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Oxford University Hospital

Bereavement Care Lead

The successful applicant will provide leadership for bereavement care at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford.  This established and dynamic palliative care service (hospice) service currently provides bereavement support and counselling to over 300 bereaved people across Oxfordshire each year and also provides an education and research programme. The ideal candidate will be able to give strong strategic direction to the service as well as manging the bereavement team (which includes paid staff and volunteers) and holding a small caseload.  

You will need to demonstrate substantial, up to date knowledge of delivering bereavement care as well as excellent project development, leadership and communication skills.  Ideally you will have experience of providing clinical supervision, delivering education and involvement in research. We offer a stimulating job working in a team that is an integral part of a large adult hospice that, in turn, is part of a leading teaching hospital affiliated to major universities. If you are interested in applying for this post we strongly recommend an informal visit or telephone call.

 NHS Band 7: £33,222 - 41,787 per annum

For job description and application form:

Job reference: 321-AR-SUR-073-BSM-B7

Closing date: 2 December 2018 For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lucy Whitehead, Operational Services Manager, on 07584 595508 or via PA on 01865 235891, or Marilyn Relf, Sobell House Bereavement Service on 01865 225878.

Child Bereavement UK

Bereavement Service Programme Manager

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train around 9,000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.

The post holder will be responsible for enabling Child Bereavement UK to effectively develop

systems to manage and report on projects and ensure management information is captured, analysed and shared in the best possible way to inform the delivery of Child Bereavement UK’s clinical and training services.  The role requires an understanding of the delivery of clinical services, excellent programme and project management skills, excellent relationship building skills and an in-depth understanding of data collection and statistical analysis.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at CBUK Head Office, High Wycombe, Bucks.

Salary: £27,000-£30,000 per annum

Closing Date:  1 November 2018

Interview Date:  9 November 2018

Job description is available from Karen Smith on 01494 568925 or email

Applications should be by CV accompanied with a short covering letter, detailing which post you are interested in applying for and how your experience fits the role.  Please email to Karen Smith