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Mortuary Manager - Senior Anatomical Pathologist Technologist

Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00386
Closing Date: 17th March 2019
Directorate:          Place 
Division:               Public Realm
Section:                Regulatory Services
Team:                   Mortuary & Coroner
Grade:                  PO4 - £40,653 - £43,503
Contract Type:     Permanent
Number of Posts: 1 
Hours per week:  35
Benefits and Allowances 
The post holder will work a 35 hour week and will participate in the out of hour’s rota

Role Purpose
To assist the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service in managing the Public Mortuary based in Poplar High Street, London E14. 
To deliver a joined up response to the Coroner’s Service and to assist with discharging the Council’s duty in relation to Public Health funeral’s. 

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will: 

  • Be responsible for the overall running of and help develop short and medium term strategies to  deliver the mortuary service.
  • Carry out casework, and assist the pathologist in post-mortems and forensic cases, including keeping records, administrative arrangements for the reception of bodies into the mortuary and the release for burial or cremation.
  • Maintain an awareness of all legislation, professional development and new initiatives nationally and locally in respect of the mortuary service.
  • Undertake casework of a high profile or complicated nature as necessary and assist the pathologist in post-mortems and forensic cases.
  •  To be responsible for the health and safety policies applicable to the mortuary.
  •  Maintain a comprehensive system of monitoring and reporting of performance against targets.
  • Be able to work out of hours
  • To develop short and medium term strategies to deliver the mortuary service.
  • After a post-mortem, the post holder will help to reconstruct and clean the body ready for storage or release to an undertaker.  
  • In addition you will manage the Parish Funerals process.

You will need to demonstrate the following skills: 
1.  Experience of continuing professional development within the Mortuary Service.
2.  Experience in managing a Mortuary.
3.  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
4.  Well organised, with good administrative and computer skills.
In addition you will need to have the following qualification:
Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology (or equivalent)
Additional Information
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact David Tolley - Head of Environmental Health and Trading Standards on 0207 364 6724.
Application Details
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Internal/ External/ Agency
If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees 
All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. 
Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website