Communications and Digital Officer for SiMBA

Location: McSence Business Park, Mayfield, Midlothian, EH22 5TA

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising and Communications

Status: Permanent

Hours: This is a full-time post at 37.5 hours per week, that can be hybrid working, home or office based

Remuneration: £25,000 – £27,000 P.A

Annual leave entitlement: 33 days per year, inclusive of public holidays, which increases to 35 days after 2 years’ service.

Other info: Nest Pension, Flexible Working


SiMBA is a charity registered in Scotland, yet our services reach across the UK and Ireland. SiMBA exists to support families and those close to them whose baby has died at any stage of pregnancy or around the time of birth. SiMBA supports anyone who has lost a baby no matter how recent, or how long ago the loss was. SiMBA donates our precious Memory Boxes to maternity and gynaecology wards, neonatal units, and hospices so that families can ideally be offered a Memory Box at the time of their loss, using their Memory Box to honour their baby and where possible, create memories of precious time spent together. SiMBA also refurbishes Family Rooms in hospitals, installs memorial ‘Trees of Tranquillity’ and by the Trees holds memorial events such as Butterfly Releases. SiMBA holds annual Wave of Light services during Baby Loss Awareness Week. SiMBA also aims to offer and enhance support available to bereaved parents through our Safe Space Support Groups and healthcare professional training. At SiMBA we respond to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby.

Our mission is to respond to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby through delivery of our core services. We believe that anyone bereaved through baby loss deserves the opportunity where possible to make memories with their baby as well as have ways to remember and honour them for years to come, no matter what stage of their pregnancy or how long ago their loss occurred. This is an exciting time for SiMBA as we aim to grow, deepening the quality of our services and expanding our reach. With responsibility for proactively developing our organisational communications across various channels, the newly created Communications and Digital Officer will be an integral part of achieving our ambitious targets. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, you will be working for a busy, growing charity with a team who are passionate about enhancing the experience of families and individuals affected by baby loss. You must be able to work with an empathetic approach and be comfortable in a bereavement care environment. SiMBA provides strong internal support through our induction processes and regular check ins and external supervision is also available; there are dedicated employees taking care of our support services for you to signpost someone onto.

This role will be integral in developing our communications and extending our reach. An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to engage a range of audiences and have a passion for delivering the highest standard of work. With a creative eye and attention to detail, you will bring skills to expand our reach and increase engagement across a variety of channels.


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