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Trustee Election 2020

Do you have passion, skills and expertise that could help The Compassionate Friends (TCF) to continue to improve and develop in the coming years? The voluntary role of Trustee with our charity is both rewarding and fulfilling and our currentBoard of Trustees would like to invite interested applicants to apply to help run our charitable organisation which offers peer support, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. In November 2020 there will be 6 vacancies for elected Trustees on our Board.

The Board would be particularly assisted by individuals with skills and experience in areas such as but not limited to

* Human Resources

* Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

* Communications/Marketing

* Experience of Health Service/Mental Health Services

* Digital Marketing/Social Media

* Training and Events Management

We are highly committed to widening the diversity of the Board and warmly encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

The post of trustee is not remunerated but expenses will be paid.

You can find further information about the post of Trustee and the application and election process in the Trustee Election Notice 2020.

If you wish to be considered for election, please complete the Nomination Form (including your biographical information and the details and signature of your nominee) and provide a Personal Statement detailing your skills and experience supporting your application, and why these would benefit the charity. You might like to include why you wish to become a Trustee of The Compassionate Friends. The personal statement should not exceed 300 words and will be issued to the membership, together with your brief biographical information, as part of the voting process.

Your completed Nomination Form should be addressed to The Chair of Trustees and received electronically to info@tcf.org.uk, or by post to The Chair of Trustees, The Compassionate Friends, Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London NW6 7UJ by 4 pm on Friday 18th September 2020. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Seeking volunteers for bereavement by suicide support

Are you bereaved of a son or daughter by suicide? Could you offer support, understanding and hope to others who have suffered the traumatic loss of child in this way?

We are looking for volunteers based anywhere in the UK to join our National Bereaved by Suicide Team to offer initial peer support and understanding to parents. This may involve taking calls and answering emails from newly bereaved parents referred to you via our Helpline, as well as helping these parents to access TCF’s range of support services.

We are looking for bereaved parent volunteers who are:

  • at least four years past your own bereavement (this is flexible)
  • emotionally resilient so you can support others
  • an empathic, compassionate listener, committed to helping others
  • non-judgmental, respectful of others’ circumstances, attitudes and beliefs
  • trustworthy and reliable

Please do get in touch with us if you would like to volunteer in our support team helping our National Coordinator to offer peer-to-peer support to parents bereaved by suicide. Contact Ruth at ruth@tcf.org.uk to express your interest or complete this online volunteering application.

Thank you.

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Seeking bereaved grandparent volunteers

Are you a bereaved grandparent? Could you offer support, understanding and hope to others who have suffered the loss of a grandchild or a child who has died leaving grandchildren?

We are looking for volunteers to be supporters (usually by telephone and email) for grandparents

  • when a grandchild dies
  • or when an adult son or daughter dies leaving a grandchild or grandchildren

We are looking for grandparent volunteers who are:

  • at least two years past your own bereavement
  • emotionally resilient so you can support others
  • an empathic, compassionate listener, committed to helping others
  • non-judgmental, respectful of others’ circumstances, attitudes and beliefs

Please do get in touch with us if you would like a role in our volunteer grandparent team helping our National Coordinator for Bereaved Grandparents to offer peer-to-peer support. Contact uth@tcf.org.uk to express your interest or complete this online volunteering form. Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

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