Central England Co-op on the lookout for a new Funeral Director in Leicester

Jobseekers with an interest in helping people at their time of need can now apply to become a Funeral Director with Central England Co-operative.

Asian Funeral Service, based in Melton Road, is looking for a flexible team player with good leadership skills to take on the exciting role based in the middle of a busy and diverse community.

The role will involve managing a team as well as being there to support families during their time of need.

Andy Eeley, Funeral Director at Wilf Smith and Son, in Ullesthorpe, shined a light on the role of Funeral Director and what people can expect if they apply for the job.

He said: “Being a funeral director and being able to help families is tremendously satisfying - it is not just a job, it is a vocation.

“I take so much pride in what I do and what my team does.

“Being part of the communities in which we serve is vital. We like to give back in the form of supporting charity events and volunteering but also going out and talking to people about their fears and tackling any taboos surrounding dying.

“I do this job because I love it. There is nothing more satisfying then helping a family though a funeral. People are so appreciative of what you do and helping these people is why I am a funeral director.”

Responsibilities for the role include arranging and conducting funerals, developing community relationships and providing leadership, guidance and support to a dedicated team of colleagues.

The successful applicant must be flexible in approach, prepared to work as a team member and be an excellent communicator with a sympathetic approach. Working hours include night, weekend and bank holiday rotas. The successful applicant must also hold a full driving licence.

More details about the role can be found online at www.cecjobs.coop/vacancy-details/8192


Notes to editors


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.


The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.


Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 


The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2018.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop