Embalmer - E Finch & Sons Funeral Directors

Job details
Posting date: 15 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Negotiable - dependent on skills & experience
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 May 2021
Location: Aldershot
Company: Dignity
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 367

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Role overview

We have an immediate position available for an Embalmer at E Finch & Sons Funeral Directors in Aldershot, Hampshire.

To ensure consistent delivery of the highest levels of client service as set out in ‘Helping our Clients Every Step of the Way’.
To ensure that all deceased are given proper and appropriate treatment in a dignified manner and ensure the best possible
standards of preparation and presentation. To carry out the instructions from the arrangement.

What you’ll need to do:

* Fully comply with the quality standards manual and Dignity’s internal procedures
* Responsible for preparing the deceased to be placed in the coffin, with an eye to final presentation (including the condition
of the coffin), taking into account any instruction made by those responsible for the arrangement
* Be prepared to offer advice to community staff on presentation of the deceased
* Ensure identification procedures are strictly adhered to
* Work closely and develop positive relationships with the Support Service Manager/Area Manager and recommend operational
initiatives that ensure co-operation between support and client services (e.g. embalmer productivity, liaison with staff
responsible for dealing with clients who will be spending time with the deceased)
* Identify unnecessary costs and recommend controls to Business Manager/ Funeral Manager
* Ensure that the reception of the deceased into the mortuary is consistent with company policy and procedures
* Complete all company and statutory documentation
* Fully comply with all Dignity’s Internal Procedures and NAFD Code of Practice. You will be responsible for and ensure that,
approved materials and chemicals are used in appropriate quantities complying with COSHH regulations
* Ensure compliance with all health and safety and immunisation requirements
* Adhere to the reporting procedures of all accidents in the body preparation area
* Ensure that the working practices, facility, and it’s equipment are maintained to the highest standards according to Health and
Safety and company procedures

What we’ll need from you:

* Be resolute about handling the deceased with care, tenderness, and complete respect for their dignity
* Have gained or is working towards the British Institute of Embalmer’s Diploma or the Dignity recognised equivalent
* Be physically fit and able to lift and carry heavy weights in accordance with manual handling procedures
* Commitment to funeral service
* Hold a full UK Driving Licence

During the recruitment and onboarding process we will be adhering to the social distancing guidance from the government.

Dignity is one of the UK’s most trusted providers of funeral services and prepaid funeral plans, serving over 800 local
communities nationwide through our funeral homes and crematoria. With a history that can be traced back to 1812, over 4000
colleagues strive to set the highest standards for funeral services, facilities and care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We will be receiving applications until 15/04/2021 though Dignity Plc retain the right to close this vacancy early and without
prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at the earliest opportunity.

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