Head of Fundraising & Communications with SiMBA

McSence Business Park, Mayfield, Midlothian, EH22 5TA

£36-£38K Per Annum

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

37.5 hour week – Home working with current restrictions. On return to office working, some of the weekly hours will be office based. Occasional weekend or out of hours work will be required in support of fundraising events.


Reporting into:

Closing Date:
Monday 10th May 2021

Interview Dates:
Stage 1 – Week Monday 24th May on MS Teams
Stage 2 – Week Tuesday 1st June on site


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.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be working for a busy, growing charity with a team who are passionate about enhancing the experience of the families and individuals who turn to SiMBA for support, or who want to support us, through fundraising, making a donation or volunteering. We are looking for an ambitious individual with excellent communications skills, who is able to engage with people at all levels, establishing relationships with all key stakeholders and has proven experience across the fundraising and communications functions. You must be passionate about engaging with every fundraiser and donor to ensure they receive a high quality and consistent supporter journey where everyone feels valued.

You will be leading the fundraising and communications team, driving and increasing SiMBA’s income from fundraising activities and donations, managing and overseeing their day to day responsibilities and ensuring operational excellence across the fundraising and communications function. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the fundraising and communications strategies, aiming to meet or surpass an income target. You will develop and meet agreed annual and long-term financial targets through developing new relationships and deepening existing support within the fundraising and communications function.


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