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CHAS Bereavement Support National Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,601 – £42,968
  • Any CHAS office Kinross, Balloch, Stepps, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd September 2019

  • Advertised from 9th September 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week, Fixed term post: 2 years


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 hospitals, and our home care service in every part of Scotland.

Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have a unique opportunity for you to join our team and design new bereavement support services across the country.

As the CHAS Bereavement Support National Lead, you will:

Design services to support families experiencing grief and bereavement across Scotland

Develop approaches that CHAS can deploy in hospices, homes, hospitals and communities

Build credible and effective relationships with a wide range of partners, so that that we work really well with other grief and bereavement services.

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

Providing support to children and families who need it most

Designing and delivering new services which have a positive impact for children and families

Developing and motivating others who want to do similar.

Good at working with people, you will already have significant experience in grief and bereavement support, working with volunteers, and in local communities. Ideally, you will have some experience of working on a national level, or you might be ready to make that next move. If you are strongly motivated to make an impact for children and families, please read the job description.

CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. The role can be based in any CHAS office in Scotland (Kinross, Balloch, Stepps, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh).

The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops. Secondments welcome.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Monday 23 September 2019