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These are exciting times for Gaddum as we start implementing our next 5 year strategic business plan. So we are recruiting for a number of both new and existing roles to support our future development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly organised individuals to join us for an exciting future in Greater Manchester’s oldest health & social care charity.

Our team are our best asset and we are looking for colleagues who have the drive, ambition and innovation to help our charity flourish.

As a responsible employer, we:

  • are accredited as part of the national living wage scheme
  • offer development and training opportunities
  • are part of the national cycle to work scheme
  • offer a personal pension plan
  • provide assistance with staff counselling with external provider as part of our health and wellbeing at work policy
  • have a generous annual leave allowance, above national legal requirement

If you think you could make a difference to people’s lives in Greater Manchester, Gaddum could be the next career move for you.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

Find out more about Gaddum, our senior team, trustees and our impressive 186 year history by visiting our About us page.

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There are currently no vacancies, please check back soon.

Job Title: Children & Young People’s Bereavement Therapist
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Accountable to: Assistant Head of Operations
Reporting to: Therapy Services Coordinator
Location: King’s Court, M6
Salary: £21,589 per annum pro rata
Hours: 17.5 Hours (with flexible working required to suit the needs of the role)

At Gaddum, we treat everyone as individuals. We really get to know those we help, understanding their world to offer a range of support that’s right for them. Our promise of tailored support is made possible by our breadth and depth of knowledge, through our unwavering commitment to the local people of Greater Manchester.

Our experience listening to generation after generation, for nearly 200 years, has taught us the importance of considering not just the individual but also the relationships around them. Our innovative approach means we can, not only build resilience, but identify further risks and offer preventive support now and in the future. At Gaddum, we believe that by supporting individuals, we ultimately help support entire communities.

Our aim is to empower and enhance the lives of people in Greater Manchester. We currently work across a number of Greater Manchester authorities, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan.

Job Summary:

To work as a member of Gaddum’s Therapeutic Services which includes counsellors and play therapists. You will manage your own caseload and will need to travel throughout Greater Manchester as required.

Job Purpose:

To provide therapeutic support to children and young people who have become stuck in their grieving process following the bereavement of a significant other. This will include one to one and group work which will usually take place at Gaddum House, the child’s school or home. Effective working relationships with parents, carers and other professionals is a crucial element of the role.

Qualifications and Experience

Therapists must possess as psychotherapeutic qualification and have experience of working with children and families in a therapeutic setting.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 13 July.

Interview date: Provisionally Monday 20 July. It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Application is by completing the forms below at the bottom of our recruitment page and returning to

Download the Job Description & Personal Specification below:

CYP Bereavement Therapist Job Description and Person Specification