Funerals and Protection of Property Support Officer

Council House, Victoria Square
£20,344 - £26,317
13 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
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Job Type
Social care
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Working Pattern

The Funeral and Protection of Property Support Officer will work as part of a team responsible for administering the Council's duty to arrange or public health funerals (under, Section 46 of the Public Health Control of Diseases Act 1984) if there is no one willing or able to do so.


The post holder will also support work relating to protecting property ( under Section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1984 and Section 47 of the Care Act 2014), in circumstances where the owner  is unable maintain the dwelling and there is no one willing or able to assist.


The Funeral and Protection of Property Support Officer must demonstrate a compassionate and caring approach with a sympathetic attitude and demeanour, as job involves dealing with the relatives and friends of the deceased.



The job involves regular liaison with all NHS Trust bereavement offices in the greater Birmingham area as well as the Birmingham Coroner’s office. The officer will also be required to trace next of kin and work with a genealogist contractor if family is difficult to trace.


The Funeral and Protection of Property Support Officer will provide a professional, and sensitive service at all times.


The applicant will be required to work in challenging environments i.e. dilapidated properties, therefore a good level of physical agility/fitness will be needed.

The use of a car would be an advantage


For any informal enquires please contact Mike White on 0121 675 3141 or email


Ref: BCC000885


A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken


Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.



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