Website winstonswish Winston's Wish

The charity for bereaved children

Winston’s Wish is an outstanding and well-established national charity with bases in Gloucestershire, Sussex and the North West providing support to children who have been bereaved.  We have a strong belief in preventative, community based services that promote resilience in young people.

Would you like to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with bereaved children and their families in a ground-breaking organisation?

We are now recruiting for a Practitioner 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE) for the South East team which works mostly across East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

Practitioner – Salary £26,000 per annum pro rata

You will have a clinical/therapeutic qualification in psychology, counselling, art therapy, play therapy psychotherapy, family therapy or social work. We also welcome applicants with previous experience of working in bereavement/palliative care. Previous experience of childhood bereavement is desirable; however we are more interested in relevant professional experience in, and a commitment to, working with children and families.

You should be enthusiastic about working as part of a dynamic and creative team and you will have excellent interpersonal skills, especially in communicating with children.

You will have experience in:

  • Working with children and families
  • Facilitating groups
  • Managing a caseload
  • Supporting bereaved children (desirable)


Further information and an application form is available at or email

Completed applications should be sent to or by post to Executive Office Manager, Winston’s Wish, 17 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA.  CV’s only will not be accepted.

Please contact Sheila Elliott, Area Manager SE Team, by telephone 07718 203867 or email for an informal discussion about this role.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday, 11th September 2017

Interviews are planned for Monday, 18th September 2017 in Horsham

Registered Charity No: 1061359 (England and Wales) SC041140 (Scotland)


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