Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is a Scottish health charity, caring for and supporting people after stroke, or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition. We offer vital advice and information to people and their families, delivering support services in the community. We believe everyone has the right to live life to the full, so we are committed to influencing public policy to ensure those affected get the services they so badly need. Our ambition is to be Scotland’s leading organisation for community driven support for people with these health conditions.

Current vacancies

Sunday Assistant Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Morningside
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Sunday ASM you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

(Running the Morningside store on a Sunday and flexing up to support the store to cover annual leave throughout the year]

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Bothwell Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Bothwell
  • Closing 6th March 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Bothwell store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets. This role is for 4 hours on a Sunday.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Executive Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,500
  • Hybrid, Home / Head Office
  • Closing 27th February 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Executive Support Officer, you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is a great time to join CHSS as we begin the journey to deliver our new 5-year strategy, ensuring that No Life is Half Lived for those of us who are living with the impact of a stroke, heart or lung disease or the long-term consequences of COVID.

If you see yourself as being the kind of person who wants to play a pivotable part in the implementation of our strategy, being the person who can provide expert level administrative and governance support for the Chief Executive Officer, our Trustees, and the wider organisation, and be a key player in ensuring our decision making is well supported and informed, we’d like to hear from you. If successful, you will work closely with the CEO to ensure that there are efficient corporate governance arrangements in operation within CHSS and be at the centre of how we deliver our strategy.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Giffnock Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 6th March 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Giffnock store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets. This role is for 4 hours on a Sunday.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

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CHSS Advice Line Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Circa £32,550 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 14th March 2024

Our vision is to help shape a Scotland where people with our conditions can live their lives well. Full lives, with the right support, at the right time, and in the right place.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Advice Line Practitioner you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, including Long COVID, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our services form a nationwide network of local support groups, health care professionals, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with living with one of our conditions.

The role of the Advice Line Practitioner is to provide confidential, independent information, advice and support to people affected by chest (including COVID-19 & Long Covid), heart and stroke illness, their families, carers and health

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification or healthcare professional registration and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting, working with people affected by at least one of our conditions.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Baird, CHSS Advice Line Clinical Lead Practitioner on 07586 714971 or email: amanda.baird@chss.org.uk

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Assistant Manager, Newington

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Newington shop
  • Closing 25th February 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy store in Newington Edinburgh, working 15.5 hours per week over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Kilmacolm Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Kilmalcolm
  • Closing 22nd February 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Kilmacolm store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets. This will include weekends.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Drumchapel Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Drumchapel
  • Closing 8th February 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Drumchapel store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Events & Corporate Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,445
  • Blended / Home Working with some visits to Head Office
  • Closing 7th February 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community, Events & Corporate Fundraiser you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Community Support Service forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships in your area, to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) events, account management, marketing, fundraising and sales.

From organising events, delivering corporate pitches, managing volunteers to delivering talks, no two days will be the same. The Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Community, Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager, Fundraisers in the East, West, North and South of Scotland as well as the wider fundraising team. You will cover Fife and Forth Valley, Tayside and Perth and Kinross, so we welcome candidates based within the patch or those who live near by, have a car and are willing to travel.

We are looking for people with great organisational skills, energy, passion and enthusiasm, who is experienced at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for relationship building to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour working week, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Assistant Manager, Newington

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Newington
  • Closing 28th January 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy store in Newington Edinburgh, working 15.5 hours per week over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Finance Assistant (Temporary)

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £21,900
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid
  • Closing 2nd February 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Finance Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The Finance Assistant provides general finance support across the charity and this position is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to gain experience in a finance role, being part of a team and supporting the delivery of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

The Finance Assistant role key aims are to assist the finance team with the maintenance of accurate and up to date financial records for both the Charity and the Trading Company.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Kilmacolm Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Kilmacolm Shop
  • Closing 28th January 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Kilmacolm store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets. This will include weekends.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Partick Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,600
  • Partick, Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Shop Manager for the Partick store for 6 months. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

CHSS Community Stroke Nurse – Moray,Grampian

  • Full time
  • £32,550
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Home Based
  • Closing 24th January 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions leave hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@chss.org.uk

Department: Services – Stroke Nursing

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This vacancy has now closed

Office Administration Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,630
  • Edinburgh. Blended office / home based (2-3 days per week in the office)
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Office Administration Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a new team member to join our Office & Facilities Team. The Team provides administration support services across the charity and the role is a great opportunity for anyone who likes variety in their work.

The key responsibilities of an Office Administration Assistant include:

  • Various administrative support for all Directorates and functions across the organisation, online and in person.
  • Meeting support (online and in-person), including meeting organisation, minute taking, and circulating papers.
  • Answering and redirecting emails and phone calls.
  • Organising events and training, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Maintaining and updating databases/datasets, as well as preparing reports.
  • Assisting with Health and Safety within the office, including first aider and fire marshal duties.

We are looking for candidates who have relevant office experience or strong transferable skills, and are dedicated to accessibility and inclusion.

As our newest team member you would take on different parts of our business as usual activities, including maintaining database records, supporting internal and external working groups, and providing support to colleagues in the office.

To do that, you must be good at teamwork and comfortable with a collaborative work style. You need to be competent in the whole Microsoft Office suite (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams) and have the confidence in your ICT skills to quickly learn how to operate different databases. You should be flexible and organised, and have excellent time management skills.

The role is blended between office and home based. The team has a monthly rota for their days in the office/at home, but those may be shifted around when necessary. Standard working hours are 9 to 4.30 with a one-hour break.

The office is located in Edinburgh city centre, with great access by train, bus, and tram. The building is equipped with a ramp at the entrance, two lifts inside, and an accessible, gender-neutral toilet. There are no steps within the office space itself.

We are open to interviewing candidates for either a full-time (32.5 hours per week) or a part-time (no less than 0.6 FTE) position.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Communications Officer (Media)

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Hybrid role – home working/Edinburgh head office
  • Closing 15th January 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Communications Officer (Media) you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time following the relaunch of our No Life Half Lived strategy, which has set ambitious targets for the growth of the organisation to best advocate for and provide support to the thousands of people living with our conditions across Scotland.

In addition to supporting the wider content team in identifying emotive stories and creating content for use across our website, internal channels, social media channels, and external media, you will also be responsible for managing proactive and reactive media enquiries alongside the Senior Media Officer.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Retail Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Hybrid role, requirement to travel throughout Scotland.
  • Closing 5th January 2024

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Retail Development Manager, you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are seeking an individual for a Retail Development role who embodies creativity, possesses a strong drive, and demonstrates initiative. This role requires someone who excels in working autonomously and takes ownership of their tasks. The ideal candidate will shoulder the responsibility of introducing innovative income-generating strategies while also spearheading the coordination of fresh retail training initiatives for our team.

The successful applicant should exhibit a flair for generating novel ideas within the retail sector and possess the ability to implement these ideas effectively. They will need to have a proactive approach, seizing opportunities to enhance revenue streams while enhancing the skill set of our retail team through well-structured training programs.

This position demands an individual with a keen eye for detail, strategic thinking, and a passion for achieving tangible results. Excellent communication skills and the capacity to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders are vital for success in this role. If you're someone with a knack for driving growth in the retail sector through innovative initiatives and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

CHSS Community Stroke Nurse

  • Part time
  • Circa £32,550 pro-rata
  • Elgin / Home Based
  • Closing 22nd December 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions leave hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@chss.org.uk

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Events & Corporate Fundraiser x 2

  • Full time
  • £32,445
  • Blended / Home Working with some visits to Head Office
  • Closing 4th December 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community, Events & Corporate Fundraiser you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Community Support Service forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships in your area, to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) events, account management, marketing, fundraising and sales.

From organising events, delivering corporate pitches, managing volunteers to delivering talks, no two days will be the same. The Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Community, Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager, Fundraisers in the East, West and North of Scotland as well as the wider fundraising team. The roles available will compliment our existing team of two in the central belt, bolstering our work with supporters from Perth & Kinross to Dumfries & Galloway. We therefore welcome candidates based in the central belt.

We are looking for people with great organisational skills, energy, passion and enthusiasm, who is experienced at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for relationship building to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour working week, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead

  • Full time
  • Circa £36,420
  • Hybrid working
  • Closing 1st December 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead you can help to be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

As the CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead, you will have a 1st level general nursing or AHP professional registration and be responsible for the clinical oversight of all CHSS Health Information and eLearning resources, including the development and clinical management of new resources which have attracted funding.

The post holder will collaborate with the appropriate internal and external professionals and advisory groups ensure that the content of all preexisting and new resources remain current, and evidence based.

Education and training across Chest, Heart, Stroke & Long Covid conditions may be required in this post. So knowledge and understanding of one or more of these conditions is required.

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Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Trusts and Foundations Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

With a passion for writing and great attention to detail, you will build strong relationships both internally across CHSS departments and externally with funders. You’ll be responsible for making written applications to trust and statutory sources, creating proposals and impact reports, and building face-to-face relationships to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We value candidates with transferable skills for example from a sales, marketing or customer-facing backgrounds with strong writing abilities.

The Trust and Foundation Office will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Assistant Director of Fundraising as well as the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for an excellent writer, who is great at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for writing to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS operates a 32.5 hour week but we are willing to consider a shorter working week for the right candidate. This is a hybrid role which can be delivered from home with occasional visits to our office in Edinburgh.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: Income Generation

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Strathaven Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,600
  • Strathaven
  • Closing 24th October 2023

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Shop Manager for the Strathaven store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

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CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead

  • Full time
  • Circa £36,420
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid Working
  • Closing 3rd November 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead you can help to be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

As the CHSS Health Information and eLearning Clinical Lead you will be responsible for the clinical oversight of all CHSS Health Information and eLearning resources, including the development and clinical management of new resources which have attracted funding.

The post holder will collaborate with the appropriate internal and external professionals and advisory groups ensure that the content of all preexisting and new resources remain current, and evidence based.

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Community Support Coordinator, Ayrshire and Arran

  • Part time
  • £22,928 pro-rata
  • Home Based, with travel across Ayrshire and Arran
  • Closing 13th October 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the West area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Ayrshire and Arran and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside Ayrshire and Arran, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Senior Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,472
  • Homebased with travel to head office in Edinburgh – Hybrid worker
  • Closing 11th October 2023

At CHSS our full-time hours are 32.5 per week so at c. £23,472 the salary equates to £27,083 an equivalent 37.5-hour week post.

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Senior Project Support Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Senior Project Support Officer to join our amazing team of Project Support Officers and Project Managers. This role will lead and support many of our Service Development Projects. The successful candidate will lead in the planning and delivery of projects, as well as organising and chairing project meetings & producing reports.

The post holder will need to support, coordinate and communicate with teams on multiple projects and will be expected to manage their time effectively.

Candidates do not need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions as well as an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Closing date: 11/10/2023

Interviews: 16/10/2023 & 19/10/2023

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Volunteering Development Lead (Systems and Standards)

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Hybrid (Edinburgh/Home)
  • Closing 15th October 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as Volunteering Development Lead (Systems and Standards) you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Across CHSS thousands of volunteers give their time to support people with our conditions, raise vital funds and act as ambassadors in their local communities.

Our volunteering systems, policies, procedures and standards underpin volunteer involvement across CHSS and ensure we are able to recruit, train and support volunteers effectively and efficiently.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead on the design, development and continuous improvement of these systems and standards across CHSS, including:

• Lead on our re-accreditation of the Investing in Volunteers Standard

• Lead on the implementation and continuous improvement of our Volunteer Management System

• Lead on the development and continuous improvement of our Volunteering policies and procedures

If you have an understanding of volunteering practice, policy and innovation and excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, we would love to hear from you.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Lanark Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Lanark
  • Closing 11th October 2023

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager to support Sunday trading in our Lanark store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator, Grampian (Aberdeen City and North Aberdeenshire)

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,928
  • Home Based, with travel across Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 8th October 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Grampian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Newton Mearns
  • Closing 1st October 2023

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Shop Manager for the Newton Mearns store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,600
  • Strathaven
  • Closing 20th September 2023

Working for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland in our shops will allow you to use all your skills to meet the challenge of turning a bag of donated items into income. Retail experience is preferable, although not essential. A positive can-do attitude is what we value. If you are creative and like working with others, especially a team of loyal volunteers, apply now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Shop Manager for the Strathaven store. You’d be responsible for leading a team to engage with the community to deliver the set Key Performance Indicators. You will have the autonomy to be innovative in achieving your targets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is an organisation that takes the health and well-being of everyone seriously, including all colleagues. We have a schedule of activities and learning opportunities focused on Health and Wellbeing. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, a workplace pension scheme, paid time off for ill health and access to an employee assistance package.

As well as being a vital member of the local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator, Grampian (Aberdeen City and North Aberdeenshire)

  • Full time
  • £22,928
  • Home Based, with travel across Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 17th September 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Grampian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: Service Delivery

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e-commerce Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,000
  • Livingston Warehouse
  • Closing 15th September 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions leave hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an e-commerce Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The e-commerce Manager at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is a dynamic role responsible for driving the online sales strategy for both preowned goods on eBay, Depop, and Vinted, etc. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a noble cause while leveraging e-commerce platforms to generate revenue and support the organisation's mission.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £31,000 – £37,000
  • Homebased with travel to head office in Edinburgh – Hybrid worker
  • Closing 11th September 2023

At CHSS our full-time hours are 32.5 per week so at c. £31,000 the salary equates to £35,769 an equivalent 37.5-hour week post.

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Project Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a quickly growing team of project managers and senior project support officers. This role will be central in many of the internal developments and external projects we have ongoing. This is an opportunity to work across all departments in an organization, ranging from developing new services for people with our conditions to supporting fundraising projects. This role will be to hold a portfolio of projects alongside line management duties.

Candidates do not need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions as well as an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Advice Line Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Circa £32,550
  • Home based
  • Closing 8th September 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving the hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Advice Line Practitioner you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We provide a flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Advice Line. This facility provides a nationwide service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions via a free phone telephone helpline.

The Advice Line Practitioner will join a team of health care professionals and be part of the Hospital to Home Service providing 1:1 telephone support for up to 12 weeks to support people to adjust to living with a recently diagnosed chest, heart, stroke or long covid condition or who has spent some time in hospital with an exacerbation of their condition.

You will have a current 1st Level Nursing or Allied Health Professional Registration, and have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions, excellent communication, and organisational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work under pressure to a high professional standard using your own initiative.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Office Administration Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,630
  • Blended office / home based (1-2 days per week in the office)
  • Closing 3rd September 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Office Administration Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a new team member to join our Office & Facilities Team. The Team provides administration support services across the charity and the role is a great opportunity for anyone who likes variety in their work.

The key responsibilities of an Office Administration Assistant include:

• Various administrative support for all Directorates and functions across the organisation, online and in person.

• Meeting support (online and in-person), including meeting organisation, minute taking, and circulating papers.

• Answering and redirecting emails and phone calls.

• Organising events and training, scheduling meetings and appointments.

• Maintaining and updating databases/datasets, as well as preparing reports.

• Assisting with Health and Safety within the office, including first aider and fire marshal duties.

We are looking for candidates who have relevant office experience or strong transferable skills, and are dedicated to accessibility and inclusion.

As our newest team member you would take on different parts of our business as usual activities, including maintaining database records, supporting internal and external working groups, and providing support to colleagues in the office.

To do that, you must be good at teamwork and comfortable with a collaborative work style. You need to be competent in the whole Microsoft Office suite (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams) and have the confidence in your ICT skills to quickly learn how to operate different databases. You should be flexible and organised, and have excellent time management skills.

The role is blended between office and home based. The team has a monthly rota for their days in the office/at home, but those may be shifted around when necessary. Standard working hours are 9 to 4.30 with a one-hour break.

The office is located in Edinburgh city centre, with great access by train, bus, and tram. The building is equipped with a ramp at the entrance, two lifts inside, and an accessible, gender-neutral toilet. There are no steps within the office space itself.

We are open to interviewing candidates for either a full-time (32.5 hours per week) or a part-time position.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: Office of Chief Operating Officer

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Health Defence Coordinator (Tayside x 2 Roles)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,226 – £26,821
  • Tayside
  • Closing 27th August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Health Defence Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people at risk of developing, or living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping people live a healthier life and supporting families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The Health Defence Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of the Health Defence programme covering the Tayside area. The role includes delivering health checks; healthy lifestyle workshops; and supporting lifestyle change to reduce the risk of our conditions in local communities, particularly where there is a high prevalence of health inequalities and deprivation. The role will also involve the development and line management of volunteer roles to optimise our reach.

The Health Defence Coordinator will also be expected to support integration of Health Defence across CHSS while working closely with colleagues in the services directorate to enable CHSS activities where appropriate.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator, Grampian (Aberdeen City and North Aberdeenshire)

  • Full time
  • £22,928
  • Home Based, with travel across Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 8th September 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Grampian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Biggar
  • Closing 13th August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The main purpose of the Assistant Shop Manager is to support the Shop Manager to generate income by managing our stores effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.

To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets.

The Assistant Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.

This is a part time post working 11 hours per week, including Sundays.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please pop into Biggar shop or call 01899 221432 to have an informal chat with the Shop Manager Alison.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic

Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination.

We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Physical Activity Specialist

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,910
  • Home with some local face to face delivery (depending on location)
  • Closing 21st August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Physical Activity Specialist you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people at risk of developing, or living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping people live a healthier life and supporting families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

You will be responsible for delivering and promoting physical activity sessions to those people who are referred to the physical activity programme.

You will deliver physical activity sessions in line with guidelines and standards to improve the wellbeing of our service users using your expertise as a Level 4 instructor, with a specific focus around prevention and self-management, in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy

You will also play a key role in developing new relationships with key referrers as well as raising the awareness of the benefits of physical activity across CHSS, enhancing what is already available for colleagues and volunteers.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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National Physical Activity Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,284 – £34,029
  • Home with occasional travel around Scotland
  • Closing 21st August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a National Physical Activity Lead you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people at risk of developing, or living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping people live a healthier life and supporting families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

You will play a key role in finalising the transition of physical activity in to our core service offer. You will also lead, develop and deliver a range of physical activity service solutions that will meet the needs of people living with all of our conditions including Long Covid, clearly demonstrating the impact of these services for the people, the systems in which we operate and potential funders/donors.

You will be responsible for day-to-day operations, supported by a team of specialist and community staff, with a specific focus around prevention and self-management, in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

The postholder will be a visible and vocal advocate for the charity ensuring our position as the key 3rd sector partner within the context of physical activity and preventative health. The active and continuous development of senior system relationships will underpin the delivery of the role and ensure the long term success of the charity and the delivery of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Sunday Assistant Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Morningside, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Sunday Assistant Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Running store on a Sunday and flexing up to support the store to cover annual leave throughout the year

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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CHSS Community Stroke Nurse – Grampian

  • Part time
  • Circa £32,550 pro-rata
  • ARI Hospital, Ashgrove House, AB25 2ZN / Home Based
  • Closing 9th August 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions leave hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@chss.org.uk

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Services Manager, North and Community Support Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £35,000
  • Home based with travel
  • Closing 4th August 2023

North Manager: Home based with travel across Grampian & Highlands and occasional travel to Head Office in Edinburgh

West Manager:Home based with travel across Glasgow, Ayrshire & Arran and Lanarkshire and occasional travel to Head Office in Edinburgh

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them.

We offer vital advice, support and information to those with chest, heart, stroke and long covid conditions so that they can live their best lives, manage their condition and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

The purpose of these roles is to lead the delivery and ongoing development of CHSS community-based support services in the North and West of Scotland, with a focus on enabling people with our conditions to live with and beyond their new reality and self-manage their condition.

The postholders will manage a team of Community Support Coordinators in their geographic area and will be visible and vocal advocates for the charity to maintain our position as the key 3rd sector partner within geographic systems of health and social care.

The postholders will demonstrate the impact of our services and develop and maintain local and national relationships to ensure the long-term success of the charity and the delivery of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

Please see the role profile to view the key accountabilities, key challenges and required skills and experience.

CHSS employees enjoy a range of benefits including: a 32.5 hour working week, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

These roles are subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: Services

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Advice Line Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £32,550
  • Home Based
  • Closing 4th August 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving the hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Advice Line Advice Line Practitioner you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We provide a flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Advice Line. This facility provides a nationwide service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions via a free phone telephone helpline.

The Advice Line Practitioner will join a team of health care professionals and be part of the Hospital to Home Service providing 1:1 telephone support for up to 12 weeks to support people to adjust to living with a recently diagnosed chest, heart, stroke or long covid condition or who has spent some time in hospital with an exacerbation of their condition.

You will have a current 1st Level Nursing or Allied Health Professional Registration, and have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions, excellent communication, and organisational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work under pressure to a high professional standard using your own initiative.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Finance Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Circa £34,000 – £37,000
  • Edinburgh/home working
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Finance Team Leader you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced finance team leader to join the charity. You will be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations and management of a small, dedicated finance team and report up to the Head of Finance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community, Events and Corporate Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • Circa £32,445
  • Blended – Home working with some visits to Head Office
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community, Events and Corporate Fundraiser you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is an exciting role that will see you working to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships in your area, to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) events, account management, marketing, fundraising and sales.

From organising events, delivering corporate pitches, or managing volunteers to delivering talks, no two days will be the same. The Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Community, Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager, Fundraisers in the East and West of Scotland as well as the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills, energy, passion and enthusiasm, who is experienced at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for relationship building to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Senior Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,472
  • Homebased with travel to head office in Edinburgh – Hybrid worker
  • Closing 24th July 2023

At CHSS our full-time hours are 32.5 per week so at c. £23,472 the salary equates to £27,083 an equivalent 37.5-hour week post.

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Senior Project Support Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Senior Project Support Officer to join our amazing team of Project Support Officers and Project Managers. This role will lead and support many of our Service Development Projects. The successful candidate will lead in the planning and delivery of projects, as well as organising and chairing project meetings & producing reports.

The post holder will need to support, coordinate and communicate with teams on multiple projects and will be expected to manage their time effectively.

Candidates do not need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions as well as an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Internal Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • Circa £29,700 pro-rata
  • Hybrid – home/Edinburgh office
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Internal Communications Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke

We’re looking for an Internal Communications specialist as a job share with our existing Internal Communications Officer and together you will be responsible for planning, creating and delivering high quality content to engage staff across our charity.

The role holder will provide support across teams and Directorates to make sure staff are aware of opportunities to get involved in the charity’s activities and to celebrate the successes of the charity, its staff and volunteers. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative communications all-rounder who is committed to delivering excellent communications to support the charity’s objectives and strategy. You will be an excellent writer and need to be able to build strong effective relationships with key stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation.

As Internal Communications Officer you will be working within our dynamic Content team as part of our wider Communications team.

If you’re looking for a job to use your knowledge of internal communications and creative writing to make a real difference then please apply.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Tayside

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,928
  • Home Based
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Services Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the Tayside area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Tayside, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Tayside area, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: 32.5 hour working week, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Policy and Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Edinburgh/home working hybrid
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Policy and Campaigns Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The Policy and Campaigns officer is a new role to support our Policy and Campaigns manager and the Head of Communications to deliver government and parliamentary focused engagement work – and support grass roots led and developed campaigns. You’ll advocate for the national roll out of our Hospital to Home service, including integrated NHS referrals, promoting the role of third sector health organisations in the National Care Service, and advocating for patient rights through legislative developments & policy change.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Stroke Educator, NHS Grampian

  • Full time
  • £36,420
  • Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Stroke Educator for NHS Grampian you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

As the CHSS Stroke Educator for NHS Grampian you will be responsible for planning and delivering appropriate evidence-based stroke training to support care and to develop practice for health and social care staff and informal carers.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering a range of awareness, core and specialist training in stroke, in association with the regional Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs) and relevant sub groups.

This service is provided in partnership with NHS Grampian and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence to fulfil their role to enhance the quality of services.

Some training may be delivered in conjunction with the CHSS Stroke Educator for NHS Fife.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Lynsey Duncan on

Email: Lynsey.Duncan@chss.org.uk Mobile: 07918 867430

Full details of this post can be found in the attached Stroke Educator role profile.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including:

company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Home based
  • Closing 10th July 2023

Every day, people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Project Support Officer, you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home service forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers, and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Project Support Officer to join our amazing team. This role will support multiple projects across the organization based on business need. You will be providing comprehensive administrative support to deliver people focused services across relevant projects. The post holder will need to coordinate and communicate with teams on projects and will be expected to manage their time effectively.

Candidates do not need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions as well as an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer, or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: External Engagement and Business Development

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CHSS Community Stroke Nurse – Grampian

  • Part time
  • £32,550 pro-rata
  • ARI Hospital, Ashgrove House, AB25 2ZN / Home Based
  • Closing 7th July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions leave hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@chss.org.uk

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £18,421 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as [insert role] you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy Boutique store in Bruntsfield Edinburgh, working 13 hours per week over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Data Insight Analyst

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,000
  • Edinburgh/flexible
  • Closing 29th June 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Data Insight Analyst you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This role is essential to promoting Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s work and ambition that there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland.

CHSS is about to launch its exciting new Digital Strategy which we want you to be a part of. We’re looking for two people who have a strong background in mathematics or statistics and have experience in working in a data related role, preferably with a healthcare focus. Both roles require advanced capabilities in Microsoft Excel and Power BI with either an emphasis on the ability to code in R or in Python.

You will be joining a great, supportive team, working alongside our data specialist, the other data insight analysts, and wider digital and data team to carry out analyses of both internal and external data in order to provide the best quality of service provision to the people with our conditions.

The post-holder will be able to work and analyse data independently, have excellent presentation skills and enjoy working as part of a busy data team.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

This role is a full time post with 32.5 hours a week, based flexibly between our office in central Edinburgh and working from home.

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Media Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £27,000
  • Hybrid – home / Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th June 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Media Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This role is essential to promoting Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s work and ambition that there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland.

CHSS is a go-to source for national and local journalists looking for case studies and comment on some of Scotland’s most pressing health issues, including Long-Covid. We’re looking for someone who is great at spotting a story, can pull out newsworthy lines from reports and data, and can translate that into strong media lines.

You will be joining a great, supportive team, working alongside our senior media officer, the policy and campaigns manager, and wider communications team to develop stories and campaigns that see CHSS appear in the local and national media on a weekly basis.

The post-holder will be full of creative ideas, have excellent written English and enjoy working as part of a busy communications team.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator, Highland

  • Part time
  • £22,928 pro-rata
  • Home Based, with travel across Mid Highland & Inverness
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Highland, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside either Inverness & Mid Highland, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Manager, Haddington

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Haddington
  • Closing 2nd July 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

[We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy Boutique store in Haddington, working 14.5hours per week usually over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.]

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,600
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th June 2023

Working in Charity Retail takes all of your skills and challenges you to turn a bag of donations into income, along with ideally some Retail and Management experience, having a creative side is a benefit, being great with people is essential to work with our amazing volunteer teams and most of all we value a positive can-do attitude!

We’re looking for a Store Manager for the Dundee store, you’d be working with a great team of volunteers and your local community to drive donations over the door and then turn that into income, by delivering our standards and procedures but adding your own ideas and enthusiasm to raise as much as you can.

CHSS is an organization that makes the health & wellbeing of its colleagues a priority, with our full day being only 10am - 5pm to support the work/life balance, generous annual leave, sick pay & pension scheme and access to UNUM welfare support and life assurance from day one.

As well as being a vital part of your local community, you’d be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Services Manager, North

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £35,000
  • Home based in Grampian or Highlands
  • Closing 19th June 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Services Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We offer vital advice, support and information to those with chest, heart, stroke and long covid conditions so that they can live their best lives, manage their condition and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

The purpose of this role is to lead the delivery and ongoing development of CHSS community-based support services in the North of Scotland, with a focus on enabling people with our conditions to live with and beyond their new reality and self-manage their condition.

The postholder will manage a team of Community Support Coordinators across Grampian, Highlands and Islands and will be a visible and vocal advocate for the charity to maintain our position as the key 3rd sector partner within geographic systems of health and social care.

The postholder will demonstrate the impact of our services and develop and maintain local and national relationships to ensure the long-term success of the charity and the delivery of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

Please see the role profile to view the key accountabilities, key challenges and required skills and experience.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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CHSS Community Stroke Nurse – Grampian

  • Part time
  • £32,550 pro-rata
  • ARI Hospital, Ashgrove House, AB25 2ZN / Home Based
  • Closing 5th June 2023

and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@chss.org.uk

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Haddington shop
  • Closing 3rd June 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team in our very busy Boutique store in Haddington, working 14.5hours per week usually over 3 days, including Sundays, but flexibility to work overtime when required. You will be working with the team to drive performance through processing stock, generating donations, and working alongside a great team of volunteers.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Store Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,600
  • Inverurie
  • Closing 4th June 2023

We are looking for a Store Manager for our new Inverurie store, to work with a great new team of volunteers, drive donations of quality stock and deliver our high standards and continue the very successful start of our newest store. Working with local store teams in Cults, Banchory & Stonehaven to support each other and drive performance along with making the store a key part of the local community are vital parts to the role. If you’d like to discuss the opportunity further before applying, please call Regional Manager Sally on 07702 802657.

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Store Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Office Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,630 pro-rata
  • Blended office / home based (1-2 days per week in the office)
  • Closing 6th June 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Office Administration Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a new team member to join our Office & Facilities Team. The Team provides administration support services across the charity and the role is a great opportunity for anyone who likes variety in their work.

The key responsibilities of an Office Administration Assistant include:

• Various administrative support for all Directorates and functions across the organisation, online and in person.

• Meeting support (online and in-person), including meeting organisation, minute taking, and circulating papers.

• Answering and redirecting emails and phone calls.

• Organising events and training, scheduling meetings and appointments.

• Maintaining and updating databases/datasets, as well as preparing reports.

• Assisting with Health and Safety within the office, including first aider and fire marshal duties.

We are looking for candidates who have relevant office experience or strong transferable skills, and are dedicated to accessibility and inclusion.

As our newest team member you would take on different parts of our business as usual activities, including maintaining database records, supporting internal and external working groups, and providing support to colleagues in the office.

To do that, you must be good at teamwork and comfortable with a collaborative work style. You need to be competent in the whole Microsoft Office suite (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams) and have the confidence in your ICT skills to quickly learn how to operate different databases. You should be flexible and organised, and have excellent time management skills.

The role is blended between office and home based. The team has a monthly rota for their days in the office/at home, but those may be shifted around when necessary. Standard working hours are 9 to 4.30 with a 1-hour break.

The office is located in Edinburgh city centre, with great access by train, bus, and tram. The building is equipped with a ramp at the entrance, two lifts inside, and an accessible, gender-neutral toilet. There are no steps within the office space itself.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: People Driven Development

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

Could you be one of our new trustees?

We have opened recruitment for up to four fantastic new trustees to join our Board.

As you know, volunteers play a huge role across our charity, bringing a wealth of expertise, experience & care to the organisation. That's why we are so excited to share this opportunity to become a trustee.

Please read on to find out more if you may be interested in the role, or we would love your support in spreading the word with your networks & partners to reach as many people as possible who might want to join us.

Our Board Chair, Amy Anderson, shares more on this exciting opportunity and why someone should consider becoming a trustee with CHSS: youtu.be/kZETfMhi5_8

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Community Support Coordinator, Highland

  • Part time
  • £22,928 pro-rata
  • Home Based, with travel across either Mid Highland & Inverness or South Highland & Skye, depending on location applied for
  • Closing 22nd May 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Co-ordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Highland, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside either Inverness & Mid Highland or South Highland area, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Stroke Nurse

  • Full time or Part time
  • £36,879
  • Highland (Flexible Base/working from home considered)
  • Closing 12th May 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

This is an exciting role for CHSS and NHS Highland; we are looking for a stroke nurse who has experience of working with patients who have had a stroke or TIA. This post provides the opportunity to play a key role in providing support to stroke survivors, their families, and carers to ensure they receive the help and support they require to support a smooth transition from hospital to home. This is a permanent full-time post of 32.5 hours per week though part-time hours will be considered. Driving is a requirement of this post and a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including flexible working hours, company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Stroke Health Care Assistant – Lothian Stroke Nurse Service

  • Part time
  • £20,600 pro-rata
  • Astley Ainslie Hospital / Home Based
  • Closing 12th May 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Stroke Health Care Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers, and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is a new and exciting role; we are looking for an individual who has experience of working in a health care setting particularly with stroke patients to work with our Lothian Stroke Nurse Team to support patients following a stroke and their families. As our Stroke Health Care Assistant, you will be key in providing this support ensuring stroke survivors and their families receive the help and support they require to live the best lives they can. This position is fixed term for 1 year and could be offered as a secondment post. Driving is a requirement of this post a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact, Audrey Bruce CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Lothian, on 077391011439 or email audrey.bruce@chss.org.uk/ audrey.bruce@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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Human Resources Operations Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,500
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid
  • Closing 23rd April 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an HR Operations Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Working with CHSS as an HR Operations Officer will be to support the HR Operations Lead Manager, living our company’s values, ensuring policies, procedures and goals are embedded to support colleagues to bring their very best to deliver our No Life Half Lived Strategy (NLHL)

If you are passionate about HR and supporting colleagues in a value driven approach, we would like to hear from you.

The key responsibilities of an HR Operations Officer include:

  • Assisting with the recruitment and onboarding of new colleagues to support talent and succession planning.
  • Working with our Finance colleagues to support our colleagues salaries and benefits processes.
  • Ensuring that we comply with employment legislation and regulations.
  • Recording and processing of confidential information.
  • Promoting Equity, Health and Safety and Health and Wellbeing within CHSS.
  • Proactively focus on employee engagement and retention.
  • Support to Line Managers in dealing with all HR transactions.
  • Supporting the development and implementation from HR initiatives and systems.

The role is blended between our Edinburgh Office and home. The office is located in Edinburgh City Centre, with great access by train, bus, and tram.

CHSS colleagues enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including a Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Highland

  • Part time
  • £21,836 pro-rata
  • Homebased but with frequent travel across Highland
  • Closing 24th April 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Services Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Highland, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Mid/South Highland area, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Top job! Deputy Head of Clinical Services

  • Full time
  • £43,000
  • Home Based with occasional travel requirements across Scotland
  • Closing 26th April 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

CHSS provide a positive flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Clinical Delivery Team. This facility provides a nationwide clinical service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions.

You will support the Head of Service Delivery to develop and deliver a range of service solutions that will meet the needs of people living with all of our conditions including Long COVID, clearly demonstrating the impact of these services for the people, the systems in which we operate and potential funders/donors.

You will be responsible for leading a team of clinical services staff which oversee the operational delivery of the Services Plan with a specific focus on clinical service delivery, in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

You will have a current 1st level nursing or Allied Health Professional registration, and ideally have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions. We are seeking strong leadership experience with excellent communication, and organizational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work to a high professional standard using own initiative.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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CHSS Community Stroke Nurse - Fife

  • Part time
  • £32,550 pro-rata
  • Cameron Hospital, Cameron Road, Windygates, Fife, KY8 5RR / Home Based
  • Closing 21st April 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Stroke Nurse you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Stroke Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organised and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Rhona Martin, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Fife, on 07918723780 or email: rhona.martin@chss.org.uk

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Individual Giving Officer (Open to Flexible Working)

  • Full time
  • £26,990 – £30,900
  • Hybrid (Office Edinburgh)
  • Closing 7th April 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Individual Giving Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living. Your role will be primarily to manage and grow our In Memory income which currently raises around £300,000 per annum.

With highly developed interpersonal skills, you will ensure our supporters receive a fantastic experience when supporting our cause – and are inspired to continue and grow their support. In addition you will support the Fundraising Assistant and wider team in data management and fundraising administration.

You will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with the Donor Development Manager as well as the wider organisation.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Top job! Advice Line Clinical Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £41,834
  • Home based
  • Closing 11th April 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

We provide a positive flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Advice Line. This facility provides a nationwide service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions via a free phone telephone help line.

The Advice Line Clinical Lead will manage a team of health care professionals and be responsible for developing and expanding the Hospital to Home Service which provides a 1:1 telephone support service for up to 12 weeks to support people to adjust to living with a recently diagnosed chest, heart, stroke or long covid condition or who has spent some time in hospital with an exacerbation of their condition.

You will have a current 1st level nursing or Allied Health Professional registration, and ideally have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions. We are seeking strong leadership experience with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work to a high professional standard using your own initiative.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Lothian

  • Part time
  • Circa £21,836 pro-rata
  • Lothian Home Based
  • Closing 6th March 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Services Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the Lothian area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Lothian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Lothian area, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £18,540
  • Inverurie store
  • Closing 5th March 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity running our brand new Boutique store with it’s great team of volunteers and amazing level of donations, if you’d like to discuss the role please call Regional Manager, Sally, on 07702 802657

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The main purpose of the Shop Manager is to generate income by managing our stores effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.

To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets.

The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.

This is a full time post working 32.5 hours per week, including weekends.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Advice Line Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Home Based
  • Closing 27th February 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving the hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as Advice Line Advice Line Practitioner you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

We provide a flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Advice Line. This facility provides a nationwide service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions via a free phone telephone helpline.

The Advice Line Practitioner will join a team of health care professionals and be part of the Hospital to Home Service providing 1:1 telephone support for up to 12 weeks to support people to adjust to living with a recently diagnosed chest, heart, stroke or long covid condition or who has spent some time in hospital with an exacerbation of their condition.

You will have a current 1st Level Nursing or Allied Health Professional Registration, and have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions, excellent communication, and organisational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work under pressure to a high professional standard using your own initiative.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Advice Line Clinical Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Circa £36,256
  • Home Based
  • Closing 13th February 2023

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again.

We provide a positive flexible working environment where you will be given the opportunity for personal development and to make a significant difference through our Advice Line. This facility provides a nationwide service offering information, advice and support to people affected by our conditions via a free phone telephone help line.

The Advice Line Clinical Lead will manage a team of health care professionals and be responsible for developing and expanding the Hospital to Home Service which provides a 1:1 telephone support service for up to 12 weeks to support people to adjust to living with a recently diagnosed chest, heart, stroke or long covid condition or who has spent some time in hospital with an exacerbation of their condition.

You will have a current 1st level nursing or Allied Health Professional registration, and ideally have experience working with people affected by chest, heart and / or stroke conditions. We are seeking strong leadership experience with excellent communication, and organizational skills. You will be confident in IT and able to work to a high professional standard using own initiative.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Lothian

  • Part time
  • £21,836 pro-rata
  • Home Based - Tayside area
  • Closing 10th February 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as (insert role) you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the Tayside area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Tayside, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Tayside area, but within a commutable distance.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any queries, you can contact the manager for the area at Darlene.drummond@chss.org.uk or 07918690643.

CHSS also supports flexible recruitment through Working Families and we are “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVGcheck. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Senior Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,540 – £28,840
  • Home Based
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Senior Project Support Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services from a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

There are approximately 8,000 OHCA calls each year in Scotland, and 6,000 confirmed arrests (3,200 worked arrests). Based on a Bystander CPR rate of 65% (worked arrests - will be less for non-worked OHCA), it is estimated that the maximum number of bystanders per year would be approximately 3,900 events Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Aftercare funding call 2022 - application form (some may have multiple bystanders) therefore an upper estimate of 5,000 bystanders could be presumed.

The Senior Project Support Officer will provide the day to day project support in the project support in the scoping, planning, budget, and delivery of OHCA project objectives and outcomes. The OHCA Senior Project Support Officer will ensure all administrative support is delivered to the OHCA project manager and project steering group as required.

The purpose of this role is to coordinate and oversee the planning and implementation of the OHCA project within the PE & Advice Line Teams. This role is responsible for progressing the OHCA project and ensuring the project plan is delivered within the set 10 months post.

The Senior Project Support Officer is responsible for completing all project paperwork and seeking approval of this paperwork from the project manager. This role is responsible for identifying project risks and resolving these as appropriate. If unable to resolve, the senior project support officer should escalate to the project manager.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVGcheck. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Department: Professional Engagement / Service

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Store Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Inverurie
  • Closing 1st February 2023

We are looking for a Store Manager for our new Inverurie Boutique store, to recruit and build a great team of volunteers, drive donations of stock and deliver our high standards, to make our new store a success. Working with our current local stores in Cults, Banchory & Stonehaven to support each other and drive performance along with making the store a key part of the local community are vital parts to the role.

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Store Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Trust and Foundations Officer (Open to Flexible Working)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £30,900
  • Hybrid Office/Home
  • Closing 25th January 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Trusts and Foundations Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

This is an exciting role that will see you working to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

With a passion for writing and great attention to detail, you will build strong relationships both internally across CHSS departments and externally with funders. You’ll be responsible for making written applications to trust and statutory sources, creating proposals and impact reports, and building face-to-face relationships to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We value candidates with transferable skills for example from a sales, marketing or customer-facing backgrounds with strong writing abilities.

The Trust and Foundation Office will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Assistant Director of Fundraising as well as the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for an excellent writer, who is great at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for writing to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS operates a 32.5 hour week but we are willing to consider a shorter working week for the right candidate. This is a hybrid role which can be delivered from home with occasional visits to our office in Edinburgh.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Donor Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,990 – £30,900
  • Hybrid (Office Edinburgh)
  • Closing 20th January 2023

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Donor Development Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

This is an exciting role that will see you working to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

With highly developed interpersonal skills, you will ensure our supporters receive a fantastic experience when supporting our cause – and are inspired to continue and grow their support. You will lead on donor care strategies, manage and process online giving, and optimise the way we collect, protect and utilise our supporter data. As such, you will also have demonstratable knowledge of database management.

You will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with the Donor Development Manager as well as the wider organisation.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Peer Support Involvement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,200
  • Home Based
  • Closing 6th January 2023

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Peer Support Involvement Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

We are looking for a Peer Support Involvement Coordinator to join our amazing team. The role of the Peer Support Involvement Coordinator is to support and build positive relationships with the affiliated Chest, Heart and Stroke Peer Support Groups in a designated area. Currently there are approximately 120 peer support groups in Scotland. The post holder will be required to coordinate regular visits, communicate and update the groups within their defined geographical area/s.

The Peer Support Involvment Coordinator will be required to work with other CHSS colleagues who can support the relationship with the groups by providing; advice and information, and through the development of new Peer Support Groups in a safe and sustainable way.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Store Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Inverurie
  • Closing 8th January 2023

We are looking for a Store Manager for our new Inverurie Boutique store, to recruit and build a great team of volunteers, drive donations of stock and deliver our high standards, to make our new store a success. Working with our current local stores in Cults, Banchory & Stonehaven to support each other and drive performance along with making the store a key part of the local community are vital parts to the role.

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Store Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Manager

  • Part time
  • £17,233 pro-rata
  • Newington, Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th December 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Shop Manageryou can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

(Running store 2 days a week and flexing up to support the store to cover annual leave throughout the year]

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Kindness Call Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,836
  • Home Based
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Kindness Call Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of the Kindness Call Coordinator is to manage a telephone support service operating across the country, assisting those living with our conditions, who have become lonely or socially isolated.

Our Kindness Call Service is designed to provide a listening ear and an opportunity for those using the service to talk about what matters to them, helping to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation and supporting them to live life to the full. Our trained kindness volunteers make regular calls, forming reassuring and encouraging relationships and are supported by the Kindness Call Coordinator.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with cardiac, respiratory and stroke conditions as well as Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

As this post is not a face to face role, applicants can be situated anywhere in the country.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Manager

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Portobello
  • Closing 4th December 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

(Running store 3 days a week and flexing up to support the store to cover annual leave throughout the year)

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Glasgow, Partick
  • Closing 30th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as (insert role) Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The main purpose of the Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.

To drive high volume of stock acquisition and lead the team in fast paced working environment in order to deliver high level of stock processing in order to support delivery of financial targets.

The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.

This is a full time post working 32.5 hours per week, 10am to 5pm over 5 days including Saturday’s.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Erskine
  • Closing 30th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as (insert role) Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The main purpose of the Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.

To drive high volume of stock acquisition and lead the team in fast paced working environment in order to deliver high level of stock processing in order to support delivery of financial targets.

The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.

This is a full time post working 32.5 hours per week, 10am to 5pm over 5 days including Saturday’s.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Assistant Manager
  • Closing 18th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as an Assistant Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

(Running store 3 days a week and flexing up to support the store to cover annual leave throughout the year]

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Retail Stock Collector

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Based in Livingston and includes travel across Scotland
  • Closing 21st November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as (insert role) Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The role of Retail Stock Collector is essential in supporting our Shops in raising vital funds in order to deliver our services, ensuring the correct stock is in the right location to maximise income.

The role involves collecting stock from our Shops and delivering across our Retail estate, supporting our Trading Team with stock fulfillment, moving equipment and undertaking any further logistical requests as instructed.

A van is provided and sto

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Lothian

  • Full time
  • £21,836
  • Lothian
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Support Coordinator Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the Lothian area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Lothian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Lothian area, but within a commutable distance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 18th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Managing our amazing boutique store in Dunfermline.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Services Support Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,836 pro-rata
  • South Highland & Skye - Home Based
  • Closing 25th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Community Services Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions, or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the North area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Highland and manage a team of incredible volunteers to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge, as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions, including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the South Highland and Skye area but within a commutable distance.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Geographical Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,780 – £28,840
  • Home Based with some travel across Scotland
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as [insert role] you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The postholder will have the responsibility to lead the delivery and ongoing development of CHSS community based support services with a focus on enabling people with our conditions to live with and beyond their new reality. Core to this will be the requirement of the postholder to be a visible and vocal advocate for the charity that ensures our position as the key 3rd sector partner within geographic systems of health and social care. The active and continuous development of senior system relationships will underpin the delivery of the role and ensure the long term success of the charity and the delivery of our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Trust and Foundations Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,900
  • (Blended Working Edinburgh Office and Home Based), EH2 1EL
  • Closing 20th November 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Trust & Foundations Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

This is an exciting role that will see you working to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

With a passion for writing and great attention to detail, you will build strong relationships both internally across CHSS departments and externally with funders. You’ll be responsible for driving income from trust and statutory sources to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We value candidates with transferable skills for example from a sales, marketing or customer-facing backgrounds with strong writing abilities.

The Trust and Foundation Office will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Assistant Director of Fundraising as well as the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for an excellent writer, who is great at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for writing to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as our Community Corporate and Events Fundraiser you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

This is an exciting role that will see you working to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships in your area, to ensure we have the funds needed to continue our lifechanging work. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) events, account management, marketing, fundraising and sales.

From organising events, delivering corporate pitches, or managing volunteers to deliver talks, no two days will be the same. The Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Community, Corporate and Events Manager, Fundraisers in the East and West of Scotland as well as the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for someone with energy, passion and enthusiasm, who is great at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for relationship building to make a real impact on the health of people in Scotland.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: a 32.5 hour week, Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Stroke Health Care Assistant – Fife Stroke Nurse Service

  • Part time
  • £20,600 pro-rata
  • Cameron Hospital / Home Based
  • Closing 25th November 2022

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Stroke Health Care Assistant you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart, and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services forms a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers, and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is a new and exciting role; we are looking for an individual who has experience of working in a health care setting particularly with stroke patients to work with our Fife Stroke Nurse Team to support patients following a stroke and their families. As our Stroke Health Care Assistant, you will be key in providing this support ensuring stroke survivors and their families receive the help and support they require to live the best lives they can. This position is fixed term for 1 year and could be offered as a secondment post. Driving is a requirement of this post a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Rhona Martin, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Fife, on 07918 723780 or email: rhona.martin@chss.org.uk / rhona.martin2@nhs.scot

** This role could be considered for a secondment opportunity – approval from your Line Manager must be granted prior to applying for this post.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Stroke Nurse/Stroke Educator

  • Full time
  • Circa £31,930
  • Highland
  • Closing 23rd December 2022

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as Stroke Nurse/Stroke Educator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is an exciting new role; we are looking for a stroke nurse who has experience of working with patients who have had a stroke or TIA. This is a unique post offering the opportunity to provide direct care to patients following discharge from hospital as well as providing the scope to deliver stroke education to staff aligned to the National Stoke Education Pathway. As Stroke Nurse/Stroke Educator, you will be key in providing support to stroke survivors, their families, and carers to ensure they receive the help and support they require to live the best lives they can. You will also be key in providing stroke education to staff and colleagues within the NHS, Health & Social Care Partnership, and other partner organisations working with colleagues in the CHSS Education Team promoting the highest standards of care. This is a permanent full-time post of 32.5 hours per week. Driving is a requirement of this post and a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Senior Media Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,840
  • Hybrid (Edinburgh office & home)
  • Closing 30th October 2022

We’re recruiting a Senior Media Officer to join our communications team to be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

This is an exciting role that will see you working across the Scottish media to make a real difference to the lives of the one in five Scots living with a chest, heart or stroke condition.

You’ll be pitching hard-hitting campaigns and news stories focused on protecting and improving vital NHS services for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, including Long Covid, during the economic challenges we are facing over the next few years.

You will also promote our Hospital to Home services, our nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams who help families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

The Senior Media Officer will be joining a hard-working and talented communications team, working closely with our chief storyteller, our public affairs manager and our photographer and videographer to develop media packages that will fly.

We are looking to work with someone who has a talent for spotting a fantastic story, is great at developing relationships, and can write creative copy. This is a chance for you to channel your passion for PR and media relations to make an real difference to people who need our charity.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Head office in Edinburgh (twice a week) and Home based
  • Closing 31st October 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as Head of Finance you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), ideally with third sector experience and experience of the SORP to join the charity as the Head of Finance.

You will be a key member of the organisation leadership team and responsible for the day-to-day financial operations and management of a small, dedicated finance team and report up to the Director of Finance and ICT. This is a great opportunity to run your own finance team and really contribute towards effective financial management of a charity with great ambitions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and development for the Finance team, including support and development, appraisal, coaching and mentoring and lead and participate in cross organisational working groups. You should be confident in providing a financial perspective and input to discussions about the future developments for the charity and Identifying the key objectives for the Finance team and ensuring it aligns to the organization.
  • Oversee the budget process including updating excel models, attending planning meetings, and effectively communicating an testing the budget to the wider leadership team. You should be confident in providing appropriate challenge across the organization and develop the organisation’s approach to in year forecasting and adherence to budget.
  • Treasury management including cash flow and investments
  • Manage the reporting cycle including monthly management accounts, board and finance committee papers. This includes preparation of narrative reports identifying key trends and variances, highlighting actions required and creating financial reports that are understandable to all users.
  • Statutory reporting including preparation of year end accounts, managing the year end audit process and oversight of VAT return preparation.
  • Filing of statutory returns for the charity.
  • Building positive relationships across the charity and a key contact with stakeholders, Funders, Regulators, bankers, etc.
  • Involvement in the strategic review and development of the organisation’s finance processes and systems and be a key driver in developing cross organisational processes
  • Apply personal project management skills to improve and deliver organisational and financial projects

Further detail and required skills and experience is available in the Job spec.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, 32.5 hour working week, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,540
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 28th October 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Shop Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

(Managing our amazing boutique store in Dunfermline]

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organizational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Community Support Coordinator Lothian

  • Part time
  • £21,836 pro-rata
  • Home Based
  • Closing 31st October 2022

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as (insert role) Support Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

We are looking for a Community Support Coordinator to join our amazing team in the Lothian area. This role is focused on making sure that people affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions get the help they need and get back to doing the things that matter to them.

Through our Community Support Services, you will support people to have the confidence and tools to self-manage their health condition and live as independently as possible. You’ll also help people get back to doing the things that are important to them – from simple things like walking to their local shop following a stroke, to returning to a sky-high hobby of gliding!

You’ll be directly involved in supporting people with chest, heart and stroke conditions through both one-to-one and group services in both community and hospital settings. You’ll work with the rest of the Community Support Services team in Lothian, and manage a team of incredible volunteers, to make a real difference to the lives of people with our conditions.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid; an understanding of community service provision; the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, our mission is to ensure there’s No Life Half Lived in Scotland – and you can be a vital part of that. We are Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

Applications will be considered from candidates living outside the Lothian area.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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Assistant Store Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverurie
  • Closing 13th November 2022

Everyday people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland.

By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as An Assistant Store Manager you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

We are looking for a part time Assistant Store Manager for our new Inverurie Boutique store, to work with and support the Store Manager to recruit and build a great team of volunteers, drive donations of stock and deliver our high standards, to make our new store a success. Working with our current local stores in Cults, Banchory & Stonehaven to support each other and drive performance along with making the store a key part of the local community are vital parts to the role.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

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