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Work for SLOW

It’s a great time to work for SLOW, the charity is expanding and helping more bereaved families in London than ever before.

The people directly involved in making the SLOW project work are committed and trained bereaved parents who have first-hand experience of the devastation that comes with losing a child and fully understand the benefits of connecting with other bereaved parents and sharing their experiences.

Our vacancies are detailed below and we look forward to receiving your application.

Thank you

Support Group facilitator – SOUTH London

 

SLOW, a charity supporting bereaved families, is actively looking to recruit a Facilitator for its South London support groups

SLOW

Based in London, SLOW has offered emotional and practical support to bereaved families that have lost a child in any circumstances for over eleven years.  Our unique approach to working with parents and siblings is highly regarded by our members and professionals and we have recently won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Our work is centred around regular support groups for bereaved parents and quarterly creative workshops for bereaved siblings.  Since SLOW began we have drawn on our own experience as bereaved parents and built a community that supports itself.

SLOW currently runs weekly daytime support groups in North and South London, as well as monthly evening support groups in North London.    

The Role

Purpose of role

To facilitate our weekly support group in South London (Streatham). You will also liaise with bereaved parent members, attend supervision and meetings.   This is a self-employed, sessional role that will require travel to support group venues and work from home.

Location

This role will require attendance at our support group venue in South London.  Other duties will be carried out at home – the facilitator must have access to a computer and telephone. SLOW will pay direct expenses relating to the role (e.g. telephone, broadband, and stationery charges) and travel where agreed.   Please note initial training and in-group experience will take place in Islington, North London.

Hours

Hours to be mutually agreed but likely to be between seven and eight hours per week during school term time (39 weeks per year) @ approximately £20 per hour with the potential for more hours.

Please see the recruitment section of our website as we are concurrently advertising a North London Facilitator’s role.  This South London role and the North London role could be combined if the applicant so wished.

Role description

SLOW is looking for an exceptional individual for this exciting role to:

  • Work with the founder, business development manager and trustees to help develop and deliver the vision and strategies of SLOW
  • Facilitate the weekly daytime support group in South London (Tuesdays during term time 11am-12.30pm)
  • Attend debrief sessions, clinical supervision and write reports on group meetings
  • Provide direction to volunteers as required
  • Correspond with bereaved parents by telephone and email to guide them into the groups or signpost them to other services
  • Attend networking meetings and presentations of SLOW work as necessary
  • Attend regular team meetings

Essential Experience

  • A bereaved parent of at least 3 years, please note that this is essential for the role.
  • Group facilitation experience in a formal setting – i.e. health, self-help, well- being etc and / or personal experience as a participant attending an organised support / self-help experiential group – e.g.  bereavement support group, group facilitation training, church group, etc. 
  • Commitment to SLOW’s open and reflective way of working with parents, embodying a kind and compassionate stance
  • Excellent listening skills

Desirable Experience

  • Good telephone, IT and communication skills
  • An interest in the principles, literature and experiences of grieving for a child or sibling and a commitment to exploring how this can be used to help bereaved parents and families

Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

Applications to:

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages describing your interest in, and suitability for, this role to recruitment@slowgroup.co.uk

Support Group facilitator – NORTH London

 

SLOW, a charity supporting bereaved families, is actively looking to recruit a Facilitator to move the organisation to its next level

SLOW

Based in London, SLOW has offered emotional and practical support to bereaved families that have lost a child in any circumstances for over eleven years.  Our unique approach to working with parents and siblings is highly regarded by our members and professionals and we have recently won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Our work is centred around regular support groups for bereaved parents and quarterly creative workshops for bereaved siblings.  Since SLOW began we have drawn on our own experience as bereaved parents and built a community that supports itself.

SLOW currently runs weekly daytime support groups in North and South London, as well as monthly evening support groups in North London.  Our North London (Islington) support group is currently thriving and therefore due to demand we are planning to open another weekly daytime group in this area. 

The Role

Purpose of role

To assist with the setting up and the ongoing facilitation of a new weekly support group in North London. You will also communicate with bereaved parent members outside of the groups, attend supervision and meetings.   This is a self-employed, sessional role that will require travel to support group venue(s) and work from home.

Location

This role will require attendance at our support group venue in North London.  Other duties will be carried out at home – the facilitator must have access to a computer and telephone. SLOW will pay direct expenses relating to the role (e.g. telephone, broadband, and stationery charges) and travel where agreed.

Hours

Hours to be mutually agreed but likely to be between seven and ten hours per week during school term time (39 weeks per year) @ approximately £20 per hour with the potential for more hours.

Please see the recruitment section of our website as we are concurrently advertising a South London Facilitator’s role.  This North London role and the South London role could be combined if the applicant so wished.

Role description

SLOW is looking for an exceptional individual for this exciting role to:

  • Work with the founder, business development manager and trustees to help develop and deliver the vision and strategies of SLOW
  • Set up and facilitate a new weekly daytime support group in North London (exact location and day / time to be confirmed)
  • Attend debrief sessions, clinical supervision and write reports on group meetings
  • Provide direction to volunteers as required
  • Correspond with bereaved parents by telephone and email to guide them into the groups or signpost them to other services
  • Attend networking meetings and presentations of SLOW work as necessary
  • Attend regular team meetings

Essential Experience

  • A bereaved parent of at least 3 years, please note that this is essential for the role.
  • Group facilitation experience in a formal setting – i.e. health, self-help, well- being etc and / or personal experience as a participant attending an organised support / self-help experiential group – e.g.  bereavement support group, group facilitation training, church group, etc. 
  • Commitment to SLOW’s open and reflective way of working with parents, embodying a kind and compassionate stance
  • Excellent listening skills

Desirable Experience

  • Good telephone, IT and communication skills
  • An interest in the principles, literature and experiences of grieving for a child or sibling and a commitment to exploring how this can be used to help bereaved parents and families

Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

Applications to: 

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages describing your interest in, and suitability for, this role to recruitment@slowgroup.co.uk

Volunteer for SLOW

We’re always looking for volunteers and we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to get involved with SLOW.

We need your help, could you….?

  • Welcome members and make refreshments at our South London support group
  • Assist with our SLOWsibs workshops (especially one for the creative amongst you)
  • Organise a fundraising event
  • Help out at SLOW events
  • Assist SLOW with research and feedback

Come and join us and make a difference.

Giving your time as a volunteer is greatly appreciated, please contact us if you’d like to help out.

“Seven years ago, I found SLOW. Walking into a room of bereaved parents for the first time was for me was like finding an oasis in a desert. I was with others who understood completely how I felt and it gave me strength to carry on.

As the years have gone by, I try to help SLOW regularly in small ways each week because I feel so passionately about its work. Each time I see a newly bereaved parent’s face, my heart goes out to them and I know why I am there. I am proud to be a part of SLOW.”

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