Childrens Hospices Across Scotland
Childrens Hospices Across Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC019724

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish Charity providing and developing hospice services for children and young people with life shortening conditions and their families. 


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Executive Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,795 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

Currently home working but will be based in Edinburgh with occasional travel to other CHAS sites. Will consider other locations for exceptional candidates.

Are you an exceptionally well-organised individual with an attention to detail? Someone who can proactively think two steps ahead in a spontaneous, fast-paced work environment?

We are recruiting for an Executive Support Manager to provide administration support of the highest quality to our Chief Executive, line manage the Executive Support Team (EST) and assist in the charity’s governance.

About the Job

The role will be to primarily support our Chief Executive whose job involves leading and supporting other senior leaders across CHAS, whilst engaging widely with stakeholders. This means you’ll be interacting closely with colleagues across all teams and get involved with every part of what we do here at CHAS. You will help run a busy diary, deal with correspondence, and support the Chief Executive in running an organisation with over 300 staff across Scotland.

You will line manage a small team of executive assistants who support other directors and senior leaders in CHAS and your role as the manager will be to ensure the team delivers flexible, proactive and expert level administrative support to the Senior Leadership Team.

You will assist Chair of the Board in all things governance by managing and documenting key governance and statutory functions and activities that fulfil our legal requirements. You will also lead the succinct co-ordination of our annual business cycle that includes various governance meetings and forums. You will act as a clerk to the Board of Trustees and, with your team, ensure trustees are supported in their governance role.

About You

Being a great administrator goes without saying but you will also be a strong communicator with a high level of integrity and someone who exercises tact and diplomacy, delivers to deadlines and takes real pride in the accuracy and quality of your work.

We want to see that you have a sense of humour and fun but equally be unflappable and resilient when you need to get things done.

You won’t be surprised that we will want to hear why you think this role is a good match for you, that you have the expertise and experience required and how you will hit the ground running.

About Us

At CHAS, we support children families through the heartbreak of knowing their child might die young. Our nurses, doctors and family support specialists help children in hospices, in homes and alongside colleagues in the NHS. We are one of Scotland’s foremost charities and although we do work with sad things, we are here to keep the joy alive even in hard times.

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Challenge Events Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,460 – £21,948
  • Flexible - Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 30th May 2021

This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS.

Following internal promotions and the growth of virtual challenge events, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Challenge Events Assistant to join the fundraising team.

Key Responsibilities

Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS, you will assist the Senior Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser with the management and evaluation of challenge events and the recruitment and stewardship of supporters. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the management of in-person challenge events, including liaising with third party event organisers, suppliers and attendance on the day
  • Assisting with the development of the virtual events programme, stewarding participants through social media and answering queries
  • Producing copy to promote events for website, social media, press and email
  • Assisting with the recruitment of supporters for events in the challenge event calendar, and stewarding them to raise as much as possible for CHAS
  • Assisting with event research
  • Administration

About You

In order to help CHAS achieve our goal of reaching every family in Scotland that needs us, you will have:

  • HNC level qualification or equivalent in either Public Relations, Marketing, Media, Communications, Event Management, Fundraising or related discipline
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages
  • Demonstrable experience of keyboard skills and maintaining information databases
  • Good communication skills to deal with staff, volunteers and general public in an appropriate and effective manner
  • Competent on social media
  • High level of accuracy and numeracy skills, as this role requires cash handling
  • Demonstrable attention to detail
  • Planning and organising skills for effective management of event calendar
  • Experience in an office and customer services environment

About CHAS

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 Challenge Events Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Shop Manager (Kinross)

  • Full time
  • £18,659 – £19,570
  • Kinross
  • Closing 8th July 2021

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 Manager to join our Kinross shops to help us deliver a high level of service to the public, maximise vital income and raise awareness of CHAS.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Retail Development Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient day to day running of the charity shops.

You will:

  • Promote a service driven culture, providing excellent customer service to help maximise sales, donations and the profitability of the shops
  • Be an ambassador for CHAS in the shops, bringing to life the communication of key activities, messages and the wider CHAS strategy
  • Supervise the work of the Assistant Shop Manager, providing support and coaching
  • Initiate and promote improvement activity opportunities to grow and develop the business
  • Promote the CHAS values and behaviours to motivate and engage staff & volunteers

About You

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

About CHAS

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 Manager, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,191 – £30,059
  • Kinross
  • Closing 21st July 2021

Do you enjoy being in a changing and dynamic environment? Are you passionate about improving the lives of babies, children, young people and their families with life limiting conditions? Do you have the ability to engage and work alongside people?

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join the Family Support Team to help develop our service for children with life-limiting conditions and their families and also to work alongside our multi-disciplinary team to provide a comprehensive service.

About You

You will ideally be qualified to a minimum of an HND level in a relevant subject area, and will have palliative care experience of working with children with complex care requirements. Experienced in working with families at times of acute stress and loss, you will have strong communication skills with the ability to manage highly complex and sensitive information and will have awareness of counselling and therapeutic interventions currently available. You will be able to work independently as well as being an enthusiastic team player. You will need to be highly organised with the ability to deal with competing demands in order to co-ordinate, develop and deliver a service provision designed to assist with issues related to the baby, child or young person’s condition and the impact it has upon the wider family.

About CHAS

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 Child and Family Worker, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Maintenance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,460 – £21,948
  • Rachel House
  • Closing 29th July 2021

Introduction

Our hospice at Rachel House in Kinross operates around the clock to provide care and support for families with children who have life shortening illnesses. The maintenance team at Rachel House work hard to deliver a high quality support service to ensure there is no interruption to normal day to day activities in the hospice. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity working Monday to Friday based on a standard 35 hour week.

Key Responsibilities

Your duties would involve assisting the Maintenance Team Leader to carry out routine maintenance and deal with day to day repairs including joinery, plumbing, painting and decorating, and mechanical work. You may also be involved with helping the Gardener maintain the grounds. You will preferably have previous experience of working with volunteers. An understanding of COSHH would be advantageous.

About You

You will have the equivalent of several years’ experience in a similar role or SVQ3 or equivalent in a relevant subject as well as an aptitude towards practical DIY skills. Ideally you will hold a qualification in electrical, plumbing or gas fitting work and will have a working knowledge of Health and Safety law. Additionally, you will be involved in the management of the fire alarm system and our Jacuzzi pool.

You must have the ability to work unsupervised and be able to prioritise tasks. You will have good interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to problem solving. You should hold a current driving license and live within reasonable travelling distance of the hospice. It is expected you will have a working knowledge of computers.

About CHAS

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 Maintenance Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

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Top job! Fundraising Campaigns Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,087 – £41,987
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2021

Do you feel positively proud of your profession when you see an outstanding fundraising campaign which is transformative for the charity and those it serves? Are you raring to lead colleagues to create and deliver those transformative campaigns now, today, every day?

If so, then we need you to join our award winning team at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)!

This temporary maternity-cover position in the Fundraising Campaigns Manager role is pivotal in the development and ongoing management of innovative and transformative fundraising marketing campaigns. We need a dynamic and focused individual with marketing and fundraising experience who can motivate, drive ambitious targets, lead a small team and secure engagement from across the entire organisation.

You will have experience in direct marketing including digital media, social media and be an excellent communicator. You’ll have a proven track record in leading in the delivery of multi-channel campaigns and be able to demonstrate your direct impact on the success of these campaigns. Most importantly, you’ll be creative, willing to learn, curious, and the phrase “that’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t feature in your vocabulary.

Working primarily with the Head of Supporter Engagement but supporting the entire fundraising and communications directorate, the focus on this post will be to lead fundraising campaign strategies that maximise the lifetime value of our supporters.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and manage all aspects of fully integrated, multi-channel campaigns with optimum return on investment, deploying tactics from across the entire marketing mix. Maintain excellent communication with all stakeholders and parties contributing to the campaign.
  • Be the lead contact with key agencies retained to support the delivery of campaigns, managing profitable, high performing supplier relationships.
  • Work with and support the Head of Supporter Engagement to lead in the creation and delivery of innovative donor acquisition and donor retention programmes, to grow individual giving income.
  • Work closely with fundraising and Communications colleagues, the Supporter Care Manager and CRM Database Marketing Manager to devise and coordinate communication plans around all campaigns, taking a story-telling approach to powerfully communicate CHAS’ work, and the direct impact donors can have with their support.
  • Demonstrate care, kindness and empathy in your approach to storytelling, working closely with CHAS families to tell the real stories of their experience of caring for, or having cared for, a dying child.
  • Lead a programme of campaign evaluation ensuring results for all fundraising campaigns are analysed, produce evaluation reports and make recommendations on improvements. Report regularly to stakeholders at all levels across the organisation, including to the board of trustees where required.
  • Take a data-driven decision making approach to all campaigns and in the continued development and understanding of CHAS key supporter audiences.
  • Work closely with colleagues in our comms team to refine and develop CHAS key messages internally and externally.

About you

If you are passionate about making a difference for children and families who need us the most and understand the need to Keep the Joy Alive, even in the face of death then please do apply. We would love you to join our amazing fundraising team to grow and build on our award-winning campaigns, in this exciting and extremely rewarding role.

This role will be a fast-paced, exciting role for someone who enjoys a challenge. No two days are the same and the joy of launching a campaign which engages and inspires people to donate (often for the first time) to help dying children and their families is immeasurable. We are looking for the ideal candidate to have strong experience in leading integrated marketing campaigns, with strong digital marketing experience and outstanding copywriting skills, so they can hit the ground running:

  • Excellent level of communication and presentation skills, being able to tell the story of CHAS in an engaging and inspiring way
  • Creativity and a sense of fun in their approach to their work
  • Ability to use initiative and ‘think outside the box’ to help develop and deliver new income and donor development opportunities
  • Meticulous approach to planning and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders in a way which encourages them to participate in CHAS campaigns and communications
  • A willingness to learn and to embrace innovative channels and ways of working
  • Knowledge and understanding of the marketing mix and demonstrable experience of working on income generation campaigns
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Data Studio Dashboard and / or other data visualisation tools as well as experience with email automation
  • Experience working in the charity sector is not essential. We are looking for someone who has the passion, drive and skills to take CHAS’ campaigns to the next level.
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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £27,302 – £30,119
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh/Home Based
  • Closing 18th August 2021

At CHAS, we are on a mission. We’re going to make sure wherever there is a child in Scotland with a life shortening condition their family know about the vital support we can provide. To do this we need to reach into every community across Scotland and this is where you come in! We are looking for a driven and ambitious individual to join the Community Fundraising team on a temporary contract to cover a period of maternity leave for up to 12 months.

You will be responsible for getting out into the local communities of Glasgow, Falkirk and West Lothian, raising awareness and engaging your supporters in their fundraising! You will grow and develop existing relationships and support as well as creating new community fundraising activity alongside an amazing Fundraising and Communications team covering the whole of Scotland. You will manage a fantastic group of existing CHAS volunteers and grow your volunteer networks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Relationship management of existing and new community fundraising supporters and volunteers
  • Create new, cost-effective, community-based fundraising activities within a specific geographic area, ensuring contacts are established and maintained
  • In line with the community fundraising strategy, take the lead on a specific income stream, developing materials and fundraising activities
  • Provide market-intelligence and research on the community fundraising function, enabling future planning of activities within CHAS
  • Regularly present complex fundraising information to groups, including existing and potential supporters
  • Delegate work to volunteers, ensuring appropriate support mechanisms are in place and that individual skills are utilised appropriately

About You

In order to successfully drive fundraising and support for CHAS in your area, you will work co-operatively with colleagues, form meaningful relationships with others, demonstrate initiative, act with integrity and be accountable for your actions and decisions. You will also have:

  • A HND or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of growing external financial support by developing new contacts and networks
  • Experience of events and/or project management and the processes involved in a delivering a successful event and/or project
  • Advanced level of communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software applications
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills
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Top job! Head of Marketing and Communication

  • Full time
  • £41,061 – £49,447
  • Flexible
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

Are you passionate about the art of the truth being well told?

Then you could be our first ever Head of Marketing and Communication at CHAS.

Here at Children’s Hospices across Scotland, better known as CHAS, we have one shared mission – to ensure that no one should face the death of their child alone. We are determined to reach every family across Scotland that needs us and we will not rest until we have accomplished that goal – however long that takes.

This new role is central to achieving our ambition and will take the lead on the development of a comprehensive engagement and content strategy that inspires the Scottish public to join with us and help keep the joy alive.

You will lead on the continual evolution of our Keep the Joy Alive brand, created by the children and families that CHAS supports - so you will have to be at the top of your creative game to work with such an imaginative and award-winning team.

You will build and safeguard our reputation through securing high-impact PR, ensure the voice of children and families is heard at the highest level, develop audience insight and use this to create powerful engagement strategies that get our message heard. You will have creative flare, have an entrepreneurial approach, be commercially astute, demonstrate you can deliver cut-through marketing and communication results on time and on budget and have an endless curiosity that inspires others to think differently. You will also provide marketing support to our retail operations and Ardoch Loch Lomond, an exclusive use venue that has recently become part of the CHAS family and ensure everyone is proud to work at CHAS through clear internal communication.

You will be an excellent team player, able to work alongside colleagues building a shared ambition to ensure CHAS raises the funds required to provide our services to children and families across Scotland and you will lead a team of marketing and communication professionals to make this happen. You will enjoy working at pace, thrive on two days never being the same and excel in creating innovative opportunities to engage audiences.

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Executive Support Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,885 – £26,319
  • Based in Canal Court, Edinburgh, with occasional travel across central Scotland to other CHAS sites. An initial period of homeworking is likely.
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, is Scotland’s national children’s hospice service which cares for children with life shortening conditions and their families. We operate across the country through our two hospices as well as in hospitals and our home care service in the community.

Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. At the moment, CHAS can only reach one in three of these families but we are determined to reach them all. We must be there for every family that needs us to help families to celebrate the lives of their children whilst they are together and to honour their memory after they have died.

Do you want to be part of this amazing ambition and help us reach every family in Scotland that needs us?

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and professional administrator to fill the role of Executive Support Coordinator, providing essential administrative and corporate support to the Director of Fundraising & Communications. Ideally a confident communicator with great attention to detail and excellent organisational, creative problem solving and prioritisation skills. Must be fully proficient in Microsoft Office and enjoy creating PowerPoint presentations under the guidance of the Director.

The Director of Fundraising & Communications has an exceptionally busy, varied and extensive workload, leading the fundraising, communications and external relations functions of the organisation. As Executive Support Coordinator, you will provide excellent proactive, adaptable and professional support to the Director, maximising their capacity and time to ensure that key deadlines, project deliverables and business objectives are achieved.

The ideal candidate should be able to operate flexibly and professionally in a fast paced environment and should possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills as the role will frequently involve dealing with external stakeholders.

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

A commitment to CHAS core values, vision and purpose is essential.

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Property & Facilities Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,191 – £30,059
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st September 2021

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Facilities Support Officer with a background in Facilities and Maintenance Management to expand their experience working within the unique environment of CHAS, safeguarding the security and wellbeing of patients, staff, visitors, and all contractors, consultants, and external bodies on our premises.

For over twenty years CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) have been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Estates Manager you would be expected to oversee activities to ensure work is carried out in accordance to business guidelines. You will also be responsible for being the first line of repair and maintenance to minor faults to certify that the buildings and their contents remain fit for purpose. Part of this role will see you assisting in the preparation of budgets and procurements for necessary works.

About You

The ideal candidate will be experienced in Facilities Management with a minimum HND (or equivalent) in a relevant services related discipline. You will have a practical working knowledge of property and facilities management process, operational theory, and best practice, and understand estates and property legislation. You will also understand the importance of a robust PPM schedule to adhere to. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to consult and negotiate confidently and professionally.

In return, CHAS is willing to offer a competitive salary alongside the opportunity to work in a very unique environment, making significant contribution to a very special healthcare environment and protecting all who work stay or visit our hospices.

About CHAS

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

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 Property and Facilities Officer, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Senior Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Part time
  • £34,317 – £36,701 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Working from home
  • Closing 8th September 2021

CHAS is a charity on a mission. We’re going to make sure 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. And we want to make sure that when the time comes, no family has to face the death of their child alone.

This role will support the delivery of our policy priorities as set out in our manifesto – Time is Precious, Time to Act. Specifically, the role will be supporting CHAS’s engagement with parliamentarians, local government, policy makers, civil servants and other stakeholders, helping to raise awareness of, and support for, the priorities and interests of the children and families we support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter, who has experience successfully influencing policy and working with politicians to make things happen.

An excellent communicator with strong analytical skills, you will have the ability to maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as a commitment to working with volunteers.

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Top job! Fundraising Campaigns Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,089 – £41,987
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow. Post currently working remotely
  • Closing 14th September 2021

Do you feel positively proud of your profession when you see an outstanding fundraising campaign that moves you and is transformative for the charity and those it serves? Are you raring to lead colleagues to create and deliver those transformative campaigns now?

If so, then we need you to join our award winning team at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)!

The Fundraising Campaigns Manager is a permanent position and is pivotal in the development and ongoing management of innovative and transformative fundraising marketing campaigns. We need a dynamic and focused individual with marketing experience who can motivate, drive ambitious targets, lead a small team and secure engagement from across the entire organisation. Location in Scotland is flexible.

You will have experience in direct marketing including digital media, social media and be an excellent communicator. You’ll have a proven track record in leading in the delivery of multi-channel campaigns and be able to demonstrate your direct impact on the success of these campaigns. Most importantly, you’ll be creative, willing to learn, curious, and the phrase “that’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t feature in your vocabulary.

Working primarily with the Head of Supporter Engagement but supporting the entire fundraising and communications directorate, the focus on this post will be to lead fundraising campaign strategies that maximise the lifetime value of our supporters.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and manage all aspects of fully integrated, multi-channel campaigns with optimum return on investment, deploying tactics from across the entire marketing mix.
  • Be the lead contact with key agencies retained to support the delivery of campaigns, managing profitable, high performing supplier relationships.
  • Work with and support the Head of Supporter Engagement to lead in the creation and delivery of innovative donor acquisition and donor retention programmes, to grow individual giving income.
  • Work closely with Fundraising and Communications colleagues to devise and coordinate communication plans around all campaigns, taking a story-telling approach to powerfully communicate CHAS’ work, and the direct impact donors can have with their support.
  • Demonstrate care, kindness and empathy in your approach to storytelling, working closely with CHAS families to tell the real stories of their experience of caring for, or having cared for, a dying child.
  • Lead a programme of campaign evaluation - Report regularly to stakeholders at all levels across the organisation, including to the board of trustees where required.
  • Take a data-driven decision making approach to all campaigns and in the continued development and understanding of CHAS key supporter audiences.
  • Work closely with colleagues in our comms team to refine and develop CHAS key messages internally and externally.

About you

If you are passionate about making a difference for children and families who need us the most and understand the need to Keep the Joy Alive, even in the face of death then please do apply. We would love you to join our amazing fundraising team to grow and build on our award-winning campaigns, in this exciting and extremely rewarding role.

No two days are the same and the joy of launching a campaign which engages and inspires people to donate to help dying children and their families is immeasurable. We are looking for the ideal candidate to have strong experience in leading integrated marketing campaigns, with strong digital marketing experience and outstanding copywriting skills, so they can hit the ground running. This role will be a fast-paced, exciting role for someone who enjoys a challenge.

You will have:

  • Excellent level of communication and presentation skills, being able to tell the story of CHAS in an engaging and inspiring way
  • Creativity and a sense of fun in your approach to work
  • Ability to use initiative and ‘think outside the box’ to help develop and deliver new income and donor development opportunities
  • Meticulous approach to planning and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders in a way which encourages them to participate in CHAS campaigns and communications
  • Knowledge and understanding of the marketing mix and demonstrable experience of working on income generation campaigns
  • Experience working in the charity sector is not essential but we are looking for someone who has the passion, drive and skills to take CHAS’ campaigns to the next level.
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Volunteer Home Support Lead

  • Full time
  • £22,885 – £26,319
  • Kinross
  • Closing 6th October 2021

Home Support Lead

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 an innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical household tasks for families and practical support for siblings including play, arts & crafts, help with homework etc. 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.

Based at Rachel House in Kinross or Robin House in Balloch, in addition to some home working, you’ll be responsible for managing volunteer matches. If you have experience of working with children & families, service 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.

About CHAS

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 Home Support Lead, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

At CHAS staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

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Top job! Interim Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Full time
  • £46,150 – £49,447
  • Flexible
  • Closing 17th October 2021

Are you passionate about the art of the truth being well told?

Then you could join our team as Interim Head of Marketing and Communication at CHAS.

Here at Children’s Hospices across Scotland, better known as CHAS, we have one shared mission – to ensure that no one should face the death of their child alone. We are determined to reach every family across Scotland that needs us and we will not rest until we have accomplished that goal – however long that takes.

This is a temporary post for up to 12 months to cover for maternity leave. This role is central to achieving our ambition and will take the lead on the development of a comprehensive engagement and content strategy that inspires the Scottish public to join with us and help keep the joy alive.

You will lead on the continual evolution of our Keep the Joy Alive brand, created by the children and families that CHAS supports - so you will have to be at the top of your creative game to work with such an imaginative and award-winning team.

You will build and safeguard our reputation through securing high-impact PR, ensure the voice of children and families is heard at the highest level, develop audience insight and use this to create powerful engagement strategies that get our message heard. You will have creative flare, have an entrepreneurial approach, be commercially astute, demonstrate you can deliver cut-through marketing and communication results on time and on budget and have an endless curiosity that inspires others to think differently. You will also provide marketing support to our retail operations and Ardoch Loch Lomond, an exclusive use venue that has recently become part of the CHAS family and ensure everyone is proud to work at CHAS through clear internal communication.

You will be an excellent team player, able to work alongside colleagues building a shared ambition to ensure CHAS raises the funds required to provide our services to children and families across Scotland and you will lead a team of marketing and communication professionals to make this happen. You will enjoy working at pace, thrive on two days never being the same and excel in creating innovative opportunities to engage audiences.

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