Central England Co-Operative Careers

Driver / Bearer
Part Time

Salary
£9.04
Hours
25
Contract Term
Permanent

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Location:
Stirchley Funeral - West Midlands

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.

What you will be doing:

Working within our funeral team offers a unique and privileged experience. It's a role that makes a genuine difference to families in the local community. You'll be showing people compassion and empathy on one of the most difficult days of their lives, whilst taking special care to deliver the highest standards of professional service.

Being on hand to support your colleagues, you'll make sure families are able to give their loved one the send-off they deserve with a carefully planned and personalised service.Providing a clean and well-maintained ceremonial fleet in which you will chauffeur them and their loved one. Listening carefully and responding to their enquiries. Giving them peace of mind that all necessary arrangements, including documents and floral tributes, are taken care of, to give them the smoothest journey and reassurance in a difficult moment.

In this much-respected role, you will have the honour in bearing their loved one into their funeral service and to their final resting place.

How do I know if I'm right for this role?

Being professional and empathetic, you take pride in your appearance, act with compassion and carry out your duties in a calm and dignified way.

Physical ability to lift and carry the deceased person within their coffin is essential. You'll need to be comfortable with duties that require you to have close treatment of the bereaved family's loved one, ensuring that all activities are carried out respectfully and with dignity.

Working closely with your colleagues as a family unit, who flex and support each other in a variety of duties, you will need to hold a full driving licence and be ready to assist across varying shifts.

We're looking for people from all walks of life. We're ready to help you develop the skills you already have with the right coaching, guidance and ability to learn, to offer you a long-term and fulfilling career path in a caring profession that genuinely makes a difference.

Who are we?

As a progressive Co-operative Society, we want the people in our communities to thrive, for generations to come. Our people are the energy behind this positive change. We're looking for like-minded people who want to support our communities and to know the needs of the people who live in them, to help us reach our goal of creating a sustainable society for all.

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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.