National Lead – Children and Young People’s Services | Cruse Bereavement Care

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So many children and young people suffer greatly as a result of someone close to them dying. This is immediately distressing, and bereavement at a young age can have a profoundly negative effect on the future of a child.  However, with the right support, these effects can be reduced.  Children can be supported to grieve and carry on living.

We are looking to recruit a national strategic lead for developing children and young people’s bereavement support in Cruse. This will include working with our network of local services throughout England, Northern Ireland and Wales, developing our service model to make sure we deliver the best possible interventions for grieving children and young people, and building connections with partner organisations. The post holder will also coordinate a national programme of volunteer recruitment, to make sure that trained supporters are on hand to help when needed.

Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement charity in the UK. 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. 

The role can be home or office based, or a mix of the two. This role is 28 hours a week. 

Job description and person specification

The closing date for this role is the 12noon on 16 April 2021 with interviews arranged for the week commencing 26 April 2021

Your application should consist of CV and covering letter, which outlines your suitability for the role and should be no longer than two pages. Please use the job description and person specification as a guide. Please send applications to

Cruse welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.