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Sibs, the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people, is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to build on its founder’s work.

About Sibs

There are over half a million young siblings and at least 1.7 million adult siblings in the UK, who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

Sibs is a unique and influential charity, supporting, advising and campaigning for this under-represented and poorly understood group since 2001.

Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations. They also want to have positive relationships with their disabled brothers and sisters and to be able to choose the role they play in future care and support.

The Chief Executive Officer role

Your role as CEO is to lead on defining and delivering the charity’s strategy, providing leadership and direction, securing funding, and influencing service providers and policy makers to better support siblings of disabled children and adults.

You will represent Sibs to promote the organisation and our work, with fundraisers, stakeholders and partner organisations in the charity, statutory and private sectors.

You will be responsible for growing our evidence on the impact effective support for siblings can have, building on our recent work with schools to support young siblings and our developing network of adult sibling support groups. You will support and further develop our existing advice and guidance for siblings of all ages, with both online and written resources.

The CEO will lead a small team of support staff, researchers and advisors. You will be responsible for the efficient and effective use of Sibs resources, and ensuring that the organisation is well-managed and compliant with our legal responsibilities and charity policies.

We particularly welcome applications from siblings of disabled people.

Our current priorities

Our key areas of work are currently:

  • To influence the identification and support of siblings in schools
  • To get information about sibling support into the Local Offer of local authorities
  • To provide direct support to young siblings through YoungSibs
  • To educate parents and professionals on supporting siblings
  • To increase self-identification by adult siblings
  • To develop a UK wide network of adult sibling support groups
  • To produce resources for adult siblings around managing care and support

Sibs has two websites – one for adults and one for children where you can read about the work of the charity and the services and information we provide to siblings and those who support them.

Sibs aims, history and strategy

Sibs trustees and staff team

Sibs annual report and accounts for year ended 31st March 2018

How we work

The role is home-based, supported by a small group of full and part-time staff home-based across the UK, reporting to a Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are siblings of disabled people themselves. It is a full-time role, with flexible working hours.

Essential skills

  • Significant experience or understanding of the specific needs of siblings who grow up with a disabled brother or sister – the role would particularly suit a sibling
  • Proven track record of success in the charity sector, with fundraising experience being particularly valuable
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Effective self-starter and team leader

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th July 5pm.

Initial interviews will be held in London on 8th or 10th August

This role starts in December 2018


Sibs Chief Executive Officer Job Description – July 2018

Sibs – Application form for Chief Executive Officer July 2018

Send your completed application form to

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged during office hours. We expect to inform you of the outcome of shortlisting for interview by end of Wednesday 1st August.

NB We are unable to give feedback about applications to unsuccessful applicants. Sibs is a small charity and we do not have capacity to do this.