Casual Funeral Service Operative

Posted 01/05/2024 by Dignity Plc

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Casual Funeral Bearer/Driver

💰 Rate: £12.04 per hour

📍 Location: Taunton, Somerset

🕓 Hours: We employ on 0-hour contracts. Hours aren't guaranteed however you could typically see 16-20 hours for this role. 

At Dignity, we are always seeking caring and empathetic individuals to join our ceremonial and private ambulance driver teams to work with us on a flexible basis.

You don't need experience, just a strong desire to help people in your local community.

If you enjoy working as part of a team, are physically able to carry out manual handling duties, will be comfortable around the deceased, and hold a full UK driving license - Then we want to hear from you!

No CV needed, just a few simple steps to submit your application with us. 

What are the duties of this role?

  • Participating in our on-call rota, in this position this will be 1 week in every 5. (This will be further discussed throughout the recruitment process).
  • Driving a limousine or hearse on the day of the funeral following pre-planned routes and timescales, providing a professional and empathetic chauffeur service at all times.
  • Working as part of a team with the bearing of the coffin into the place of service.
  • Always maintaining excellent standards of vehicle cleanliness and operating efficiency.
  • Supporting the movements of the deceased from the place of death into our funeral homes, places of worship, private residences, and any other third-party premises, organising relevant documentation, and dealing with third parties.

What sort of experience we're looking for:

  • A Manual Full UK Driving License.
  • Good level of physical fitness, as this role will involve heavy lifting duties.
  • The necessary documentation for a basic DBS, reference & driving license check. 
  • Pride in your appearance, ensuring you are always professional.

To be considered for this role...

Please submit your application via the ‘apply’ button, where a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will review your application.

FCA Statement

Please note that this role is subject to meeting regulatory requirements. As an FCA-regulated organisation, we are committed to adopting the highest standards and we do this by employing individuals with the appropriate skills, experience, and integrity to protect both the company and our clients. If you are considered for a role, you will be providing your permission for us to conduct the relevant checks and assessments that will be carried out during the recruitment and onboarding process. The nature of the checks will depend on whether the role is subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). 

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

Our Vision is to connect with our clients, colleagues, company and communities based on our principles whilst celebrating our differences.

We aim to empower leaders and colleagues to seek out and understand new voices and perspectives; to be vocal about inequity and exclusion, and to take decisive, informed and bold action to promote inclusion and belonging.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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