Rainbows Bereavement Support UK
May, 2021
Rainbows Seek Part-Time Worker

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB has a job opening for a part-time Development Worker/Trainer to support its work in schools in the Humber and Tees region.

The role is for the equivalent of five hours a week, term-time only. Applicants must have an appropriate background in education, health or social welfare and should possess an understanding of the issues surrounding bereavement and loss.

Rainbows is a national charity offering training in bereavement and loss to school staff and bereavement support programmes for children and young people grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.  

The region includes communities from the Tees to the Humber including Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, the cities of Hull and York, East Yorkshire and most of North Yorkshire


It is essential that applicants are able to show that they have:

An appropriate understanding of the issues surrounding bereavement and loss
An empathy towards vulnerable children and adults
A willingness to undergo training as a Rainbows registered director (dates to be mutually agreed)
The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with parents, school staff and a wide range of professionals
The confidence and ability to train staff in schools and other settings
Time management skills and an ability to prioritise workload with minimal supervision.

They should also be computer literate, with an ability to create high-quality newsletters, invitations and publicity materials and to manage basic computer databases, using Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to be self-motivated, to work alone and as part of a team.

In addition, applicants should hold a current driving licence and have access to a car. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

While not essential, it will be desirable that applicants have an understanding of Rainbows groups in a school setting.

An hourly rate of £10.50 will be paid monthly over 12 months. Travel expenses will be paid from an agreed base within the region.

If you would like to know more about the post, contact o Sharon Melia-Craven, Rainbows national co-director with specific responsibility for the north, in confidence before applying by emailing sharon.rainbowsgb@btconnect.com or calling 07764 431536  

Applicants are requested to email the application form below to Sharon at the same address.

Closing date: July 1 2021 at noon.

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