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Participation and Engagement Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Hybrid: Scotland wide
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 27th May 2024
  • Hours 32.5 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 our Participation and Engagement 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 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 purpose of this role is to lead the successful implementation and ongoing development of the charity’s Engagement & Involvement Strategy by identifying, planning and embedding mechanisms that effectively involve people affected by our conditions in CHSS developments and service design.

The role holder will use the principles of community development and human rights-based approaches to understand the collective needs across all our conditions and enable communities to improve their health and wellbeing leaving a lifelong legacy. The role holder will support, develop, connect, and empower communities to take action on what is important to them.

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.

Application notes

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

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 14 June

Interviews: Thursday 20 June