Putting u in Southern Co-op

Our End of Life Services business operates over 50 funeral homes, two crematoria, a natural burial ground, and a masonry business. Some of our funeral homes operate under the Co-operative Funeralcare brand and some are privately named. Careers in our funeral business can be raw and emotional but they can also be poignant, memorable and touching. You'll experience first-hand how your empathy, compassion and understanding are of utmost importance at a time when emotions are running high. Whatever your role, emotional strength and the drive to get it right first time are important prerequisites when working for this part of our business. If you think you’ve got what it takes, take a look at our vacancies.

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Our roles

Funeral Assistant

They help with funeral preparations and assist on the day of the funeral itself, ensuring everything runs smoothly. It's a role that calls for a high level of understanding, empathy and compassion but is a highly rewarding role where we'll support you to become qualified in funeral operations and services.

Funeral Co-ordinator

Our funeral co-ordinators support families during a difficult time assisting them in organising a fitting tribute for their loved ones. You’ll need to be compassionate and understanding and we'll support you with all the training and development you need.

Area Client Experience Manager

Our Area Client Experience Managers manage, develop and mentor the Funeral Co-ordinator team so client expectations are exceeded by delivering the best end of life client experience throughout all funeral homes.

Area Support Centre Manager

Our Area Support Centre Managers manage, develop and mentor the Funeral Assistant team so client expectations are exceeded by delivering the best end of life client experience throughout all support centres and back of house operations.

Crematoria and Cemetery

We own two crematoria; The Oaks Hampshire and East Devon Crematorium and a natural burial ground; Clayton Wood in West Sussex.

Families are attracted to these sites because of the empathetic and sensitive support provided by our experienced colleagues, but also because of their natural settings which we have worked hard to enhance and maintain for the benefit of our clients. Our crematorium and cemetery administrators and operatives assist in the provision of a courteous, efficient, caring and professional service to all our clients.

Bereavement Care

Our bereavement care provides support, counselling, social groups, life coaching and memorial services for those dealing with bereavement.

Our co-ordinators support the manager helping to grow the efficiency of our aftercare service. No two days are the same, one day you could be delivering a bereavement workshop or study day and on another you might be networking with organisations and presenting educational sessions.