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Deputy Head – Community Support Services

  • Full time
  • £39,000
  • Home Based – with travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 16th June 2021

  • Advertised from 7th June 2021
  • 32.5 hours per week. Permanent.


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.

The role of the Deputy Head – Community Support Services will support the Head of Service Delivery to develop and deliver a range of service solutions that will meet the needs of people living with all of our conditions including Long COVID, clearly demonstrating the impact of these services for people, the systems in which we operate and potential funders/donors. The postholder will lead the Community Support Management Team which will oversee the delivery of operational element of the Services Plan with a specific focus on geographic delivery, volunteer development, aphasia development and service development in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy.

Candidates must have a recognised professional qualification within heath and/or social care or demonstrable experience of management within health and / or social care.

Individuals should also be able to lead motivate, engage, inspire and develop staff whilst leading teams through change in a positive and constructive manner. You should have experience of service evaluation and audit and robust understanding of impact measurement. Networking skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders is also essential.

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

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.

Department: Service Delivery

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: 16 June 2021

Interviews: 24 and 25 June 2021