Executive Support Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,160 – £26,635
  • Canal Court, Edinburgh, with occasional travel across central Scotland to other CHAS sites. An initial period of homeworking is likely.
  • Closing 9th December 2021


  • Advertised from 19th November 2021
  • CHAS Band 4.

Role

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, is Scotland’s national children’s hospice service which cares for children with life shortening conditions and their families. We operate across the country through our two hospices as well as in hospitals and our home care service in the community.

Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. At the moment, CHAS can only reach one in three of these families but we are determined to reach them all. We must be there for every family that needs us to help families to celebrate the lives of their children whilst they are together and to honour their memory after they have died.

Do you want to be part of this amazing ambition and help us reach every family in Scotland that needs us?

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and professional administrator to fill the role of Executive Support Coordinator, providing essential administrative and corporate support to the Director of Organisational Development. Ideally a confident communicator with great attention to detail and excellent organisational, creative problem solving and prioritisation skills. Must be fully proficient in Microsoft Office and enjoy creating PowerPoint presentations under the guidance of the Director.

The Director of Organisational Development has an exceptionally busy, varied and extensive workload, leading the HR, strategy and volunteering functions. As Executive Support Coordinator, you will provide excellent proactive, adaptable and professional support to the Director, maximising their capacity and time to ensure that key deadlines, project deliverables and business objectives are achieved.

The ideal candidate should be able to operate flexibly and professionally in a fast paced environment and should possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills as the role will frequently involve dealing with external stakeholders.

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

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

This role is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

Application notes

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact gillianphillips@chas.org.uk

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: Thursday 9th December 2021.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th January 2022.