Mobile Embalmer

Mobile Embalmer Huddersfield, England

Dignity Funerals
Full Time Huddersfield, England 31500 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Mobile Embalmer

16-Month FTC / Full-Time

Highfield Funeral Directors / Huddersfield

Up to £31,499.95 per annum (depending on experience) + Company Benefits

38.33 hours per week (Monday – Friday; 09:00 am – 17:00 pm)

Accruing 22 - 25 days holiday + bank holidays | Sick pay eligibility after 12-month qualifying period | Life Assurance 2 x salary

At Dignity, we are proud to work in a unique industry. We succeed by helping people through difficult times with compassion, respect, openness and care.

We offer a range of challenging and rewarding roles for caring individuals across the funeral profession and we continually invest in our staff, premises and vehicles so that we can ensure clients and their loved ones receive the highest standard of care. Every day, we want to exceed our customers’ expectations, we aim to do this by persistently delivering excellent client service through the continued dedication of our people.

Highfield Funeral Directors in Huddersfield are here to help you and your family during your time of need. We specialise in arranging and conducting bespoke funeral services, carried out with utmost kindness and compassion.

Highfield Funeral Directors
are looking for a professional and compassionate individual to join our collaborative and dedicated team as a Mobile Embalmer. Our values: Professional, Compassion, Respect & Knowledge form the basis of all our interactions and recognising this, you will be giving back to families in a critical time, whilst ensuring that their loved ones are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

Alongside a highly collaborative, dedicated and supportive management team, we will give you the room to stretch and develop within the industry. With both training and learning opportunities, our dedicated Learning and Development team and management team will ensure that you are delivered full training to confidently perform this role and will also aim to promote your progression. Alongside this, Dignity Plc really believes in our people, so you will also have access to a wide range of Mental and Financial Well-being tools, access to financial support and a broad range of benefits.

What Will I Be Doing as a Mobile Embalmer?

You will ensure that all deceased are given proper and appropriate treatment in a dignified manner by following the best possible standards of preparation and presentation. In addition, you will carry out the instructions by ensuring consistent delivery of the highest levels of client service as set out in ‘Helping our Clients Every Step of the Way’.

Other duties will include:

  • Fully comply with the quality standards manual and Dignity’s internal procedures
  • 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 Support Service Manager/Area Manager 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)
  • Identify unnecessary costs and recommend controls to the Business Manager/ Funeral Manager
  • Ensure that the reception of the deceased in the mortuary is consistent with company policy and procedures
  • Complete all company and statutory documentation
  • Fully comply with all Dignity’s Internal Procedures and the 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 it’s equipment are maintained to the highest standards according to Health and Safety and company procedures.

What Do I Need?

  • Be resolute about handling the deceased with care, tenderness, and complete respect for their dignity
  • Have gained or is working towards the British Institute of Embalmer’s Diploma or the Dignity recognised equivalent
  • Be physically fit and able to lift and carry heavy weights in accordance with manual handling procedures
  • Commitment to Funeral service
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence


  • Previous experience in the industry, though this is not required, as full training will be provided.

Dignity Plc is an equal opportunity employer where we celebrate diversity across our business. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees; therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit and business need.

What are the next steps?

If you are interested in learning more about Dignity Plc, please feel free to visit our website at Dignity Funeral Directors: Funeral Services & Prepaid Funeral Plans ( Alternatively, 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.

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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).

Please note in accordance with our pre-employment checks, all roles will require a criminal record check and further enhanced checks may apply. Certain roles will be subject to ongoing checks in line with the Group SMCR Framework (Fit & Proper Policy). Further details will be explained to you throughout the recruitment process.

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.

Mobile Embalmer
Dignity Funerals
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Kate Davidson
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Company - Public
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