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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We’re looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to develop and lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in the growth of a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. 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.

“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The (volunteer home support) service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (A Mum who is supported by the service).

Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for scaling up the existing pilot and managing around 20 matches. If you have experience of service development 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.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jill Cook, Voluntary Services Manager on 01577 866061.

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Community Fundraiser (Glasgow) FT

  • Full time
  • £27,032 – £29,821
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th October 2018

Based in Stepps.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraiser to join the Fundraising and Communications team on a permanent full-time basis.

You will be responsible for raising awareness and fundraising support by sustaining and developing existing relationships and creating new, cost effective community fundraising activity. Additionally you will be responsible for managing the contribution of existing CHAS volunteers.

You will have a proven track record of community based fundraising. As there is likely to be a significant amount of travel involved in this post, a full driving license and access to a car is therefore a requirement.

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

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Claire Benjamin, Community Fundraising Development Manager on 0141 779 6180.

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Community Fundraiser (Inverness) PT

  • Part time
  • £27,032 – £29,821 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraiser to join the Fundraising and Communications team on a permanent part-time basis.

You will be responsible for raising awareness and fundraising support by sustaining and developing existing relationships and creating new, cost effective community fundraising activity. Additionally you will be responsible for managing the contribution of existing CHAS volunteers.

You will have a proven track record of community based fundraising. As there is likely to be a significant amount of travel involved in this post, a full driving license and access to a car is therefore a requirement.

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

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Claire Benjamin, Community Fundraising Development Manager on 0141 779 6180.

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IT Helpdesk Agent

  • Full time
  • £20,257 – £21,731
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2018

Would you like to join us and help CHAS reach our Digital Transformation goals? If so we would be delighted to hear from you. Supporting the rest of the IT Team, you will be the first point of contact for users, responding to inbound tickets, phone calls and other enquiries. You will ensure all incidents and requests are logged, then resolved or escalated within given SLA’s. You will assist with IT service delivery, using the service desk application to track outstanding issues, and follow up with users and third party suppliers. You will also be responsible for updating our Knowledge Base and IT Intranet pages, with information and solutions to enable users to help themselves.

The role requires previous service desk experience, supporting both remote and on site users. We are looking for you to be HNC/D level educated in a Computer Science discipline, or equivalent technical qualification, and with at least 1 years’ experience working in a multi-user, multi-site environment. You must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and team working skills. Good time management, problem-solving skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure are also required.

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heartbreaking knowledge their child has a life limiting condition and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As IT Helpdesk Agent, you will have the chance to play a vital part in this vision, therefore a commitment to the CHAS core values, vision and purpose is essential.

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Policy and Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,421 – £39,203
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2018

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 exciting new role will help to shape CHAS’s influencing work. Working with parliamentarians, local government, policy makers, civil servants, the media and other stakeholders, you would play a key role in ensuring that CHAS develops and delivers on our policy and advocacy strategy essential in helping us achieve our mission and represents the interests of the children and families we support.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Susanne Cameron-Nielsen, Associate Director – External Affairs on 0131 444 4013.

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Challenge Events Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,257 – £21,731
  • Stepps, Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Challenge Events Assistant to join the Events team on a permanent basis.

You will assist with the management of challenge events, including liaising with third party event organisers, suppliers and attendance on the day. Additionally you will be responsible for managing the contribution of existing CHAS volunteers.

As there is likely to be some travel involved in this post, a full driving license and access to a car is therefore a requirement.

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

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Scott Maxwell, Outdoor Events Coordinator on 0141 7796184.

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Social Worker

  • Full time
  • £33,977 – £36,338
  • Robin House, Alexandria
  • Closing 13th January 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to work within the multi-disciplinary Family Support Team in Robin House.

Robin House is one of the two hospices run by CHAS, which delivers the only hospice service of its kind in Scotland. This vacancy for the role of Social Worker is an exciting and unique opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled team and to be part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about the work we do.

You will play a key role in providing a comprehensive social work service to babies, children or young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, focusing on the co-ordination, development and delivery of service provision designed to assist with the issues related to the child or young person’s condition and the impact it has upon the wider family.

It is essential that you have a degree or diploma in social work and be registered with the SSSC. You should also have relevant post-registration experience of working with children and young people and complex family situations where loss and change are prevalent. You will have highly developed communication and negotiation skills as well as the ability to adapt the support you provide to meet the needs of individual families.

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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,922 – £29,761
  • Rachel House, Kinross
  • Closing 6th January 2019

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?

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is the sole provider of hospice services in Scotland for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Our vision is that babies, children and young people in Scotland will have access to palliative care when and where they need it and we currently have a rare and exciting opportunity within our Family Support Team at Rachel House for a Child and Family Worker.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join the Family Support Team to help develop our service for children under five years old 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 HND level in a relevant subject area, and will have palliative care experience of working with children under five but specifically with babies under one year old 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.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme or, if already a member, will allow CHAS to obtain a PVG scheme update.

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Volunteering

Collecting Can Representative

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Fundraising

15th January 2019

CHAS collecting can representatives are responsible for placing and collecting fundraising cans from a range of sites including pubs, cafes and shops. People donate to CHAS every day through our network of collecting cans across Scotland, which helps us develop vital services for… Read more

Home Support Volunteer

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Care / Support Worker

12th December 2018

CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home support volunteer service to help deliver support to families in their own homes. Due to the success of this pilot we are now looking to expand this service to reach more families who require our help and support. We are looking f… Read more

Home Support Volunteer

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Care / Support Worker

10th December 2018

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home sup… Read more

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