Coop Careers – Funeral Service Crew

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Funeral Service Crew – Part Time
£10.79 per hour plus benefits
Part time 15 hours per week, (working varied shifts Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
James Street, Cambridge

No experience needed. You can apply for this job on your mobile in a few simple steps – no CV required.
You’ll need a full manual UK driver’s licence for this job.
Help families say the perfect goodbye to loved ones as part of our funeral service crew.
No experience? No problem. We provide full training and ongoing support, plus access to a wide range of benefits including competitive salary, an excellent pension scheme, and discounts on a range of Co-op products and services.
At the Co-op, you’ll be part of something meaningful. Join us today.
What you’ll do
  • collect the deceased from a range of locations and scenarios in a professional and empathetic manner
  • bear coffins and drive funeral vehicles
  • maintain the cleanliness of equipment and facilities, including vehicles
  • prepare coffins and engrave name plates
  • prepare the deceased in our care for viewings and the funeral
This role would suit people who have
  • a full UK manual driving licence
  • a sensitive approach to customer service with good 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)
  • retail, admin or hospitality experience
Why Co-op?
You’ll get a fantastic benefits package including:
  • 20% 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
  • Apprenticeships available to candidates without previous Funeralcare experience
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.
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.

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