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Senior Development Officer - Bereavement

Childhood Bereavement Network & National Bereavement Alliance

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) and National Bereavement Alliance (NBA) support those working with bereaved children, young people and adults, and those caring for them.

Based at the National Children’s Bureau, we are looking for a Senior Development Officer to work alongside our Director and members across our important programmes of policy, practice and research affecting bereaved people.

The successful candidate will have expertise at a senior level in bereavement practice and/or policy.  They should be highly motivated and an experienced project manager, confident in analysing data, influencing policy and supporting practice development in voluntary sector or statutory organisations.

Excellent project management and communication skills are essential for this role as are strong IT and writing skills along with experience of campaigning and running events.  You need to be passionate about what you do, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable working both independently, with team members and with others in our partner organisations.

A commitment to addressing inequalities for bereaved children, young people and adults is essential.

Salary: £37,933

For more information and to apply for this position, please contact Sekai Lindsay at Harris Hill with your CV. Closing date 1 December.

Assessment and interviews to be conducted on 4th December. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NCB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, political opinion, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, paternity, and carer status.

Clinical Trustee


Stars, a Cambridgeshire children’s bereavement charity is seeking a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor to join our Board as a Clinical Trustee.  STARS Counsellors are BACP registered and provide specialist pre and post-bereavement counselling and support to children and young people with guidance for families and professionals.  We work in partnership with countywide schools, end of life care and young people’s organisations.  We are adapting our service in response to increasing need following Covid-19 and would welcome clinical input into our active Board to guide us in these significant next stages of development.  This is an advisory role and will not involve any clinical practice. 

For further information, please contact Anne Streather at or on 07962 006271 and we will be glad to hear from you.