Can you work in support of Norfolk’s bereaved children & young people?

VACANCY: Child Bereavement Support Worker


Location: Little Plumstead, Norfolk (including outreach working), and working from home when required.

Contract: £23,000 Fulltime (37hrs per week) – part-time considered for a suitable candidate; permanent contract

Are you driven by the need to support children and young people in Norfolk through their most difficult times?

Nelson’s Journey is seeking to recruit a Child Bereavement Support Worker to provide support for children and young people following the death of a significant person. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of child development, experience of working directly with children, and an understanding of how to effectively manage an allocated caseload.

Candidates do not necessarily need to have extensive experience of providing bereavement support as training is provided. One of our existing Support Workers says: “There are many opportunities for training and to learn at Nelson’s Journey. As part of my continued professional development, the charity supported me to access The Working in Childhood Bereavement course. Having gained this qualification, I was then able to lead on our new Early Support service.”

The post will be based in Little Plumstead, near Norwich, and will include outreach work in other parts of Norfolk and some home working.

Good assessment skills and a willingness to work flexible hours and occasional weekends are also required. Access to a vehicle is essential, for which the appropriate mileage rate will be paid. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The successful candidate must be committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

Closing date: 23:59, WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST
Interview date: WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST (at Little Plumstead)

Make a difference to our work in support of bereaved children and young people in Norfolk, and download an application pack below:

Click headings to download each document:

CBSW Cover Letter 2022

CBSW Job Description 2022

CBSW Person Specification 2022

Nelson’s Journey CBSW Briefing Note July 2022

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

CBSW Application Form 2022