• Part Time
  • London

Website Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0RN

ROLE: Bereavement Support Co-Ordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Patient and Family Support

SALARY BAND:   AfC Band 7 (£45,780 – £51,393pa pro-rata)

HOURS: 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week, days negotiable)

LENGTH OF TENURE: Fixed term 12 months

Royal Trinity Hospice is a leading provider of specialist palliative care for people who have a progressive, life limiting condition. Our specialist teams provide a range of services so we can deliver expert and compassionate care, support and advice to patients and those close to them. By joining Trinity you’ll be working alongside a dedicated team with a shared ambition to provide the best quality care for our clients, helping them to make the best of every moment.

In order to alleviate emotional, spiritual and psychological distress, the Patient and Family Support service provides specialist support and psychosocial counselling to patients and their friends and family. We work with the people that need us throughout a patient’s illness and into bereavement.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to the role of Bereavement Support Co-Ordinator on a fixed term basis. The successful candidate will work alongside staff and volunteers to provide high quality and responsive bereavement care. If you want to join us, you will share our commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and development. If you are looking for a new opportunity, are passionate about delivering high quality care and therapeutic interventions then this could be the perfect role for you.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• To co-ordinate and deliver NICE component 2 and 3 bereavement support to family and friends of Trinity patients

•Conduct psychosocial assessment, provide therapeutic interventions and facilitate allocation of clients to volunteers

•Provide liaison, training and support to a team of volunteers

•Ensure that families and carers are able to access short term psychological support and/or counselling services at the time of bereavement

The successful candidate will have:

• A postgraduate qualification in counselling/psychotherapy at diploma level or equivalent

• A breadth of knowledge of bereavement, grief and its complications

•Experience of working within a healthcare setting

•Knowledge of grief and loss models

•Ability to make clear assessments of people’s needs, including robust risk assessments and safeguarding assessments

•Commitment to and active participation in professional development

•A flexible approach and an ability to handle a varied workload

•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to use own initiative


•Competitive rates of pay – Trinity is not an NHS organisation but some NHS terms and conditions apply to clinical roles, such as the continuation of existing NHS pension and Agenda for Change equivalent pay scales.

•Holiday entitlement – 27 days rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service

•Occupational sick pay

•Pension – option to continue your NHS Pension Scheme or enroll in the Royal Trinity Hospice pension scheme (with employer contributions of up to 7.5%)

•Career development – we have a dedicated Clinical Educator to support ongoing clinical professional development, including re-validation with the NMC.

•25% discount in Trinity shops

•Cycle to Work Scheme

•London Living Wage employer

•Free eye tests

•Life assurance scheme

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Kyffin, Interim Head of Patient and Family Support Services on 020 7787 1000 or skyffin@royaltrinityhospice.london

Closing date:  Midnight Sunday 2nd May 2021

Interview date:  Wednesday 12th May 2021

All successful applicants will be subject to DBS, Occupational Health and Reference checks.

Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. At Royal Trinity Hospice we promote FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement). We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

To apply for this job email your details to lmatkeviciute@royaltrinityhospice.london.