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

Content & Digital Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

Do you have a talent for creating innovative and engaging digital content? This is your chance to use your skills to help people across Scotland live life to the full. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s largest care charity for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We help people do more than survive – we help them really live.

Our network of support groups, rehabilitation teams and advice line nurses are here to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. We’re looking for a creative digital marketing and content development professional to join our dynamic Communications team. You will be at the heart of the charity’s efforts to tell the inspirational stories of those we support. You will be a source of expertise in helping to market our fundraising activities, volunteering opportunities and our services online and through our social media platforms.

If you’re looking for a job where you can be creative and use your digital skills for good – this is the job for you.

The main purpose of the post of Content and Digital Marketing Officer is to deliver emotive and engaging communications to promote the charity’s work and ambition that there should be No Life Half Lived in Scotland.

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

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Payroll Administrator

  • Part time
  • Circa £21,000 – £22,000 pro-rata
  • Head Office, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ
  • Closing 8th December 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

CHSS is seeking someone to undertake the organisation’s payroll and pension administration tasks. The successful candidate will have experience of payroll administration and will be expected to contribute to improving processes and procedures. As well as a sound knowledge of payroll the ability to work to tight deadlines and deal with sensitive matters professionally is important. Sage payroll experience would be an advantage. As important is bringing a positive can-do approach and working well with the broader 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.

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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £17,209 – £19,088
  • Erskine, PA8 7AA
  • Closing 6th January 2020

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

The main purpose of the post of Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the Boutique shop 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.

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

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Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2019

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland we’re recruiting up to five fantastic Trustees to lead the charity’s efforts to ensure there is No Life Half Lived in Scotland. Would you be interested in applying?

Applications open 12/8/19 and close 30/8/19. We would love to hear from you. Find out more and get your application pack at chss.org.uk/becomeatrustee

About Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support volunteers and researchers help people across Scotland regain their confidence and rebuild their lives.

We have an ambitious strategy for the future. We plan to develop new services, increase our reach and significantly increase our income. You could join the team of ambitious and passionate Trustees to make our strategy happen.

Be part of a diverse Board full of new ideas

We are recruiting up to five positions and would particularly like to hear from people with one or more of the following areas of knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Lived experience of our conditions
  • Business & commercial development
  • Health & safety
  • Health & social care
  • Fundraising
  • Retail
  • Legal
  • Marketing & public relations
  • Volunteer recruitment & support

We welcome applications from everyone. However, after a recent review, we would particularly welcome applications from:

  • People with lived experience of our conditions
  • Women
  • People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • People under fifty
  • People with disabilities
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Volunteer Recruitment and Support Officer – Retail and Fundraising

  • Part time
  • £20,720 – £24,573 pro-rata
  • Office based (Edinburgh or Glasgow)
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

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, can 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 affected so that they can live the lives they want to live 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.

CHSS is fortunate to have the support of 1,500 volunteers and we are looking to double this number of volunteers to help us reach more people living with our conditions across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of CHSS’s new volunteering and engagement team. You will recruit, select and contribute to the training of new volunteers through community mapping and scoping, raising the profile of our volunteer requirements and working in partnership with internal and external colleagues.

You should have a sound understanding of volunteer recruitment and volunteer management processes. In addition, you should have considerable experience of working with and supervising volunteers, have good organisational and communication skills and have experience of managing volunteer recruitment campaigns. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work are essential. These posts will be subject to member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Volunteer Recruitment & Support Officer - Peer Support and Services

  • Part time
  • £21,445 – £25,433 pro-rata
  • Office based (Edinburgh or Glasgow)
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

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, can 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 affected so that they can live the lives they want to live 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.

CHSS is fortunate to have the support of 1,500 volunteers and we are looking to double this number of volunteers to help us reach more people living with our conditions across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of CHSS’s new volunteering and engagement team. You will recruit, select and contribute to the training of new volunteers through community mapping and scoping, raising the profile of our volunteer requirements and working in partnership with internal and external colleagues.

You should have a sound understanding of volunteer recruitment and volunteer management processes. In addition, you should have considerable experience of working with and supervising volunteers, have good organisational and communication skills and have experience of managing volunteer recruitment campaigns. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work are essential. These posts will be subject to member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Volunteer Recruitment & Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,445 – £25,433 pro-rata
  • Office based, Inverness
  • Closing 30th September 2019

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, can 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 affected so that they can live the lives they want to live 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.

CHSS is fortunate to have the support of 1,500 volunteers and we are looking to double this number of volunteers to help us reach more people living with our conditions across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of CHSS’s new volunteering and engagement team. You will recruit, select and contribute to the training of new volunteers through community mapping and scoping, raising the profile of our volunteer requirements and working in partnership with internal and external colleagues.

You should have a sound understanding of volunteer recruitment and volunteer management processes. In addition, you should have considerable experience of working with and supervising volunteers, have good organisational and communication skills and have experience of managing volunteer recruitment campaigns. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work are essential. These posts will be subject to member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,209 – £19,088 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

We are seeking a Finance Assistant to join our Finance Department to assist the Head of Finance/ Management Accountant with the maintenance of accurate and up to date financial records of the Charity and its subsidiary. Applicants must have previous accounting experience, be able to work without supervision and be methodical with strong attention to detail and good communication skills. Experience of accounting software, including the use of Sage 200 would be advantageous. Computer literacy (particularly Excel) and the ability to work to targets are essential requirements of the post.

In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • Checking and processing of employee and volunteer expense claims.
  • Processing and checking of monthly credit card statements.
  • Processing of sales invoices (including grants) using SAGE 200 accounting systems.
  • Assist with month end and other periodic processes.
  • Providing cover within the Department, where required, for holidays, sickness etc.

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

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Finance Trainee

  • Full time
  • £15,305 – £16,262
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

We are seeking a Finance Trainee to join our Finance Department to assist the Head of Finance and Management Accountant with the maintenance of accurate and up to date financial records of the Charity and its subsidiary. Applicants must have a good general education, be able to work without supervision and be methodical with strong attention to detail and good communication skills. Experience of accounting software, including the use of Sage 200 would be advantageous. Computer literacy (particularly Excel) is an essential requirement of the post.

In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • Processing, recording and reconciliation of Retail shops income and petty cash.
  • Processing of certain bank account transactions and performance of regular bank reconciliations.
  • Providing cover within the Department, where required, for holidays, sickness etc.

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

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Rehabilitation Support Coordinator (Lothian)

  • Part time
  • £21,445 – £25,433 pro-rata
  • Lothian
  • Closing 11th October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

The main purpose of the post of Rehabilitation Support Coordinator is to deliver rehabilitation support services in the designated area of responsibility. The service supports people who have had a stroke to get on with their life in a way which is meaningful to them.

The service is delivered with the support of a team of trained volunteers which the coordinator has direct responsibility for.

The role is extremely varied requiring a variety of practical skills, working with colleagues to deliver an effective and seamless recovery service for individuals, and it will support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to deliver its vision and strategy to ensure that No Life is Half Lived.

Demonstration of a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers, excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be required to fulfil this role.

This post is home-based and subject to PVG membership.

The use of own car and a current valid driving licence is essential (expenses paid at mileage rate).

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

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Rehabilitation Support Coordinator (Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £21,445 – £25,433 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 11th October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

The main purpose of the post of Rehabilitation Support Coordinator is to deliver rehabilitation support services in the designated area of responsibility. The service supports people who have had a stroke to transition from hospital to home and to get on with their life in a way which is meaningful to them.

The service is delivered with the support of a team of trained volunteers which the coordinator has direct responsibility for.

The role is extremely varied requiring a variety of practical skills, working with colleagues to deliver an effective and seamless recovery service for individuals, and it will support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to deliver its vision and strategy to ensure that No Life is Half Lived.

Demonstration of a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers, excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be required to fulfil this role.

This post is home-based and subject to PVG membership.

The use of own car and a current valid driving licence is essential (expenses paid at mileage rate).

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

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Lead Rehabilitation Support Coordinator (Grampian)

  • Part time
  • £26,231 – £32,504 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 11th October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

The main purpose of the post of Lead Rehabilitation Support Coordinator is to manage the Rehabilitation Support Coordinators and all elements of the delivery of the rehabilitation support services in Grampian.

The service supports people who have had a stroke to transition from hospital to home and to get on with their life in a way which is meaningful to them.

The service is delivered with the support of a team of trained volunteers which coordinators have direct responsibility for.

The role is extremely varied requiring a variety of practical skills, working with colleagues to deliver an effective and seamless recovery service for individuals, and it will support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to deliver its vision and strategy to ensure that No Life is Half Lived.

The ability to manage, support and motivate a team of Co-ordinators will be required. In addition, demonstration of a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers, excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be required to fulfil this role.

This post is home-based and subject to PVG membership.

The use of own car and a current valid driving licence is essential (expenses paid at mileage rate).

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Assistant Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £15,305 – £16,262
  • Bridge of Allan
  • Closing 22nd October 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with previous retail experience to join us at our Bridge of Allan shop 68-70 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HS.

If you:

· Are enthusiastic about retail?

· Are sales driven?

· Can generate stock?

· Have a flair for fashion?

Come and join us!

Some experience of working with volunteers is advantageous but not essential as we will provide you with support to recruit and develop.

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

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £15,305 – £16,262 pro-rata
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 30th October 2019

The main purpose of the post of Assistant Shop Manager is to support the Shop Manager to generate income by managing the Boutique shop 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.

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, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Assistant Shop Manager (Forres)

  • Part time
  • £15,305 – £16,262 pro-rata
  • Forres
  • Closing 13th November 2019

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with previous retail experience to join us at our Forres shop at 77 High Street, Forres, IV36 1AE for a 12 month temporary contract.

If you:

· Are enthusiastic about retail?

· Are sales driven?

· Can generate stock?

· Have a flair for fashion?

Come and join us!

Some experience of working with volunteers is advantageous but not essential as we will provide you with support to recruit and develop.

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

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Volunteering

Boccia Facilitator

5th December 2019

Facilitate the Boccia sessions at Trust Housing weekly sessions Read more

Shop Assistant

Charity Shops / Retail

26th November 2019

We need enthusiastic people to join our team who are willing to learn new skills, develop and be a part of a busy shop environment. We need shop floor and stockroom volunteers who are passionate about our cause, are a fashionista in the making or just fancy a chat and a cuppa! Read more

1-1 Stroke Rehabilitation Assistant

Care / Support Worker

25th October 2019

As a 1-1 Stroke Rehabilitation Assistant you will make a real difference to someone’s confidence and life following a stroke. You'll support people living with our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to engage fully in activities of… Read more

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