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

Regional Retail Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,346 – £36,375
  • West of Scotland
  • Closing 30th November 2018

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.

As Scotland’s most exciting charity retailer, we are now looking to recruit a Regional Retail Manager, to join our Retail & Trading Operations Management Team to manage our retail shops within the West of Scotland region.

We deliver results through people whether they are staff or volunteers working in our shops.

You will ensure our Retail Strategy is delivered through:

· the management of the continued growth of our shops

· the delivery of financial targets through our shops

· the recruitment, management and development of the right people

· the delivery of the right culture, including processes, procedures and reporting mechanisms

· a regular consideration of and positive attitude to risk.

Does the following describe you?

· West of Scotland based in order to support our continued expansion in the West

· A commercial background

· Field management experience, preferably in a retail setting

· Ability to manage up to 18 shops within the geographical area

· A well-developed understanding of fashion and garment quality

· Ability to engage and inspire

· Target-driven

· Passionate

· Adaptable

· Hard-working

If you believe you have the skills and desire to be part of our dynamic Retail team and are as excited by what we do, we would be delighted to hear from you!

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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Health Defence Lead (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £29,696 – £36,379
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2018

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.

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

The vision for our new CHSS Health Defence programme is to deliver our health prevention strategy to raise awareness of risk factors and condition symptoms in the Scottish population. The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of health promotion services and wellbeing programmes. This includes targeting individuals and communities who are at high risk of developing chest, heart and stroke conditions (especially in areas of deprivation) and supporting healthy lifestyle change.

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 14 months and is subject to PVG clearance.

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: Paul Okroj on 07816397374 (mobile), 0131 225 6963 (head office) or by email paul.okroj@chss.org.uk

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Research & Information Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,720 – £24,573
  • CHSS Head Office, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
  • Closing 13th July 2018

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.

We have a long history of funding research in our conditions and have recently launched a new research strategy laying out our priorities for Scottish-led medical research. The purpose of this post is to aid the delivery of that strategy by providing support to research grant applicants and CHSS’ research committee and to assist with the development of CHSS’s research portfolio more generally. The post holder will also contribute to other projects where information and data gathering and analysis are required.

We’re looking for someone who is detail-focused, is comfortable handling information and data and who can build and maintain good relationships with external contacts. If that sounds like you, come and join us!

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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Top job! Head of Technical Innovation

  • Full time
  • £35,830 – £43,363
  • Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2018

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.

This is a newly created post and you will plan and lead the strategic and operational management of ICT infrastructure, data development and engagement platforms, meeting the current and future needs of the charity whilst ensuring the service provision is cost effective, reliable and customer focussed.

This is an exciting time to join clan CHSS. Do something extraordinary today; help us make a difference!

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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Retail Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £16,627 – £18,443 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2018

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.

You will provide administrative assistance to the Retail Compliance and Administration Manager, who provides back-office support to our shops across Scotland.

You must have experience of using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel and Outlook essential), have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to organise and prioritise your own workload adapting to the requirements of the Retail Department.

This is a re-advertisement, previous candidates need not re-apply.

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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Advice Line Nurse

  • Part time
  • £25,344 – £31,405 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2018

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 aim of the Advice Line Nurse is to provide confidential, independent information, advice and support to people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, their families, carers and health professionals.

We are seeking someone who has experience in working with people affected by chest, heart and/or stroke illness, excellent communication and organisational skills and is able to work under pressure, to a high professional standard, and using own initiative.

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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Office and Facilities Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,344 – £31,405
  • Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th August 2018

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.

You will manage the delivery of professional reception services, administration support and office facilities co-ordination for all CHSS offices. This includes the organising of people, information and other resources, ensuring office equipment is maintained, relevant records are up to date and that all administration processes work effectively. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop the CHSS office and facilities support service.

You should possess a SVQ 4 in Management or equivalent, have knowledge of Health and Safety and have demonstrable experience in a relevant office setting. Line management of staff and/or volunteers, administration management, facilities management and customer service experience are essential. You should be proficient in Office 2010 applications and have experience of using databases and running reports.

This post will require distance line management and travel to other offices on a regular basis.

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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Stroke Education Facilitator (Grampian)

  • Full time
  • £29,346 – £36,375
  • Aberdeen, Grampian
  • Closing 20th August 2018

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 work of the Stroke Education Facilitator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Grampian and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil their role and enhance the quality of services.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in teaching/ training or mentoring. Candidates must have a first level general nursing/ AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development.

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, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact: Mairi Chrystal on 07918 723771 or by email mairi.chrystal@chss.org.uk

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Top job! Regional Manager - Nurse, Therapists & Specialist Advisors - North

  • Full time
  • £37,683 – £38,647
  • North or Central base negotiable
  • Closing 25th September 2018

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.

This manager post is new, with an exciting portfolio and will be key to implementing our new strategy No Life Half Lived. The Regional Manager will be responsible for the operational management within the Clinical & Partnership Services team covering a geographical area within Scotland.

We are seeking an individual who has experience in leading geographically dispersed teams; supervising and developing a diverse range of staff and volunteers; managing the delivery of personalised services with a human based approach. You will be an experienced, highly motivated and dynamic leader. You will also have the ability to motivate, engage, inspire and develop staff to achieve their best and manage change in a positive and constructive manner. You will have experience of negotiating and influencing, combined with an ability to develop and manage relationships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Candidates must have a recognised professional qualification within heath and/or social care with relevant managerial experience.

Willingness to work flexibly and travel within Scotland is essential.

For an informal discussion please contact: Margaret Somerville on 0770 3737768 or by email margaret.somerville@chss.org.uk

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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Rehabilitation Support Coordinator - Isle of Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Part time
  • £20,720 – £24,573 pro-rata
  • Isle of Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Closing 2nd September 2018

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.

Rehabilitation Support service provides a range of one to one and short term group services to support people affected by chest and heart and stroke conditions.

The main purposes of the post of the Rehabilitation Support Coordinator are to carry a caseload for rehabilitation support services and recruiting & supporting volunteers in their designated area.

Demonstration of a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, the ability to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers, excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be required to fulfil this role.

This post is home-based and subject to PVG membership.

The use of own car and a current valid driving licence is essential (expenses paid at mileage rate).

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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Retail Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £16,627 – £18,443 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2018

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.

You will provide administrative assistance to the Retail Compliance and Administration Manager, who provides back-office support to our stores across Scotland.

You must have experience of using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel and Outlook essential), have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to organise and prioritise your own workload adapting to the requirements of the Retail Department. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who wishes to broaden their skills and is looking for possible career prospects, 41% of current Retail staff has been promoted internally.

This is a re-advertisement, previous candidates need not re-apply.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Stroke Education Facilitator (Grampian)

  • Full time
  • £29,346 – £36,375
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 12th September 2018

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 work of the Stroke Education Facilitator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Grampian and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil their role and enhance the quality of services.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in teaching/ training or mentoring. Candidates must have a first level general nursing/ AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development.

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, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact: Mairi Chrystal on 07918 723771 or by email mairi.chrystal@chss.org.uk

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Legacy Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,443 – £22,426
  • Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ
  • Closing 23rd September 2018

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.

Do you love all things legacy? Do you take pride in building good working relationships? We’re looking for the perfect person to join Clan CHSS at this exciting time. You will be the first point of contact for legal professionals and personal executors when a Gift has been left in a Will to CHSS.

You will be responsible for all incoming legacies to the Charity: maintaining and updating legacy records on the database working closely with fundraising and finance colleagues – as well as varied external stakeholders - to provide an excellent legacy administration service. Your work will help keep this vital income stream buoyant and ensure CHSS’s central aim of NO LIFE HALF LIVED is met.

You will have customer and/or donor care experience and ideally some experience of working for/with solicitors. You will be able to use your own initiative, manage your time effectively and be comfortable working in an open plan environment.

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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Volunteer Recruitment & Support Officer x3

  • Part time
  • £20,720 – £24,573 pro-rata
  • Office based (Edinburgh and Glasgow), Home based (Aberdeen)
  • Closing 7th October 2018

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.

CHSS is fortunate to have the support of 1,500 volunteers and we are looking to double this number of volunteers to help us reach more people living with our conditions across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of CHSS’s new volunteering and engagement team. You will recruit, select and contribute to the training of new volunteers through community mapping and scoping, raising the profile of our volunteer requirements and working in partnership with internal and external colleagues.

You should have a sound understanding of volunteer recruitment and volunteer management processes. In addition, you should have considerable experience of working with and supervising volunteers, have good organisational and communication skills and have experience of managing volunteer recruitment campaigns. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work are essential. These posts will be subject to member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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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Office Administration Assistant

  • Full time
  • £16,627 – £18,443
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2018

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.

You will be responsible for providing administration support and delivering professional reception services at our Head Office in Edinburgh. In addition, you will help to co-ordinate office facilities including health and safety.

You should have:

• relevant experience in a customer contact/reception role

• have a professional telephone manner

• have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

Strong inter-personal and communication skills are required, as well as excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. You should be able to work as part of a team and use your own initiative.

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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Stroke Education Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £29,696 – £36,379
  • Fife
  • Closing 19th October 2018

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 work of the Stroke Education Facilitator is to plan and deliver appropriate and evidence based training in stroke for health and social care staff, internal staff and service users. The service is provided in partnership with NHS Fife and aims to ensure all individuals caring for people affected by stroke have the suitable knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfill their role and enhance the quality of services.

We are seeking an individual who is organised, motivated, with good communication skills and who has experience in teaching/training or mentoring. Candidates must have a first level general nursing/AHP qualification and evidence of continued professional development.

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, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.

For an informal discussion please contact: Joanne Graham on 07884 111843 or by email joanne.graham@chss.org.uk

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Donor Care Assistant

  • Full time
  • £16,627 – £18,433
  • CHSS Head Office, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
  • Closing 22nd October 2018

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.

Do happy donors make you happy? Would you like to join our award winning team? We’re looking for a new Donor Care Assistant to continue offering first class stewardship to the many thousands of supporters who believe in NO LIFE HALF LIVED in Scotland.

You will be responsible for ensuring all administration is handled promptly and courteously, adhering to our high standards of Donor Care, working with other members of the Donor Care Team and Fundraising Department as required.

You should have some experience of working with a CRM database (if it is Raisers Edge, even better!), be able to prioritise your workload and stay focused in a busy open plan environment.

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and feel comfortable talking to bereaved donors, both on the phone and face-to-face on a regular basis.

This is a re-advertisement, previous candidates need not re-apply.

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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Volunteering

Customer Care/Service Assistant

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Charity Shops / Retail

17th October 2018

Fantastic training opportunity for anyone wanting to get into retail. Cash handling, working with the public, meeting new people, working as part of a team, learning new tasks and skills, receiving certificates in Manual Handling, First Aid, etc. Read more

Administration Support Volunteer

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Administrative / Office Work

9th October 2018

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland currently have 32 charity… Read more

Rehabilitation Support Volunteer - Stranraer

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Advice / Information Giving,Befriending / Mentoring,Care / Support Worker

25th September 2018

To support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital (hospital rehabilitation support) to community (community… Read more

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