Work togetherFuneral service colleague

We are proud of our reputation as a leading funeral service provider in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. Our funeral colleagues pride themselves in delivering the very best standards of care for the deceased, along with a professional and compassionate manner whilst supporting bereaved relatives and planning the funeral. We maintain and build upon these standards by supporting colleagues through a comprehensive range of training courses from important skills such as customer care, through to specialist qualifications in funeral directing and embalming.

Develop as aFuneral services colleague

Our people tell us how they enjoy their work and value the relationships they have with their colleagues. Their dedication and commitment to our customers at such a difficult time in their lives makes work in the funeral profession very fulfilling and rewarding. You can join us as a funeral operative or arranger without any previous experience, and through training and development can progress to become a funeral director, an embalmer or a manager.

Grow your career with ourFlorist team

Our dedicated team create the most beautiful flower arrangements for any occasion, whether that’s a bouquet or arrangement for your special day, something to tell a loved one exactly how much you think of them, or a funeral tribute for someone who will be missed - all from our shop at the Birchwood Centre in Lincoln. Check out the opportunities to join our team - a friendly welcome will be waiting for you!

Progress with us atSouth Lincs Crematorium

Based in Surfleet, South Lincolnshire, our colleagues pride themselves with the offer of a professional and dignified service. You can join our team as an administrator or as an assistant, which could pave the way to a career with us. Why not register your interest to get job alerts sent directly to you?

Get to knowJulie

Click the video to hear Julie talking about her role in funerals and how working in funerals has changed.

Our storiesCareer path

We’ve been named as one of the country’s top employers, offering career progression, training opportunities, and reward and recognition schemes to our 2,900 colleagues joining our team. Have a look at what we offer throughout this site.

Richard
Funeral Director

2001
I finished school with good GCSEs in English, Sciences, History and Math’s.

2004-2019
Started a position at an Events Company. I thought the career would really suit me. I started a pot washer but learnt quickly. I quickly progressed and by the time I left I was a Senior Events manager, running my own division.

2019
Due to my personal circumstances I needed to find a job where I could pick up and drop off my children. I saw an advert working for Lincolnshire Co-op funeral homes for 25 hours per week. I applied as I had always been interested in the profession.

2019
The interview went well and shortly after I was offered a position as a funeral arranger at Gainsborough funeral home. The induction was well structured spending time in other funeral homes. I enjoyed learning and took to it quickly as I had a lot of transferrable skills such as organisation, planning and communication.

2020
The company sponsored me to complete the National Diploma in Funeral Directing, an externally recognised qualification. I completed lots of training courses such as First Aid at Work, Mental Health Awareness, and management skills courses. I also finished my degree through the Open University.

2021
I moved over to a Funeral Operative to see another side of the funeral business and quickly progressed to Funeral Director at Horncastle managing the team. I found the change challenging but loved it. All the learning was ‘on-the-job’ with support if need, which worked well for my learning style.

2022
As a Funeral Director, I have so much pride every day. Every time I put the uniform on, all eyes are on me and it’s a great privilege to fulfil the family’s wishes and be there for them.

CareersLatest vacancies

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Funerals

Funeral Services Trainer

Location:
Bracebridge Heath
Business areas
Funerals and Crematorium
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our funeral service teams work hard to provide a personal and professional service across Linc...
Latest

Funerals

Funeral Operative

Location:
Gainsborough
Business areas
Funerals and Crematorium
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our funeral service teams work hard to provide a personal and professional service acr...

Our storiesColleague experiences

We have been named as one of the country's top employers, offering career progression opportunities and valued reward and recognition schemes to our 2,900 colleagues. Click below to read their experiences working for us.

Julie
Funeral Director
Richard
Funeral Director
Richard
Funeral Services Trainer
Sharon
Senior Florist

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First step

Click on careers and start your search. Read about our roles and watch some videos and find one that suits you.

Make an application

Register and complete an application telling us why you're right for the role. We want to hear all about you, your skills and experience that can demonstrate to us who you are and what makes you really stand out. You can either complete our application form or upload a copy of your CV.

The next step

If you’re invited to an interview, you will need to pick a slot. Our interviews can take place by telephone, via Microsoft teams or face-to-face. You may be asked to complete a series of assessments which will help us find out more about you.

Prepare for an interview

You may need your application to hand, any questions and a notepad and pen to jot things down. Think about your career history and have a good read about Lincolnshire Co-op. We’ll be looking to hear examples from different areas of your life, both at work and outside, where you demonstrated problem-solving skills.

During the interview

Listen carefully to your interviewer, but don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember, we’ve already seen your application and decided that we’re interested, so this is your chance to build on that positive start.

We’ll be in touch

During the interview we’ll let you know when you’ll find out the outcome and what the next steps might be.

Offer accepted

Congratulations and welcome to team Lincolnshire Co-op. We will start to discuss your joining date. You’ll then have access to our onboarding platform with some information to help you start your career with us.

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