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Funeral Operative

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£25,137 - £26,997 p.a. inc.
Closing date
2 Aug 2021

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Environment, Environmental Health
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Care and Quality   

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. 

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

In response to the growing demand for our low cost Funeral Service and increasing numbers of Public Health Funerals, Brent Council has developed its own in house Funeral Service, which has seen a steady and growing demand. We now need to expand the team to meet the future needs and further support a 24/7 service.  We are looking for someone who is passionate and wants to make a difference.

The Funeral Operative will support the Funeral Service in a range of areas. This includes taking people into our care (includes out of hours), driving funeral vehicles so you’ll need a full driving licence, bearing at funerals and helping to keep our premises and vehicles in an excellent condition

The Person

The person will need previous experience in the same or similar role. You will need to be of a smart appearance and demonstrate a commitment to care and respect for those in our care and their families.

You must be prepared to work unsocial hours and be on the on-call rota duty team.

The person must be flexible with their time to meet customer needs and able to meet the physical demands of the job, including lifting and lowering coffins and working in all weather conditions.

Although the post has unpleasant elements, the role can be highly rewarding and there can be great job satisfaction from confidence of the job well done and the thanks from families.

Please ensure you complete the application as fully as possible as incomplete applications will not be moved on to the next stage.

For an informal chat about the role and its responsibilities, please call the funeral service on 020 8937 2390 and ask to speak with Alex.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 2 August 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 8937 1234
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
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