Driver Bearer
Midcounties Co-operative
Halesowen, GB
2d ago

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
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