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.

Great service comes from great people who are all aligned with our purpose and vision, to be the UK’s Leading Provider of End-of-Life Care. We work in teams, and just like a family, we care for and protect our people and those that we look after. We embrace our diversity, celebrate our differences, and help each other grow.

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Embalmer to join Service Deliver Leader Charles Grant and his dedicated team of funeral professionals at Joseph Potts Funeral Directors, Bellshill’s, to ensure that all deceased are given proper and appropriate treatment in a dignified manner and ensure the best possible standards of preparation and presentation.

This is a full time permanent position working 38.33 hours per week, Monday- Friday 08:030am – 16:30pm with an annual salary up to £32,444.95 depending on experience & qualifications.


What Will I Be Doing as a 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 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)
  • Identify unnecessary costs and recommend controls to Business Leader / Service Delivery Lead
  • 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 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 are working towards the British Institute of Embalmer’s Diploma or previous experience in embalming. 
  • 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


What are the next steps

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


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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