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We Are Hiring a Driver/Bearer

At Wathall’s we pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of service with dignity and respect, working in Derby and the surrounding areas. We are the longest established independent funeral directors in Derby, established in 1858 and currently being managed by the 5th Generation, Helen Wathall MBE.

Our team is expanding and we have a flexible job opportunity in our casual driver/bearer role.

The Job and its requirements:

We are looking for a new team member to join us on a flexible yet permanent basis, who is available to assist us with carrying out the requirements of our busy diary and on call rota.

This is a varied role and there are no set hours, but wherever possible you will have good notice as to when we would require you.

The successful person will be positive and approachable with a smart appearance and be physically fit in order to carry out the work required. Being able to work within a team and have good communication skills is paramount to this role.

All applicants must have the following:

  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Availability to work flexibly including day shifts, night shifts, flexitime  
  • Availability throughout the week, for day shifts and night shifts

The duties:

  • Working on an as and when required basis as a driver/bearer
  • The availability to be on call, out of hours, to carry out the removal of the deceased
  • Collecting the deceased from their place of death
  • Washing company vehicles and such tasks when required
  • Attending training necessary to fulfil the post to the highest standard

Rates of pay:

The hourly rate of pay is £11.75 – £12.50 depending on experience, with set rates of pay that apply for attending funerals and for being on call, and an hourly rate of pay will apply for all other duties. This will be discussed and explained further at interview stage.

A suit will be provided by the company, which you would be required to wear on all official business and our more casual, practical uniform for garage duties and such like. Experience is not required, although desirable, full and ongoing training will be given to any successful candidate.

If you think this job opportunity for a casual driver/bearer is for you, please send your CV to for the attention of Mark Reed.