Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC013328

Having a baby with spina bifida or hydrocephalus is not the end. Just the beginning. SBH Scotland – There for the journey


Current vacancies

Family Support Team Lead – North of Scotland (maternity cover)

  • Part time
  • £27,694 pro-rata
  • Home-based (must live in the North or North East of Scotland). (Remote)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

You will be helping disabled people feel unstoppable. As Family Support Team Lead in the North of Scotland you will be delivering vital support to families affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

You will be the person who will empower them to reach their potential, offering one to one support and coordinating chances for people to get together, make friends and build their support network.

You will be the person that raises awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus within the community and with service providers to ensure that no one affected by our conditions feels alone.

What Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland can offer you

Flexibility – We offer flexible working, including the opportunity to work from home or around caring responsibilities.

Motivated and supportive colleagues – Staff scored SBH Scotland as 9 out of 10 for motivation and a supportive work environment.

An opportunity to express yourself – Staff scored SBH Scotland as 8 out of 10 for being supportive in taking risks with new ideas.

We also offer: Workplace pension scheme, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave entitlement and 4 days Public Holidays.

Role reports to: CEO

Key duties and responsibilities:

To be as unstoppable as the people we support.

  • To coordinate the delivery of engaging social groups for our children, young people, adults and their carers.
  • To provide one to one support to people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families – offering specialist information and advice.
  • To work with families and people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus to help them advocate for services and support.

To be a team player who unifies people around our cause.

  • To liaise and work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations to respond to and develop resources to meet the needs of service users.
  • To manage and motivate a small team of sessional workers and recruit volunteers.
  • To work with fundraising and communications colleagues in identifying stories that can promote the work of the charity and motivate our service users, supporters and staff.

A commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

  • To provide regular analysis of the service’s impact.
  • To ensure that reporting and recording of all service user intervention is accurate, up to date and secure.
  • To gather data and feedback to learn from failures and apply learning to improve processes and service delivery.
  • To ensure all Safeguarding disclosures and regular updates are notified and recorded as per current SBH Scotland guidelines.
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Storytelling and Communications Lead

  • Full time
  • £29,757
  • Cumbernauld (Hybrid)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

You’ll be helping disabled people feel unstoppable. As Storytelling and Communications Lead, you’ll be using your talent for telling compelling stories to make sure that no one affected by spina bifida, and hydrocephalus feels alone.

You’ll be working closely with the inspirational families we support, our fantastic fundraisers and our incredible services team to raise our profile and bring more people to our cause.

This is a role where you can use your passion for great communications to the full, getting to the heart of the story, building connections with journalists and influencers, and developing emotionally engaging online content.

This is your chance to use your creativity, PR skills and marketing knowledge to make a huge difference to people’s lives.

What SBH Scotland can offer you

Flexibility – We offer flexible working, including the opportunity to work from home or around caring responsibilities.

Motivated and supportive colleagues – Staff scored SBH Scotland as 9 out of 10 for motivation and a supportive work environment.

An opportunity to express yourself– Staff scored SBH Scotland as 8 out of 10 for being supportive in taking risks with new ideas.

We also offer: Workplace pension scheme, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave entitlement and 4 days Public Holidays.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

To be as unstoppable as the people we support.

  • Tell stories that connect emotionally with our audiences.
  • Generate online content that stops people in their tracks and inspires them to take action.
  • Generate ideas for press stories and pitch them to journalists, securing maximum press coverage.

To be a team player who unifies people around our cause.

  • Use your creativity to manage our social media platforms and email marketing to grow our engagement.
  • Use storytelling as a strategic tool to grow the charity's supporter base, engaging existing supporters and attracting new ones through compelling narratives.
  • Use our website to connect with our audiences, creating new content and working with the Head of Communications to develop a new website.

A commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

  • Use analytics tools to gauge the effectiveness of our digital marketing and storytelling efforts.
  • Apply insights from data and feedback to improve our approach and learn from failures.

This post is subject to PVG Disclosure Membership Scheme.

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Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,338 – £34,920
  • Dullatur (Hybrid)
  • Closing 30th April 2024

The Role

You’ll be helping disabled people feel unstoppable. As Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraiser you’ll be right at the heart of our team’s efforts to make sure no one affected by spina bifida or hydrocephalus feels alone.

Every year we need generate over £250,000 in income from Trusts and grant giving bodies to make sure our families get the help they need. Your role will be to generate income from a range of trusts, corporate foundations, and public bodies.

What SBH Scotland can offer you

Flexibility – We offer flexible working, including the opportunity to work from home or around caring responsibilities.

Motivated and supportive colleagues – Staff scored SBH Scotland as 9 out of 10 for motivation and a supportive work environment.

An opportunity to express yourself – Staff scored SBH Scotland as 8 out of 10 for being supportive in taking risks with new ideas.

We also offer: Workplace pension scheme, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory holidays.

Accountable to Director of Fundraising

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

To be as unstoppable as the people we support.

  • To proactively identify and develop approaches to a wide range of new potential funders.
  • To work closely with the Direct Services Team and Director of Fundraising to develop compelling funding proposals that will power our services and our innovation work.
  • To manage and develop new relationships with a range of Scottish trusts, corporate foundations, and other grant-making organisations, statutory bodies, and Scottish Government.
  • To make full use of the fundraising team’s contacts and networks wherever possible to identify “warm” prospects.

To be a team player who unifies people around our cause.

  • To lead the stewardship of our funders and generating imaginative ways of engaging them in the work we do.
  • To work with the Direct Services team to evaluate impact of funding.
  • To support colleagues if they need help.

A commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

  • Provide regular analyses of income and impact.
  • To gather data and feedback to learn from failures and apply learning to improve processes and applications.
  • Ensure that all donor and prospect records are maintained and updated accurately and promptly on Raiser’s Edge and that record keeping is compliant with the charity’s Data Protection Policy.
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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £75,711 – £81,598
  • Based in Dullatur, Cumbernauld at our National purpose built Family Support Centre
  • Closing 10th May 2023

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland is a national, award-winning, innovative and highly respected third sector organisation, providing family support and clinical, innovation and research projects for all individuals in Scotland, of any age, who are affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Our current Chief Executive is retiring following 30+ highly successful years of developing the organisation to its current high status. We are now looking for an innovative and inspiring leader to continue our strategic journey to ensure we continue to drive exceptional direct services and innovation in the future. We are committed to working as a great and diverse team, adapting to change and focusing on maintaining best in class service whilst building a sustainable financial long-term future.

The Role

As the Chief Executive you will be a strategic thinker, who can bring a skillset of effective communicator, relationship builder, influencer and strategic planner to lead the organisation, with the ability to engage and influence partners within the wider health and social care system in Scotland to meet the needs of our citizens.

You will be accountable to the Board of Directors and report directly to the Chair. The postholder will be supported by a highly experienced Senior Management Team to deliver a high performing service that is efficient and accessible to all.

This is an exciting time to join SBH Scotland and contribute to our incredible journey. You will have the opportunity to progress vital projects particularly around innovation and person centred care and support.

At SBH Scotland, we are committed to the personal learning and growth of our staff and volunteers and you will have a key role in motivating and inspiring the organisation to be the best that they can be, both in excellent service delivery and career development.

In return, we will offer you an attractive benefits package which includes a workplace pension scheme (5% employer contribution), salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit and 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days.

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Sessional Support Workers - West of Scotland

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Ayrshire and Arran, Western Isles, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley)
  • Closing 12th May 2023

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland are running more groups and outings than ever before so, this is a really exciting time to get involved and help us provide a great experience for our members.

SBH Scotland is looking for experienced, reliable Sessional Support Workers to assist our children, young people, adults and families in a variety of settings. Reporting to the West Team Leads, our Sessional Support Workers will be helping to run engaging activities or social/support groups.

As a Sessional Support Worker you will be required to work out with normal office hours depending on the activity or event. The postholder(s) will be required to attend groups in the West of Scotland. Currently the majority of groups, which include coffee catch ups, pre-school groups and youth groups through to family support groups, take place in our family support centre, The Dan Young Building in Dullatur, North Lanarkshire. However other outings do take place during the year across Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Ayrshire and Arran, Western Isles, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley areas.

We can’t wait to hear from you if you are a great communicator, love interacting with people, are resourceful, enthusiastic and have a ‘can do’ approach to work.

You’ll also need a relevant qualification to a minimum of SVQ3/4 or relevant knowledge / experience and have experience of working with people with additional needs.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

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Sessional Support Workers - East of Scotland

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Lothian, Borders, Fife and Tayside
  • Closing 12th May 2023

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland are running more groups and outings than ever before so, this is a really exciting time to get involved and help us provide a great experience for our members.

SBH Scotland is looking for experienced, reliable Sessional Support Workers to assist our children, young people, adults and families in a variety of settings. Reporting to the East Team Leads, our Sessional Support Workers will be helping to run engaging activities or social/support groups.

As a Sessional Support Worker you will be required to work out with normal office hours depending on the activity or event. The postholder(s) will be required to attend groups in the East of Scotland. Currently the majority of groups, which include coffee catch ups and bowling through to family support groups, take place in Edinburgh City and Fife, but outings may also cover the wider areas of Lothian, Tayside, Borders.

We can’t wait to hear from you if you are a great communicator, love interacting with people, are resourceful, enthusiastic and have a ‘can do’ approach to work.

You’ll also need a relevant qualification to a minimum of SVQ3/4 or relevant knowledge / experience and have experience of working with people with additional needs.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

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Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Dullatur, G68 0LS. Hybrid / Home Working
  • Closing 17th March 2023

  • Based: SBH Scotland, Dullatur, G68 0LS. Happy to discuss hybrid home-working model.
  • Occasional travel within Scotland to accommodate needs of fundraising.
  • Working Hours: 28 Hours per week.
  • The role will necessitate working some hours out with normal office hours, including evening and some weekends.
  • As well as a great job we can offer you a workplace pension scheme, flexible working hours, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit and 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days (calculated pro-rata).

We are now growing our fundraising team and are seeking a proactive individual to work on, and develop, existing and new projects/income streams of all sizes. Examples could include developing imaginative community fundraising activities, working with schools or inspiring new supporters to raise money. And, you’ll be organising can/bucket collections, supervising and recruiting volunteers as well as developing and broadening corporate support.

This is an exciting role with much scope; giving you the room to grow in your fundraising career. As such you’ll be comfortable working closely with our small but brilliant team, networking with our charity stakeholders or working independently as required.

Previous fundraising experience in the voluntary sector preferred although not essential. This role may suit someone who can transfer their skills to this role. Whatever your previous experience you must be able to demonstrate that you have excellent communication skills and can achieve targets within agreed timescales. Computer literacy and a current driving licence are also essential.

This is an exciting time to join Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, an established national charity who, for over 55 years, have provided a lifetime commitment of support and information to all those in Scotland affected by the rare, complex disabilities of spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions. Are you ready to really help us make a difference in 2023?

The right person is out there - and we can't wait to meet you!

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Fundraising and Events Manager – Hybrid working

  • Full time
  • Circa £35,000
  • SBH Scotland, Dullatur, Cumbernauld G68 0LS
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Creativity and thinking outside the box are encouraged so, if you want to let your creativity fly in events this is the role for you!

SBH Scotland are looking for a Fundraising and Events Manager to develop, and grow, their high quality fundraising events.

The role will necessitate working some hours out with normal office hours, including evening and some weekends.

As well as a great job we can offer you a workplace pension scheme, flexible working hours, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit and 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days.

This is an exciting time to join Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, an established national charity who, for over 55 years, have provided a lifetime commitment of support and information to all those in Scotland affected by the rare, complex disabilities of spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions.

We are now growing our fundraising team and are seeking an energetic, articulate and proactive individual to manage all aspects of our existing portfolio of corporate and social events (Ladies Lunch, Golf Day and Burns Supper). This exciting post will also involve supporting a wide range of existing community and corporate fundraising activity, proactively identifying and developing new opportunities and working closely with the Communications Manager on multi-platform communication strategies.

Previous fundraising experience in the voluntary sector preferred although not essential. This role may suit someone who can transfer their skills to this role. Whatever your previous experience you must be able to demonstrate that they have excellent communication skills and can achieve targets within agreed timescales.

Computer literacy and a current driving licence are also essential.

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Young Peoples Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,709
  • Hybrid with travel across the East of Scotland
  • Closing 10th March 2023

Do you want to positively impact the lives of young people in Scotland? We are looking for a motivated individual to support our 13 – 25 year olds and their families with the challenges they face through the healthcare and education systems as well as in everyday life.

SBH Scotland’s aim is always to empower individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus to be as independent as possible and your role will be important in making that happen.

From creating resources and organising events through to attending transition clinics and providing practical and emotional support, you’ll be part of a team supporting young people transition smoothly into adulthood.

You will be educated to SVQ3/4 level or equivalent level of relevant knowledge/experience and have experience of working with young people and their families and carers.

Having your own car and a full driving licence is also essential as travelling to young people’s homes, schools and appointments will be required as well as travel to SBH Scotland’s support centre in the central belt. In return we offer an attractive employee package including hybrid working and flexible hours.

SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.

If you’re enthusiastic, empathic and want to make a difference in people’s lives we’d love to hear from you.

Informal enquiries are welcomed to discuss the posts further. Please email hr@sbhscotland.org.uk to arrange an informal chat.

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Early Years Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,000 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • Cumbernauld with hybrid home working and travel
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland are the only charity in Scotland with a remit to provide support to those affected by these complex disabilities. This is an exciting time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

SBH Scotland is looking for a Part Time Early Years Support Worker to provide proactive support and focused intervention to children and families in the early years to empower and support them to be all they can be.

Reporting to the Support Leads in the West, this varied role offers the opportunity to support individuals in a variety of ways including: Facilitating and encouraging play, learning and social development of all children (0-8 years) within the service; enabling parents/carers to take an active role in their child’s development and learning; organising groups and activities; promoting learning through play; 1-2-1 support; contributing to our Helpline support and sourcing resources or information.

Educated to SVQ3/4 level or equivalent level of relevant knowledge/experience, the post will be ideally suited to a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop constructive working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies.

The ideal candidate will also be proactive, resourceful and willing to contribute to the team in the interests of overall service aims.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

Excellent employment package including: Flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, paid expenses, death in service benefit, 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days (Pro rata for Part Time - additional days added after 3 years service.)

Based at the SBH Scotland Dan Young Building in Cumbernauld but hybrid home working welcomed. Travel across West of Scotland will be required to meet the needs of our service users.

SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £24,000
  • East of Scotland - home working welcomed.
  • Closing 24th November 2021

Based at the SBH Scotland Dan Young Building in Cumbernauld but hybrid home working welcomed. Travel across East of Scotland will be required to meet the needs of our service users.

This is an exciting time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

SBH Scotland is looking for 1 Full-Time Support Workers to offer a wide range of proactive support to children, young people, adults, families and carers affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions.

Reporting to the Support Lead in the East, this varied role offers the opportunity to support individuals in a variety of ways including: 1-2-1 support, organising groups or activities, working on our Helpline, sourcing resources or information, assisting with financial/benefits queries or working alongside healthcare professional or external agencies.

Educated to SVQ3/4 level or equivalent level of relevant knowledge/experience, the post will be ideally suited to a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop constructive working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies.

The ideal candidate will also be proactive, resourceful and willing to contribute to the team in the interests of overall service aims.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

Excellent employment package including: flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, paid expenses, death in service benefit, 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days (additional days added after 3 years service. Annual leave is Pro Rata for Part Time workers)

SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer

If you have a ‘Can do’ approach, are enthusiastic and willing to learn we’d love to hear from you.

Informal enquiries are welcomed to discuss the posts further. Please email jobs@sbhscotland.org.uk to arrange an informal chat.

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Activities Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,000 pro-rata
  • Home based with travel across North of Scotland
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

This is a great time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Reporting to the Direct Services Manager North, this an exciting opportunity for a caring and motivated person to help us organise accessible activities and events in the North for families, children, young people and adults affected by Spina Bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

A Qualification in health/social care/wellbeing or relevant experience in related field is essential and the post will be ideally suited to a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies.

The ideal candidate will also be proactive, resourceful, capable and willing to make good things happen.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

Excellent employment package including: Flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, paid expenses, death in service benefit

SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer

If you have a ‘Can do’ approach and are enthusiastic we’d love to hear from you.

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Family Support Team Lead

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • West of Scotland
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

This is an exciting time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Reporting to the Senior Management Team, the Team Lead role is integral in ensuring that high standards of service delivery continue for all of our children, young people, adults, families and carers across West of Scotland.

An exciting opportunity for a caring and motivated person to help us organise accessible activities and events for families, children, young people and adults affected by Spina Bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Qualified to degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant knowledge/experience these posts are ideally suited to those with experience of working with individuals with special needs, a good communicator, able to make decisions and to supervise and support other staff members. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop constructive working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies is also essential.

Own car and a full driving licence is essential.

Location:Based in the Dan Young Building (SBH Scotland Head Office), Dullatur. Hybrid home working model welcomed. Occasional travel across West Scotland required.

Excellent employment package including:Workplace pension scheme, flexible working hours, salary sacrifice scheme, death in service benefit, 30 days annual leave plus 4 statutory days (additional days added after 3 years service – annual leave pro rata for part-time role)

SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer

If you have a ‘Can do’ approach and are enthusiastic we’d love to hear from you.

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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • HQDullatur, Cumbernauld. Hybrid home working available.
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

This is an exciting time to join an established national charity who, for over 55 years, have provided a lifetime commitment of support and information to all those in Scotland affected by the rare, complex disabilities of spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions.

We are now growing our small fundraising team and are seeking an energetic, articulate and proactive individual to manage all aspects of our existing portfolio of corporate and social events (Ladies lunch, Golf Day and Burns Supper). This exciting post will also involve supporting a wide range of community and corporate fundraising activity, identifying and applying for charity of the year opportunities and working closely with the Communications Manager on multi-platform communication strategies.

Previous fundraising experience in the voluntary sector preferred although not essential. This role may suit someone who can transfer their skills to this role. Whatever your previous experience you must be able to demonstrate that they have excellent communication skills and can achieve targets within agreed timescales. Computer literacy and a current driving licence are also essential.

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