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Top job! Head of Learning and Organisational Development

  • Full time
  • £42,301 – £44,265
  • Offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Kinross or Glasgow, with frequent travel to other CHAS sites. An initial period of homeworking is likely.
  • Closing 7th June 2022

  • Advertised from 20th May 2022
  • Permanent. 35 hours per week.


Are you an experienced, values-driven leader with a passion for Learning and Organisational Development?

We are recruiting a Head of Learning and Organisational Development to lead our Learning and Organisational Development (OD) function and to support the evolution of our organisational culture in the post-pandemic world.

The Head of L&OD will have the opportunity to lead and manage colleagues in the department which currently consists of an L&D Manager, Coordinator and Administrator.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working collaboratively to lead change and develop organisational culture. They will also have significant demonstrable experience of leading initiatives in people development, culture and employee engagement.

Working with managers and senior leaders across CHAS, the Head of L&OD will drive the Learning and OD agenda, provide a clear vision for the function and work closely with colleagues across the charity to ensure a high quality people experience in CHAS.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual with outstanding people skills to fill this new post in the People and Strategy leadership team. If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS):

Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition. CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. Whilst our mission of reaching all these families is a simple one, delivering that mission requires a huge amount of effort from everyone supporting our cause. As a charity with 300 staff and over 800 volunteers, we know that it is only by working together that we will achieve our goal. Staff and volunteers work together as one team. Our people are focused on one common goal - reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support.

Our Ideal Candidate:

You will be able to demonstrate experience of:

  • Designing and delivering strategic L&OD initiatives that support business needs
  • An OD or L&D leadership role
  • Engaging with diverse stakeholders and working collaboratively
  • Developing strong and effective working relationships

Further information:

We are flexible about the location for this role as we have offices across:

  • Kinross
  • Inverness
  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh

The role involves regular travel across Scotland, to visit other CHAS sites. An initial period of home-working is likely.

Application notes

To be part of the future of CHAS, visit our CHAS Careers website and complete our online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

This post is subject to a PVG membership check and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

Further information can be found in the attached job description and person specification. Alternatively, contact Morven MacLean (Director of People and Strategy) on 07483 453922 or email

Applications will close Tuesday 7th June at midday.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15th June and will be in person, at our Edinburgh site.