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Burial Supervisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

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About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Coventry Bereavement Service work tirelessly to deliver the highest possible standards of service to all bereaved families at their time of need.

We are responsible for the provision of burial across 6 cemeteries located city wide, the management of Canley Crematorium and Gardens of Remembrance as well as various other sundry services including the provision of Public Health Funerals and post cremation memorialsation. Through the hard work, commitment and dedication of our skilled team of colleagues we are able to deliver a highly demanding service demonstrating both empathy and compassion.     

Bereavement Service is proud of the services it is able to deliver and guarantee the families are always at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where you can flourish by providing training, promote personal growth and learn new skills all whilst helping to deliver essential services to the bereaved.

What is the job role?

Under the general direction of the Senior Burial Supervisor, and having due regard for the needs of the bereaved, be responsible for the supervision of burials, provide a caring and efficient burial service, and represent the service to a range of stakeholders.

Who are we looking for?

You will be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills, and communicate in all forms including face-to-face, in writing, and by telephone in a caring and empathetic manner with bereaved families, members of the public, and stakeholders accordingly.

You will have excellent problem-solving capabilities, in-depth knowledge, and a detailed understanding of the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order. You will also have previous experience working within the Bereavement Service industry.

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:

  1. Your previous experience of working within a Bereavement Service environment
  2. Your knowledge and understanding of the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order
  3. A previous occasion where you have had to solve a problem, what was the situation, what actions did you take, why, and what was the outcome?

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.


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About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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