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Hours per week:
Salary details:
£9.75 per hour
Vacancy type:
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the role:

Our funeral service teams work hard to provide a personal and professional service across Lincolnshire, where we have been supporting the bereaved for over 150 years. Showing compassion and empathy and delivering the highest standards of professional service, we support our customers through what can be one of the most difficult days of their lives.

As a Funeral Operative you’ll work as part of a team to ensure we provide a warm, compassionate, and comprehensive customer care when it’s needed most. You’ll be working together with our Funeral Service team to care for and prepare the deceased, ensuring everything runs smoothly for their final journey and that their bereaved families have all the support they might need. Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Bearing coffins and driving funeral vehicles to help families celebrate the lives of their loved one
  • Supporting your colleagues with bringing the deceased into our care and preparing them for visitations and the funeral day
  • Preparing and cleaning funeral vehicles and facilities so that they are ready for service
  • Participation in an out of hours on-call rota to allow us to be there for our clients whenever necessary

About You

We’re not looking for any specific experience or qualifications – we’ll support you with specialist training from day one! If you’re a caring people person with a genuine desire to help people at a time when they need it most – we’d love to hear from you! You’ll need to have a full driving licence and show us:

  • A naturally caring and professional approach to customer service in any situation
  • The ability to work productively and efficiently as part of a team
  • Confident communication skills and a strong attention to detail
  • An ability to lift and transfer weights safely
  • A flexible approach to your work due to the participation of the on-call rota

When applying for this position you should recognise that the reverent care of the deceased forms a large part of our services, particularly in this role, So we need you to be comfortable in the presence of the deceased and in support of our clients. Please note that the successful candidate for this role will be required to complete a DBS check before joining our team. 



This is a great opportunity to develop your career in Funerals and make a difference to the lives of our communities! In addition to working for a successful co-operative business, we offer our colleagues fantastic benefits, including:

  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) (pro-rata)
  • Pension scheme (with up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Generous colleague discount rates across our family of businesses
  • Twice yearly discretionary colleague bonuses to reward you for your hard work
  • Working schedules that are available four weeks in advance, giving you time to plan around your shifts
  • Free tea and coffee provisions for all colleagues during rest breaks at work
    • The following payments will be awarded per call:
      • £25.00 for each night you are scheduled on-call (this is doubled at the weekend)
      • Each individual call-out is paid £50.00

We are an “Investors in People - Platinum” employer, meaning that we have been recognised as one of the country’s top employers, offering progression opportunities to all our colleagues. As your confidence grows, you’ll have the opportunity to build the skills necessary to further progress your career and help to open up future opportunities. Whether you’re thinking of a future with us or looking to develop your skills with a community-focused business, we’ll work together with you to shape your career for the better.

About Us

From a single store in 1861 we have grown to be one of the most successful co-operatives in the UK. We’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from across our family of businesses. From Food Stores and Pharmacies to Post Offices and Support Services, we’re a growing society made up of over 220 outlets and nearly 3,000 colleagues.

We're owned by our members, the people of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties, and have been for more than 160 years! Communities are at the heart of everything we do and motivates us to deliver more than great customer service. We support them by sharing dividend with our members, investing in new and improved services, raising money for charity through our Community Champion scheme, supporting local schools and so much more! Find out more about us, our purpose and wonderful colleagues here.

We work together as a Society and are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is barrier free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. If you need any adjustments, would like us to do anything differently during the interview or would like to get in touch with us about anything else, please contact our Recruitment team on (01522) 533316, or alternatively you can email [email protected]

We may choose to close our vacancies in the event that we receive a high volume of suitable applications, so we encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible.

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