All of us are going to die. It’s a fundamental, tragic, romantic part of what it is to be human. But the services that should be supporting us haven’t changed in decades.

From writing your will to planning a funeral, the way we deal with death is formal, complicated and expensive. Instead of feeling supported, people feel lost.

But it doesn’t need to be this way. We started Farewill to make the experience warmer, brighter and friendlier.

We’re the UK’s biggest will writer and one of the leading funeral companies in the country. Our generous customers have pledged over £950 million to charities, through donations left in their wills.

We’re backed by top investors who are as excited by our mission as we are, and we’ve won awards for the work we’ve done. But there’s a lot more to do.

The role 
We are looking for a brilliant person to join our Wills Ops team. You will be responsible for checking our online wills to ensure they are factually and legally correct, and free from errors. This is a critical role that helps us deliver a top service to our customers, and as such, our ideal person is motivated by doing high quality work. 

This role is part-time, fully remote and on a zero-hours contract. We anticipate that in our peak seasons you could work up to 20 hours a week. This is a great role for someone who is looking to return to work, fit some work in around an otherwise busy lifestyle, or who wants to continue honing their legal knowledge through wills checking.

About you

  • Prior will writing or will checking experience working with private clients in a law firm (eg as a paralegal, or solicitor), or direct complex will writing experience
  • University or professional qualification relevant to the field, for example CILEX, NALP, or STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation  
  • Great attention to detail, especially when working with important documents 
  • Has a laptop or computer that can be used for this job
  • Nice-to-have: experience using will writing software
  • Benefits

  • An hourly rate of £17.50 
  • Flexible, remote working that you can shape to your lifestyle 
  • A chance to make a meaningful contribution to people's lives and deaths
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    We’re building a diverse, inclusive team

    To change the way the world deals with death we need a team that celebrates diversity in all its forms. We’re building a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.

    If you’re excited about our mission but you’re worried you don’t tick every box in the job description, get in touch anyway. Ability and attitude are just as important as experience.

    Let us know how we can support you

    If you need any adjustments in our interview process to help set you up for success, just let us know.

    Our recruitment process

    We like to keep things simple, so this is a broad outline of our process. If there are technical tasks or additional steps, we’ll let you know the first time we talk.

    1. Apply for the job through the link on this page.
    2. You’ll have an initial chat over Google Meet with a member of our recruiting team, so we can find out more about your experience and ambitions. You can also ask any questions you have about working at Farewill.
    3. If we think you’re a good match for the role, we’ll book you in for follow up interviews with the hiring team. These will be a chance to meet some of the people you’ll be working with, and demonstrate your core skills for the job.
    4. That’s it! If everyone’s happy, we’ll make you an offer.

    Our values

    Our values are what makes Farewill, Farewill. They’re the skills and behaviours we look for in ourselves and each other.