Central England Co-Operative Careers

Senior Funeral Director
Full Time

£Depending on Experience
Contract Term

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Police Station Road - Lowestoft Funeral Home - Suffolk

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare are currently looking for a Senior Funeral Director.

The role will involve managing all day-to-day activities for a cluster of funeral homes, providing a front-line, customer-focused service to clients including arranging and conducting funerals, developing community relationships and providing leadership, guidance and support to your dedicated team of staff.

The successful applicant will report in to the Area Manager and will be responsible to achieve agreed budgets, targets and contribution levels and will maintain active and co-operative communication with the Funeral Service Manager/s. We're looking for applicants with strong and proven leadership skills, who can plan and organise, problem solve and manage change.

You must be flexible in approach, prepared to work as a team member and be an excellent communicator with an empathetic approach. Working hours include night, weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Full training will be provided to the successful applicants but it would be desirable to have experience within the funeral business. A full driving licence is required.

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.