Funeral Assistant

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Faringdon
Funeral
£9.68 per hour
faringdon funerals
Permanent
39
LEVEL3

About the Role:

Your Co-op are looking for empathetic and compassionate people to join our Funeral-care team. As a Funeral Assistant, you will work to ensure that the deceased and their families are treated with respect and dignity. 

Midcounties are honoured to be part of the Co-operative Family, a trusted name that has been serving the local communities for over 150 years.

We can provide you with a pathway to develop in a career in a truly rewarding profession where the focus is making a challenging time memorable for the right reasons. 

Here you will be part of business that puts people at the heart of everything they do. 

As a Funeral Assistant, you will:
Drive and act as bearer on funeral services and make, prepare and finish all types of coffins, caskets and related items.
Transfer those who have passed into our care and prepare them for viewing. Conduct caring and sensitive visits to the chapel of rest.
Conduct burials of cremated remains, delivery of floral tributes and any other funeral service duty as required.
Ensure vehicles and funeral home facilities are clean and well maintained at all times.
Participate in the out of hours duty team, either as part of the rota or as and when required. Participate in weekend funerals as required.
Support the community by way of volunteering and charity events, also actively promote the business and membership within the local community.
 

About You:

To be a successful candidate for this role you will need: 

A full UK Driving Licence 
Flexibility to work during weekend funerals and potential on-call hours 
To be comfortable with preparing and dealing with the deceased
Empathy and respect towards the deceased and their families 
Act in a respectable and professional manner at all times 
Resilience to deal with emotionally challenging situations 
Good communicator at all levels

Why Join Us?

As well as operating a Funeralcare business, Your Co-op has a wide variety of trading groups meaning you would get the best of many worlds:

Opportunities to work across all our trading groups – food retail, childcare, travel, utilities, post office, pharmacy and support services. 
Rewards – food and drink discounts, childcare discounts, travel holiday discounts and more
Paid volunteering hours to help a community cause of your choice
Annual share of profits
Pension contribution 
On call hours – potential to earn extra money

Apply now to be part of Your Co-op

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