£8.46 per hour plus benefits
11.25 hours per week (this could be flexible based on your requirements)
We’re looking for part time drivers to join the team at Co-op Funeralcare. You’ll have an important role to play in delivering the very best service for our clients, supporting people in your community when they need it the most. We don’t expect you to have any particular experience, just the right passion to join a business which puts people right at the heart of its strategy. And of course we’ll need you to have a full UK manual driving license.
As a part time ceremonial driver with us you’ll drive a limo or hearse on the day of the funeral, and possibly help to bear the coffin of a client’s loved one. But this job’s about more than just driving. You’ll have to think and plan ahead, read situations and respond appropriately- using all your skills to make the day as easy as possible for our clients.
What you’ll do
•drive our ceremonial vehicles at the time of the funeral following planned routes and time scales
•provide a professional and empathetic chauffer service to those travelling in your vehicle, taking into consideration their requirements throughout the journey
•maintain the vehicles- washing them before and after each funeral so they’re kept to the highest standards
•act as a coffin bearer on funeral ceremonies and respectfully deal with floral and other tributes
•check everything is as perfect as it can be before each ceremony for the deceased and their families
This role would suit people who have
•a UK manual driving licence (for at least 2 years if you’re based in Northern Ireland)
•a professional and caring approach
•the ability to take instructions and follow them to the letter
•a calm approach in changing situations
•pride in their appearance
•the ability to lift and no health reasons stopping you doing so
•an understanding that each and every funeral is unique
•the desire for a job working on a part time basis
When you join the Co-op you’ll become part of an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You’ll also get a competitive salary, 23 days’ holiday (rising with service), an annual incentive scheme, discounts on all kinds of products and services, and a pension with up to 10% employer contributions.
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But we know that simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment, enabling our colleagues to adjust their hours to accommodate personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies.
Once you’ve completed your application we’ll email you inviting you to take part in an online assessment. You’ll need to complete the assessment within 3 days of applying – it should only take around 12 minutes. The assessment is designed to help us (and you) understand how closely your personal values and motivations match our own. Once you’ve completed the assessment you’ll receive a report outlining your results, and we’ll get in touch to let you know the outcome no later than 3 working days following the closing date for this role.