Bereavement Counsellor

Job reference: 113041

Location: Various

Job closing date: 17/08/2022

Job posted date: 03/08/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 18.5

Department: Specialist Palliative Care Services

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Fife

A rare and exciting opportunity for a bereavement counsellor has arisen within the specialist palliative care team. The post holder will work alongside the team to provide one to one bereavement counselling and facilitate bereavement groups for adults. They will also work under the guidance of the Children and Families team to provide bereavement counselling to adolescents and young adults. The post holder will have a degree or postgraduate qualification in counselling with the ability to register with a governing body. They will be highly skilled in the concepts and theories of bereavement care with a depth and range of experience in leading individual and group sessions for adults as well as young people. They will have a range of knowledge of counselling techniques, models and interventions which can be drawn on to provide appropriate person-centred care.

The post holder will have a strong team working ethos, be well versed in adapting and responding to unpredictable situations, and adept at prioritising needs. They will be motivated and passionate about person centred care and demonstrate a high level of compassion. They will also have expert communication skills, be able to work innovatively within a team, and demonstrate a high level of self-awareness.

For any informal enquires please contact Sharon Dick, Specialist Palliative Care and Bereavement Counsellor on 01592 64800 or or Catriona Macpherson, Children and families practitioner on

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme prior to appointment.

Informal enquiries prior to interview are encouraged.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.