Would you like to bring your expertise, skills and experience to the third sector and contribute to a growing national charity? Are you passionate about supporting bereaved children, parents and families?

Research indicates that effective child bereavement support (relating to child death and to bereaved children) can contribute to mitigating the potential negative impact of bereavement and help to improve family health outcomes. Child bereavement support in England is inconsistently available, with some pockets of good services, often in affluent areas able to sustain such services from voluntary income, while in other locations there is an absence of qualified bereavement support and no local strategy for supporting bereaved children and families.

Child Bereavement UK has tackled this inequality by developing and delivering a suite of high-quality bereavement services for children and families as well as networking with local health, education, social care and voluntary organisations in areas of deprivation and need in England.

We have developed initiatives that enhance the skills, systems and partnerships within local health, educational and social care structures so that statutory provision is able to collaborate with the voluntary sector to ensure that bereaved children and families are able to access good quality bereavement support.

The post holder will be part of a Northern England based team and will support CBUK’s Director of Services in continuing and extending the project work carried out over the last five years. The ongoing project has been extended to include capacity for some direct work with children and families, including the development of group support interventions.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £28,000 per annum fixed term contract to 31st August 2022 with potential for further funding

Base: Home based but required to be local to Bradford

Closing Date: 1 November 2021

Interview Date:10 November 2021

Download the full Job Description here.

If you wish to apply for this post please email your CV accompanied with a short covering letter, detailing why you think your experience and qualifications fit the role. Please email to Jane Hobart [email protected]

Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME).