Jen Coates

Director of Volunteering & Bereavement Support

Jen joined Sands in September 2017 with 25 years’ experience in the health and voluntary sector. She heads up our Bereavement Support Services and Groups teams and holds a wealth of experience in frontline service provision having successfully setting up services in hospitals, children’s hospices and the community.

Jen firmly believes that co-creation of services is vital in ensuring those services are effective, supportive and relevant to users. She’s passionate about working with families to support them through the hardest time of their lives and ensuring consistent, high quality services are available to them.

Jen lives in Suffolk, cycles a lot and has a not so secret passion for Strictly and printmaking.