Dragonflies Bereavement Project Manager

Salary £24,491 per annum FTE
Pro rata for 30 hours p/w, all year round
Based at the Robsack Centre
*Successful applicant will be required to undertake an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
FSN are looking for a highly motivated experienced Manager who will continue to take this successful and long standing project forward.  The Manager will take the lead in managing trained volunteers and staff to deliver peer support sessions for children, young people and their families, affected by bereavement.
Experience of working with vulnerable children and families, together with a proven record of managing projects is essential.  You will need strong leadership skills and knowledge of working in the community and partnership with external agencies.
In return FSN offers a competitive salary, 30 days annual leave including bank holidays (due to increase to 31 days as of 1/4/21), a pension scheme, a fantastic working environment together with excellent training and development opportunities.
FSN embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace and actively promotes working without discrimination.  We are a disability confident employer and committed to interviewing disabled people who meet our minimum
criteria for the post.
FSN staff and volunteers pride themselves in their work in supporting children, young people and families.
Closing Date: Monday 2nd November 2020 – 12 noon
 Interviews: Monday 9th November 2020  
Download an application form together with a Job Description,
Person Specification and Application Form from our website;
or email:
FSN aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Registered Charity No. 208446
FSN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this
Commitment in every aspect of their work.



Job Location:

Robsack Centre, 16 Bodiam Dr, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 9TW

Job Posted:

8th October 2020 ( Ends: 2nd November 2020)

Application Instructions:

Download and submit an application form and equal opportunities form. Alternatively you can contact FSN on 01424 423683 or email


"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

2,549 children and young people aged have been supported
561 bereaved of a father
276 bereaved of a mother
227 bereaved of a sibling
768 bereaved of a grandparent
389 bereaved of a relative or friend
423 bereaved through multiple deaths
167 bereaved by suicide
35 pre-bereaved

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project