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Job Title: Director of Volunteering and Bereavement Support

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Location: Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £60,000 plus benefits

Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break)

Find out more about this role at the Russam GMS website.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity is a well-respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care
  • Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives.

Sands are seeking to appoint a new Director of Volunteering and Bereavement Support who, as part of the Senior Leadership Group, will play a key role in ensuring the success of the charity. This is an opportunity to re-scope volunteering within Sands, to maximise opportunities, support, develop and motivate volunteers and to innovate so that the volunteering offer remains relevant.

We are looking for someone with relevant experience in a leadership role in a volunteering function, ideally obtained in a people or service focused charity, membership organisation, clinical setting or similar field. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience of designing and delivering volunteer strategies, engaging stakeholders and increasing volunteer numbers, whilst supporting, motivating and managing volunteers who are delivering services.

The person appointed will have strong leadership qualities, be a strategic thinker and bring energy and an innovative approach to the role. They will have up-to-date knowledge of best practice and new initiatives in respect of volunteering and bereavement services, together with successful programme management experience including resource and people management.

Above all, we are looking for someone who believes in the importance of the work that Sands’ does, who feels real empathy for those affected by the death of a baby, but has a determination to reduce the number of babies dying and to improve the care and support that parents receive.

Find out more about this role at the Russam GMS website.

Closing date: Monday 3rd April 2017