Current vacancies

For volunteer opportunities see our volunteer vacancies page.

Cruse actively welcomes applications from all sections of society.


Area Co-ordinator and Fundraiser (West Sussex, part-time)

Salary: £19,420 pro rata (equivalent to £23,580 for a full 35 hour week)

Hours: 20 hours a week

Cruse West Sussex Area is seeking an Area Co-ordinator to manage its Area Office near Pulborough, assisting the Area Chair and the Area Management Committee to run and oversee the Cruse services offered to bereaved adults, children and young people, who live in West Sussex.  These services are delivered by fully trained Bereavement Volunteers who are based in three Cruse Branches across West Sussex including the Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex Branch, the Worthing and District Branch and Chichester and Arun Branch.

The Area Co-ordinator will also be expected to carry out some fundraising and to liaise with donors, funding organisations and other statutory authorities and voluntary agencies.

The position is based at the charity’s Area Office at the Lodge Hill Centre near Watersfield (on the A29), just south of Pulborough, where there is ample parking and a small team of part time administrative volunteers. The applicant will require sound IT skills, excellent writing skills and have experience of putting together fundraising bids.  They would need to be able to manage their own workload, working independently at times as well as part of a team.  The applicant would require a good understanding of the voluntary sector and be expected to have previous experience of managing and communicating with volunteer teams.

The position will carry a salary dependent on qualifications and experience in line with the Cruse nationwide scales - pro rata at £19,420 to £23,580 for a full 35 hour week.  The charity will also provide an employer’s pension scheme and the position will carry 25 days holiday per annum.

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please send completed application forms to westsussexarea@cruse.org.uk


Area Fundraiser (part time): Berkshire 

Hours: 10-15 a week

Salary: £15,538- £23,580 pro rata

Cruse Bereavement Care is looking to recruit a part-time Area Fundraiser in Berkshire. Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Our amazing volunteers in Berkshire offer a high standard of face to face, telephone and group support and we have ambitious plans to ensure we help more people even quicker. This role will play a key part in our plans to increase awareness of our support, and ensure that we have a sustainable service in the area.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Leading on a fundraising strategy for the area.
  • Leading on the preparation and submission of grants and other fundraising applications
  • Researching and identifying potential funding opportunities that will generate income
  • Developing partnerships with existing and new partners

The successful applicant must demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work within teams, as well as manage their own workload.

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

To apply for this post please submit the following by email to thamesvalleyberks@cruse.org.uk:

  • A completed application form addressing the criteria set out in the Person Specification
  • Details of two referees (including most recent employer)  

The successful applicant will be:

  • subject to an enhanced DBS check
  • eligible to work in the United Kingdom

Closing Date for applications: 9am on 27th March 2017
Interviews will take place in Bracknell on the 4th April 2017


Training Manager (part time, maternity cover)

Cruse Bereavement Care is looking to recruit a part-time Training Manager, in order to develop all aspects of Cruse’s training programmes for internal volunteers, provide maternity cover for a period of 1 year, commencing in April 2017.  This is a vital role as the training we provide is cutting edge in the area of bereavement, and provides a foundation from which volunteers can then support people when they are at their most vulnerable.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Continuing the development and roll-out of Cruse’s new pilot training schemes for volunteers,
  • Developing and managing the processes of internal moderation and external accreditation,
  • Provide valuable input into staff training programmes,
  • Policy development in relation to training and best practice.

All of these key parts of the role will be undertaken as part of the National Training Working Group Workplan, and input will be provided by a skilled group of experienced volunteers.

The successful applicant must demonstrate that they can work as part of a team as well as exhibit self-motivation and resilience.  They must also be able to employ their abilities to think strategically about how training can best meet the support needs of a changing client group, and the development needs of volunteers. 
Salary: £28,985 p.a. (pro rata) with £1,768 outer London weighting plus benefits.
Job description, person specification and equal opportunities form are available below.

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

To apply for this post please submit the following by email to info@cruse.org.uk:

  • A completed application form addressing the criteria set out in the Person Specification
  • Details of two referees (including most recent employer)   

The successful applicant will be:

  • subject to an enhanced DBS check
  • eligible to work in the United Kingdom

Closing Date for applications: 12pm on 20th March 2017
Interviews will take place in central London week commencing the 3rd April 2017
 


Training and Consultancy Manager (part time, maternity cover)

Cruse Bereavement Care has been developing its role as a training and consultancy organisation, and is looking to recruit a part-time Training and Consultancy Manager, providing a particular focus in relation to the development of the external with a view to working with other organisations to best support their clients and staff, and thereby generating income for Cruse. 

This post is to cover the maternity leave of the current post holder, for a period of 1 year, commencing in April 2017. 

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Ensure that income generation and business development opportunities are maximised in the provision of bereavement support training and consultancy in line with the sales and marketing strategy,
  • Manage and develop all aspects of external training and consultancy for Cruse Bereavement Care,
  • Work to ensure that Cruse Bereavement Care will be recognised as the lead UK provider of bereavement training services.
  • All of these key parts of the role will be undertaken as part of the Cruse Income Generation Strategy, and the successful applicant will work closely with other members of the fundraising team.

The successful applicant must demonstrate that they can work as part of a team as well as exhibit self-motivation and resilience.  They must be able to demonstrate good negotiation skills, employ creativity and also the capacity to think quickly and make sound decisions. 

Salary: £28,985 p.a. pro rata with £1,768 outer London weighting plus benefits.

Job description, person specification and equal opportunities form are available below.

Job description and person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities form

To apply for this post please submit to info@cruse.org.uk:

  • A completed application form addressing the criteria set out in the Person Specification
  • Details of two referees (including most recent employer)   

The successful applicant will be:

  • subject to an enhanced DBS check
  • eligible to work in the United Kingdom

Closing Date for applications: 12pm on 20th March 2017
Interviews will take place in central London week commencing the 3rd of April 2017
 


Area Administrator (part time): Lambeth Cruse

Lambeth Cruse is seeking to appoint a part-time Administrator.

12 hrs/per week
Salary:  £6421 pa (including L/Weighting, full time equivalent = £18,544 pa for 35 hours)

This post is to increase the administration support for the Branch. Ideally, the 12 hours per week would be 4 hours x 3 mornings, based in the Lambeth Cruse Office in Waterloo. The main focus of the job is to provide sound administrative support to underpin the work of the branch,  answering phone calls/responding to messages, ensuring the system for referring to clients is efficient, and capturing all data on the new Cruse Information Service (due to be rolled out fully in April 2017). A background in the voluntary sector would be an advantage.  Sound computer and organisational skills are essential.  Supporting, encouraging and developing skills of volunteers who are supporting bereaved adults in Lambeth will be an important part of the job.

Job description and person specification
Job Context
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Closing date for completed applications; Monday 27th March 2017.

Please email completed application forms to: Lambeth@cruse.org.uk. If you prefer to post your application, please mark it

Private & Confidential – and send to: The Chair, Lambeth Cruse, St Andrew’s Church, Short Street, London SE1 8LJ

Interviews to be held 7th and 10th April 2017.