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CARIS Islington Bereavement Service

CARIS Islington is a thriving local charity offering bereavement counselling for adults, children and young people. We are seeking an experienced, committed and creative bereavement service manager (24 hours per week) to lead the next stage of our development.

The post holder will manage a team of 4 part time staff and 50 volunteers to deliver bereavement counselling to local residents, ensuring that the service operates in accordance with professional standards.

This post also offers a unique opportunity to set direction for the future of the service. The post holder will join two years into a three year period of support by a Reaching Communities Lottery grant. This funding stability offers opportunities to consider how to further develop the service and to take the lead in advising trustees about how to shape it.

Please note that our building has three steps at the front door.

Responsible to      CARIS Islington Bereavement Service Management Committee

Managed By           CARIS Trustees

Hours                     24 per week including at least one evening each week with some additional evening flexibility required

Salary                     starting at NJC Pay Scale SCP30, £30,322 incl LW pro rata

Annual Leave         25 days pro-rata

More information: for a job description, please email

Applications: Please send us, by email (, your CV, with a covering letter, describing why you are right the candidate for the job and particularly addressing the items listed in the person specification and the various aspects of the job as described in the job description .  Please include the details of two referees.

Closing date: The closing date for applications is Friday 13th July (we will accept applications emailed before 9am on Monday 16th).  Interviews will be held in the week of July 23rd.