Position title
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.

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 Fleetrecruitment@icebolethu.co.za


Closing date for CV submissions is Friday, June 07th, 2024.

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Date posted
May 30, 2024
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