At Dignity, we work in a unique industry helping people through difficult times and always with compassion, respect, openness, and care. 

We aim to do this by delivering excellent client service through the continued dedication of our people and by serving our customers with expertise, compassion, and commitment.

We are currently looking for a professional and compassionate individual to join our dedicated team as a Qualified Mobile Embalmer on a permanent basis.

Working from our John Garside & Son Funeral Directors, this role will cover the Staffordshire area.

This role will be working full-time, Monday – Friday (08:00 – 16:30 – Sometimes fluctuating depending on business needs. 

What does it mean to be an Embalmer at Dignity Funerals?

Our Embalmers ensure that all deceased are given proper and appropriate treatment in a dignified manner by following the best possible standards of preparation and presentation.

Other duties will include:

  • Responsible for preparing the deceased to be placed in the coffin, with an eye to the final presentation (including the condition of the coffin), taking into account any instruction made by those responsible for the arrangement
  • Be prepared to offer advice to community staff on the presentation of the deceased
  • Ensure identification procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Work closely and develop positive relationships with the Business Leader and recommend operational initiatives that ensure cooperation between support and client services (e.g. embalmer productivity, liaison with staff responsible for dealing with clients who will be spending time with the deceased)
  • Ensure that the reception of the deceased into the mortuary is consistent with company policy and procedures
  • Complete all company and statutory documentation
  • Fully comply with all Dignity’s Internal Procedures and NAFD Code of Practice. You will be responsible for and ensure that approved materials and chemicals are used in appropriate quantities complying with COSHH regulations
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety and immunisation requirements
  • Adhere to the reporting procedures of all accidents in the body preparation area
  • Ensure that the working practices, facility, and equipment are maintained to the highest standards according to Health and Safety and company procedures

What do you need?

  • You’ll have gained the British Institute of Embalmer’s Diploma 
  • Be resolute about handling the deceased with care, tenderness, and complete respect for their dignity
  • Be physically fit and able to lift and carry heavy weights in accordance with manual handling procedures
  • Committed to funeral services
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence – Local site travel will be essential to this role

What do you get?

  • Annual salary up to £31,499.95.
  • Accruing 22-25 days Holiday + Bank Holidays 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance X2 Annual Salary
  • Sick pay eligibility after 12 months of service
  • Company Discounts 
  • Access to our internal learning & development programmes

What are the next steps?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application via the ‘apply’ button, where a member of our resourcing team will review your application.  

If you are interested in learning more about Dignity Plc, please feel free to visit our website at https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk.  

Dignity Plc retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at the earliest opportunity.

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 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.

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