Midcounties Co-operative

Funeral Labourer & Stonemason (BB-DADA3)

Found in: Neuvoo UK


About the Role:

Your Coop are looking for empathetic and compassionate people to join our Funeral-care team. As a Funeral Labourer & Stonemason, you will work to ensure that the deceased and their families are treated with respect and dignity.
Midcounties are honoured to be part of the Co-operative Family, a trusted name that has been serving the local communities for over 150 years.
We can provide you with a pathway to develop in a career in a truly rewarding profession where the focus is making a challenging time memorable for the right reasons.
Here you will be part of business that puts people at the heart of everything they do.
As a Funeral Labourer & Stonemason, you will: Ensure the application of skilled craftsmanship to the production of memorials to satisfy and surpass the client’s needs. •Produce memorials including lettering and basic artwork from stencils (painting & gilding) that enhances the professional reputation of the masonry operation by satisfying or surpass clients’ needs.
•Use the blasting machine to sandblast memorials according to the designs ordered.
•Ensure that the work is completed to a high standard as per the order requirements
•Ensure memorials are completed with the correct grave numbers on the stones ready for fixing.
•Undertake the collection, delivery, fixing and erection of the memorials in cemeteries and churchyards if required.
•Complete regular Quality & Standards checks on memorials at any point during the production process reporting any identified issues to the Memorial Production Supervisor.
•Maintain regular safety checks on equipment and tools reporting any identified defects at the earliest opportunity to the Memorial Production or Logistics Supervisors.
•Maintain required documentation and records in a timely manner
•Undertake the appropriate cleaning and restoration of memorials.
•Assist with receipt of deliveries and the packaging and dispatch of completed orders.
•Act with due diligence when using the Society assets.
•Undertake such activities as required and instructed that support the delivery of the masonry branch business plan.
•Assist in general housekeeping duties within the masonry branch to deliver a safe, clean working environment.
•Achieve Key Performance Indicators via direction from the Masonry Product, Development and Operations Manager.
Health & Safety
•Ensure office The Society’s Health & Safety procedures are followed at all times
•Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
•Assist in the general housekeeping duties within the workshop to deliver a safe working environment.
•Achieve the targets for community hours and charity fundraising by encouraging and motivating colleagues to maximise their contribution

About You:

To be a successful candidate for this role you will need:
  • A full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to work during weekend funerals and potential on-call hours
  • To be comfortable with preparing and dealing with the deceased
  • Empathy and respect towards the deceased and their families
  • Act in a respectable and professional manner at all times
  • Resilience to deal with emotionally challenging situations
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • NVQ Stone Masonry (Memorial Masonry) level 2 (desirable)
  • calendar_today22 hours ago


    info Fixed Term (end date)

    location_on Walsall, United Kingdom

    work Midcounties Co-operative

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