Would you like to work for Cerebra and help us make a real difference?
We're always keen to be joined by dynamic new staff. If you're interested in a job that's meaningful and rewarding, you can find a list below of roles we are currently looking to fill.
You could also consider volunteering.
‘Come and join us!’
Families where a child has a brain condition face challenges every day. Just to learn, play, make friends, enjoy and experience the world can feel difficult, even impossible. But Cerebra doesn’t believe there is any challenge that can’t be overcome. Our Vision is that every family that includes a child with a brain condition will have the chance to discover a better life together. Our Mission is to listen to families that include children with brain conditions. It uses what they tell them to inspire the best research and innovation. Then it helps them put the knowledge into practice so they can make this discovery.
We work with international academics to develop global understanding of a wide range of conditions, and support families to access meaningful and tailored care – all underpinned by the knowledge we’ve built through our research network.
Cerebra’s key values are Positivity, Inquisitiveness and Togetherness … It’s an incredibly rewarding journey for everyone involved. Why not be a part of it? You never know what you’ll discover together.
To help guide the future direction of Cerebra we are looking to expand and strengthen the range of skills and expertise of our Board of Trustees. We would like new people to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our Board. We want to hear from anyone who has a passion to help our charity move forward and who is ready to be part of our transformation journey.
In particular, we are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate specific knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas:
• Charity fundraising.
• Charity law and governance.
• General legal experience.
• Human Resources.
• Lived experiences such as within equality, diversity and inclusion.
• Marketing, media, PR, communications, audience knowledge.
• Strategic planning.
The position on the Board is voluntary but any out of pocket expenses will be paid. This role is remote with some occasional travel.
Board meetings take place once per quarter, usually in March, June, September and December. Additional time for reviewing papers and building relationships with the senior management team as required should also be factored in. There may also be opportunities to attend special events.
Apply be sending your CV and cover letter summarising your motivation for joining the Board of Trustees and what you would be able to bring to the role to Beverley Hitchcock at [email protected]. A job description can be viewed here.
We value diversity of experience, background and thought, and want to make sure this process is accessible to everyone. Therefore if you require us to make any adjustments to support you through the application and interview process, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
We actively support and encourage applications from people with lived experience of a disability and people with close ties to disabled children/people and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making sure that disabled trustees have the support they need to be successful in this role.
Please do get in touch – especially if you haven’t been a trustee of a Charity before as any necessary training will be provided.
Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) is looking for a new Product designer with an electronic bias.
Hands on Product designer/maker is required to be part of a dynamic and creative design and make team. Working for the charity Cerebra, the team design and make bespoke products and prototypes for children with brain conditions. We love what we do and believe passionately in making products for children that enhance their lives and give them something to be proud of. You will need the same passion.
Positivity, creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, can-do-attitude, above-and-beyond are the things we do and are required to make this happen.
We are looking for the same in an enthusiastic new team member. You will be rewarded with smiles.
We are looking for a confident and proficient design/electronics team member. Ideally we would like to find a product designer with good capability in electronics design, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi to make a variety of sensory products.
There is no “normal” in our work, but typical products might be a variety of adaptive furniture, daily living aids, sports equipment, sensory equipment and learning and musical devices. We respond creatively to requests from parents and carers when a product is not available on the market to suit the needs of a child. Often a single product is required, although production runs of up to 50 units are expected.
You should be willing to learn about our products and methods, and fit into a small and adaptable team. Whilst your role will largely centre on design, electronics, making and workshop production you should be flexible and willing to learn, participate and feed back into the process, help with problem solving and be proficient in wide ranging materials for a variety of bespoke creative solutions.
You will be based in CIC offices at the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) Swansea.
You will report to the Product Design Manager within CIC and to the Head of Research and Information in Cerebra. You will be part of a small but tenacious team who develop products on a very small scale that help their users in daily activities whilst ensuring inclusion into society as much as possible. The team is small; you will play a big role in a tight team who punch above their weight.
We have fun and enjoy our work. We create interesting things which enrich lives. You will too. If that is you, get in touch.
We offer a salary of £23,000 per annum, 29 days leave per annum and a pension scheme. This is a full-time post.
Applications should be made in the form of a current CV, covering letter and examples of your design work, addressed and emailed to Dr Ross Head, that explains how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in the position.
- Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 30th November 2023
- Interviews: Thursday 7th December 2023 in Swansea.
Cerebra is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. A DBS check may be required and Cerebra will ask for details of any previous criminal convictions. Cerebra may make enquiries via social media sites, at our discretion, whilst acknowledging our obligations under Data Protection and discrimination requirements.