Job Ref: 1815DS

Hours per week: 22.5

Type of contract: Permanent

Salary: £33,083 to £37,275 pro rata per annum, dependent upon experience

Closing date: 2 March 2018

Interview date: 15 and 16 March 2018


Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford provides specialist palliative care to the population of Mid-Essex. Our bereavement service, CIRCLE adult bereavement support provides support, counselling and group work to the bereaved population of mid-Essex.


We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Counsellor who is accredited or working towards it, to lead the bereavement service. Offering counselling, leading groups and to provide support and information as part of the bereavement service, you will also be responsible for the day to day running of the service. As a member of a multi-professional team you must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with adults addressing complex issues of loss and bereavement managing your own caseload of complex clients. In addition you will be managing closely a team of bereavement volunteers providing support, training and supervision. A key part of this role is to develop the service and ensure it is integrated in to the mid-Essex community.


With an Advanced Diploma/Degree in Counselling and experience of working with clients who are bereaved, plus experience of working with volunteers this could be your next exciting opportunity. Alongside our current team you will be encouraged and supported to enable you to develop professionally, personally and contribute to the future of the service. You will also be responsible for the line management of the service counsellor and office co-ordinator.


For further information or to arrange an informal visit, contact Mark Cobbin on 01245 457309.


Farleigh Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Farleigh Hospice operates a three month probation period. Positions may be subject to DBS Disclosure.