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Press Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,780
  • Hybrid (Edinburgh Office and Home)
  • Closing 7th August 2022

  • Advertised from 18th July 2022
  • 32.5 hours per week. Permanent.


Every day people with chest, heart and stroke conditions are leaving hospital scared and alone.

We’re recruiting two Press Officers to our high-performing Communications team to 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 Press Officer you can be the difference between people just surviving and really living.

You will be part of Scotland’s leading charity providing support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live life to the full again. Our Hospital to Home services form a nationwide network of local support groups, nurses, volunteers and one-to-one support teams helping families adjust to life with a heart or lung condition or after a stroke.

You will be working closely with the people we support, our staff and Scotland’s media to tell the amazing stories behind our cause. We are looking to work with someone who has a talent for spotting a fantastic story, has a good network of media contacts and the ability to write great press releases.

This is a chance for you to channel your passion for PR and media relations to make a difference to people in need.

Department: Communications and Fundraising

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

If you are interested in this post, please see our website at: where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 07/08/22 (11.59pm)

Interviews: 12/08/22