Bereavement Officer

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Up to £20,043 to £21,269 per annum, flexible working, LGPS, Bupa Cashplan, up to 31 days leave
21 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Bereavement Officer

FTC for 6 months

£20,043 to £21,269 per annum

37 hours per week

Oakley Wood crematorium is a 21 acre site, located in the tranquil natural woodland setting midway between the villages of Bishops Tachbrook and Wellesbourne. 

We are looking to recruit a bereavement officer who will also assist with cremation and chapel duties within our small and flexible team

In this post you will be responsible for

  • Providing a front line service for bereaved families, members of the public, funeral directors and other service users
  • Performing all necessary checks to burial and cremation paperwork
  • Varied clerical and administrative functions
  • Providing a front of house bereavement services
  • Overseeing scattering of cremated remains and woodland burials

The successful applicant will need

  • To have experience of providing services of a sensitive nature, with empathy, understanding and equality.
  • A willingness to be flexible around hours and duties, including taking part in a weekend rota (alternative days off are given when working weekends)
  • To have high levels of interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy and a proven record of working flexibly in a team environment.
  • Be capable of working in an extremely busy environment with constant interruptions, yet maintaining a first class standard at all times

Closing date: 22/08/2022

Interview date: 06/09/2022

If you would like to know more about this position please contact, Maureen Houston, Senior Bereavement Officer on 01926 651418.

In return we offer a supportive environment in an organisation accredited with IIP, flexible working hours, the opportunity of joining a final salary pension scheme and on-going personal training and development.

Warwick District Council believed in valuing diversity, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to equal opportunities.  This means we welcome and encourage applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability and from every sector within the community.

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