This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (Home based)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

  • Advertised from 20th March 2024


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is seeking an exceptional leader to chair the charity through an exciting journey of change. It will see the charity extend its influence and support across Scotland as it delivers its ambitious No Life Half Lived 23-28 strategy.

The charity aims to directly reach over 175,000 people a year living with chest, heart, stroke and Long Covid conditions. It aims to ensure that everyone living with one of its conditions can live life to the full and access the support they need at the right time and in the right place.

The new Chair will spearhead this mission, upholding CHSS’s values and supporting the delivery of the strategy and new service model. They will ensure effective governance for the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive and other trustees to build relationships and collaborate to ensure success.

The ideal candidate will have the following key experience:

  • A strong and visible passion and commitment to mission of Chest, Heart, and Stroke Scotland and its strategic objectives and cause.
  • Experience as a trustee, ideally as a Chair.
  • The ability to demonstrate strategic leadership and strong inter-personal and relationship building skills.
  • Leadership skills, utilising a coaching and facilitative approach.
  • Experience leading organisations through periods of development and change.
  • Ability to apply principles of good charity governance.
  • Understanding of the third sector governance model.
  • Eligible to be a Director at Companies House

About us

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland is one of Scotland’s biggest health charities. We believe there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland. With your support, we can make sure people with chest, heart and stroke conditions and Long Covid can do more than survive – they can really live.

Our No Life Half Lived strategy outlines our belief that every person with our conditions should have access to quality supported self management and community recovery. We will deliver an approach to this that is designed by people with our conditions and puts what matters to them at the heart. We will work to develop the partnerships that will enable this to be available across Scotland.

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.

Application notes

If you wish to discuss the role in more depth please get in touch with Catriona Mackie or Kate Kennedy at recruitment partners, Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Further information can be found within the Recruitment Pack.

Closing Date: 15 April 2024