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Job title: Bereavement Care Trainer (South of England)

Reporting to: Improving Bereavement Care Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £310 per one-day workshop and £206 per half-day course

Trainers are required to deliver a minimum of 4 training events per year


Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that: 

•    Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby

•    Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible bereavement care

•    Promotes and funds research and changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands are looking to recruit a Bereavement Care Trainer covering the South of England to join our Improving Bereavement Care (IBC) team in delivering bereavement care training to professionals in the form of one-day workshops and half-day courses throughout the UK.

Each Bereavement Care Trainer single-handedly facilitates and delivers high-quality workshops and presentations to professionals on improving bereavement care for parents who experience pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.  This role exists to help the IBC team to fulfil Sands’ aim to improve bereavement care.

You will be an experienced and skilled trainer, able to facilitate and deliver high-quality workshops and presentations to professionals on providing good, sensitive bereavement care for parents who experience pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.

With a professional training qualification, you will be able to demonstrate a high degree of empathy, have excellent communication and facilitation skills, a passion for empowering groups of people to engage in learning and development, and be able to deliver sensitive material to diverse groups of people.

Experience within the charity sector is desirable, but not essential.  You must be comfortable dealing with sensitive and difficult issues around bereavement experienced by parents. A high level of IT skills are also essential.

Please review the job description and person specification for this role and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form to recruitment@uk-sands.org.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 29th February 2016

Interview date: 9th or 10th March 2016