Part-time Bereavement Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • The Royal Hospital for Children - Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd September 2021
  • 22.5 hours per week (3 days). Initial fixed term contract to 31 March 2022 & subject to continued funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity


We help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

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, and the professionals who work with them?

Since 2017, Child Bereavement UK has been 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.

We are seeking to recruit two part-time Bereavement Support Practitioners to this established service:

The post will be based at The Royal Hospital for Children but some travel across Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board will be required post-Covid.

The post will be for a fixed term until 31 March 2022 and is subject to continued funding from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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.

Reporting to: NHS Bereavement Services Team Lead

Application notes

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Interviews: Monday 27th September 2021 (by Zoom)

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

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.

If you are interested in knowing more please see the attached job description and person specification.

Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

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