Want a career that really makes a difference? Work with us.

At The Somerville Foundation, we want passionate, talented people to help us make a real difference to adults living with CHD.

Below, you’ll find a list of any current vacancies, including volunteer roles, with details about how to apply.

If there is nothing suitable at the moment, you can still contact us to discuss future opportunities. We’d love to hear from you, send us your CV. 

Current Opportunities

Volunteer Role: Facebook Moderator volunteering role – View the requirements of the role and how to apply here

Facebook Heart families moderator role – awaiting role description.

Volunteer Opportunities

Joining our fundraising team is a great way to meet new people, have fun, and to raise vital funds for The Somerville Foundation!

Volunteer Regional Patient Representatives

Ongoing | Various Locations Nationwide

The Somerville Foundation is establishing the roles of two regional representatives at each of the specialist Level One Heart Centres.

In addition, we will aim to have six patient representatives who will raise awareness of the needs of:

• Women who wish to start a family
• Transplant patients
• Mental health and wellbeing issues
• The needs of the BME community
• Young people
• Older patients

There will therefore be a network of seventeen people: eleven based around specialist centres and six people representing the above areas.

Representatives will:

• Update fellow patients about changes or issues at their centre or about their specialist area through regular blogs on the new website

• Work closely with specialist nurses, helping to ensure accurate information reaches patients and effective patient feedback is shared

• Represent patients on local planning groups or national groups when appropriate

• Raise awareness using local and national media

• Support fundraising locally

• Provide evidence, stories and quotes for fundraising bids.

If you are interested in finding out more about the roles please call 01473 252007 alternatively you can download an overview of the role below:

Regional Representative Overview

If you would like to put yourself forward for consideration for the role please email : admin@thesf.org.uk 

Writers for GUCH News

Ongoing | Nationwide

Share your experiences, your hobbies, your dreams, and your life. Anything you like!

If you are interested, please fill in our form, contact us on 01473 252007 or email admin@thesf.org.uk.


Ongoing | Nationwide

Raise awareness and share our information with your local GP surgery and hospital.

If you are interested, please fill in our form, contact us on 01473 252007 or email volunteer@thesf.org.uk.

Event helpers

Ad-hoc | Nationwide

Help out at events, meet new people and raise awareness for CHD.

Upcoming Events 2020

(Virtual dates to be arranged) Annual Conference – 3 October 2020

(Cancelled for this year) Little Hearts Matter Open Day and AGM – Birmingham – 14 March 2020 – Link

(Cancelled for this year) Transition Information day: Moving to adult cardiology services – Guys – London 14 March 2020 – Link

(Postponed – to be re-arranged ASAP) An Evening of Soul with Andre Smith – Ipswich – 1 May 2020 – Link

(Cancelled for this year) Ipswich Music Day – 5 July 2020

(Cancelled for this year) Ipswich Maritime Festival – 22 – 23 August 2020

(New date) Royal Parks Half – 11 April 2021 (Running Event) – Link

(Cancelled – Obtaining refund) NightRider London – 6-7 June 2020 (Cycle Event) – Link

If you are interested, please contact us on 01473 252007 or email volunteer@thesf.org.uk.

Collection co-ordinators

Ongoing | Nationwide

Take collection pots to businesses in your local area (e.g. chemists, hairdressers, etc.).

If you are interested, please fill in our form, contact us on 01473 252007 or email volunteer@thesf.org.uk.

Display co-ordinators

Ad-hoc | Nationwide

Arrange the display of ‘Scarred FOR Life’ in venues across the UK.

If you are interested, please fill in our form, contact us on 01473 252007 or email volunteer@thesf.org.uk.

Meet-up organisers

Ad-hoc | Nationwide

Organise ‘meet ups’ in your local area.

If you are interested, please fill in our form, contact us on 01473 252007 or email volunteer@thesf.org.uk.

How can you help us?


With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.


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