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  • Advertised from 16th November 2022
  • 32.5 hours per week. Fixed Term – until 31 July 2023

Role

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you know someone with our health conditions or do you have the skills to help someone live their life to the full?

Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone. You can be part of our mission to make sure that there is no life half lived in Scotland. By joining Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) as a Peer Support Involvement Coordinator you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

We are looking for a Peer Support Involvement Coordinator to join our amazing team. The role of the Peer Support Involvement Coordinator is to support and build positive relationships with the affiliated Chest, Heart and Stroke Peer Support Groups in a designated area. Currently there are approximately 120 peer support groups in Scotland. The post holder will be required to coordinate regular visits, communicate and update the groups within their defined geographical area/s.

The Peer Support Involvment Coordinator will be required to work with other CHSS colleagues who can support the relationship with the groups by providing; advice and information, and through the development of new Peer Support Groups in a safe and sustainable way.

Candidates don’t need to have medical knowledge as training is provided on our health conditions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude towards people with disabilities and long-term conditions; an understanding of the challenges faced by people with chest, heart and stroke conditions including Long Covid.

Applicants must have a car and a current valid driving licence (expenses are paid at mileage rate).

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

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Application notes

Closing date: 2nd December 2022

Interviews: 5th December 2022

If you are interested in this post, please see our website at: chss.org.uk/workforus where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to recruitment@chss.org.uk

Please note CVs will not be accepted.