Bereavement Support Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £33,072 pro-rata
  • On site: NHS hospital sites across Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Child Bereavement UK’s Family Centre in Finneston, Glasgow
  • Closing 17th July 2024

  • Advertised from 26th June 2024
  • 30 hours per week. Fixed term contract to 31 March 2025.


Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

We support children and young people (up to the age of 25)

When someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Are you ready to bring your expertise, skills and experience to a highly respected, growing UK charity?

In 2017 Child Bereavement UK was commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with fundingfrom Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training and support for hospital staff.

Child Bereavement UK is looking to recruit Bereavement Support Practitioners to join the Glasgow Hospital Service Team. The team supports the Bereavement Support Team Lead in the provision and evaluation of a service that ensures families and professionals can access high quality bereavement support in situations where a baby or child has died or is dying, with specific responsibility for providing bereavement support in individual, couple and group settings, and assessing the needs of siblings. To contribute to the training and support of professionals whose roles bring them into contact with bereaved families.

Applicants should have a recognised, health, social care, or counselling qualification, experience in working with parents, children and families, excellent communication skills and be passionate about supporting bereaved families and those whose roles bring them into contact with these families.

The successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG check.

Reporting to Bereavement Support Team Lead for Glasgow Hospital Service

Application notes

Closing date: Wednesday 17th July 2024

Interviews will be held at the Royal Hospital for Children – Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Child Bereavement UK offers a generous package of benefits including an employee assistance programme, 5% pension contribution and life assurance scheme.

Applications should be by CV and must be accompanied with a short covering letter, detailing why you think your experience and qualifications fit the role. Please email Jane Hobart

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Child Bereavement UK is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that

challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender

reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which

includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation

(collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination

based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated

criminal convictions.

Inclusiveness: We are inclusive of and respectful to all our stakeholders – including beneficiaries, supporters, volunteers and colleagues – in our attitudes, behaviours and activities.