Funeral Undertaker – KwaZulu Natal

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Funeral Undertaker – KwaZulu Natal


Icebolethu Group is an Authorised Financial Service Provider FSP45714 and a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor is South Africa’s second largest Funeral Assurance Group. Winner of the Standard Bank KZN – Top Brand award for 2022 provides a centre of excellence and a leading provider of dignified burial solutions.

Icebolethu Group is currently in search of suitable candidates to fill the position/s of Funeral Undertaker located within uMkhanyakude & Zululand Region between Piet Retief and Jozini. The position will be available on a Fixed and Permanent basis within the Fleet Centre, a Division of Icebolethu Group. The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks and responsibilities supporting Burial team’s activities.

Minimum Qualifications.

  • Grade 12
  • Certificate in Funeral Practice.
  • Diploma/Degree in Mortuary Science or Forensics Sciences Advantageous.
  • Valid driver license with PDP.

Skills and Experience required.

  • Working Experience as an Embalmer advantageous.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Reliable transportation.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and business skills.
  • Strong ethical and moral values.
  • Good time management.

Responsibilities Required:

    • Responding to clients that require funeral services assistance and assisting them in line with Icebolethu Burial Services processes and procedures.
    • Drive allocated vehicle to conduct removal of the deceased from place of death to a designated parlour.
    • Assisting in the processing of burial orders and any other funeral related documents.
    • Assisting in the preparation of deceased this includes washing, dressing and arranging for the viewing of the body, undertaking and other areas of funerals.
    • Prepare the body for washing, dressing and embalming whenever need arises.
    • Assisting in taking bereaved families to the chapel for service and viewing of the body.
    • Drive allocate vehicle to ferry the deceased to place of burial.
    • Operate and clean cemetery equipment.
    • Check all cemetery equipment after use and report any faults found.
    • Clean vehicles daily.
    • Conduct vehicle checks daily using the standard vehicle check list provided.
    • Log mileage and reference for all trips.
    • Record all fuel transactions in line with vehicle mileage logbook.
    • Clean removal equipment.
    • Monitoring and smooth coordination of all burial’s services.
    • Comply with Icebolethu’s Code of Conduct for Drivers and all other laid down rules as follows:
      • Drive hearse wearing a jacket all the time.
      • Wind windows halfway down
      • Switch off music during funeral procession.
      • No waving or hooting to friends or chatting.
      • No eating or drinking alcohol/ beverages.
      • No smoking
      • Not to exceed 100km/ph.
      • Communicate to all parties involved about all events.
      • Do not misinform clients.
      • Do not use company vehicles unless authorized by management.
    • Timeous communication with family representatives and office to ensure smooth coordination of all funerals.
    • Pitching tents, fixtures and flower setting up.
    • Night duties
    • Any other duty as may be assigned.

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Funeral Undertaker 1

Location: Piet Retief Mortuary

Reference Number: ICEBO/MZUL/LM/PR300524

Funeral Undertaker 2

Location: Jozini Mortuary

Reference Number: ICEBO/MZUL/LM/J300524


NB** We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company culture.

White, Colored, Indian candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications and Closing Date

(NB: Applications with no clarification for the position applying for will not be considered)

Please submit all CV’s to

Closing date for CV submissions is  July 17th, 2024.

Hiring organization

Icebolethu Group



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