Northland Jobs

Funeral Director

Geards Funeral Home Kaitaia

Kaitaia (and the wider Far North region)

The Team at Geards Funeral Home Kaitaia, believe that a funeral, be it big or small, is an important part of honouring and commemorating a person's life. We help families find their path to healing through our experience and ability in providing a meaningful funeral experience for every family we serve. 

We are looking for a long-term team member to join us in beautiful Northland serving our community of Kaitaia and the wider far north region. 

We are a supportive, empathetic and a well organised team. We would like you to possess similar values such as compassion, consideration, be hardworking and be able to use initiative. Ideally you would have a funeral industry and embalming experience and be able to embalm independently without supervision. 


Manage and coordinate all funeral preparation services, including but not limited to; 

  • Transfers of deceased from initial place of death, transportation in between then to final disposition 
  • Ascertain the needs and requirements of the family (in line with ethnic, cultural and religious beliefs and practices).
  • Complete all relevant paperwork and ensure it is appropriately processed and disseminated.
  • Manage and coordinate all outside contractors and organisations (e.g. RSAs, catering, florist, transportation and venue arrangements).
  • Manage all newspaper (and or other) notifications.
  • Manage and coordinate all agreed funeral service proceedings 
  • Ensure the Order of Service requirements are produced in line with the requests of the family.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues as they arise to ensure the best possible service and experience.
  • Follow up duties, ashes placement, return, plaques etc.
  • Review accounts to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist with the cleaning, preparation and maintenance of company vehicles and premises to a high standard.
  • Work to the on-call roster as required.
  • Hygienic preparation of a deceased including embalming procedures of all  types of cases. 
  • Preparation of caskets and deceased persons for viewing.
  • Project a professional image that is in keeping with the needs of our clients and customers.

Desirable Experience and Education

  • Embalming & Hygienic preparation without supervision 
  • Funeral direction and event management experience.
  • NZ Certificate in Funeral Directing and or Embalming

Required Skills & Experience

  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Full driver's license, clean driving record
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively 
  • Ability to work independently

Applications to

Geards Funeral Home Kaitaia

Phone 09 408 0970




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