Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in hospitals, and our home care service in every part of Scotland.
Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have a unique opportunity for you to join our team and design new bereavement support services across the country.
As the CHAS Bereavement Support National Lead, you will:
Design services to support families experiencing grief and bereavement across Scotland
Develop approaches that CHAS can deploy in hospices, homes, hospitals and communities
Build credible and effective relationships with a wide range of partners, so that that we work really well with other grief and bereavement services.
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
Providing support to children and families who need it most
Designing and delivering new services which have a positive impact for children and families
Developing and motivating others who want to do similar.
Good at working with people, you will already have significant experience in grief and bereavement support, working with volunteers, and in local communities. Ideally, you will have some experience of working on a national level, or you might be ready to make that next move. If you are strongly motivated to make an impact for children and families, please read the job description.
CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. The role can be based in any CHAS office in Scotland (Kinross, Balloch, Stepps, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh).
The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops. Secondments welcome.
Scottish Environment LINK is looking for a Programme Manager to help set up and develop a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work with us to create a much needed not-for-profit, public interest, environmental law organisation. Supported by and reporting initially to LINK and subsequently to the new ERCS Board, you will work closely with the Development Manager to deliver the vision outlined in our feasibility study of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland.
The successful candidate will have strong experience in advocacy, a good knowledge of environmental policy and legal context, ideally in the Scottish context. You will be an excellent communicator, have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. Experience of developing new initiatives would be an advantage.
Scottish Environment LINK is looking for a Development Manager to help set up and develop a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work with us to create a much needed not-for-profit, public interest, environmental law organisation. Supported by and reporting initially to LINK and subsequently to the new ERCS Board, you will work closely with the Programme Manager to deliver the vision outlined in our feasibility study of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland.
The successful candidate will have strong experience in fundraising and organisational development. You will be an excellent communicator, have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the environmental and legal context would be a significant advantage.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your fundraising experience to establish and develop our fundraising in Perthshire, with opportunities to develop a team as fundraising grows.
We are a small, long-established charity providing support and services to people in Perth & Kinross who have sensory impairments.
Alongside your experience, you will also need to be enthusiastic, motivational and self motivated, with excellent people and communication skills, alongside the ability to plan, monitor budgets and use your creative skills in a constructive way.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, or as we are better known, CHAS, is a charity on a mission. We’re determined to ensure that wherever there’s a child in Scotland with a life-shortening condition we’re on hand to support them and their family. We want to make sure that no matter how short their time together, it is filled with moments of joy.
Three children die in Scotland each week from an incurable condition. Presently, CHAS is only able to reach one of those children and their families. We are determined to change that.
We are looking for a Shop Assistant Manager to join our Kinross shop to help us maximise vital income and raise awareness of CHAS. This will be a part-time (15 hours per week), three-month contract.
Reporting to the Shop Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient day to day running of the charity shop. You will:
· Promote a service driven culture, providing excellent customer service to help maximise sales, donations and the profitability of the shop
· In the absence of the Shop Manager assume full responsibility for the day to day running of the shop
· Manage stock processes and maximise visual merchandising opportunities
· Open and close the shop and complete end of day cash reconciliation procedures
· Support the recruitment and retention of volunteers, deliver training on key processes and ensure consistent delivery
In order to effectively support CHAS and its fundraising activities, you will:
· Be enthusiastic and energetic, passionate about the values, vision and purpose of CHAS
· Deliver excellent customer service and enjoy working in retail
· Have excellent communication and inter-personal skills to build effective relationships with staff, volunteers and the general public
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 Shop Assistant Manager, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.
Support Workers and Relief Staff - Perthshire
In October we are launching a new flexible support service in the North of Perthshire. From Kinloch Rannoch in the West to Invergowrie in the East and from Perth to Spittal of Glenshee in the North.
We are looking for people to join our team and help us create and deliver a positive, recovery focused service to people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. The service will support people where and when they need it and will involve evening and weekend working to fit with people's needs. The service is currently based in Perth and we're developing remote working so if you live in the back of beyond that would be great as many of the people we support are there too.
We are really excited to be developing this service in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, Turning Point Scotland and CATH and would welcome applicants who view partnerships as essential in helping people with multiple needs and opportunities in their lives, are up for testing new ways of working and can stick with people through challenging times. Many of the people we support experience homelessness as a consequence of the challenges they have experienced; mental and physical health problems, low expectations, poverty, trauma, addictions or abuse. Our staff support people to be confident, optimistic, and hopeful and have the resilience to be independent. It's not an easy job, it's a brilliant one.
We will provide you with a starting salary of £18087 rising in increments to £19601 (Relief workers will get £9.06 hourly rate), life insurance is x4 times your salary, a contributory pension scheme where we pay 4%, 35 days annual leave (38 days after 5 years), holiday buy back scheme and childcare vouchers. We will also invest in your career through learning and development and we have an amazing program of classroom, online and self-directed learning in place, backed by great leadership and an organisation that empowers frontline staff to deliver impact for service users.
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.
We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.
Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!
Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:
The ideal candidate must have:
…Could this be you?
Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including: