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Funeral Operations
England | Staffordshire, England | West Midlands
Employment type
£32,444.95 per annum
Closing date

Qualified Embalmer

🕓 Contract Type/Hours

📍 Location: Staffordshire

💷 Salary: £32,444.95 per annum 

Join us in ensuring every goodbye is dignified and meaningful.

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Our Embalmers play a crucial role in our Funeral Directors by providing expert care and preparation of deceased individuals for visitation, burial, or cremation. As an Embalmer, you will uphold our commitment to dignity and respect while ensuring that every aspect of the embalming process is conducted with precision and care.

We expect you to be a professional in your industry, holding your certification with the British Institute of Embalmers (BIE) and have varied experience in caring for the deceased and leading by best-in-practice procedures.

You will be based within our John Garside's, Robert Nicholls and F M J Waites Funeral Brands serving our communities across Staffordshire and Shropshire. 

This role will suit someone who:

  • Having gained the British Institute of Embalmers (BIE) Diploma with previous experience in embalming.
  • A Full UK Manual Driving License.
  • Proficiency in embalming techniques ensuring the best standards of preparation and presentation of the deceased.
  • Physically able to lift and carry heavy weights in accordance with manual handling procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a compassionate approach to service families during difficult times.

The daily duties will consist of:

  • Perform embalming procedures with precision and care, ensuring that each individual is respectfully prepared for their final journey.
  • Collaborate closely with Funeral Directors to understand the unique needs and wishes of each family, providing personalised services that reflect their preferences and cultural traditions.
  • Maintain accurate records of all embalming procedures as well as ensuring all working practices, facilities and equipment are maintained to the highest standard.
  • Fully complying with Dignity’s Internal Procedures and NAFD Code of Practice ensuring approved materials and chemicals are used appropriately in accordance with COSHH Regulations.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Funeral Team to ensure that all aspects of funeral services are coordinated seamlessly.
  • We are an agile team; to meet the needs of our customers requires us to be mobile and flexible, therefore you are likely to be asked to work across different locations in the local area when required based on operational needs. 

What we provide to you:

  • 💷 Annual salary of £32,444.95.
  • 📅 22-25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • 💰 Pension Scheme.
  • 🔐 Life Assurance X2.
  • 🚗 Free On-Site/Street Parking.
  • 🥼 Free Uniform Provided.
  • 👨‍🎓 Access to our internal apprentice & personal development schemes.

We wouldn’t be able to provide this integral service without our people. If you’d like to join a compassionate team dedicated to providing dignified farewells and supporting families during their most challenging times – We want to hear from you!

What are the next steps?

To join us in this role, simply hit the 'apply' button to submit your application and a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch!

FCA Statement

Please note that this role is subject to meeting regulatory requirements. As an FCA-regulated organisation, we are committed to adopting the highest standards and we do this by employing individuals with the appropriate skills, experience and integrity to protect both the company and our clients. If you are considered for a role, you will be providing your permission for us to conduct the relevant checks and assessments that will be carried out during the recruitment and onboarding process. The nature of the checks will depend on whether the role is subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Our Vision is to connect with our clients, colleagues, company and communities based on our principles whilst celebrating our differences.
We aim to empower leaders and colleagues to seek out and understand new voices and perspectives; to be vocal about inequity and exclusion, and to take decisive, informed and bold action to promote inclusion and belonging.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.