As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.
Central England Co-operative is one of the largest and most successful independent co-operatives in the UK, with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties, from the heart of England to its eastern shores.
Our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.
As a Driver / Bearer you will play a key part in delivering care to families and loved ones on the day of the funeral.You will be required to collect family members and / or the deceased in company vehicles (hearses or limousines), and ensure that they are returned to their preferred location at the end of proceedings.
The role holder will take pride in their appearance, act with empathy, compassion and professionalism at all times, and will ensure that Society vehicles are kept clean and presentable.
You will also be expected to maintain minimum operating standards in front of house only at care centre and funeral home locations.
Whilst you report directly to a Senior Funeral Services Assistant, you will work as part of a team under the direction of a Funeral Director on the day of the funeral.
Daily tasks will vary from loading and driving the hearse (including loading flowers), to chauffeuring families and loved ones in Society limousines, through to cleaning and maintaining the ceremonial fleet.
You are accountable for completing daily vehicle checks, and reporting defects to the SFSA.At all times you will act in a professional and empathetic manner, maintaining the highest standards of personal appearance and hygiene.
As a Central England Co-operative colleague you will enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.
At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.