Working for Dignity
We work in a unique industry and we succeed by helping people through difficult times with compassion, respect, openness and care. Dignity offers a range of challenging and rewarding roles for caring individuals across the funeral profession.
Types of jobs
We employ different types of professionals, often working in small teams where roles and responsibilities overlap. The types of jobs available at Dignity include:
- Funeral director
- Funeral service arranger
- Funeral service operative
- Crematorium manager
- Crematorium technician
- Memorial assistant
- Client Service Centre
At our Head Office in the West Midlands we employ support staff to perform such necessary business tasks as Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, Property and in our award winning 24-hour Client Service Centre.
In East Yorkshire, we have a range of roles at our coffin manufacturing factory. We also have apprenticeships within Head Office and Manufacturing as well as roles within our Crematoria division. We will consider and support work experience opportunities.
Work for us
We are always looking for caring and sympathetic people to join our teams around the country. We provide structured in-house training and also fund employees who want to take the Diploma in Funeral Directing and the British Institute of Embalming qualification.
Good communication and organisational skills are important, as is a kind and compassionate nature. Some posts mean being on call at night and at the weekend. Positions are available on a full time, part time or casual basis.
If you are interested in working for Dignity and would like to apply for a position, please send a covering letter, CV and your availability to:
Human Resources Department
Dignity Funerals Limited
4 King Edwards Court
King Edward Square
Agencies need not apply
Working safely in the workplace
Dignity is committed to protecting, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its employees and visitors to its premises. Our employees recognise this commitment and that workplace safety remains a key priority. Working in a safe environment allows our people to focus on delivering excellent service to our clients. Protecting our people also supports employee engagement and retention.
Governance and management
Dignity has a full-time Head of Health and Safety who is supported by nine Health and Safety Officers with a broad collective experience from differing organisational backgrounds. Dignity’s head office, crematoria and coffin manufacturing factory also have their own managers with responsibility for health and safety. In the last eight years the number of accidents has reduced by 26 per cent.
Dignity continues to proactively monitor health and safety through quarterly analysis, inspection of premises, surveillance and regular reports to the Board and monitors reactively by investigating accidents and analysing statistics.
Armed Forces Covenant
Dignity has entered into an agreement with the Armed Forces to advertise all vacancies with them. Each year 20,000 people complete their time with the British Army, Navy or Royal Air Force and resettle into civilian life. The agreement confirms that Dignity will seek to employ veterans of any age and provide them with a career path in the funeral sector. We will also offer employment opportunities to the partners of those currently serving in the Armed Forces.