Bereavement Support Practitioner



Job Type

Part Time


Charity / Voluntary, Early Years / Children & Youth, Health / Nursing, Medical, Operations, Social Care



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, young people and families, and the professionals who work with them?

Our client helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

The charity supports children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

The organisation provides training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Role: Bereavement Support Practitioner
Hours: 30 hours per week
Rate: £30,000 pro rata per annum (includes London Weighting)
Reporting: Bereavement Services Regional Lead – London
Base: Hybrid working between home, weekly outreach Support in Barnet and occasional support from the charity’s centres in Newham and Brent

The charity is looking to recruit a talented and highly motivated individual to work alongside the other members of the Bereavement Services Team, reporting to the Regional Lead – London.

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.

Closing date: Monday 27th March 2023
Interviews: Monday 3rd April 2023 –In Newham, London

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

This 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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