Funeral Support Assistant

St. Margaret's Hospice

Funeral Support Assistant

About the role

  • Location: Taunton or Bridgwater based
  • 10 hours per week contract
  • Rate of pay above the National Living Wage plus On Call enhancements
  • Permanent position

Are you looking for a role that will give something back to the community of Somerset? We are looking to recruit a permanent Funeral Support Assistant to assist our established team.

The role will involve:

  • Day to day collection duties which will on occasion require significant moving and handling
  • Care and preparation of the deceased
  • Bearing coffins at funerals
  • Taking part in the out-of-hours rota as required, including weekend and evening work

About you

  • Empathetic
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Flexible with availability, sometimes at short notice
  • Comfortable in an environment that is highly responsive
  • Willing to be an ambassador for St Margarets Hospice and Funeral Services
  • Comfortable with lone working as well as working within a team
  • Full manual driving licence
  • Over 21, for insurance purposes

What we offer

In return we offer a rewarding role in a fast-paced and positive working environment, knowing that you are helping to make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset.

  • No experience necessary, full training will be given
  • Uniform provided
  • Active support for training and opportunities to develop new skills

For further information or an informal chat

Please contact Julie Lacey, Head of Funeral Services: Julie.lacey@stmargaretshospice

To apply

Please click the links below to download a Job Description, Application Pack and Diversity Monitoring Form:

Job Description

Application Pack

Diversity Monitoring Form

Completed applications should be returned to Julie.lacey@stmargaretshospice or post to Julie Lacey, Head of Funeral Services, St Margaret’s Funerals, 46-48 Eastover, Bridgwater TA6 5AR

Closing date: 7 March 2021

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