In response for demand of a low cost funeral service, hospital contracts and increasing numbers of parish (Public Health) funerals, we are now looking for additional team members to meet demand.
The Funeral Assistant will support the funeral team. Including taking people into our care (includes out of hours), preparing the deceased and ensuring the best quality service is provided to our customers. In addition, the Funeral assistant will maintain our fleet of vehicles ensuring they are regularly cleaned and mechanically sound.
The post holder will carry out all aspects of a funeral including collection of the deceased, preparation of bodies and dressing, interacting with families and assisting with the funeral at crematoria or cemeteries.
The post holder will be expected to drive a variety of vehicles including a hearse and limousine.
The ideal candidate will have some experience of the funeral profession although this is not essential. You should feel comfortable dealing sensitively with the relatives of those that come into our care.
Attention to detail and an ability to accurately record information is critical to the work. You must be able to handle and prepare the deceased for their funeral, to make up coffins and transport the bodies to the final place or rest in a dignified and respectful manner. You must be able to deal with the emotional and sometimes unpleasant elements of the job.
The person must be flexible with time and able to meet the physical demands of the job, including lifting and lowering coffins and working in all weather conditions. A full, manual driving license is essential to this role.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
How to Apply
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Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.