Current vacancies

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Community Fundraising Officer  (Richmond) 

21 hours per week with flexible hours and working patterns including job share available
Salary:  Pro rata £14,148 plus OLW £1,050 (FTE £23,580 + 1,750 OLW).

Are you interested in developing and expanding Cruse’s approach to community fundraising?  We are looking for someone to work as part of the Central Office Team to support the Cruse Network to generate income through delivery of our Income Generation Strategy.

  • To work with the Director of Operations to develop and implement a Community Fundraising Support plan
  • To work with the Directorate team to identify potential funding opportunities that could benefit the network
  • To identify areas of good practice and success in relation to fundraising across the network and to implement communication systems to inform Areas

Cruse will consider candidates from a range of backgrounds including those with experience in the third sector, public and commercial sectors and recent graduates. If you think this is a role in which you could add real value to support bereaved people then do please get in contact with us.

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please submit completed applications by to Lin McGarry by the closing date 10.00am on Tuesday 30th August. Email: linda.mcgarry@cruse.org.uk; Tel: 0208 939 9537. 

Interviews will take place during the w/c 5th September.  


Marketing and Sales Executive (Richmond)

35 hours per week with flexible working patterns including job share available 
Salary: £22,000 plus OLW £1750 and bonus

  • Have you worked in marketing and sales and want to use those skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of bereaved children, young people and adults across the UK?
  • Have you recently completed a qualification in marketing and sales that you want to utilise in a meaningful way?
  • Would you like a job that will offer a sense of satisfaction, variety and new challenges?

If so then Cruse would like to hear from you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be keen to establish new markets for Cruse to deliver training products and consultancy services in relation to bereavement care.

The individual will report to the Service and Development Training Manager and will be a member of an enthusiastic and motivated team.
Cruse will consider candidates from a range of backgrounds including those with experience in the third sector, public and commercial sectors and recent graduates. If you think this is a role in which you could add real value to support bereaved people then do please get in contact with us. 

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please submit completed applications by to Lin McGarry by the closing date 10.00am on Tuesday 30th August. Email: linda.mcgarry@cruse.org.uk; Tel: 0208 939 9537. 

Interviews will take place during the w/c 5th September.  


Bid Writer (Richmond or flexible location)

Up to 30 hours per week with flexible hours and working patterns available 
Salary:  £25,000 - £30,000 (it is usual to start at the bottom of the range but this is negotiable depending on experience) plus Outer London Allowance if applicable. 

  • Would you like to improve support for adults and children when someone dies?
  • Can you write an exceptional bid to secure resources to ensure Cruse can be there when some dies?
  • Do you want to use your skills and experience to add meaning and value to your working life and have a job that will offer a sense of satisfaction, variety and new challenges?

If so then Cruse may have the opportunity for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a strong track record of writing bids which have generated income. The individual will report to the Deputy Chief Executive and have contact with colleagues across departments.

Cruse will consider candidates from a range of backgrounds including those with experience in the third sector, public and commercial sectors. If you think this is a role in which you could add real value to support bereaved people then do please get in contact with us.

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please submit completed applications by to Lin McGarry by the closing date 10.00am on Tuesday 30th August. Email: linda.mcgarry@cruse.org.uk; Tel: 0208 939 9537. 

Interviews will take place during the w/c 5th September.  


Project Manager – Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

21 hours per week £26,357 FTE plus OLW £1,750 if applicable (actual £15,814 plus OLW £1,050 if applicable) 

1 year fixed term contract. Richmond (London) - some flexibility considered

Bereavement through a loved one's drug or alcohol use is a devastating, challenging and often isolating experience. That’s why Cruse, in partnership with Adfam has set up the BEAD project (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs) with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to offer peer support and targeted information for people bereaved in this way.  Cruse is looking for a strong manager for this varied and interesting project. Key responsibilities include to; 

  • Successfully deliver The Big Lottery funded Reaching Communities Project ‘Bereavement care for families affected by drugs or alcohol use’ in line with agreed project plans and targets
  • Work collaboratively with Adfam to train and support family members living with drugs and alcohol related bereavement in self-help, community support groups and peer support networks
  • Develop and pilot new methods of bereavement support, including telephone, email and community engagement groups

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please return all completed application forms to info@cruse.org.uk Closing date Wednesday 3rd August at 5pm.


Part Time Telephone Support/Administrator Post available (based Birmingham)

(£8.25 per hour) Fixed term 1 year contract, 16 hours per week.

The post will start in September 2016

Due to the increased client demand, our Area Management Committee has agreed to the recruitment of a Part Time Telephone Support/Administrator to work 16 hours a week. The successful candidate will need to have completed the Cruse ABC course and be familiar with office procedures.

The post holder will provide general administrative and telephone support for the office. This will include over seeing the Heartlands Telephone support project and manning the referral line on a regular basis. It is expected that this will reduce the time clients wait for an initial call back, and increase the level of support offered to bereaved clients. The candidate must be available 4 days per week, with shifts lasting four hours; one evening shift- 4-8pm, and potentially a Saturday morning.

Key duties will include: 

  • Taking telephone referrals - some being comprehensive, so that the client can go straight to “ongoing support” sessions. 
  • Data Entry
  • General administrative tasks
  • Client follow up and courtesy calls
  • Hospital “Compassionate Listening” calls
  • Volunteer support on the late shift and Saturday morning

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please email Monica Gregory via email birmingham@cruse.org.uk if you have any queries, or speak to Monica or Lesley on 0121 687 8011.

Interviews will take place on the 30th and 31st August.