We are recruiting for a Chapel Attendant to work as part of an existing team to work Monday – Friday 40 hours a week, our client provides 5 Star levels of service throughout the crematorium and cremation process. As the Chapel Attendant you will be front of house and be responsible for managing the chapel, greeting funeral directors and mourners on arrival and ensuring all of their service needs are met.

As the Chapel Attendant your responsibilities are as follows

To ensure that every service is carried out as if it is the only service taking place that day. You will welcome all visitors to the crematorium and ensure that every service detail is taken care of.

To carry out the cremation of human remains in accordance with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) ‘Guiding Principles’ and following the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 a

Outline of Other Duties for the Chapel Attendant

  • To liaise with Funeral Directors, Ministers and Families and where appropriate organists or musicians to ensure that funeral services in the crematorium chapel are carried out in accordance with the families’ instructions.
  • General cleaning and preparation of the crematory, cremator, cremulator, cremated remains store and toilet. Cleaning and sanitisation of all public facing areas between services including including toilets.
  • Process enquiries from the general public and funeral directors and receive and deal with telephone enquiries as necessary.
  • To ensure the collection, identification, storage and final disposal of cremated remains in the Garden of Remembrance is maintained correctly and documented in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.
  • To carry out the duties of Chapel Attendant, including general cleaning and preparation of the chapel, vestry, flower court and adjoining accommodation for services and public use.
  • Manage services, direct funeral directors, mourners and members of the general public. To act as a pall bearer, when required, both with other crematorium staff and with staff provided by Funeral Directors. Oversee all media for the playing of chosen music/tributes/webcasts during the funeral service.
  • Maintain floral displays in designated areas; allocate specific areas for floral tributes and dispose of flower and floral tributes as necessary.
  • To assist in the office and grounds were required during busy periods, sick leave or annual leave.
  • Car Parking duties as necessary, that is to assist with the organisation of parking at busy services.
  • A high degree of care and understanding is a major requirement of the post. You will be required to deliver exceptional standards of service and be of smart appearance at all times.
  • Any other duties of a similar nature that may be reasonably requested by the Crematorium Manager or representative.
  • To assist with meeting the period sales budgets.
  • In carrying out the different functions described, it is important that the appropriate clothing is worn for each function.
  • Job holders must be of a height and strength to permit them to shoulder a coffin as part of a 4-person team during services
  • To follow and adhere to Cremator Manufacturers requirements, whilst complying with Health and Safety requirements along with service plans to ensure the efficient running of the cremator.
  • Have the ability to inter-change with all roles and team members to assist in the day-to-day running of the Memorial Park. This requires a high level of multi-tasking and willingness to work inside the building as well as outside in the gardens.
  • To be successful as the Chapel Attendant we are looking for the following

  • Client focus
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving
  • Integrity, sensitivity and commitment
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional service standards
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