will care for over 1,400 cremations per annum.

The role of a Site Manager is varied, busy and challenging and no more so in a new site, where you will take ownership of the site financial obligations, lead and develop your team, establish and develop relationships with funeral directors and links within the local community. You will play a major role in the hands on day to day operation of your site operations ensuring compliance with cremation procedures and legislation, reflecting our values and creating a culture and environment focused on standards and putting families first.

We are seeking a candidate who is highly flexible, well-motivated and self-starting who possesses the drive and energy to provide the highest level of service to the bereaved. You must have significant managerial experience and be keen to develop the site and team to drive improvements and deliver results.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A caring and sympathetic nature to deal with the bereaved at a sensitive time.
  • Experience in leading and managing a small team.
  • A proven track record in driving improvements and performance.
  • Experience with basic financial procedures and reporting.
  • A desire to learn and develop within the bereavement industry.
  • A flexible and approachable attitude to the needs of the public.
  • A good standard of education including a sound knowledge of Mathematics and English.
  • Crematorium and cemetery management experience would be advantageous.


Please bear in mind that our closing dates are used as a guide for when the application window is expected to close. We reserve the right to close the application window sooner than the date displayed if we can. We therefore recommend that you get your application in straight away and don’t miss the opportunity to join us.

Please attach a covering letter to your application explaining why you wish to work in the bereavement sector and how this role relates to your previous experience. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Please visit to submit your CV. 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020