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  • Job ID: 1043495

  • Salary: £34,756 (£14.69 per hour) plus benefits

  • Hours per Week: 45.5

  • Closing date: 17-07-2024

Funeral Director
£34,756 (£14.69 per hour) plus benefits
Full Time: 45.5 hours per week, working Monday to Friday plus on call working 1 in 5 weekends 
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XQ

No experience needed.

We’re looking for an empathetic and commercially minded person to join the Co-op Funeralcare team. 

You don’t need industry experience. If you have great people skills, and a real commercial focus, you could be perfect for this role. 

At Co-op Funeralcare, we provide a caring and compassionate service when families need it most. As a funeral director, you’ll be right at the heart of that service. You’ll balance your time between managerial and business tasks, and building strong, trusting relationships with clients. 

At the Co-op, you’ll be part of something meaningful. Join us today.

What you’ll do

• make sure client needs, service levels and KPIs are met
• be clients’ main point of contact; supporting and guiding with the help of the wider team
• support funerals – conducting the ceremony, leading the team and carrying the deceased when necessary
• make sure all regulated work, including funeral planning appointments, is referred to a ‘certified colleague’ 
• build and maintain relationships with the team, clients and the community 

This role would suit people who have

• a commercial mind-set and experience in a managerial role
• a true customer focus and a real passion for delivering a great service
• the ability to capture intricate detail and make sure it is reflected in the service we deliver 
• compassion, understanding and empathy, and the ability to keep a cool head under pressure
• a UK manual driving licence 

Why Co-op? 

You’ll get a fantastic benefits package including: 

• 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores all year-round 
• 10% off other brands in our food stores all year-round (doubles to 20% on the Friday and Saturday after payday) 
• discounts on other Co-op products and services 
• 23 days holidays (pro rata, rising with service)  
• a pension with up to 10% employer contributions 
• access to our Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential advice and support on anything you’re struggling with, 24 hours a day
• access to virtual GP and free eye tests
• endless career development opportunities including apprenticeships
• friendly, supportive team and the knowledge that you make a huge difference to your community
• access to Wagestream - a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it 
• YuLife – an app that rewards your for exercising with discounts and vouchers for all kinds of brands

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities

Building an inclusive work environment 

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want to build inclusive work environments, where our colleagues have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.  

If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job. 

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.  

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As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 20 minutes to complete this test. 

If you’re successful in your application, we’ll perform some background checks as part of our pre-employment screening process. These will include a DBS (disclosure and barring service) and adverse media checks, and an occupational health questionnaire (to ensure you are fit to perform the role). We’ll also check your social media activity on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Any offer of employment made will be conditional upon the completion of pre-employment screening checks.