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
£33,222 - 41,787 per annum
02/12/2018 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


The successful applicant will provide leadership for bereavement care at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford.  This established and dynamic palliative care service (hospice) service currently provides bereavement support and counselling to over 300 bereaved people across Oxfordshire each year and also provides an education and research programme.  The ideal candidate will be able to give strong strategic direction to the service as well as manging the bereavement team (which includes paid staff and volunteers) and holding a small caseload. 


You will need to demonstrate substantial, up to date knowledge of delivering bereavement care as well as excellent project development, leadership and communication skills.  Ideally you will have experience of providing clinical supervision, delivering education and involvement in research. We offer a stimulating job working in a team that is an integral part of a large adult hospice that, in turn, is part of a leading teaching hospital affiliated to major universities. If you are interested in applying for this post we strongly recommend an informal visit or telephone call.

Closing Date: 2nd December 2018

Interview Date: 12th December 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 or Marilyn Relf, Sobell House Bereavement Service on 01865 225878.