Application Deadline

Job title: Network Co-ordinator - London Region

Reporting to: Networks and Volunteering Manager

Location: Homeworking, plus travel throughout the relevant Network. Occasional travel elsewhere in the UK and to Sands Head Office at 28 Portland Place, W1B 1LY will be required.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,458 per annum pro rata

Hours: 14 hours per week, spread across the week


Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, is a well-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 care.
• Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives

A strength of Sands is the network of over 100 Groups around the UK, each with its own committee, local fundraising and bank account, working within the Sands Group Constitution.

Sands supports the Groups through a team of Network Coordinators who act as the main point of contact for the volunteers in their region. The coordinators provide advice and assistance to the Groups, and work to strengthen the Network, building it into a resource for sharing good practice and a resilient structure that can complement and enhance the work of the Groups.

We are creating a new Network by bringing London out of the South East Network, to allow us to provide a higher level of support to both sets of Groups. We are looking for a highly motivated person with a flexible approach who can take forward the work of developing this new Network. Sands currently has 6 Groups based in Greater London who support bereaved parents, provide materials to hospitals and promote training for professionals, and fundraise for these and other Sands projects, including our research goals.

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 5 October 2015

Interview date: Week commencing 12 October 2015