Funeral Director’s Assistant

Not all Funeral Directors are the same! 

Mortons Funeral Directors began as a family business over 120 years ago and the same two families have been at the helm ever since.  We are passionate and enthusiastic about customer service and uncompromising in our desire to provide the very best for all our clients.

We have a vacancy for a permanent full-time Funeral Director’s Assistant based at our prestigious premises in Northfield, Birmingham.  This position has an extremely rewarding salary package and brings immense job-satisfaction too – the letters and cards of appreciation we receive from our clients are testimony to this – you’ll be helping our fantastic team to care for those we serve and making a difficult time memorable for all the right reasons.

Are you?

  • Experienced in customer/client service
  • Able to communicate in a clear and considerate way
  • Well presented, courteous and of good character
  • Willing to go the extra mile to make the loss of someone less painful than it may otherwise be
  • Seeking a truly rewarding position serving others at a time of immense need

If you can answer YES to all these questions, then you could be the person we’re looking for.

Your day may include:

  • Transferring those who have died into our care
  • Preparation of coffins, caskets, equipment and vehicles in readiness for funerals
  • Assisting on Funerals as a Chauffeur and Pall Bearer
  • Ensuring all areas of our premises are maintained, cleaned and presented to exceptionally high standards
  • Delivering and collecting relevant documentation to and from various locations

We would need you to:

  • Participate in an “on-call” rota to ensure our 24-hour transfer into our care service – you should reside within a maximum 25 minutes travelling time of Northfield to meet this requirement
  • Hold a clean current UK driving licence
  • Be over 25 years of age (to enable us to include you on our Hearse and Limousine insurance)
  • Consent to DBS checks as required

The rewards are:

  • Salary commencing at £23,400pa rising to £25,090 when fully trained plus enhancements
  • 28 days annual leave including statutory holidays
  • Full uniform provided
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Excellent training programme

The application process:

  • Please send your application with a copy of your CV (including a telephone number) to careers@mortonsfunerals.co.uk
  • We will review your application
  • If you meet our requirements, we’ll call you to enable us to have a preliminary discussion
  • You may then be invited for an informal interview where you’ll need to bring your driving licence and proof that you have the right to work in the UK
  • You may be asked to undergo a driving assessment
  • You may be asked to participate in a Pall-Bearing assessment
  • You may be asked to attend a formal interview and to provide names and addresses of referees
  • Subject to the above an offer of employment may be made

Please note that our selection procedure usually takes 20 working days.  We regret that we cannot respond personally to every application – if therefore you do not hear from us within 10 days, we regret that your application was unsuccessful.

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