Application Deadline

Job Title: National Programmes, Policy and Development Officer - Scotland

Responsible to: NBCP Programme Manager

Location: Sands Glasgow Office

Contract: Two Year Fixed-Term Contract

Salary: £31,500 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week (9.30am to 5.30pm)

About Sands

Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on how we can make the biggest difference to improving the care and support available to bereaved parents and families, and building on our success in raising awareness of the issues relating to stillbirth and neonatal death. This is an especially exciting time at Sands as we reposition to become the leading charity in the sector.

About the role

Sands is looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead on the delivery of national programmes in Scotland, including the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP). This pathway addresses the inequity of bereavement care offered to, and experienced by parents when a baby dies.

This is a high-profile and rewarding role which will involve delivering a NBCP in Scotland which is parent-centred and drives up standards of care, and supporting the delivery of other national programmes as appropriate.

The role also involves leading Sands’ public affairs activity in Scotland, developing effective relationships with politicians and other key influencers whilst supporting the delivery of impactful and integrated campaigns.

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the person specification to by the closing date below. Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

Closing date for applications: 26th February 2018 (9.30am)

Interview Date: 5th March 2018

Application Information

Diversity Monitoring Form

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. Interviews will be held at: Sands Scottish Network Office, Albany House, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DS.