Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Bereavement Service Manager

Band 7

Main area
Palliative Medicine
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£31,696 - 41,787 per annum
24/05/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


We are seeking to appoint a manager for the Sobell House Bereavement Service. This established and dynamic palliative care (hospice) bereavement service provides support and counselling to over 300 bereaved people a year. It also provides education and is involved in service evaluation and research.

We are looking for a confident, experienced person who will give strategic direction to the service as well as managing the team (which includes a bereavement service co-ordinator, administrator, counsellors and volunteer bereavement support workers) and hold a small caseload.

You will need to demonstrate substantial, current knowledge of delivering bereavement care and excellent project development, leadership and communication skills. Ideally you will have experience of delivering education and involvement in research.

We offer a stimulating job working as part of a large multi-professional organisation with an extensive reach across palliative and end of life care in Oxfordshire. We recommend an informal visit or telephone call before applying for this post.

Closing date for applications: 24th May 2018

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Whitehead, Operational Services Manager, on 07584 595508 or via PA on 01865 235891 and Tim Harrison, Clinical Lead for Palliative Care, on 01865 572125.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 227812