Driver Bearer

- Funeral
£8.89 per hour
Gloucester Funeral

About the Role:

Your Co-op are looking for empathetic and compassionate people to join our Funeral-care team. As a Driver Bearer, you will work to ensure that the deceased and their families are treated with respect and dignity. 

Midcounties are honoured to be part of the Co-operative Family, a trusted name that has been serving the local communities for over 150 years.

We can provide you with a pathway to develop in a career in a truly rewarding profession where the focus is making a challenging time memorable for the right reasons. 

Here you will be part of business that puts people at the heart of everything they do. 

As a Driver Bearer, you will:
Undertake manual handling (after completion of required trained) 
Carry out funeral bearing duties including shouldering 
Ensure ceremonial vehicles are washed and valeted to a high standard and prepared with floral tributes
Drive the ceremonial vehicles to and from funerals at appropriate and safe speeds and drive in a sensible manner
Ensure vehicles are well maintained and clean at all times 
Plan routes and timings to ensure timings are met
Assist in maintaining a clean and tidy funeral home.
Participate in weekend funerals as required.
Support the community by way of volunteering and charity events, also actively promote the business and membership within the local community.

About You:

To be a successful candidate for this role you will need: 

A full UK Driving Licence 
Flexibility to work during weekend funerals and potential on-call hours 
To be comfortable with dealing with the deceased
Reasonable physical fitness to carry out manual handling 
Presentable and tidy appearance at all times
Empathy and respect towards the deceased and their families 
To act in a respectable and professional manner at all times 
Resilience to deal with emotionally challenging situations 

Why Join Us?

As well as operating a Funeral-care business, Your Co-op has a wide variety of trading groups meaning you would get the best of many worlds:

Opportunities to work across all our trading groups – food retail, childcare, travel, utilities, post office, pharmacy and support services. 
Rewards – food and drink discounts, childcare discounts, travel holiday discounts and more
Paid volunteering hours to help a community cause of your choice
Annual share of profits
Pension contribution 
On call hours – potential to earn extra money

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