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We are hiring Bereavement Care Pathway Project Officer (Wales)

Sands exists to save babies’ lives and ensure that anyone affected by pregnancy loss or baby loss receives the support and care they need.

Sands is looking for an experienced project officer to support the development and rollout of the National Bereavement Pathways for Pregnancy and Baby Loss across Wales. 

This pathway addresses the inequity of bereavement care offered to, and experienced by parents when a baby dies – see or for more details. 

This is a new and high-profile role which will involve working with the Wales Maternity and Neonatal Network to support the implementation of the development and roll out of the pathways across Wales. 

The post-holder will establish a shared practice network and workshops for healthcare professionals across Wales, to include regular online meetings to support the implementation of core pathway materials. Additionally, the role is responsible for establishing a Parent Advisory Group for the project in conjunction with Sands’ local groups and partner charities. 

With demonstrable experience of supporting or managing successful projects including reporting and monitoring of outputs, you will be able to create high-quality written resources and have a high level of knowledge of current practice, policy and guidelines in healthcare and bereavement care (preferably in Wales). 

You will be able to establish and maintain productive relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, working in a collaborative and inclusive way. 

An excellent communicator, you will be able to absorb and understand complex issues and communicate them effectively to public and professional audiences. 

You will have a highly organised approach with the ability to cope with demanding situations and work to tight deadlines. 

Please note this is a one-year fixed-term role. The successful post-holder will need to either be based in Wales, or have experience of working in Wales

To apply:

Please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the criteria in the person specification to

Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

CVs and supporting statements should be sent as attachments to an email in either Word or PDF format. The title of the attachments should be your first name, surname and either CV or supporting statement e.g. “NAME CV”

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Wed 3 July 2024 

Interviews will be held in-person in Cardiff on Monday 15 July 2024

For further information, contact Marc Harder, Head of Bereavement Care & Hospital Liaison

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications.

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