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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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,101 – £30,059
  • Kinross
  • Closing 19th January 2020

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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Learning and Development Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,460 – £21,948
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

Are you a great relationship builder and administrator? Are you passionate about inspiring and supporting people?

We are looking for an expert and driven Administrator to join our Learning and Development (L&D) team at an exciting time of change and growth.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is evolving at pace and we know that supporting our people with adequate, timely and fit-for-purpose opportunities for learning and growth are essential. The L&D team ensures such learning opportunities are available and accessed, using a range of systems and processes and this role is key to making this happen.

About You

We are seeking a confident and expert Administrator, with a ‘can do’ attitude and strong interest and passion for working with others. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled communicator who:

· enjoys working collaboratively with others

· is highly organised

· is a team-player

· has excellent written and verbal communication skills

· has a high level of attention to detail

· finds it easy to quickly establish working relationships

· is focused on delivering on task and deadlines

· knows how to get the best out of Microsoft Office, information databases and other management information systems.

· has experience of working in a busy office environment

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Travel between sites may be required and as such holding a full UK driving licence can be useful.

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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £27,302 – £30,119
  • Stepps, Glasgow
  • Closing 29th January 2020

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.

You will be responsible for getting out into the local community, raising awareness and engaging your supporters in their fundraising! You will grow and develop existing relationships and create new community fundraising activity alongside an amazing Fundraising and Communications team. 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.
  • Advanced level of communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software applications.
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills.

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 Community Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Policy and Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,795 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh with flexibility to work in Glasgow
  • Closing 14th February 2020

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.

Key Responsibilities

This role will work closely with the Associate Director for External Affairs, CHAS CEO and the senior leadership team. The Policy and Public affairs Manager will:

• Support the delivery of CHAS’s influencing strategy

• Support CHAS’s engagement with parliamentarians, local government, policy makers, civil servants and other stakeholders

• Ensure that CHAS develops and delivers on our policy and advocacy strategy

About You

We are looking for a dynamic individual and excellent communicator with strong analytical skills. In order to help us achieve our mission while representing the interests of the children and families we support, you will have:

• Strong policy experience

• A proven record of developing and delivering successful public affairs programmes

• The ability to maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• A commitment to working with volunteers

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 Policy and Public Affairs Manager, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Senior Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £34,317 – £36,701
  • Kinross
  • Closing 16th February 2020

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 our new Senior Community Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

As one of two Senior posts in the community fundraising team, this role is integral to the implementation of our five year Joy of Giving strategy. Based in Kinross, the role supports a team of Community Fundraisers across the North of Scotland to achieve our ambitious income targets.

About You

You will be an excellent relationship builder with highly developed communication skills who has significant community fundraising experience and knowledge of the processes involved in the successful delivery and follow-up of community fundraising activity.

You will be driven and self-motivated, comfortable making decisions within the agreed delegation levels. You will also have experience of managing volunteers within a volunteer-supported community fundraising environment, and a high level of knowledge of the voluntary sector within Scotland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Relationship management and income generation within a specific patch
  • Inputs into community fundraising strategy and budget development
  • Leading and coaching peers across the North of Scotland ensuring strategy implementation and income generation
  • Volunteer recruitment and relationship management
  • Ensures effective use of resources across the North of Scotland
  • Line management of Community Fundraising Assistant for the North of Scotland
  • Represents the Community Fundraising Team both internally and externally
  • Deputises for the Community Fundraising Development Manager as required
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HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £37,795 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th March 2020

At Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) creating a positive experience for our employees matters and that’s why we are continually investing in making CHAS a great place to work. Our people are key in delivering support and care for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their families and our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who may need our support

We are keen to find an experienced senior HR lead to partner with our Directorates and provide HR expertise as well as driving and deliver new approaches and ways of working to benefit CHAS. . The role is offered on a temporary 12 month contract basis and will be based in Edinburgh with travel across Scotland to other CHAS

Working as part of our established HR team, a key priority will be to role-model and use your HR expertise and coaching capability with line managers to help to create and sustain a positive employee relations climate which promotes CHAS’s core values and ambition.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join one of Scotland’s leading charities and all we ask is that you tick the following boxes. You are educated to postgraduate degree level (or equivalent experience), CIPD qualified, experienced in HR Business Partnering and have experience of leading employee relations and health and wellbeing initiatives. Leading change programmes won’t be something that fazes you and working collaboratively with an excellent communication skill set will be second nature to you.

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Assistant Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £20,460 – £21,948
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th March 2020

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!

Following internal promotions, we are looking for an Assistant Community Fundraiser to join the Community Fundraising team.

Key Responsibilities

• Developing and implementing, cost-effective, community-based fundraising activities

• Supporting the Community Fundraising team by providing market intelligence, data analysis and research on projects

• Planning, coordinating and attending bucket shakes, bag packs, meetings, talks and cheque presentations

• Building and maintaining relationships with supporters and volunteers

• Coordinating resources and updating the Raiser’s Edge database

About You

In order to successfully support the Community Fundraising team to raise awareness and revenue for CHAS, 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:

• HNC level qualification or equivalent

• Planning and organising skills

• Experience in a busy office or customer services environment

• High level of accuracy and numeracy, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software applications

• Access to a car and a full driving licence

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 an Assistant Community Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

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Family Income Maximisation Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,191 – £30,059
  • Kinross (flexible)
  • Closing 11th October 2020

Does supporting families to maximise their income excite you? Are you driven by a desire to make a difference to children with a life-shortening condition?

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 the community, hospitals, and our home care service in every part of Scotland. Some of the families we support experience poverty and hardship: caring for a very ill child often brings extra costs, and parents may have to give up work.

Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team for up to 12 months to provide maternity cover, and develop a new service to help families with money worries.

As a result of COVID-19, now more than ever we need an adviser who can cope well under pressure, is able to keep up-to-date with changing benefit systems and be flexible to needs of our families.

Key Responsibilities

As our Family Income Maximisation Officer, you will:

  • Work with our team of social workers to develop a specialist money support service for families
  • Provide intensive 1-to-1 support for families
  • Work with our volunteering team, to grow a small pool of volunteers to help even more families

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

  • Providing advice to people who need it
  • Undertaking complex casework about benefits and money
  • Developing and motivating volunteers who want to do similar

About You

You will have specialist knowledge and experience in welfare rights or money advice, and a strong knowledge of the benefits system. Good customer service and communication skills are essential. If you are strongly motivated to make an impact for babies’, children, young people and families, we want to hear from you.

Are you interested in developing your career further?

So are we! Through a comprehensive induction programme and excellent opportunities for learning and professional development, we will support you to reach your full potential.

Further information can be found in the attached documents.

CHAS offers comprehensive work/life balance policies. This role would ideally be based at our Rachel House hospice in Kinross, but we are willing to be flexible (please note that many CHAS staff are currently working from home and it is likely this would be the initial arrangement upon commencement in this role). The role is being offered for up to full-time hours (37.5 per week), however we would consider part-time hours if that is preferred. Secondment opportunities will also be considered.

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