Volunteer Bereavement Support Practitioners (Norwich)
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SummaryWe are currently looking for Volunteer Bereavement Support Practitioners to join our Support and Information team at our centres based in Norwich.
We are currently looking for Volunteer Bereavement Support Practitioners to join our Support and Information team at our centres based in Norwich, Kings Lynn, or Great Yarmouth.
The objective of the Bereavement Support Practitioner role is to provide emotional and practical support to individuals and families who have been bereaved by cancer; in person, by telephone and/or video calls and signpost users to appropriate Big C and external groups and services.
To be successful in this role, volunteers will need appropriate training and significant work experience in supporting the bereaved. Counselling skills would be desirable along with excellent communication and listening skills. You must understand personal and professional boundaries while remaining compassionate and patient.
Big C's Core Values are Respect Empathy Support Trust Honesty. They provide a benchmark for behaviour across the organisation. If you share these values, and would like to join a small, supportive and friendly team of Specialist Cancer Information Nurses and dedicated volunteers, we would love to hear from you.
Volunteering with Big C will provide you the opportunity to volunteer in a high-quality Cancer Support and Information Centre. The benefits of volunteering include:
- Be part of a professional and friendly team
- Improving the experience of people affected by cancer
- Gain transferable skills and practical experience of working with people affected by cancer.
- Be recognised for your contribution
We will provide an induction into the Centre and its services, ongoing support from a named member of staff, and additional training as required for your role.
Big C are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, young adults and children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a barred list check.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
Getting thereWe have 2 Norwich Centres; one of the grounds of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and a new centre on Dereham Road opening soon.
About Big C, Cancer Charity
There are an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. Big C seeks and implements new approaches and projects to make sure that no one is missing out on the opportunity to access our support.
Big C’s work focuses on 6 key areas:
1. Support – for people affected by cancer
2. Research – into cancer
3. Equipment – provision for the region’s main acute hospital trusts
4. Education – provision of interventional and presentational education programmes
5. Income Generation – raising vital funds to improve the lives of people living with cancer
6. People – Big C service users, their loved ones, Big C trustees, staff, volunteers and fundraisers
Big C is passionately committed to wellbeing, inclusion, diversity, equity and supporting achievement of the charity’s vision and organisational objectives. It aims to unite all Big C employees and volunteers, ensuring everyone is effective, productive, happy and customer focused.