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Bereavement Services are looking to appoint a Bereavement Officer to work in the Bereavement Office based at the Barnet General Hospital site. The successful applicant will be a people person who is compassionate and understanding if the needs of other, particularly in distressing situations - caring, methodical , calm under pressure, IT literate, able to cope with change in demands and most importantly a team player. You will be detail focused and keen to develop your skills through the role.
Good interpersonal and telephone skills are essential as the job will involve contact with anxious bereaved families, funeral directors, and the Coroner’s office. Development opportunities are available such as delivering training.
The office is very busy, mentally taxing and sometimes emotionally demanding.
You will be required to work 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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