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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.

Family Services Lead

Penhaligon's Friends

We are looking for the right person to come on board our leadership team and hold the responsibility for managing the provision of bereavement support to children, young people and families across the county, carried out by our Family Services Team and Volunteers.

We are seeking someone with proven experience of managing and supporting a varied team.  The post holder will need a good working knowledge of child and family services along with childhood development, trauma, loss, grief and bereavement. In addition it will be key to have excellent people skills, an ability to report on service delivery outcomes data and evaluation, a high level of IT skills and an ability to maintain our strong reputation and existing professional networks.

The right candidate will have a trauma informed approach and experience of providing therapeutic supervision, holding overall responsibility for safeguarding and managing risk.

This is a very dynamic and rewarding role.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please take the time to read the full job description and person spec below before completing and submitting an application. If you have any further questions then please contact Julie Parker, CEO on: 01209 210624 or email:

Applications must be received before 10am on Friday 14th August 2020

Assistant Bereavement Practitioner

Sandy Bear Children's Bereavement Charity

Are you experienced in working with bereaved children and young people?

Are you looking for a new challenge in a varied and exciting role?

Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to thrive and to be the very best that they can be in the most challenging of circumstances - the death of a significant loved one.We achieve this by working closely with children, young people and families, providing them with therapeutic, evidence-based support to help them through their grief; and by educating relevant professionals to know what to do when they are dealing with bereavement.We are looking for an experienced and talented individual who has an interest in the work of our charity, using their skills to help our service grow. Working closely alongside our Clinical Leads and Charity Development Lead, you will support bereaved children, young people and families whilst helping to develop the future of our service.

The role is Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week (initial 2-year contract) though for the right candidate, we would be willing to discuss this.

Salary £27,000 - £32,500, commensurate with experience.

For more information about the role, click here

Application Closing Date is the 30th August 2020.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Anita Hicks or Karen Codd on 01437 700272