Top job! Head of Professional Engagement

  • Full time
  • Circa £50,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th May 2024
  • 32.5 hours per week. Permanent.


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 Professional Engagement 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, stroke and long covid conditions to live life to the full again. Our Community Healthcare Support Service model 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, long covid or after a stroke.

To support the delivery of our ambitious NLHL strategy, CHSS seeks to appoint a Head of Professional Engagement who will lead the operational delivery of all of our education and health information services for health care professionals across the country and service users alike.

This critical role will have responsibility for the creation and execution of a professional engagement strategy, including a clear CHSS prospectus for continuing professional development for health care professionals working with those with our conditions, and the design, development and implementation of a new CHSS Learning Management System.

CHSS is in search of a leader with an exceptional knowledge of the health & social care landscape and who understands the evolving educational needs of health Care professionals who work within those environments. They should have a background of working with educational and / or health information services and have the ability to lead a team to deliver an educational prospectus that provides a quality of experience that matches health care professionals needs and expectations and demonstrably adds value to the wider health/social care systems within which we operate.

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”.

Application notes

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.

If you are interested in this post, please see our website at: where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2024

Interviews: Wed 19th June 2024