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Case Officer - Bereavement (Yeovil Crematorium)

Salary: £20,444 - £22,571 pro rata

Job Type: Fixed term

Hours 28 hours per week (rota basis)

Closing Date:

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Officer - Bereavement to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Bereavement Service team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Job Title: Case Officer – Bereavement                    

Salary: Grade 3 £20,444 - £22,571 (pro rata)                    

Hours: 28 hours per week (rota basis)

Fixed term/secondment for 12 months to cover maternity leave

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bereavement Case Officer to work within our South Somerset District Bereavement Services. You will work within a small highly motivated team and be able to work on your own initiative with excellent verbal and written communication skills, to provide a comprehensive and compassionate service for bereaved family members or representatives.

The successful candidate will receive training in all aspects of the role, enabling them to achieve their cremator license and certification in First Aid, Health and Safety, Data protection and Manual Handling. Training and ongoing support will be provided in the delivery of services within the Chapel.

In addition to your role as a Cremator Operator and Chapel Assistant, you will receive training on the use of horticulture equipment to maintain the grounds of the Crematorium. Previous experience is not essential, although the successful applicant should be able to display a desire for learning and personal development to meet the expectations of the role.  

A member of a small team, with experience of using IT systems and processes such as Outlook and Microsoft Word, and an understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

What you can expect from us…

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites

Please contact John Ranger, Specialist Bereavement on 01935 476718 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail or if you require any assistance to apply.

In the application please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with South Somerset.


We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 

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