Crematorium Assistant

Treswithian Downs Crematorium

Salary: Competitive

Full Time - 40 Hours per week

When friends and family say a final goodbye to a loved one at the crematorium, it can be one of the very hardest parts of a funeral. That’s why it’s so important to deliver a respectful, serene and empathic experience. Which is exactly what our client, Westerleigh, ensures happens.  


The 40,000 cremations and burials they deliver each year help to shape a truly fitting end to the funeral service. Westerleigh sees it as an honour and a privilege to be charged with that role and, as a result, it’s made them the largest independent operator of their kind in the UK, employing 300 people across 34 sites. 


Joining us as a Crematorium Assistant here at Westerleigh is an opportunity to be a part of something truly meaningful and significant. 


The challenge 

Being part of our Crematorium Team means getting involved at every stage of the cremation process. The challenge is a varied one primarily focused on cremation and grounds work but also involves administration and ushering duties when needed. But, whether you’re working in a public-facing, team-based or individual capacity, it’ll be up to you to bring a special brand of dignity to every bit of what you do. That’s why people choose Westerleigh. 


This is a role for an individual who can develop an understanding of the cremation process and can pull together with a team to make sure we always deliver for our service users. One minute you might be trimming shrubs or mowing the grass. The next you might be carrying out a cremation (full training is given). Then it might be time to suit up and head down to the chapel to greet funeral directors and families and make sure that the ceremony and its music program run smoothly and as planned. It’s on you to know what needs doing, and to get it done. 


Wherever the day takes you, your attention to detail will make sure we get it right – which is so important to what we do. If you can do that, you’ll be part of a team with the kind of collective ‘family’ spirit you won’t find everywhere. And you’ll be on to a great career with the largest independent UK company in the business.  


The person 

You’re the type of person who will turn their hand to anything and love to learn new things. Someone flexible, who likes to take the initiative. You might not know the ins and outs of cremation, but you’ll make sure you get up to speed. You might not know everything there is to know about grounds keeping or how a funeral service runs – but fast-forward a bit and you’ll be a model of best practice in both. What’s important is that you’re the kind of person who’s always looking to improve their knowledge and be useful. You don’t watch the grass grow – you get the mower out. 


As long as you have basic computer skills, Maths and English GCSEs and some experience using machinery and physical tasks, we can show you the rest. All that’s needed is your drive to be an indispensable member of your team. And that’s why you’ll love it here. Because, when you share your skills and pull together with your colleagues, you’ll see first-hand how much people appreciate it. It’s something you take great pride in. And so you should. It’ll put you on the path to a great career at Westerleigh. 

Please visit to submit your CV. 

Closing Date: Friday, 13 August 2021