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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. 

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. 

 

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!

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

Marketing & Communications Officer

Full-time (36 hours a week) - £25,000 per annum 

This is a great opportunity for a creative and proactive person to join our small but passionate Fundraising & Communications team. We are looking for someone with some social media, digital and marketing experience looking to take the next step in developing their career as a Marketing & Communications Officer.

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

Marketing and Communications Officer Job Description 

Application form 

 

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Full-time 36 hours per week with occasional weekend and evening work (part-time hours would be considered for the right candidate) - £40k-£50k dependent on experience 

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior fundraiser to join an ambitious and passionate Welsh children’s charity and play a pivotal role in helping the charity grow its services for children and families in Wales living with cerebral palsy.

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

Head of Fundraising and Communications Job Description 

Application form 

 

Clinical Specialist Paediatric Therapist (PT/OT/SLT)

21.6-36 hours per week (3/4/5 days) - Equivalent to NHS Band 7 payscale

This is an exciting opportunity for a Paediatric Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist/Speech and Language Therapist to join our dynamic transdisciplinary therapy team. We’re looking for therapists with a paediatric background and an interest in neurodisability. This is a therapy focused role where you would be working with therapy colleagues from PT, OT and SLT disciplines as well as the wider Cerebral Palsy Cymru team to help us achieve our mission to improve the quality of life of all children in Wales living with cerebral palsy.

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

Clinical Specialist Paediatric Therapist (PT/OT/SLT) Job Description 

Application form 

 

Management Accountant

Part-time (18 hours per week/0.5FTE) - £34000 - £37000 FTE 

This is a new, temporary role to support the Head of Finance & Operations.  The main duties are to produce the monthly management accounts and associated management information and to undertake a project to reclaim VAT. 

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

Management Accountant Job Description

Application form 

 

 

 

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

138

Family support appointments took place in 2020-2021

257

Children from across Wales have been treated during 2020-2021

626

The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2020-2021

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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a girl in a park with her mum

Aoife's Story

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

- Family story

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Clara With Mum Sera Jane

Clara’s story

When we completed our first baby block of 6 weeks of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre it was a life-changer. We are truly grateful to have found such help and guidance amongst the darkness, we can now look forward to the future, thanks to Cerebral Palsy Cymru.

- Family Story

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Sienna

Sienna’s story

The early intervention programme, has been such a comfort to us as we were doing something positive from pretty much day one for Sienna. The support and comfort that Cerebral Palsy Cymru provides means that the therapy doesn’t just stop with the child who receives it, the whole family benefits.

- Family Story

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