Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) are looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. Volunteers help out at home, giving parents time to be parents and to focus on their families as well as having some valuable time to themselves.
“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The [volunteer home support] service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (a parent who is supported by the service).
Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for managing around 25 matches. If you have experience of service development and volunteer management and are excited by the prospect of improving the quality of life for families supporting a child with a life-shortening condition, we’d love to hear from you.
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Volunteer Home Support Lead, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
The vision of Scripture Union Scotland is ‘to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significant of Jesus.’
There is an exciting opportunity to join the office team at Lendrick Muir. It is set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up to 165 and a broad range of outdoor activities. During term time we run school residentials, offering outdoor learning experiences to school pupils from all over Scotland. At weekends and during school holidays we host SU groups, youth groups, church groups and SU Holidays. In the last year there has been over 10,000 guests.
The office plays a crucial role in the functioning of the centre. It is responsible for communication with groups from the moment they enquire about visiting through to the end of their stay. This role will require liaising with all the departments at Lendrick Muir to ensure staff have all the information they need to give our guests the best experience possible.
Do you have outstanding customer service skills and excellent communication skills? Working within the office is very varied and there is always the opportunity to grow and develop. Applicants for this post should have experience working or volunteering in an office environment with good administrational, organisational and I.T. skills.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.