Bereavement Assistant

  • Salary: Grade 4 £13,277 - £13,542 (£19,650 – £20,043 FTE)
  • Base: Macclesfield Crematorium, Macclesfield
  • Shift Pattern: Min 25 hours per week flexible contract Mon - Fri
  • Contract Duration: Permanent

Is providing high levels of customer service important to you?  Can you show empathy and understanding?

If you can answer yes to the above questions you may be the person for us.

Orbitas Bereavement Services is a wholly owned Company of Cheshire East Council and has responsibility for managing the Council’s ten cemeteries and two crematoria.

As a Bereavement Assistant you will play an important role in the provision of bereavement services to the residents of East Cheshire.  The role will involve working as both a Chapel Attendant and as part of the Administrative Team.

As a Chapel Attendant, your responsibilities will include preparing for and overseeing funeral services, liaising with Funeral Directors, helping visitors to the crematorium and cleaning and general upkeep of the crematorium building and immediate surroundings.  Administrative duties will include customer care and administrative support relating to burials, cremations, exhumations and memorials.  A good level of IT literacy and the ability to work additional hours when required would be highly desirable.

In return you will enjoy the benefits of a competitive salary, a career average pension scheme, an employee assistance programme, health cash plan and salary sacrifice schemes.

Once you have become competent as a Bereavement Assistant you may also be given the opportunity to undertake further training to open up more career opportunities and increase your pay.

To request an application form, please email