Top job! National Bereavement Care Pathway Manager – Scotland

  • Full time
  • £45,750
  • Home-based with travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • Plus £312 per annum Home Worker Allowance. 35 hours per week. Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2024.


Sands is looking for an experienced project manager to manage the development, delivery and review of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) partnership project and embed it across Scotland to drive up standards of care. This pathway addresses the inequity of bereavement care offered to, and experienced by parents when a baby dies - see for more details.

This is a high-profile and rewarding role which will involve delivering a NBCP in Scotland which is parent-centred and drives up standards of care. The project is being trialled in four early adopter NHS boards in Scotland. The post-holder will engage with bereaved parents, senior decision makers and clinicians at both an operational and strategic level to ensure successful delivery of a sustainable pathway

With demonstrable experience of leading project groups comprising a diverse range of stakeholders, you will have excellent people management skills and be able to reach-out, engage with and enthuse key stakeholders across Scotland.

You will be able to establish and maintain high level, productive relationships with senior external stakeholders and organisations working in a collaborative and inclusive way.

An excellent knowledge of how the NHS is structured is essential, particularly maternity services.

You will have highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex messages in a compelling way to a variety of audiences.

Further details about the role can be found in the Job Information Pack below.

Application notes

Please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the criteria in the person specification to Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 23rd May 2022

Interviews: TBC

As we have limited staff resources, we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. Interviews will be held online.

For further information, contact Marc Harder, Head of Bereavement Care & Hospital Liaison