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 – Dunfermline

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 14th May 2021

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 Shop at 6 East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7LJ.

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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Interactive Content Developer (Home Based)

  • Full time
  • £24,800
  • Base: (Home working)
  • Closing 17th May 2021

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.

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as an interactive content developer within the eLearning team.

In this role, you will be developing and updating innovative digital content for individuals who are affected by chest and heart conditions or have suffered a stroke, as well as professionals and the public. These learning materials to date, have been accessed by over 4 million users across Scotland, UK and worldwide.

This role would suit someone who is enthusiastic about learning, with strong personal organisational and project management skills. Experience as media content developer, eLearning developer role or similar is essential.

You will need to be able to manage multiple work projects simultaneously and work closely with the eLearning manager and working groups who provide the ‘learning information’ to be included in these resources. You will help guide and shape their ideas into high quality online learning content.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Physical Activity Specialist

  • Part time
  • £23,600 pro-rata
  • Home based currently – covering Drumchapel and Maryhill, Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

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 seeking a Physical Activity Specialist with a REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level 4 instructor qualification to help deliver our Physical Activity strategy. You will be responsible for delivering and promoting physical activity to those people who are referred to the Health Defence project and the wider Physical Activity programme. You will use your expert knowledge to deliver according to physical activity guidelines to improve the health and wellbeing of our service users.

The CHSS Health Defence initiative focusses on the secondary prevention and self-management of chest, heart and stroke conditions. Physical activity is a key element of this initiative and funding granted by the Glasgow Communities Fund enables us to build on the existing physical activity offer in Drumchapel with expansion into the Maryhill community and virtually.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in delivering physical activity sessions. Candidates must have further/higher education in Health & Fitness beyond school certification (e.g., HND/Degree) as well as a Level 4 specialist qualification in one of our three conditions. Experience in mental health training and motivational interviewing is also desirable. Access to a car is essential.

Travel to Glasgow/Edinburgh when permissible due to Covid regulations.

*This post is fixed term up to 31 March 2023.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Board of Trustee Recruitment

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2021

We are excited to share this great opportunity. It is a very important time for the charity as we continue to work to fulfil our No Life Half Lived strategy. We are recruiting up to four positions and would particularly like to take this opportunity to speak with people who have one or more of the following areas of knowledge, skills and experience:

· Lived experience of our conditions, particularly chest or heart conditions

· Finance

· Qualified accountancy

· Retail

· Clinical practice and medical research

· Governance and audit

· Fundraising

We welcome applications from everyone. However, we would welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board, including:

· Women

· People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds

· People under 50

· People with disabilities

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Stroke Nurse – Grampian

  • Full time
  • Circa £30,000
  • Woodend Hospital, Eday road, Aberdeen. AB15 6XS
  • Closing 9th April 2021

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 Nurse is to facilitate a smooth transition from hospital back into the community, for people who have had a stroke and their families. The Stroke Nurse helps them adjust to the changes associated with the stroke, through the provision of information, advice and support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is organized and motivated, with good communication skills. Candidates must have a first level general nursing qualification and have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in either a hospital or community setting. Experience working with people affected by stroke is desirable.

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 Dawn Manders, CHSS Lead Stroke Nurse, Grampian, on 07918723772 or email: dawn.manders@nhs.scot

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Assistant Shop Manager

  • Part time
  • £15,717 pro-rata
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 16th April 2021

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 Shop at 3-7 Park St, Galashiels TD1 1BZ.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Safeguarding Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2021

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 (CHSS) won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

Keeping our people safe and well is not only a statutory obligation, it is central to our ethos and values as a charity. The understanding and knowledge of the importance of safeguarding is growing and the trust and confidence that the public and our stakeholders have in us is something we value and respect.

To support the development of a safeguarding culture and to ensure robust safeguarding procedures, we are looking for someone with outstanding administrative skills to join our People Driven Development Team.

In line with the values of CHSS, you will provide comprehensive administrative support for our Safeguarding practices as well as administrative support for the wider People Driven Development team. This will include undertaking PVG and Basic Disclosure applications and reference checks.

Your excellent organisational and communication skills will play an essential part in our team and ensure that CHSS is effective and accountable in all that we do.

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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Community Involvement Coordinator – Long Covid

  • Part time
  • Circa up to £22,400 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 16th April 2021

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.

The purpose of this role is to engage with people effected by Long Covid to influence the design and development of the services which matter to them.

COVID 19/Long COVID is a relatively recent condition that has been added to CHSS services. People with long COVID are facing real challenges in getting support and guidance on managing their condition, together with the increased burden of isolation and mental health.

The role holder will use the principles of community development to understand the collective needs across the condition. The role will then explore what services and pathways are needed to enable people to live well.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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This vacancy has now closed

Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Bothwell
  • Closing 16th April 2021

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 Shop at 73-75 Main St, Bothwell, Glasgow G71 8ER.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Shop Managers (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Glasgow: Giffnock and Newton Mearns
  • Closing 14th April 2021

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 Shop at 172-174 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6XF and 102 -104 Ayr Rd, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6EG.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Health Defence Lead (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • Circa £33,000
  • Home based currently – covering Drumchapel and Maryhill, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th April 2021

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, 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 living with our health conditions.

We are seeking maternity cover for the post of Health Defence Lead, who will be integral in delivering the CHSS Health Defence Programme and line management of the Health Defence team.

The CHSS Health Defence programme focusses on the secondary prevention and self-management of chest, heart, and stroke conditions. Funding granted by the Glasgow Communities Fund enables Health Defence 2.0 to build on the foundations of our pilot project in Drumchapel, with expansion into the Maryhill community.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of health improvement services that meet the needs of the communities that we serve. This includes the evaluation of the existing Health Defence programme; community engagement, co-design, and delivery of the new Health Defence 2.0 programme; and the evaluation of Health Defence 2.0.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in delivering health promotion services. Candidates must have an Allied Health Professional/First Level Nursing qualification and/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 12 months.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact Michelle Bremner by email Michelle.Bremner@chss.org.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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Project Support Officer

  • Part time
  • Circa £17,000 pro-rata
  • Home based currently
  • Closing 12th May 2021

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 seeking an experienced Project Support Officer to provide support for a new project supporting people recovering from COVID 19. The project, in collaboration with NHS Lothian, is for the “Digital and personalised health information/ advice with facilitation enabling people to create their pathway to self-manage recovery from COVID-19”.

Strategic aims of the project:

· To create a supportive accessible recovery pathway to eventual self-management for people living with the impact of a COVID 19 diagnosis.

· To engage with people living with impact of the virus to better understand the spectrum of diagnosis and clinical manifestations and the impact on daily living.

· To evaluate the efficacy of our service design, make appropriate improvements and prepare to scale up across the country.

The role will also include administrative support to the wider Services Directorate and Services Management Team.

Applications are welcome from candidates with relevant experience who are organised, motivated, with good communication skills and are able to manage competing demands for support across multiple projects.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

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Shop Manager - Drumchapel

  • Full time
  • £18,000
  • Drumchapel
  • Closing 12th May 2021

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 Shop at 16 Dunkenny Square, Drumchapel, Glasgow G15 8NB

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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