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Bereavement Support Practitioners

Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Dienstort Glasgow
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 12.02.2024


Are you ready to bring your expertise, skills and experience to a highly respected, growing UK charity?

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

They support 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.

They provide 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 Practitioners x2 Hours: 37.5 hours per week Contract: Fixed term contract to 31 March 2025 Salary: £33,072 per annum Reporting to: Glasgow NHS Bereavement Services Team Lead Base: The Royal Hospital for Children – Glasgow

In 2017 this charity 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.

They are looking to recruit to the team, two Bereavement Support Practitioners. 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.

They offer a generous package of benefits including an employee assistance programme, 5% pension contribution and life assurance scheme.

Closing date: Monday 4 March 2024 Interviews will be held at the Royal Hospital for Children – Thursday 7 March 2024 Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an ongoing 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.


To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.

This employer 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.

Inclusiveness: This organisation is inclusive of and respectful to all their stakeholders – including beneficiaries, supporters, volunteers and colleagues – in their attitudes, behaviours and activities.

No agencies please.

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