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Chauffeur Bearer - Family Funeral Company - Eastbourne

Chauffeur Bearer - Family Funeral Company - Eastbourne

Posted 5 April by CPJ Field Ended

We currently have a position for a Chauffeur/Bearer for an Independent and Family owned Funeral Company situated at our Branch in Eastbourne, East Sussex. We require a very special person to join our team dedicated to serving families at one of the most difficult times in their lives.

There are no normal hours of work but you are required to work a minimum of 39 hours per week Monday to Friday, which will be linked closely to the needs of the customer and business. The actual times of work may vary according to the needs of the business and may involve evening and weekend working. You may also be required to work hours in addition to those above.

You will provide support to funeral directors providing funeral services from our Fuller & Scott offices of C.P.J. Field. You will be well presented, efficient and helpful in all matters concerned with the provision of funeral services in order that the reputation of the business is maintained at all times. The post holder is required to work flexibly, in a tight knit team environment. It may be necessary to assist, or cover for, other staff from time to time. Due to the nature of the role and the requirement to be part of the out of hours rota, ideally you will live within a 10 mile radius of the branch.

Day to day, the successful applicant’s responsibilities may include:

  • Driving our limousine on funerals. A limousine carries six passengers.

  • Removal of the deceased from their place of death to our premises in a seemly and dignified manner.

  • Checking and maintaining the mortuary register.

  • Ensure immaculate appearance of all company vehicles at all times.

  • Collection and preparation of coffins prior to funerals including fitting out and engraving name plates.

  • Preparation of the deceased for presentation in the Chapel of Rest.

  • Attendance at funerals, including driving vehicles and bearing coffins on the shoulder.

  • To attend both day time and out of hours removals.

  • To prepare graves and plots for ashes interments, including the removal and replacement of memorial tablets.

  • To maintain office cover on an at-need basis.

  • Willing and able to assist with any other duties which arise on a day to day basis which enhance the service and presentation of the Company.

  • Keeping the premises of CPJ Field within the Eastbourne area, clean and tidy specific areas for attention are- The mortuary areas, preparation rooms, fridge areas, the chapels , the workshops , the arranging offices, reception areas and upstairs offices.

  • General maintenance to include - Basic decorating, changing light bulbs etc.

  • You will, in addition to the above, be required to participate in a 24 hour call-out system in accordance with the local rota agreements for which you will receive an additional payment.

Plus other duties consistent with the grade as directed.

Previous relevant experience is preferred, but not essential, ideally you will be :

  • Hard working, reliability and honest, committed to maintaining confidentiality at all times.

  • A team player willing to be part of the out of hours removal team.

  • Have experience of dealing sympathetically with clients.

  • Of smart appearance with a full driving licence.


The roles will be based at our location in Eastbourne.

NB. You will be required to complete an Application Form as part of the recruitment process which will be forwarded to you on receipt of your CV.

Should you possess the correct skills and experience for this position we will be in touch with you within 10 days of the receipt of your completed application. Should you not hear from us within this time you have not been successful on this occasion and unless otherwise instructed by you we will retain your details for any suitable future vacancies. We wish you every success in your search for suitable employment

Required skills

  • Flexible Approach
  • Reliable
  • Positive Team Player

Reference: 34836027

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