Central England Co-Operative Careers

Senior Funeral Service Assistant
Full Time

Salary
£10.21 per hour
Hours
39
Contract Term
Fixed Term

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Location:
Swanns (Loughborough) Funeral - Leicestershire

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 Senior Funeral Service Assistant your duties are varied dependant on location. These could include the booking of funerals maximising the effective use of our hearses and limousines, liaising with our local funeral homes and third parties such as local crematoria. You could also be responsible for co-ordinating transfers and planning the preparation of the deceased being brought into our care. You may also be involved within our coffin preparation area and be required to lift and carry heavy or uneven weights.

You will also be involved with driving and cleaning all types of funeral vehicles, bearing and assisting on funerals when necessary, transferring deceased, preparation duties and coffin lining and trimming. You may also be needed to work during the night, at weekends and over bank holidays, taking part in our out-of-hours duty roster.

A full driving licence is required and you should have a smart appearance with the ability to communicate easily with all types of people.

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.