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SLOW – Surviving the Loss of your World

SLOW, a charity supporting bereaved families, is recruiting facilitators for our London and virtual support groups

ABOUT SLOW
Based in London, SLOW has offered emotional and practical support to bereaved families when a child has died in the family since 2007. Our unique approach to working with parents and siblings is highly regarded by our members and professionals and we are the proud recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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

THE ROLES
SLOW is looking for bereaved parent facilitators to set up and facilitate our weekly bereaved parent support groups in London and virtually across the UK. You will also communicate with bereaved parent members outside of the groups by phone / email and attend reflective practice, supervision and other meetings.

These are self-employed roles that will require travel to support group venue(s) and work from home. Hours vary for each role but range from 5 hours a week upwards during school term time (at £20 per hour). Our support groups are held in London and virtually via Zoom. Other duties will be carried out at home. Full initial and ongoing training will be provided.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

  • A bereaved parent of at least 3 years, please note that this is essential for the role.
  • Commitment to SLOW’s open and reflective way of working with parents, embodying a kind and compassionate stance.
  • Personal experience as a participant attending an organised support / self-help group.
  • Excellent listening skills and good communication skills.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Group facilitation experience in a formal setting – i.e. health, self-help, etc.
  • 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.

If you would like an initial informal conversation, please contact Nikki Peterson on 07532 423 674 or at [email protected] for further details about the roles available.
Alternatively, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter describing your interest in, and suitability for, this role to [email protected]

We have an immediate need for [1/2] facilitator(s), so if you would like to be considered please apply by Friday 11th March 2022. However, we anticipate future needs to respond to growing demand for our services so please contact us even if you are not immediately available, so we can register your interest.