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Chief Executive Officer - The Laura Centre


£50.000 FTE

The Laura Centre provides bereavement counselling for those affected by the death of a child and for children affected by the death of a loved one. It serves the Midlands and has an international reputation as a Centre of Excellence. The Centre is funded mainly from voluntary sources, including grant making trusts. The Trustees are looking to appoint a new CEO. A part time position (3 days p/w.) is being considered but full-time may be an option.

The Centre continues to grow both in terms of regional service provision and clinical development. There are currently some 12 counsellors employed, including part time staff.

The ideal candidate will be BACP or UKCP accredited, have a good clinical management track record and be able to demonstrate sound leadership skills. Strategic vision and the ability to manage both the clinical and administrative functions are important. The CEO will be expected to provide ongoing clinical leadership and direction for the centre. The candidate should have a good grasp of financial management required to run an organisation which is dependent upon charitable giving, including budgeting. The job holder will also act as an ambassador for the centre and will be involved in various professional networks.

Salary: Cira £50,000 FTE

Applications: by Letter and CV Only addressed The Laura Centre, 4-6 Tower Street Leicester LE1 6WS Ref: HM/PLF or email to

Enquiries: to Paula Fowle :Tel:0116 2544341

Closing Date: 19 February 2018


Bereavement Support Practitioner


Child Bereavement UK provides high quality child bereavement support for families and the professionals who support them, where a child of any age has died or a child is facing bereavement. We are seeking to recruit a dedicated Bereavement Support Practitioner to join the established team in supporting children and young people who are bereaved.

Applicants should have a recognised, health, educational, social care, or counselling qualification, experience in working with children and families, excellent communication skills and be passionate about supporting bereaved families.

Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 (pro rata)
Base: Negotiable: to be discussed at interview

Closing Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 15th March 2018

For further information and Job Description please contact Karen Smith, ( 01494 

Applications are invited by CV and a letter detailing how applicants training and experience meet the person specification. Applications without covering letters will not be considered.


Children and Families Practitioner 


£30,467- 32,569. Full-time 37 hours

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a new role supporting children, young people and families before and after the death of a parent or sibling. SeeSaw is a local well respected registered charity and won the national GSK / King’s Fund Impact Award 2016.

We are looking for candidates with experience of working with children and young people to join our small, committed and experienced team. You will have a special remit for supporting children and families before and after a bereavement. Our practitioners liaise with professionals from palliative care settings, schools, social care and children and young people’s mental health. You will work with other members of the team to provide group work and family activity days. You will also have a caseload of individual children and their families to support. You will be able to work collaboratively and on your own initiative, have a qualification in counselling, health care, psychological services, education or social work, knowledge of therapeutic interventions in grief work, and skills in communicating with and training professionals.

Application pack available at
or contact the Office Manager on 01865 744768 or email

Closing date Fri 2nd March 2018
Interviews Weds 21st March 2018