Peer and Involvement Coordinator North

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Remote: North (Grampian, Highlands and Islands)
  • Closing 25th July 2024


  • Advertised from 9th July 2024
  • 32.5 hours per week. Permanent.

Role

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 and Involvement 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 Peer and Involvement Coordinator to join our amazing Peer, Participation and Engagement team. The Peer and Involvement Coordinators support and build positive relationships with and between our affiliated Peer Support Groups. You will provide advice and guidance to the Peer Support Groups in your coordinator area, connecting them with relevant services, activities and networks locally. You will manage a team of Peer Connector Volunteers responsible for clusters of Peer Support Groups in your geographic area.

We are looking for someone with drive and creativity to support the expansion of the Peer Support network in pursuance of our strategic aim to expand our Peer Support community from 3 thousand to 10 thousand members by 2028. You will work with Peer, Participation and Engagement colleagues to support the CHSS Participation and Involvement Framework by involving Peer Group members in our participation and engagement activity.

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, stroke and long covid conditions.

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.

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: chss.org.uk/workforus where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to recruitment@chss.org.uk

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Thursday 25 July 24

Interviews: Wednesday 31 July 24