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  • Job ID: 200002AH

  • Salary: £9.13 - £10.15 per hour plus benefits

  • Hours per Week: 18.75

  • Closing date: 13-07-2020

Funeral Service Crew 
£9.13 - £10.15 per hour plus benefits
St Austell
18.75 hours per week - Part Time - 8 months FTC
Full UK driver’s licence is required for this role

We’re looking for caring people to join the Co-op Funeralcare team. You don’t need experience to do this job, just a genuine desire to help people at the time they need it most. To help you learn the skills you need to deliver a first class funeral service, we’ll support you as you complete a level 2 apprenticeship. We’ll also offer you a competitive salary, an excellent pension, and discounts on a range of Co-op products and services.

As funeral service crew you’ll spend time supporting both the funeral itself and the care of the deceased. Working as part of a close-knit team, you’ll help to ensure we provide a seamless, sensitive service to our clients. We welcome applications from people who are new to the industry, and those with funeral experience (if you’ve got lots of experience you won’t need to do the apprenticeship).

What you’ll do:

collect the deceased from a range of locations and scenarios in a professional, empathetic and dignified manner 
form part of the funeral service – bearing coffins and driving funeral vehicles in a dignified and professional manner 
prepare coffins and engrave name plates according to clients’ needs
prepare the deceased in our care for both viewings and the funeral 
maintain the cleanliness of equipment and facilities, including our ceremonial vehicles 

This role would suit people who have:

a genuine desire to help people at a difficult time in their lives
a professional and caring approach to client/customer service
the ability take instructions and follow them to the letter, with high attention to detail
the ability to react calmly and compassionately in emotional circumstances 
the ability to perform the physical aspects of the role (manual lifting)
a full UK manual driving licence 

Why Co-op?

As a Funeralcare colleague, you’ll get a fantastic benefits package including:

the opportunity to develop your skills by taking on an apprenticeship (only for candidates without previous funerals experience)
23 days holidays (pro rata, rising with service) 
a pension with up to 10% employer contributions
access to wellbeing support and other benefits 
discounts on Co-op products and services
exclusive discounts and offers from a huge range of retailers

Building an inclusive work environment 

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But 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 our teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. You can find out more about our people policies at

As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.


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