Child Bereavement UK is looking to recruit to the team two full-time Bereavement Support Practitioners. 

In 2017 Child Bereavement UK was commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training and support for hospital staff. 

The team supports the NHS Bereavement Services Team Lead in the provision and evaluation of a service that ensures families and professionals can access high quality bereavement support in situations where a baby or child has died or is dying, with specific responsibility for providing bereavement support in individual, couple and group settings, and assessing the needs of siblings. To contribute to the training and support of professionals whose roles bring them into contact with bereaved families.

Applicants should have a recognised, health, social care, or counselling qualification, experience in working with parents, children and families, excellent communication skills and be passionate about supporting bereaved families and those whose roles bring them into contact with these families. 

Child Bereavement UK offers a generous package of benefits including an employee assistance programme, 5% pension contribution and life assurance scheme.

Closing Date: 4 March 2024

Interviews: In person at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, 7 March 2024.

If you are interested in knowing more please see the job description and person specification or contact [email protected]

Role: Bereavement Support Practitioner

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Rate: £33,072 per annum (fixed-term contract to 31 March 2025) 

Reporting to: Glasgow NHS Bereavement Services Team Lead

Base: NHS hospital sites across Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Child Bereavement UK’s Centre in Finneston, Glasgow

Applications should be by CV accompanied with a short covering letter, detailing which post you are interested in applying for and how your experience fits the role. Please email to Jane Hobart [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an on-going basis. We reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

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