Job Title: Adviser Location: Ardrossan, North Ayrshire (with travel around Scotland)
Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 37.5 hours per week.
Limited evening and weekend work will be required.
Affordable Cremations Scotland Community Interest Company is a newly incorporated social enterprise launching later in 2017. The new company is wholly owned by the charity Community Renewal Trust. This social enterprise will seek to:
Affordable Cremations Scotland CIC is looking to appoint an Adviser who can support bereaved families. The Adviser will be a key point of contact for bereaved families with more complex needs.
A key role will be to liaise with other providers related to funerals such as florists, memorial makers, crematoria, celebrants, venues, catering etc. These are services that Affordable Cremations Scotland CIC will not provide but will arrange for bereaved families. The Adviser will make a directory of partners and suppliers of relevant funeral supplies. The Adviser will also provide some bereavement counselling by phone and face to face.
The Adviser may have a support role developing and delivering the fundraising and marketing strategies. This may include posting on social media or responding to press enquiries. This aspect of the role is desirable not essential.
The Adviser will also be expected to get involved in an ad hoc manner in other aspects of the business. This will include taking bookings, processing payments, and some contact with bodies including helping uplift and transportation. These are not expected to be major parts of the role, but flexibility is a requirement.
The role may involve some work outside normal working hours (9-5) and at weekends when urgent calls are made from bereaved families. This will be as part of a pre-agreed on-call rota.
This role is funded by Scottish Government and European Social Fund Social Innovation Fund which is a 12 month programme. Therefore, the post is initially limited to a 12 month fixed term.
There will be an opportunity to spend 1-2 weeks learning on the job at an existing direct cremations business.
Application is by sending a current CV including 2 referees (one being most recent employer unless self-employed) as well as a covering letter outlining your experience with evidence relevant to the job tasks outlined in the attached Job Description, and completing the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Please state your current salary.
This should be emailed to John Halliday, Director of Development – firstname.lastname@example.org by NEW DEADLINE 10.00AM 2 OCTOBER 2017.
Full Job Description: Adviser (Bereavement and Funerals) Job Description