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Health Defence Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,000 pro-rata
  • Home based currently (within Scotland)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

  • Advertised from 28th May 2021
  • Salary: Circa (up to) £17,000 per annum (pro-rata to 20 hours per week). Vacancy Type: Fixed term*


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

We are seeking an experienced Administration Assistant to provide support to the Health Defence and Physical Activity Programmes. The Health Defence programme focusses on the secondary prevention and self-management of our conditions. Funding granted by the Glasgow Communities Fund enables Health Defence 2.0 to build on the foundations of our pilot project in Drumchapel, with expansion into Maryhill and roll out of our physical activity strategy in these communities.

The role includes but is not limited to; database management; supporting volunteer recruitment and training requirements; supporting regular meetings and steering groups; assisting at health improvement events and health walks. Applications are welcome from candidates with relevant experience who are organised, motivated, with good communication skills and are able to manage competing demands for support across multiple projects.

This role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

*This post is fixed term up to 31 March 2023.

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

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.