We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund and are now starting the process of establishing a new bereavement support service in Birmingham. This is an exciting opportunity to join Child Bereavement UK as we look to recruit a full-time Bereavement Support Service Lead to lead and manage a team to set up a new service in Birmingham which will provide bereavement support to individuals, couples, families and in group settings.

The postholder will lead in the provision, coordination, evaluation and ongoing development of a new bereavement support service in Birmingham. The new service will ensure that families and professionals can access high-quality bereavement support when a baby or child has died, or when children or young people are bereaved. They will also support the strategic development of the Charity’s service in Birmingham.

The Bereavement Support Service Lead - Birmingham will:

  • Lead/manage/contribute to establishing and developing the provision of a blended model of bereavement support in Birmingham
  • Provide training, consultancy and support for professionals whose work brings them into contact with bereaved families
  • Collaborate with partners to establish and develop a bereavement support services in Birmingham
  • Work closely with The National Lottery Community Fund to ensure all outcomes of the project are achieved through regular monitoring and  reporting.

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

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

    The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check. 

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Rate: £37,500 per annum (3-year fixed term contract)

    Reporting to: Head of Support Services

    Base: Hybrid working from Child Bereavement UK’s Centre in Birmingham and home

    Closing date: 29 May 2024. Interviews will be held on 3 June in person in Birmingham

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

    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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