Funeral Operative-Environmental Health

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Funeral Operative-Environmental Health
Brent, London
Contract / Temporary

Brent 5220241

Posted: 23rd November 2022 10:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.63 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Wednesday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Brent, London,

    HA0 1ES

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Funeral Operative-Environmental Health

Reference no: Brent 5220241

Pay rate: £13.63 per hour PAYE

Enhanced DBS required

Current Full UK driving licence

The post holder will support and assist the Council’s Funeral Service to ensure each funeral ceremony meets the specific requests and requirements of the person who has died, together with their family.


Key responsibilities:

  • Assist and undertake the preparation and presentation of the body entrusted to our care in a professional, caring and dignified manner, including cleansing and dressing.
  • Ensure you are familiar with each individual funeral arrangement, completing pre and post funereal checks and ensure all aspects are conducted in accordance with the wishes of the family.
  • Prepare coffins, fit out and line including engraving of name plates
  • Prepare funeral cars including clean and valet with regular polishing.
  • Ensure all vehicles are checked both pre and post use, ensuring they are fit for purpose and of the highest quality
  • Act as driver for all vehicles including hearses, ambulances and limousines in accordance with the Highway Code and procedures, reporting any damage of faults in a timely manner
  • Act as bearer for funerals as directed, ensuring correct attire is worn, a smart appearance and it is carried out professionally with dignity.
  • At all times be ready to deal with removals from hospital or home (includes day and on call nights/weekends).
  • Clean mortuary, preparation rooms, workshops and other areas
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.


“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Previous experience in the relevant area of work within a funeral environment
  • A reasonable level of literacy and numeracy


Skills & Abilities

  • Caring and compassionate approach to customers in emotional situations
  • Understanding of customer service and quality standards
  • Able to clean mortuary and other areas and maintain work areas to a high standard.
  • Ability to cope with the physically demanding nature of the job ie.lifting bodies and coffins.
  • Ability to work outside in all weathers
  • Able to cope with the emotional demands of the job
  • Ability to work confidentially, accurately with excellent attention to detail.
  • A willingness to support others by sharing information, knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with officers within the team and customers


To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Brent 5220241
Funeral Operative-Environmental Health
Client Category: Local Authority

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Funeral Operative-Environmental Health
Client Category: Local Authority

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