Bereavement Development Co-ordinator

Reference

158820

Job Type

Full Time

Industry

Charity / Voluntary

Location

Bradford

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?

This charity helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families. They also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Role: Bereavement Development Co-ordinator
Location: Home based but required to be local to Bradford
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Rate: £28,000 per annum
Contract: Fixed term contract to 31st August 2022 with potential for further funding
Reporting to: Director of Bereavement Support and Education

About the role

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.

The charity 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.

They 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 the 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.

Closing Date: 1 November 2021
Interviews: 10 November 2021

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an ongoing basis. The charity reserves 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 recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. They welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where they are under-represented; currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

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