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Stonemason Fitters & Operatives

Vacancy Introduction

We’re proud of our team at H.L Perfitt who use their 450 years of combined experience in stonemasonry to create bespoke monumental, burial and cremation memorials, as well as beautiful kitchen worktops and limestone bathrooms.

We’re looking for someone to join our memorials team. As someone with experience of working with stone, you’ll use your skills – supported by different manual and equipment-driven processes, to produce beautiful memorial masonry.  You will also support the fitting and removal of memorials, so it’s wise to expect some heavy manual handling exposure in the role.

As a Stonemason, you’ll take great pride in the pieces you create and the knowledge that these will be displayed as fitting tributes for years to come

Role Responsibility

  • Prepare and produce memorial masonry products in line with client’s brief / wishes
  • Use different types of equipment (e.g. sandblaster) and manual methods (e.g. painting, hand-carving and etching) to transfer bespoke and standard designs on to various types of stone
  • Produce draft drawings with precise measurements, where required
  • Support with fitting or removal of memorials at location, where required
  • Ensure safe working practices at all times

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge / experience of stonemasonry (such as carving and artwork) and memorial installation
  • A hands-on and practical approach to work
  • Effective interpersonal skills, able to communicate with internal stakeholders and clients / customers
  • Team-player who is also able to work independently on their own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to working safely
  • Full UK driving license

If you have installation experience with a BRAMM or NAMM Fixers License and / or experience with equipment (such as sandblasters and polishing machines) that would be great, but not essential.

Package Description

Starting salary £10.46 – rising to £11.00 following a successful 3 month probation, we also offer enhanced employer pension contribution and holiday entitlement, as well as our colleague discount scheme (including 10% off in our Foodstores) – these are just a few benefits of working for us! Full details can be viewed on the ‘Colleague benefits’ section of our website.

You will benefit from our award-winning training helping you to achieve your true potential. Should you have your sights on career progression in the future, we’ve supported lots of our colleagues through Apprenticeship and other learning & development programmes.

We Currently have opportunities in both areas of the business, Kitchen Stone Worktops or Memorial Stonemasonry.  Opportunities also to progress through the business gaining different skills in either fitting or manufacturing and on modern machinery or using traditional crafting skills.  Financial increases are dependent on successfully attaining further skill levels through the business.

Working Hours

We understand the importance of balancing work commitments with other activities and responsibilities, which is why we are happy to offer flexible working. We are always looking to find the right solutions to suit our colleagues and the business. Please indicate your availability within your application.


About the Company

H.L Perfitt form part of the East of England Co-op’s diverse portfolio of businesses.

As a co-op we’re a different type of business. We’re owned by our members and we work for the benefit of people and our communities, not just for profit.  We’re driven by our democratic values which are based around being fair, doing the right thing and caring for all those we deal with. This includes our customers, our suppliers, our environment and each other. 

We expect colleagues who work with us to share these values. We’re still a business and we work in a very competitive area so it’s still important that we’re efficient and work to the highest professional standards.

We’ve been able to achieve success for over 150 years because of our people and we encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds; you reflect the communities we serve! If you would like to join us on the next part of our journey, please follow the instructions on how to apply.


COVID-19 Recruitment Statement

Our colleague’s health and wellbeing is our priority and we have taken all reasonable steps to protect our teams in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst we have a number of measures in place to make our workplaces COVID-secure, applicants should be aware that the vast majority of our vacancies are for customer-facing roles. Whilst you are not obliged to share the details of any health conditions as part of your application, we would encourage you to consider any Government guidance which might apply to you. The latest advice for clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable people can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus).

If you would like to discuss a vacancy prior to making an application, please contact hrservices@eastofengland.coop.

East of England Co-op


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