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

Shop Manager Kelso Boutique

  • Full time
  • £17,209 – £19,088
  • Kelso
  • Closing 7th July 2019

Fancy a new challenge? We have an exciting new opportunity to join Clan CHSS! We are preparing a brand new Boutique to open soon and are looking for team members to help make it a success!

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 upcoming Kelso Boutique shop at 8-16 Horsemarket, Kelso, TD5 7HA.

You should be an enthusiastic individual with retail experience to manage this store.

If you:

· Are enthusiastic about retail shopping

· Are sales driven

· Can generate stock

· Have an eye for fashion

Come and join us at this exciting time!

Some experience of working with volunteers is advantageous but not essential as you will provide support to their recruitment and development.

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 Kelso - Boutique Shop

  • Part time
  • £15,305 – £16,262 pro-rata
  • Kelso
  • Closing 7th July 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 upcoming Kelso Boutique shop at 8-16 Horsemarket, Kelso, TD5 7HA.

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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Business Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,735 – £38,025
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 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.

We are looking for someone who can help us double our reach across Scotland by developing new business and funding opportunities, securing funding from the submission of bids, tenders and proposals. You will be experienced in managing all stages of the tender development and bidding process with strong project management skills and the ability to articulate ideas verbally and in writing. Enthusiastic and self-motivated, you will have a track record of building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared goals. You will have a strong understanding of the Health and Social Care sector and how best to achieve results through collaboration and partnership working.

In addition, there will be the opportunity to monitor market intelligence, help us develop new evaluation and measurement methods and work alongside services colleagues during the development of new services.

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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Safeguarding Administrator

  • Full time
  • £16,627 – £18,443
  • Head Office, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
  • Closing 1st March 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.

Safeguarding is a valuable part of Chest Heart & Stroke’s governance framework and we have robust processes in place to ensure the vulnerable adults we support are protected from harm.

To support our safeguarding procedures we are looking for someone with outstanding administrative skills to join our Corporate Services Department to support the processes in undertaking all of our references, Basic Disclosures and PVG checks.

As well as providing protection for individuals, we have a responsibility to safeguard our own reputation and this role is therefore vital to ensure our safeguarding procedures are kept in constant review.

Are you driven by accuracy and have excellent attention to detail? Then we would like to hear from you!

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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Senior Fundraising Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,443 – £22,426
  • CHSS Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th March 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the management and delivery of the administrative needs of the Fundraising Department. You will ensure the smooth running of the department and provide administrative support to the CHSS Events Programme.

You should have a SVQ 3 in Administration or experience at a senior administrative level in a busy, diverse team and be customer focussed. In addition, excellent ICT skills in Microsoft Office, experience of Raisers Edge (or other Customer Relationship Management system), line management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines are essential.

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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Content Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,211 – £28,997
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2019

Across Scotland right now people are struggling to breathe, worried about their heart condition or fighting to recover from a stroke. We won’t live with that.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland our mission is to make sure that no life is half lived. We’re looking for a talented storyteller to bring to life the inspirational stories of people living with our conditions to rally supporters to our cause. If you have a talent for making people connect emotionally with an issue through great writing then we want to hear from you.

We are 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 groups and researchers help people across Scotland live life to the full.

As Content Officer you will be working full-time within our dynamic Communications Directorate - turning leads for stories into written copy, video and web content that makes people emotionally connect with our cause.

We have recently launched our No Life Half Lived strategy with an ambitious plan to develop new services, increase our reach and double our income.

So many people in Scotland with our conditions need help right now. If you’re looking for a job to use your creative writing and content development talents to make a real difference then please apply.

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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Health Information Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,211 – £28,997 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2019

Across Scotland right now people are struggling to breathe, worried about their heart condition or fighting to recover from a stroke. We won’t live with that.

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland our mission is to make sure that no life is half lived. We’re looking for a Health Information Officer to give people the best information and advice on living well with our conditions.

If you have a talent for helping people make sense of medical jargon or inspiring people to make lifestyle changes we want to hear from you.

You will be part of a dynamic team in the Communication Directorate developing a new, modern and engaging package of health information for people affected by our conditions and the wider public. You will be responsible for developing and drafting our information resources. This will include working with health care professionals and people affected by our conditions to make sure that information is accurate, up to date, accessible and connects with the people we are trying to help.

We are 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 groups and researchers help people across Scotland live life to the full.

We have recently launched our No Life Half Lived strategy with an ambitious plan to develop new services, increase our reach and double our income.

So many people in Scotland with our conditions need help right now. If you’re looking for a job to use your talents to make a real difference then please apply.

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

Health Defence Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,231 – £32,504
  • CHSS Drumchapel Hub, 16 Dunkenny Square, Drumchapel G15 8NB
  • Closing 11th March 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 recruiting for the post of Health Defence Coordinator, who will be integral in delivering our new and exciting Health Defence Programme. They will be supported by and work closely with the Health Defence Lead and wider team.

The vision for the CHSS Health Defence programme is to be the face of prevention, raising awareness of risk factors for our conditions and supporting behaviour change to modify risk factors. This work aligns closely to the Public Health Priorities for Scotland.

The Health Defence Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of pilot 1 of the Health Defence programme based out of the CHSS Drumchapel Hub and wider Glasgow. This includes delivering health checks; healthy lifestyle workshops; and supporting lifestyle change to reduce the risk of our conditions in local communities, particularly where there is a high prevalence of health inequalities and deprivation. The successful candidate will also be expected to support the delivery of other CHSS Health Promotion activities if and when appropriate.

We are seeking an organised, motivated individual with good communication skills and who has experience in Public Health and an interest in health inequalities. Candidates must have an Allied Health Professional/First Level Nursing qualification or qualifications in Health Promotion/Public Health; and have evidence of continued professional development.

Access to a car is essential.

This post is fixed-term for 3 years and is subject to PVG clearance.

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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Stroke Education Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £30,735 – £37,652
  • Lynebank Hospital, Fife
  • Closing 22nd March 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 work of the Stroke Education Facilitator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Fife and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfill their role and enhance the quality of services.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in teaching/training or mentoring. Candidates must have a first level general nursing/AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development.

Access to a car is essential.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact: Joanne Graham on 07884 111843 or by email joanne.graham@chss.org.uk

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This vacancy has now closed

Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,211 – £28,997
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th March 2019

In Scotland right now there are people struggling to breathe, scared about their heart problem or fighting to recover from a stroke. Their world has been turned upside down. People are missing out on the care they need to live a full life. We won’t live with that.

At Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland we want to make sure that no life is half lived – and we need the best talent to make it happen.

We are 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 groups and researchers help people across Scotland live life to the full.

We have recently launched our No Life Half Lived strategy with an ambitious plan to develop new services, increase our reach and double our income. We are now recruiting in key areas to make that ambition a reality.

If you are a master marketer who is looking for a new challenge, where what you do really matters, then we want to hear from you.

Please apply and join Clan CHSS in our mission to achieve 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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Clinical E-learning Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,735 – £38,025 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 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 work of Clinical E-Learning Project Manager is to monitor and update the clinical content of CHSS e-learning resources, including developing discrete individual modules which have attracted funding. The post holder will liaise and take the lead with the appropriate internal and external professionals and groups to ensure that the content of the developed resources remain current and evidence based.

We are seeking an individual who has up to date knowledge base in one or more of cardiac, respiratory and stroke conditions, is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in project management. The candidate will be able to work with a variety health and social care professionals, universities and colleges, the public, CHSS staff and service users as part of this role. Candidates must have a first level general nursing/AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact: Joanne Graham on 07884 111843 or by email joanne.graham@chss.org.uk

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Graphic and Web Design Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,231 – £32,504
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2019

In Scotland right now there are people struggling to breathe, scared about their heart problem or fighting to recover from a stroke. We can’t live with that.

At Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland we help people do more than survive – we help them live life to the full. We want to make sure that no life is half lived – and we need the best design talent to make it happen.

We are 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 groups and researchers help people across Scotland live life to the full.

If you are an innovative and passionate designer with a flair for creating emotionally compelling designs, then we want to hear from you. Please apply and join us in our fight.

We are looking for a talented Graphic and Web Design Officer to join our marketing team, and build upon the success of our design work across all of our channels and assets. We are looking for a creative mind who can channel their ideas through our brand to create visually compelling design work that promotes every aspect of our life-changing work.

The post holder will work with internal clients to bring creative concepts to life. To do this they will deliver high quality production ready artwork for print and digital, to use in our shops and community hubs, at fundraising events, in advertising and across a range of print; on social media platforms and our website. They will also manage the work of the graphic design team, and make sure the Apple hardware and associated software is always in shape to deliver.

We are looking for someone with strong graphic design credentials, and the ability to work in a fast paced department. If this is you and you would enjoy producing emotionally impactful designs to contribute to our exciting targets as a charity, we would love to hear from you.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 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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Stroke Educator (Grampian)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,735 – £38,025
  • Negotiable within Grampian
  • Closing 31st May 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 role of the Stroke Educator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Grampian and the stroke education team and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil their role and enhance the quality of services.

We are seeking an individual who has excellent organisational and communication skills, is motivated and has a good knowledge base of current stroke care. Candidates must have a first level nursing/ AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development. The successful candidate will work as part of a CHSS education team and will receive full induction and support upon commencement of this role.

Please note the post's location is negotiable within Grampian area.

Access to a car is essential.

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.

All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact: Joanne Graham on 07884111843 or by email joanne.graham@chss.org.uk to gain a broader understanding of this role.

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Physical Activity Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,231 – £32,504 pro-rata
  • CHSS Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 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 recruiting for the post of Physical Activity Coordinator, who will be integral in delivering our exciting Physical Activity Programme. They will be supported by and work closely with the Health Defence Lead and wider team.

The vision for the CHSS Health Defence programme is to be the face of prevention; raising awareness of risk factors for our conditions and supporting behaviour change to modify risk factors. This work aligns closely to the Public Health Priorities for Scotland.

The Physical Activity Co-ordinator will be responsible for the delivery of 3 key work streams; Physical Activity Pathway, Health Defence Support and Health Defence Policy and Campaigns. Health Defence is being piloted in Drumchapel, Glasgow. The Physical Activity Pathway is a National programme delivered across all our services. The successful candidate will also be expected to support the delivery of other CHSS Health Promotion activities if and when appropriate.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in Physical Activity, Public Health and an interest in health inequalities. Candidates must be educated to degree level in a relevant field such as Health Promotion, Sports development or Sports science, Community Education, health psychology, any other industry related health & fitness qualifications or other relevant experience in the field. Evidence of relevant continued professional development is required.

This post is fixed-term until September 2020 and is subject to PVG membership.

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

Rehabilitation Support One to One Volunteer

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Care / Support Worker

14th June 2019

CHSS No Live Half Lived Stroke Rehabilitation Support Services provide support for anyone who has had a stroke as they leave hospital, return home and resume daily life. People who have had a stroke will be supported and helped to relearn or adapt skills so that they can be as in… Read more

Rehabilitation Support One to One Volunteer

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Care / Support Worker

14th June 2019

CHSS No Live Half Lived Stroke Rehabilitation Support Services provide support for anyone who has had a stroke as they leave hospital, return home and resume daily life. People who have had a stroke will be supported and helped to relearn or adapt skills so that they can be as in… Read more

Rehabilitation Support Volunteer

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Care / Support Worker

14th June 2019

The rehabilitation support service needs volunteers to help with it's work. You don't need any special qualifications to be part of our team of volunteers, just the ability to offer commitment to attend training and have a desire to support people who have had a stroke, resulti… Read more

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