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Job Title: Interim Training and Improving Bereavement Care Manager

Responsible to: Director of Research, Education and Policy

Contract: Fixed-term contract until October 2018(maternity leave cover)

Salary: £37,500 per annum pro rata (plus London Weighting Allowance of £3,400)

Location: Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB

Hours: 28 hours per week (9.30am to 5.30pm)

About Sands

Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

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 through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on how we can make the biggest difference to improving the care and support available to bereaved parents and families, and building on our success in raising awareness of the issues relating to stillbirth and neonatal death. This is an especially exciting time at Sands as we reposition to become the leading charity in the sector.

About the role

Sands is seeking an Interim Training and Improving Bereavement Care Manager to cover maternity leave until October 2018.

This is a high-profile and exciting role which has responsibility for managing Sands’ Improving Bereavement Care (IBC) Team, managing Sands bereavement care training for health professionals, developing and managing projects and events, and, maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

As a member of Sands’ senior line management team, the post-holder will report directly to the Director of Research, Education and Policy, and will work with the Director to manage the IBC budget and ensure delivery against strategic objectives and KPIs.  

This role is responsible for managing Sands’ bereavement care training programme for health professionals including regular evaluation and developing of the training, engaging with stakeholders and overseeing the management and development of resources.

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the person specification to by the closing date below. Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

Closing date for applications: 13th March 2018                                

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Application Information

Diversity Monitoring Form

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. Interviews will be held at: Victoria Charity Centre, Ground Floor, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB. Telephone: 020 7436 7940.