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Funeral Assistant

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Care Assistant

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  • Salary:

    £18000 - £20000 per annum + additional benefits

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    27/05/19 or ASAP

Job Description

Funeral Assistant & Driver / £18,000 per annum (rising to £20k)


Brook Street is delighted to present the opportunity to work a family run Funeral Directors based in central Southampton which are looking to bring in an experienced and emotionally intelligent Funeral Assistant.

Who's right for the job?

The ideal candidate will come from a solid working background, will be able to adapt well to different circumstances, will work in a team, and will work well under pressure. Due to the coffin-bearing requirements you will need to be at least a height of 5 feet and 6 inches. You must be of a smart appearance, with a caring and empathetic nature. You must be professional at all times and work well with a team. You must have a clean full driving licence and be able to work on call during some evenings and weekends!

About the job:

Primarily you will be based out of the organisations garage location in Hedge End where the funeral vehicles are kept, cleaned and maintained.

You will work Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5pm, 30 minute unpaid lunch break. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, Pension scheme, and free parking. In addition you will be offered a competitive salary of £18k, increasing to £20k after 3 months.

You will be required to work at weekends and occasional evenings (1 weekend every 4 weeks) and in this case you will receive an extra £45 on call payment for being on standby. If you are called out on weekends or evenings you will also receive an additional £30 per call out. You will be provided with a uniform.

Key responsibilities:

You will be cleaning the company's vehicles to a high standard for the funeral services; attention to detail is key and this will be a large part of the role. You will also be driving and bearing on funeral services and have to participate in an out of hour`s rota system which will require lifting. You will also be assisting with the presentation of the deceased

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Empathetic and Caring personality is key
  • You will be articulate and well-presented (no face/neck/hand/wrist tattoos)
  • Ideally you will have experience of working in a busy / high pressure environment.
  • A high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • A flexible approach to tasks
  • You must be physically fit and able to carry out heavy lifting at times
  • You must currently hold a valid and clean driving license

Let's get started!

This is a permanent full-time position with a start as soon as possible.

To send your CV please apply via the advert or directly on Brook Street's website. For more information please contact Ben G at Brook Street on 02380 224139 or apply to send your CV.


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