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Careers at Cerebral Palsy Cymru


We are Cerebral Palsy Cymru. We are a Welsh children’s charity and national Centre of Excellence that provides specialist therapy and support to children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all children in Wales living with cerebral palsy. 

Our values as a team

To ensure families are at the heart of our organisation

To work in partnership with families and community teams

To deliver the highest quality in everything we do

To work with the highest levels of integrity

Click here to read more about our mission, vision and values.

About our team

Because we know. Together we can make a difference.

Our Therapy team

Our therapy is provided by our specialist team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists who work in a transdisciplinary way so that each baby and child benefits from their combined knowledge and skills.

We currently have 14 therapists who work directly with children and young people from across Wales. Some members of our therapy team have been working with Cerebral Palsy Cymru for over 20 years, whilst others have more recently joined the team, bringing recent experience from working in the NHS. 

Photograph of our therapy team standing in front of our branded wall in our centre.

Our Operations team

Our Operations team leads in central areas of our organisation from Finance to IT, HR to Appointments, and everything in-between.

They manage the Reception in our children’s centre and provide key support that underpins the work of all the other teams at Cerebral Palsy Cymru, ensuring that the work of the charity is a success. We also have a dedicated Family Support Coordinator who provides practical advice and emotional support to those families who need it. 


Photograph of our operations team standing together in one of our therapy rooms.

Our Fundraising and Communications team

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to ensure we can continue our vital work.

Our Fundraising and Communications team is responsible, along with the Retail team, for raising around 80% of the funding we need each year to deliver our current level of service. We work across the different areas of income generation from Trusts and Legacies, Individual Giving to Community Fundraising, Corporate Partnerships, Events, and Digital fundraising. 

Our Communications team also lead on our charity's brand, marketing, communications and all things digital such as our website and social media channels. 

Our Retail team

The retail team are the backbone of our charity shops that help generate a third of our overall fundraised income. Our retail outlets consist of four charity shops across Cardiff and South Wales, and an online charity shop powered by Thriftify.

Our retail team work closely with our enthusiastic team of volunteers who help run our charity shops. It really can be said that no two days are ever the same in the wonderful world of charity retail!


Photograph of our retail team standing together in one of our therapy rooms.

Current vacancies and opportunities

All our current vacancies and opportunities are listed below.

We are constantly evolving as a charity, so please continue to check back regularly and follow us on social media for the latest opportunities to join our team.

Current Vacancies

Volunteer Coordinator

At Cerebral Palsy Cymru our mission is to improve the quality of life of all children in Wales living with cerebral palsy. We provide specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech & language therapy in a transdisciplinary way so that each child benefits from the combined expertise of our therapists. Our Family Support Service offers a listening ear, practical advice, and emotional support. We are an ambitious, passionate, hardworking, and friendly team who are motivated by the life-changing difference we make.

We are looking for someone with proven experience within a similar role and outstanding communication skills with all manner of people. As a Volunteer Coordinator you will play a crucial role in recruiting, inducting, training and managing our volunteers, to ensure the effective delivery of our programs and services. You will also be able to show us that you are pro-active, can work independently and that you have excellent organisational and time management skills.

This is an exciting time to join our small team, as we embark on a number of projects to increase our reach and impact in the local community!


Title of post: Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: 21.6 hours (3 days) per week

Contract: Fixed term – 12 months (potential to extend), part time

Salary: £26,000 per annum (FTE), pro rata to £15,600 per annum for part time hours.

Location: Based at our Children’s Centre in Llanishen, Cardiff.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th April 2024

Interview date: week commencing 6th May 2024


To apply to this role, please complete the application form below and email it alongside your CV to

Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Application form

If you have any questions about the role or want to speak to a member of the team about the post, please contact Cerebral Palsy Cymru on 02920 522600 or email


Deputy Shop Manager

This exciting new role of Deputy Shop Manager is suited to someone with retail experience, ideally in charity retail. They will be responsible for running the charity shop and deputising for the Shop Manager. They will need to be able to work with volunteers, as well as other staff, and be able to deal confidently with customers, donors and charity supporters.

Title of post: Deputy Shop Manager

Hours: 14.5 hours (i.e. 2 days) per week, worked flexibly between Monday and Saturday. There is also the opportunity for overtime.

Contract: Permanent (probationary period of six months)

Salary: £10.90 per hour (£8,218.60 per annum)

Location: Cerebral Palsy Cymru, Crwys Road, Cardiff

Line Manager: Store Manager (Retail Operations Manager in their absence)

To apply to this role, please complete the application form below and email it alongside your CV to

Deputy Shop Manager Job Description

Application form

If you have any questions about the role or want to speak to a member of the team about the post, please contact Cerebral Palsy Cymru on 02920 522600 or email


Ecommerce Assistant

Please note: this is an unpaid, voluntary role. 

Due to the growth in our e-commerce department, we have an exciting opportunity available for one or two volunteers to take on new roles as E-commerce assistants. 

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about e-commerce and online charity retail. No previous experience in a similar role is necessary as full training will be provided, all you need is an interest in sustainable fashion, charity retail and online sales. 

For more information and to apply for this role, please see the links below. 

Ecommerce Assistant Job Description. 

Apply for this role


Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Cymru can be a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience! Not only will you learn new skills and meet new friends, but you will also be helping us make a life-changing difference to children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy. 

Volunteering opportunities include: 

  • Volunteering as part of our retail team in one of our 4 charity shops
  • Helping us with fundraising events 
  • Administrative and work experience opportunities at our children's centre in Llanishen 
  • Assisting our Ecommerce team with our online charity shop powered by Thriftify 

To find out more about our current volunteering opportunities, please click here. 



Employee benefits

Cerebral Palsy Cymru recognises that being a rewarding place to work means more than just a job. Our benefits and the rewards that we offer our team reflect this.

  • Work-life balance is important to us and so we offer 28 days annual leave per annum, which increases with 5 and then 10 years’ continuous service.
  • Employees are able to opt into our company pension scheme with 5% employer contributions (when matched by the employee) and access to the NHS pension scheme for those eligible.
  • We have extended maternity pay, and other family-friendly leave initiatives including paternity leave, parental leave, and adoption leave.
  • We have a number of well-being initiatives across the staff team and encourage employees to take a ‘well-being hour’ each week.
  • We support employees who want to request flexible working hours.
  • We have generous sick pay policies.
  • We can offer hybrid working opportunities for roles where part home working is possible.
  • We have car and secure bicycle parking on site.
  • We have staff development opportunities and have previously funded study opportunities for staff across all teams.

Additional documents

Privacy notice for recruitment 

Criminal records information policy

How we have helped in Wales


Family support appointments took place in 2022-2023


Children from across Wales have been treated during 2022-2023


The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2022-2023

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Noah's story

After our first therapy session, I left Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s children’s centre with something nobody had previously dared give me for my little boy. I left with hope.

- Leah, Noah's mum

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Ben's story

We left that initial therapy session on an absolute high and haven’t looked back since!

- Alison, Ben's mum

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Charlotte's blog

Hi, my name is Charlotte and I have just turned 15. I have recently taken part in Cerebral Palsy Cymru's 'Independent Living Skills Programme' and I would love to share my experience of the project with you. 

- Independent Living Skills 2021

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Cora's story

From that day we feel we have been part of the Cerebral Palsy Cymru family, and we have not looked back.

- Family story

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Aoife's Story

Having virtual sessions opened up a new avenue of skill-building for Aoife

- Family story

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