Maternity cover, fixed term contract until mid-May 2021
Approximate contract start: beginning June 2020
Are you looking for an opportunity to offer support and advice across the range of St Mungo’s projects on areas relating to palliative care, bereavement and wellbeing? Our mission is to cultivate conversations around death, whilst affirming life, and providing hope in bereavement.
About the role
The Bereavement Care Coordinator role is centred on the volunteer service that coordinates support and guidance to clients, staff and staff teams in 1:1 and group sessions. This can take the form of befriending through volunteers or training sessions, so applicants will need to be confident in training preparation and delivery.
There will also be opportunities for 1:1 client work and providing bereavement support for those impacted by a recent death as well as providing team debriefs within the organisation. You will work to provide information and support to clients and staff directly or through volunteers so they can make informed decisions and thus improve their quality of life.
You will be working with the Palliative Care Coordinator to improve, innovate, and interconnect the palliative care service across the whole organisation to make it accessible to all. Additionally, you will also work to include and influence external partners around the complex issues faced by those who are homeless and experiencing bereavement.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced practitioners who possess the skills and abilities to work well in partnership with volunteers, staff, clients and managers within St Mungo’s.
You will need to be able to work well on your own, be able to self-manage and know when to seek support and guidance where appropriate, be willing to travel to and from a range of different services and work in flexible ways adapting to different service needs and demands.
Additionally, we are looking for someone with some knowledge and experience of palliative care and providing bereavement support to clients and staff, and have some experience of supervising others.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 22 April 2020
Interview and assessments on: 1 May 2020
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.