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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 5th April 2024

  • Advertised from 14th March 2024
  • We anticipate that this will be a full-time post, 35 hours per week, although are open to considering alternative working arrangements. The role is hybrid – ideally office based during our office opening hours (currently Tuesday to Thursday each week). We offer flexibility in working hours and locations.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 33 days per year, inclusive of bank/public holidays, Nest Pension with employer contribution.


We are seeking an experienced, dedicated, and passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to join us at an exciting stage in our history at SiMBA, as we embark on embedding and delivering upon a refreshed vision, mission and strategy.

Our CEO will lead our team in meeting our strategic goals, work in collaboration with our Board of Trustees to develop our strategic direction, and ensure that we are operationally effective whilst raising the profile of SiMBA within the bereavement care sector.

Our CEO will focus on building strategic partnerships with other organisations with aligned goals and values, cementing SiMBA’s niche amongst the range of charities who support bereaved families through the loss of their baby, and will empower our fundraising team to raise the funds necessary to achieve our goals.

Having a strong grasp of the challenges facing the Charity and bringing creativity, a practical and commercial approach to decision making, as well as being a ‘people person’ is essential to help SiMBA support as many bereaved families as possible in Scotland to grieve, honour and remember their precious baby.

Expertise in strategic planning, financial management, and effective charity governance is critical. Our CEO must guide our hard-working and dedicated team as we refine our offer and build our impact and reach within Scotland.

Our CEO, along with all of our team, will have contact with people who have experienced the loss of a baby; parents, family members, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals who are supporting them. Therefore, it is important to feel comfortable working in a bereavement care environment and talking about baby loss with multiple stakeholders.

Application notes

To apply for this post, we ask that you email the following to

  • A tailored CV outlining your experience, and highlighting your key skills, achievements and attributes
  • A supporting letter and/or personal statement which should include;
    • Why you are interested in taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer at SiMBA and what it would mean to you to lead SiMBA
    • What you specifically can bring to the role
    • Evidence of any relevant experience that would help you thrive in the role
    • Thoughts on how you would approach the role, and the challenges within it

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to provide contact details for two referees (we may contact them should you be successful in reaching the final round of our selection process, but will not do so without discussing this with you first).

Applications should be submitted by email to by 17.00 on Friday 5th April 2024.

We will aim to inform you if you have been selected for interview by email as soon as possible after the closing date of 5th April 2024. We may ask you to join a quick introductory call prior to the first-round interviews during week commencing 8th April 2024.

It is anticipated that our selection process will involve several interviews, a presentation to a range of stakeholders, and an opportunity to meet our team and members of our Board. Dates for interviews are as follows:

1st interviews will take place online on Tuesday 16th April 2024

2nd interviews, in person, will take place on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

If you would like to discuss this opportunity before applying to be our new CEO, please email, and we will gladly arrange a call with Theresa Fyffe, our Chair of the Board of Trustees, or another member of our Trustee Board. You can request a call with our Interim CEO also.

We do not encourage contact from recruitment agencies in respect of this job role.