Longfield Community Hospice

Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire

Hours – 30 to 37.5 hours per week

Salary – £25,164 p/a (full time equivalent)

Would you like to join a growing Counselling and Bereavement service? Are you passionate about supporting and developing a fantastic team of volunteers? Are you a counsellor with experience of bereavement and palliative/end of life care? If your answer is yes then this role could be an excellent development opportunity for you.

The Counselling and Bereavement Team at Longfield provides a valuable service to those at a time of need. As part of our strategy, we are seeking to expand our services and support more people. To help us achieve our ambitions to “reach more people” we are seeking to recruit a motivated and forward thinking, Counselling and Bereavement Coordinator to support our growing team of volunteers.

As Counselling and Bereavement Coordinator you will also hold a small caseload, facilitate bereavement support groups, deliver training and you will be responsible for undertaking initial assessments and allocations. You will have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills as well as the ability to support volunteers and be an excellent team player.

You will work with the Counselling and Bereavement Lead to support the expansion of the service.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience of supporting a team of volunteers.
  • Be educated to diploma level in Counselling with post qualification experience. You must have experience of bereavement and palliative / end of life care, ideally with experience of facilitating bereavement or therapeutic support groups.
  • Have experience of assessing client’s needs.
  • Be motivated, innovative and forward thinking.
  • Have excellent IT, organisation and communication skills.
  • Be an excellent team player with a good sense of humour.
  • Be available to work the during the core opening hours of the Hospice which are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Thursday 9.00am to 9.00pm.

In return, we can offer you comfortable and welcoming facilities including free parking, subsidised meals and a friendly and supportive working environment. External clinical supervision is provided as well as CPD opportunities.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We would encourage all potential candidates to call the Counselling and Bereavement Lead on 01453 886868 to discuss the role and suitability in more detail as there is potential for flexibility for the right candidate.

Click the following links to download the application form and job description or please visit the jobs page of our website at www.longfield.org.uk, or call 01453 733705.

Please complete an application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019 

Longfield is an Equal Opportunities Employer and Values Diversity.