SAIF NextGen

The funeral profession is constantly evolving. Tradition is being challenged by new ideas and a growing need for personalised ceremonies, the rise of digital technology and, of course, impending regulation across many sectors within the profession.

Support and encouragement for Funeral Service Professionals and Business Directors

As part of its response, SAIF have created a forward-thinking group of existing funeral professionals to help aspiring funeral directors gain the essential skills and knowledge to become our leaders of tomorrow.

SAIF Next Generation is a unique initiative for emerging funeral service professionals, upcoming business owners and directors, regardless of age or position.

How can I get involved?

Our main source of communication is through our private Facebook group. Search ‘SAIF’S NextGen’ and request to join the group. You will be asked to provide your company SAIF membership number, and that’s it! You’re in! Welcome to the world of NextGen.

In the group we encourage sharing of knowledge, assist with problem solving and gain new friendships across the country, amongst a supportive peer group of like-minded professionals. We host live webinars and seek to host regional meet ups as the group and its leadership team grow.

If you are not on social media, you can simply email us: and you will be added to our mailing list to receive newsletters and information.

We look forward to welcoming you to SAIF’s Next Generation.

The platforms

  • Closed Facebook group – a great forum for discussion and advice
  • Bi-annual meetings – At SAIF’s AGM and SAIF Charter’s AGM. Meet members face to face to discuss the issues that matter to you and network in a social setting.
  • Magazine articles – SAIFinsight highlights best practice from younger funeral directors. Contact Next Generation if you have a perspective to share.
  • Regular webinars – check the Events page or our Facebook group for information

Help raise awareness of SAIF Next Generation

We aim to grow and strengthen SAIF Next Generation membership, establishing a charter within SAIF and making a group fit for the 21st Century. If you know of a family member or colleague who might benefit from joining SAIF Next Generation, please pass on their details or ask them to get in touch via the Facebook group or email.

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