Careers

What vacancies do we have?

Funeral Director

We are looking for an exceptional individual to train to the highest of standards in all aspects of the funeral service.

Attention to detail and an ability to empathise are crucial. You will be fully trained to deal directly with and support the bereaved and to care for the deceased and will be expected to study for the Diploma in Funeral Directing qualification. Some out of hours duties will be required. Previous experience is not necessary.

Please download the job description and application form Job Description – Funeral Director and Application Form

Job Description – Funeral Administrator – Branch Cover

Funeral Administrators are expected to act as ambassadors for Rosedale in their dealings with the public and to show care and concern, especially to bereaved families. You will assist with arranging all types of funeral, carrying out all administrative procedures following the arrangement of a funeral, assisting families with administration. You will be fully trained to deal directly with and support the bereaved and to care for the deceased and will be expected to study the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration. Previous experience is not necessary.

Please download the job description and application form Job Description – Funeral Administrator – Branch cover and Application Form

Driver/Bearer

We employ a team of hearse and limousine drivers/coffin bearers who work on a part time basis as required and we are always pleased to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining this team. You would need to have a full, clean driving license and be immaculately turned out.  Successful applicants are expected to undergo extensive training which includes a day working with the team carrying a weighted training coffin and using a pretend grave especially constructed for training purposes, instruction for driving specialist vehicles, a driving assessment and all relevant health and safety aspects.   Application Form and Job Description.

Thinking about a career in the funeral profession?

It is often said that the funeral service is a vocation rather than a job, and it is easy to see why.  Staff need to have varied skills and a genuine desire to offer as much help, guidance and assistance as is required by the bereaved families we are called upon to serve. Working in the funeral service is by no means an easy career option but, it will certainly be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding.

What qualities will I need?

Care, compassion and the ability to absorb other peoples’ distress without if affecting you personally requires a very special personality.  You will need to become accustomed to the various types of bereavement and the various stages of grief through which bereavement progresses, whilst never losing the emotional strength needed to cope with the massive range of feelings people display, as reactions vary greatly from person to person.  You must accept that this is no ordinary job with set hours of work.  The funeral service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, in all weathers and in any circumstances.  Death does not respect Bank Holidays, personal situations or private lives.

What skills do I need to become a Funeral Director?

The ability to communicate with colleagues and clients is very important and you will also need to have strong organisational skills.  You’ll need to find the balance between necessary routine and outstanding customer service and then combine this with a caring, almost protective attitude. You will learn how to guide your clients through the emotional and traumatic experiences they are being subjected to, often for the first time in their lives.