Funerals and Protection of Property Officer

Council House, Victoria Square
£20,903 - £27,041
20 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
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The Funerals and Protection of Property team deliver the following services Public

Health Funerals - Section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984: Local Authorities have a statutory duty under Section 46 of the Public Health Control of Disease Act 1984 to arrange the burial or cremation of deceased persons where there is no one willing or able to arrange a funeral.

Protection of Property - Section 48 National Assistance Act 1948 Procedure: To provide temporary protection of moveable property, where it appears to be in danger of damage or loss for persons admitted to hospitals or of persons unable to devote to themselves proper care and attention, and who are moved to another suitable place by Order of the Court (Mental Health Act) or assessed by the Local Authority as in need of care and placed in a Local Authority Home or the Probate Section.

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 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 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.

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

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

Ref: BCC002153

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

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 applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.


An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

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