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Memorial Artist

Vacancy Introduction

We’re proud of our team at H.L Perfitt who use their 450 years of combined experience in stonemasonry to create bespoke monumental, burial and cremation memorials, as well as beautiful kitchen worktops and limestone bathrooms.

We’re looking for someone to join our memorials team. As someone with a natural, artistic flair, you’ll have the opportunity to take a brief and create a memorial design as individual as the person being remembered. You’ll bring your design to ‘life’ on beautiful stone in our workshop, using different manual and equipment-driven processes, such as etching, carving, painting and sandblasting.

As a Memorial Artist, you’ll take great pride in the pieces you create and the knowledge that these will be displayed as fitting tributes for years to come.

It would be great if you have worked with stone previously; however, we’re just as interested in hearing from you if you’re creative with a willingness to learn a new craft, as full training will be provided.

Role Responsibility

  • Create bespoke designs in accordance with the client’s wishes / brief
  • Use different types of equipment (e.g. sandblaster) and manual methods (e.g. painting, hand-carving and etching) to transfer bespoke and standard designs on to various types of stone
  • Accurately template / layout work for production using computer software
  • Advise on memorial design options, where required
  • Ensure safe working practices at all times

The Ideal Candidate

  • Natural, artistic flair with demonstrable experience / portfolio of intricate and bespoke designs and artwork
  • A hands-on and practical approach to work
  • Effective interpersonal skills, able to communicate with internal stakeholders at all levels, as well as clients and customers
  • Team-player who is also able to work independently on their own initiative
  • IT literate
  • Attention to detail
  • Full UK driving license

As above, experience of working with stone would be desirable, as would experience of using manual tools and knowledge of computer design software.

Package Description

Alongside a competitive salary, we also offer enhanced employer pension contribution and holiday entitlement, as well as our colleague discount scheme (including 10% off in our Foodstores) – these are just a few benefits of working for us! Full details can be viewed on the ‘Colleague benefits’ section of our website.

You will benefit from our award-winning training helping you to achieve your true potential. Should you have your sights on career progression in the future, we’ve supported lots of our colleagues through Apprenticeships and other learning & development programmes.

Working Hours

We understand the importance of balancing work commitments with other activities and responsibilities, which is why we are happy to offer flexible working. We are always looking to find the right solutions to suit our colleagues and the business. Please indicate your availability within your application.

About the Company

H.L Perfitt are a member of the East of England Co-op's diverse family of businesses.

As a co-op we’re a different type of business. We’re owned by our members and we work for the benefit of people and our communities, not just for profit.  We’re driven by our democratic values which are based around being fair, doing the right thing and caring for all those we deal with. This includes our customers, our suppliers, our environment and each other. 

We expect colleagues who work with us to share these values. We’re still a business and we work in a very competitive area so it’s still important that we’re efficient and work to the highest professional standards.

We’ve been able to achieve success for over 150 years because of our people and we encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds; you reflect the communities we serve! If you would like to join us on the next part of our journey, please follow the instructions on how to apply.

COVID-19 Recruitment Statement

Our colleague’s health and wellbeing is our priority and we have taken all reasonable steps to protect our teams in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst we have a number of measures in place to make our workplaces COVID-secure, applicants should be aware that the vast majority of our vacancies are for customer-facing roles. Whilst you are not obliged to share the details of any health conditions as part of your application, we would encourage you to consider any Government guidance which might apply to you. The latest advice for clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable people can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus).

If you would like to discuss a vacancy prior to making an application, please contact hrservices@eastofengland.coop.

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