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Unit 2 – Different Roles in the Funeral Profession

The funeral service is made up of a mix of different sized businesses. For example, a small independent firm will employ a limited number of employees who will have responsibility for multiple tasks. Therefore, the skills required for the various tasks will be multiple.

Working for a medium sized business, or within a much larger corporate company, provides the opportunity for a job role to become much more specific.

There are various roles within the funeral service, often categorised as follows:-

funeral assistant/operative



funeral administrator/arranger

funeral director

The responsibilities of each of these roles are discussed in more detail later on in this training course.

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