Over the past few years we have increased the number of supportive events for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, including specialist supportive weekends and days, and volunteer training and networking events. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed member of our small team of staff to continue this growth, to coordinate existing and additional events, support the volunteers who organise and staff weekends and supportive days, while also working to expand this area of our support for bereaved parents.
For this varied and busy role, we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised, creative individual with excellent interpersonal and written skills. You will be used to working across a number of projects and be able to prioritise your workload and manage your time effectively in this part time role. You will have some experience of managing and coordinating events and be able to pick up administrative processes quickly. It is essential that you have excellent attention to detail. You will also be able to build successful relationships both internally with volunteers and staff, and with event venues and other external suppliers. A high degree of flexibility is required for the role, and a willingness to work some weekends attending supportive events for bereaved parents. You will be supported by the CEO and other colleagues, however this post also requires someone who is able to manage responsibility and who is confident working independently.
This position is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check.
If you would like to discuss the role further or have any questions, please contact Carolyn Brice at our National Office on 0345 120 3785.
Interested applicants should send a full CV and supporting letter with two referees by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: Ms Carolyn Brice, CEO, at The Compassionate Friends, Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London NW6 7UJ.
Closing date for applications: 31st August 2017
Hours: 20-24 hours per week (3 days) but these are flexible
Salary range: £25,000 pro rata (full time equivalent 35 hours)
Location: National Office in London, NW6. Close to public transport links.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a bereavement support charity with nationwide coverage. We offer peer-to-peer support, friendship and information to bereaved parents and families whose child or children have died at any age and from any cause. Our volunteers are themselves all bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents. We also provide information and advice to professionals and other organisations working with the bereaved.
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.