Work for Cruse Bereavement Care

Working for Cruse you'll be part of a team of 160 staff and 5,000 volunteers using your passion and skills to make a real difference to lives of bereaved people. We're the UK's largest bereavement care charity and we support over 50,000 people each year.

It's an exciting time to work for Cruse. We have a new Chief Executive and ambitious plans for the future. You will be challenged, stimulated and supported in your career with us.  

If the job is in our Central Office, you'll be part of a small, friendly and committed team working in an office a short walk from the centre of Richmond, in West London. If you are based in one of our local areas you'll be working closely with the volunteers who make Cruse such an amazing charity.

We look forward to receiving your application soon...

For volunteer opportunities see our volunteer page.


Media and Campaigns Manager

Circa £36,000

We’re looking for an energetic and innovative Media and Campaigns Manager to raise the profile of Cruse, increase awareness about bereavement care and support our campaigns on behalf of bereaved people.

You will have wide experience of broadcast, print and social media – and importantly you’ll have experience of integrated campaigns across all media channels. You’ll have great writing skills and be keen to share your expertise with others.

For an informal call with our Chief Executive, please contact maria.ennis@cruse.org.uk.

Job description and person specification

Please send your CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the person specification to maria.ennis@cruse.org.uk.

Closing date:  9.00am Monday 4th June
Interview date: Tuesday 12th June


Suffolk Cruse Contact Line Operator (part-time)

Fixed term one year, extension subject to additional funding

Job Purpose: To take principal information of all new contacts and enter onto the Cruse Information System (CIS). Allocate clients to volunteers for call backs, carry out welfare calls and telephone assessments.
Location: Home and office working. The position would require attendance at supervision and meetings.
Hours:    15 hours per week (Monday – Friday).
Salary Scale:  £7,176 pa pro rata. (£16,745 pa.)

The post-holder will provide sound telephone skills to offer initial support for bereaved adults in Suffolk and also take calls on behalf of children & young people. The Suffolk Cruse Contact Line Operator‘s Job Description includes ensuring all of our clients and caller’s information is recorded on our database system (Cruse Information System). The post is office or home based, and, ideally, the hours will be spread over 5 days

Job Description
Person Spec
Application form
Equal Opportunities form

For informal enquiries and to receive further information about Suffolk Cruse and the post, please contact suffolk@cruse.org.uk

Closing date: 8th June, interview date 18th June.

Please send completed applications to: suffolk@cruse.org.uk or Area Coordinator, Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care, 47 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2JL


Service Delivery Co-ordinator – Leeds Cruse Bereavement Care

(Part-time maternity cover contract until 30.4.19)
30 hours per week (job sharers considered)
9 months’ fixed term contract with possible extension to 12 months
Salary:  £17,300 - £20,080 for 30 hour week.

Leeds Cruse Bereavement Care is looking to recruit an experienced service delivery co-ordinator to cover the current postholder’s maternity leave.
You will have experience of the voluntary sector and a background in supporting people who may be distressed. You will use your skills in supervision and development of volunteers to ensure the continued smooth running of our highly regarded, well established bereavement support service.

You must be prepared to work flexibly, including providing weekly evening cover and monthly Saturday sessions.

We can offer a welcoming environment within a small staff team, with a pool of skilled volunteers and lovely city centre premises.

Job Description
Person Spec
Application form
Equal Opportunities form

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Libbi on 0113 234 4159 or leeds@cruse.org.uk.

Closing date: 24th May 2018 by 5pm. Please send completed applications to leeds@cruse.org.uk.

Interview dates: 6th & 7th June 2018

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for this post. Please note, applicants who are not short-listed will not be contacted.  Therefore, if you haven’t heard by 5th June, you can assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


Surrey North Area Administrator

Surrey North Area is recruiting for a part time Area Admistrator based in Chertsey. 

Hours: 21 hours per week.
Salary: £11,516 per annum (including outer London weighting)

We currently have a vacancy for an Area Administrator to work in our Chertsey office for 3 days per week. We are looking for someone with good IT knowledge and experience (intermediate MS Office) and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

We can offer flexibility on days and times worked.

Job description
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Applications and equal opportunities form to surreynorth@cruse.org.uk. Closing date for applications is 15th May 2018. 


Marketing and Sales Executive 

35 hours/week
£22,864 + OLW £1,819 + bonus scheme for sales achieved

Cruse Bereavement Care is looking for a full-time Sales and Marketing Executive based in our Central Office in Richmond, West London. The role will focus on grouwing the training and consultancy service that we offer to organisations and individuals.

You could make a real difference by helping Cruse to reach more people and improve the support offered by organisations and individual professionals alike.

You will need to be:

  • Organised and conscientious
  • Able to adapt and work in a changing environment
  • Committed and energetic
  • A great team player
  • Conversant with digital marketing

Job description and person specification
Application form and equal opportunities form

We look forward to hearing from you! We are willing to consider alternative work patterns for candidates with the right mix of skills and experience. Completed application forms (no CVs) should be submitted to: maria.ennis@cruse.org.uk

Closing Date: 7 May 2018 
Interview date tbc


Senior Finance Officer - Richmond

Salary: £31,500 plus £1,819 OLW                              

Cruse Bereavement Care is recruiting a Senior Finance Officer to work with the Director of Finance to develop, implement and constantly refine Cruse’s financial management systems to ensure they are effective and fit for purpose as the organisation. develops. In addition the post-holder will have an important supporting role in ensuring projects and programmes are properly budgeted and reported.

Job description and person specification
Application form and equal opportunities form

Completed application forms (no CVs) should be submitted to: maria.ennis@cruse.org.uk 

Closing Date: 23 May 2018 
Interview date tbc