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.
CHAS together with Inclusion Scotland, are delighted to be offering an exciting internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate disabled person (including D/deaf) to undertake project-related work regarding CHAS’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This role will involve working across a range of communications and research activities. The successful applicant would be expected to work flexibly an average of 16 hours per week (420 hours in total), the equivalent of 24 weeks part-time.
This role will work across a range of communications and research activities including, but not limited to:
• Creating content for the CHAS EDI newsletter
• A communications plan for national equality and faith days
• Protected characteristics awareness packs for managers
• Advice for supporters in making fundraising events accessible and inclusive
The successful applicant will also sit on the EDI Committee for the duration of their internship and will be encouraged to get involved with any other projects that interest them.
Main duties and tasks:
• Help to create a quarterly newsletter for CHAS staff and volunteers – this includes writing a spotlight column based on their own experiences
• Writing copy for a blogpost to be published on the CHAS website
• Research projects on how best CHAS can create the most culturally inclusive environment throughout all of its services
• Researching, or using lived experience, to create awareness packages with essential information on different protected characteristics. These packs will be used by managers to enable them to best support their staff and volunteers
• Working with the communications team to create a comprehensive internal and external communications plan for national equality and faith days. This includes the writing of some of these communications
• Working with the fundraising team to review, evaluate and improve future fundraising events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive
• Research and review best practice approaches in the charity sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Any lived experiece and/or knowledge about EDI would be welcomed.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS you will assist in delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through project-related work. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families. We’re looking for someone who is organized and who can work well in a team, as well as independently. You’ll also be creative and enjoy taking on new challenges.
Essential skills and experience:
While no specific formal educational qualifications are required, a good standard of English and Numeracy is essential.
1. An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn about this
2. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail when working on projects both independently and as a team
3. An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant, and identifying, legitimate sources of information on the internet
4. An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support
5. Basic IT Skills, for example, an ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Competence in using Canva is desirable but not essential – training in this will be given
6. An ability to copy write for external and internal media channels using tone of voice guidelines
7. Being able to work well in a team, liaising with cross-departmental colleagues, and also individually
8. Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status)
9. Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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.
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.
As our Family Income Maximisation Officer, you will:
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
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.