Full Time Natural Burial Ground Operative / Funeral Directors Assistant


Natural Burial Ground Operative / Funeral Directors Assistant

£25K Full Time

Please download the application form from here

Peace Funerals are recruiting for a Natural Burial Ground Operative/Funeral Directors Assistant to join their growing team. The post will be predominantly based at our South Sheffield branch but working at our North Sheffield branch will also be required regularly. Must be physically fit and strong, have excellent communication and organisational skills, be smart in appearance and have a driving licence. Experience in funeral sector not required but maturity and sensitivity are. Full time - 40 hours per week (Mon - Fri) plus out of hours duty 1 week in 7.

Natural Burial Ground Operative / Funeral Directors Assistant Main duties:

• Marking out plots at Apperknowle, South Yorkshire and Golden Valley Natural Burial Grounds
• Grounds maintenance at the burial grounds, including grass cutting, grave clearance and general tidying
• Attending and carrying out burials of ashes and tree plantings, attended by family members
• Collecting deceased people mainly from hospitals, hospices, and public mortuaries during daytime hours
• When on call, collecting deceased people from care and nursing homes, and private addresses
• Collecting orders of service and other items as required
• Fitting and lining coffins
• Preparation of the deceased, including washing and dressing
• Other duties appropriate to the post, including routine maintenance of equipment used and cleaning and tidying

Other information
At Peace Funerals we have a strong belief in team working. The post holder will be expected to establish and maintain good working relationships with their colleagues, and with the staff of other agencies. They will also need to demonstrate sensitivity, and good judgment, in their dealings with (prospective) customers; and be able to work independently when necessary.

Although we all have our own specific responsibilities, everyone has to be flexible in order for us to continue to be able to offer a wide range of choice to our customers. The above lists represents the main duties attached to this post, but there are times when the post holders may be required to give assistance with other duties.

This is a permanent position. The appointment is subject to a three-month probationary period, which may be extended by a period of up to a further one month.

40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday- Friday, 9am – 5pm

£25,000 per annum

Application process
Please download the application form from here

The application form needs to be printed off, completed by hand, and then scanned (or photographed) and sent as a PDF attachment to [email protected].

If you do not have a printer, please send an email to [email protected] asking us to post out an application form.

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