Central England Co-Operative Careers

Funeral Service Assistant
Part Time

Salary
£8.48 per hour
Hours
10
Contract Term
Permanent

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Location:
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.

Begin a new life journey as part of our team and we will develop your skills and provide good opportunities to progress your career to Funeral Director, Area Manager and beyond. Compassionate and caring with a real attention to detail, you will help to arrange unique celebrations of people's lives so families and friends can say goodbye to their loved ones.

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest and 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. Our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

Thousands of families in local communities up and down the country trust us to support them at a difficult time by taking care of all of the small details that make a big difference. Join us at one of our 100+ funeral homes and we will look after you too, investing in your development, so you can grow your skills, advance your career and help provide the very best service.

As a Funeral Service Assistant, you will learn about every aspect of a funeral, checking identities, maintaining paperwork and meeting family wishes by carrying out jewellery and floral requests. This varied high profile role in your local community will involve acting as a pallbearer and assisting with the preparation of coffins and the deceased in the mortuary. With a valid driving licence, you will also help to keep our vehicles clean and tidy and drive them to collect documents and the deceased.

Someone who takes pride in your appearance and is passionate about helping people and doing everything with care and respect, you must be a good listener and communicator who can strengthen our relationships with clergy, doctors and nursing homes. Calm, professional and a supportive team player, you should also be willing to take part in night rotas and work some unsociable hours. Whatever your background, if you are interested in a long-term career in funeral services, we will provide you with all the training and support you need.

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

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.

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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.