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Executive Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,795 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

  • Advertised from 13th May 2021
  • Permanent, 35 hours per week


Currently home working but will be based in Edinburgh with occasional travel to other CHAS sites. Will consider other locations for exceptional candidates.

Are you an exceptionally well-organised individual with an attention to detail? Someone who can proactively think two steps ahead in a spontaneous, fast-paced work environment?

We are recruiting for an Executive Support Manager to provide administration support of the highest quality to our Chief Executive, line manage the Executive Support Team (EST) and assist in the charity’s governance.

About the Job

The role will be to primarily support our Chief Executive whose job involves leading and supporting other senior leaders across CHAS, whilst engaging widely with stakeholders. This means you’ll be interacting closely with colleagues across all teams and get involved with every part of what we do here at CHAS. You will help run a busy diary, deal with correspondence, and support the Chief Executive in running an organisation with over 300 staff across Scotland.

You will line manage a small team of executive assistants who support other directors and senior leaders in CHAS and your role as the manager will be to ensure the team delivers flexible, proactive and expert level administrative support to the Senior Leadership Team.

You will assist Chair of the Board in all things governance by managing and documenting key governance and statutory functions and activities that fulfil our legal requirements. You will also lead the succinct co-ordination of our annual business cycle that includes various governance meetings and forums. You will act as a clerk to the Board of Trustees and, with your team, ensure trustees are supported in their governance role.

About You

Being a great administrator goes without saying but you will also be a strong communicator with a high level of integrity and someone who exercises tact and diplomacy, delivers to deadlines and takes real pride in the accuracy and quality of your work.

We want to see that you have a sense of humour and fun but equally be unflappable and resilient when you need to get things done.

You won’t be surprised that we will want to hear why you think this role is a good match for you, that you have the expertise and experience required and how you will hit the ground running.

About Us

At CHAS, we support children families through the heartbreak of knowing their child might die young. Our nurses, doctors and family support specialists help children in hospices, in homes and alongside colleagues in the NHS. We are one of Scotland’s foremost charities and although we do work with sad things, we are here to keep the joy alive even in hard times.

Application notes

So if this role feels like it fits with your next career move we would love you to apply.

You can find further information in the attached job description and person specification, or email to arrange an informal chat about the position with our Chief Executive, Rami Okasha please email

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team by email to

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 Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

Closing Date: Sunday 13 June 2021

Interview Date: Friday 9 July 2021 (Please note interviews will take place online by Zoom)